Job Title : Coordinator I (STRIDE Program Coordinator)Location : BostonCompany : Harvard UniversitySalary : Open Date : 2021-04-08Close Date : 2021-06-08Job Summary
The mission of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is to advance the public's health through learning, discovery and communication. To pursue the mission, the school produces knowledge through research then translates this knowledge into evidence that can be communicated to the public, policymakers, and practitioners to advance the health of populations.
The FXB Center for Health and Human Rights is a University-wide center that conducts rigorous investigation of the most serious threats to health and well-being globally. The Center was established 25 years ago to promote the idea that health is threatened when people are denied or deprived of their rights. We work closely with scholars, students, the international policy community, and civil society to engage in ongoing strategic efforts to promote equity and dignity, especially for the marginalized and oppressed around the world.
The STRIDE Program Coordinator will support the FXB Center's newly-created "Structural Racism Initiative for Diversity with Equity" (STRIDE) program. The overarching goal of the STRIDE program is to build capacity of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights to become a leading center dedicated to research on structural racism and health in the United States by generating evidence on structural racism and health in four critical areas: 1.) Police violence and the carceral state 2.) Redlining and residential segregation 3.) Exposure to environmental hazards and unhealthy work environments and 4.) Unequal health care. The STRIDE Program Coordinator will support the four STRIDE Fellows, Faculty, Community Engagement Manager, and other key FXB Staff to ensure smooth operations and administrative execution of the program.
The STRIDE Program Coordinator will be responsible for a wide range of complex and confidential administrative duties to support the management and smooth operations of the program, communicating with numerous internal and external constituents as the central point of contact. This individual will proactively anticipate and resolve problems, and update the FXB management on the status of the STRIDE project.
Specific responsibilities and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Developing an overarching system to holistically keep track of STRIDE project deliverables and timelines of program Fellows and Community Engagement Manager, ensuring smooth operations. Overlaying and tracking key STRIDE deadlines and required milestones; regularly updating FXB Executive Director on the STRIDE program status
- Having a strong understanding of the grant requirements and serving as the principal source of contact and information on STRIDE program updates and policies; communicating this to faculty, fellows, students and staff as questions arise
- Ensuring the Assistant Finance Director has all the information needed for budget and grant reporting. This includes keeping track of and filing receipts for any program related purchases or expenditures, and providing ongoing assistance in gathering and organizing the needed information to monitor and ensure compliance with University and grant requirements
- Acting as the key liaison between the STRIDE program and FXB Staff, ensuring smooth day-to-day flow of communications related to the program, helping to create linkages across the organization and facilitating updates as relevant.
- Drafting, editing and preparing STRIDE correspondence, memos, program updates for the website and newsletter. May assist in report writing and occasional development of marketing materials for internal and external STRIDE events as needed
- Organizing STRIDE status meetings for the FXB Fellows and broader staff as needed to ensure smooth operations and to help foster engagement. Curating relevant articles and content across various sources/fellows/staff and sharing with the STRIDE Fellows and Community Engagement Manager as appropriate
- As the key administrative point of contact for STRIDE Fellows, assisting the Fellows in equipment purchasing, scheduling, and basic IT needs; handling Concur and Buy-To-Pay transactions
- Leading logistics for any planned STRIDE seminars/events including managing invitations, scheduling, arranging classroom or conference area space (or leading zoom coordination), coordinating AV and IT needs, food and other facility needs as required, and ensuring this is done on time and within the given budget
- Performing other duties as assigned
PLEASE NOTE: The primary work location for this position is Boston, Massachusetts. Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process and position will be conducted virtually â including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. The remote nature of this position is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required as a condition of continued employment once the School and this role return to an operational status that supports it.
- 3+ years of related work experience; a combination of education and experience may be considered
- Bachelor's and/or Master's degree preferred
- Experience and skills with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Zoom strongly preferred
- Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.
- This position has a 90 day orientation and review (O&R) period. The O&R period will be waived for any internal Harvard employee transfers.
- The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.
The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan Schoolâs mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here .
Harvard Offers An Outstanding Benefits Package Including
- Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
- Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
- Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
- Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
- Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
- Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
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