Harvard University Program Coordinator in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Faculty & Student Services
Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning and Design
55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Duties & Responsibilities
Reporting to the Department Administrator, Departments of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning & Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, acts as primary information source and liaison with faculty, staff, and students as well as outside the department on matters related to the academic programs. Works with faculty and other staff to support projects, programs, and events including: thesis workshops, reviews, program meetings, open house, admissions, awards and fellowships, summer workshops, accreditation reporting, and course evaluations in addition to others.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Works frequently with other departments in the School - including academic departments, admissions, and registrar. Coordinates departmental role in studio lottery, open house, orientation, commencement, as well as other ad hoc events and initiatives.
-Supports the Program Director, and the Department Chair, and Department Administrator as needed. May be called upon to assist in other departments or special projects.
-With Thesis Directors plans reviews (including review space and equipment, critic invitations, travel, accommodations, schedules, and catering), informs students of and enforces policies and procedures, and coordinates all other aspects of thesis for both departments.
-With great attention to detail, manages and updates student records and student information databases. Keeps students informed of their progress toward degree, assigns academic advisors, answers student questions, and communicates program-related information and policies. Works with Admissions Office and Program Director to track unfulfilled pre-requisite courses.
-Works closely with the Program Directors and Thesis Directors of each department to resolve student issues, update policies, and support the LA and UPD programs.
-High School Diploma or equivalent, required
-Three or more years of related experience, preferably in an academic setting.
-Proficiency with Word, Excel, and web editing.
-Excellent writing/editing skills and customer service including ability to use discretion, good judgment, and work effectively with all individuals.
-Organization and analytical skills, and a strong aptitude for prioritizing and multitasking under tight deadlines, amid frequent interruption.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.