Harvard University Use-of-Name Policy Advisor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Auto req ID 42074BR

Business Title Use-of-Name Policy Advisor

School/Unit University Administration

Sub-Unit Office of the President and Provost

Location USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Function General Administration

Time Status Full-time

Schedule Mon. - Fri. 35hrs./wk.

Department Harvard Trademark Program

Salary Grade 056

Union 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Duties & Responsibilities Position Overview:This position reports into and works in conjunction with the Senior Policy Advisor in the administration of Harvard University’s use-of-name policies and guidelines. Harvard is a diverse and highly decentralized academic community and, therefore, well-honed experience in the arena of policy (or comparable) administration is essential for success in this position. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Conducts Use-of-Name Reviews and Assessments:Reviews and analyzes confidential, and at times, highly sensitive, use-of-name inquiries from members of the Harvard community and from external parties that have business relationships with Harvard;Ensures that resulting assessments are in accord with the University’s use-of-name policies and guidelines, as well as established practices;Issues written determinations based on those assessments.Assists the Senior Policy Advisor with the following:Advising members of the Harvard community on the resolution of use-of-name matters and educating members on the application of the University’s use-of-name policies and guidelines to those matters;Identifying, developing, and implementing strategic initiatives and process improvements related to the effective administration of the policies and guidelines;Training and advising the use-of-name representatives for Harvard’s schools on the application of the use-of-name policies and guidelines to school-related use-of-name matters;Developing policies and guidelines that support, supplement, and clarify the University’s use-of-name policies, for consideration by the Trademark Program’s Executive Director and the University’s Trademark Policy Committee.Manages the Trademark Program’s use-of-name email account and use-of-name inquiries from other sources: Intakes and triages all inquiries, providing referrals to other University departments and units as necessary;Acknowledges use-of-name inquiries from both internal constituents and external parties;Conducts preliminary reviews of inquiries (including requests for third-level Harvard domains and general @harvard.edu email aliases);Maintains the Trademark Program’s use-of-name records in the email account.

Basic Qualifications Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role.Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 3 years of comparable experience, in academia and/or at Harvard. Computer proficiency in word-processing, data entry, spreadsheet and database software knowledge and experience.

Additional Qualifications Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills;Exceptional oral and written communication skills;Aptitude for learning complex policy-based concepts and administrative procedures and applying them to new situations and projects;Ability to independently gather data, compile and organize information, and prepare assessments;Capacity to work effectively with internal constituencies and external parties that have relationships with Harvard;Ability to handle confidential and at times, highly sensitive, information with discretion;Flexibility and capacity to respond calmly and professionally in stressful situations;Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team;Sense of humor!Please note that candidates invited for interview will be expected to provide two writing samples. Finalists are required to complete a writing assignment.

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