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Harvard University Content Developer, HBS Online in Cambridge, Massachusetts

62568BRAuto req ID:62568BRJob Code:RS0056 Researcher II Humanities Department Office Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Content Developer, HBS OnlineSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :056Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree required

  • 5 years related experience or coursework required, or advanced degree with 3 years of experience

Note: Candidates with fewer years of experience may be considered for hire at a lower salary grade (55)Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Academic or work experience in finance is strongly preferred, accounting experience will also be considered

  • Intellectual curiosity, a passion for education, and a collaborative spirit

  • Ability to learn and utilize technical abilities of the course platform

Prior work experience that demonstrates:

  • Capability to identify priorities, balance competing demands, and manage deadlines

  • Strong writing skills

  • Ability to tell a story from disparate pieces of information

  • Attention to detail

  • Facilitation experience

  • Stakeholder management

  • Pitches in where needed - “no job is too big or small”

Additional Information:This position is approved for a 2-year term (with possibility of renewal/extension) which begins on the person's first day of employment.

This role is offered as a hybrid (some combination of onsite and remote) where you are required to be onsite at our Boston, MA based campus several days per month. Specific days and schedule will be determined between you and your manager.

We may conduct candidate interviews virtually (phone and/or via Zoom) and/or in-person for this role.

A cover letter is required to be considered for this opportunity.

Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS is profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and life experiences. Explore more about HBS work culture here

Department:Harvard Business School OnlinePre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Research Position Description:Content Development

  • Work as an integral part of the HBS Online team to develop courses with HBS faculty members

  • Provide expertise to faculty and other stakeholders through the development of a comprehensive understanding of HBS Online course platform capabilities, user experience guidelines, and pedagogical possibilities

  • Work with faculty to articulate learning objectives that fit the product/go-to-market strategy and create HBS Online course blueprint

  • Draft a wide variety of written content, including expository text, scripts for faculty video recordings, question prompts, and exercises

  • Serve as HBS Online point-person for faculty member(s) content development Analyze large amounts of existing academic material, synthesize concepts and propose how they will be integrated into the course

  • Develop cases and expert practitioner stories. Shape the integration of the resulting material into the course

  • Partner with colleagues in Creative Development to record, edit, and animate video content

  • Work with User Experience to define new platform functionality as needed

  • Provide regular updates to project manager and team

  • Provide course knowledge to product managers in support of go-to-market strategy

  • Consult with marketing team as they develop subject-specific, short-form content, including blog and social media posts

    Course Delivery

During the inaugural cohorts of a new course, the Content Developer will:

  • Respond to content-specific inquiries from current students

  • Aid the platform development team in troubleshooting issues at the intersection of course content and technology

  • Maintain course content in the HBS Online platform Evaluate student participation in the course

  • Articulate priorities for the ongoing refinement and enhancement of course content by studying student activity and feedback; make recommendations to faculty and product management

  • The role is also responsible for other duties as assigned

School/Unit:Harvard Business School EEO Statement: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, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:The mission of Harvard Business School (HBS) is to educate leaders who make a difference in the world. Harvard Business School Online is Harvard Business School’s vision of business education reimagined for the digital age. The HBS Online team, dedicated to delivering high-quality business education through innovative online concepts, is in a period of growth and expansion. Benefits include being part of the HBS culture of learning and exposure to the larger while enjoying a fast-paced and high-energy environment.

Reporting to the Director, Content Development, Content Developers work as part of a matrixed team to develop novel online learning experiences for HBS Online. This Content Developer opening focuses on financial content and will spend approximately the first year focused on the launch of a new financial analysis course, Strategic Financial Analysis.

HBS Online offers a unique and highly engaging way to learn vital business concepts. To see these techniques in action and gain actionable skills and insights, check out HBS Online's Sample Business Lessons ( .

Early applications are encouraged. A cover letter is required to be considered for this opportunity. Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard’s Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)