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Harvard University Faculty Assistant in Cambridge, Massachusetts

59156BRAuto req ID:59156BRJob Code:403028 Faculty Assistant II Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Faculty AssistantSub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:30-Jun-2023Salary Grade ( :053Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications: A minimum of 2 years of related experience including demonstrated office administration and customer service experience. Internships will count toward experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and internet tools, with a willingness to learn new technologies. Demonstrated experience prioritizing tasks to changing needs, and seeing tasks to completion in a timely manner. Proficient written and spoken English. Additional Information: This position is a fully benefits-eligible term appointment ending June 30, 2023, with possibility of renewal.

  • We regret that the Harvard Kennedy School does not provide visa sponsorship.

  • Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background checks.

  • Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment.

    Please note: This is an in-person/on campus position based in Cambridge, MA, with possible flexible work options.

    The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements ( . Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage. (

    Salary Range: $50,122 - $78,291

    Note: Starting salaries typically fall in the lower half of the salary range; however, they are ultimately determined by the scope of the position, the candidate's relevant experience, and internal equity.

    Harvard offers a generous benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 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.

Department:Faculty Assistant ProgramPre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:General Administration Position Description: What you’ll do:

  • Manage course delivery: get copyright clearances for course readings and post them on Canvas (online course website), track student work, liaise with guests, coordinate audiovisual support, organize in-class activities, manage office hours for faculty

  • ​Communicate professionally with internal and external stakeholders on behalf of the faculty, possibly assist with faculty recruitment or promotion processes

  • Manage complex calendars, travel arrangements, and expense reimbursements

  • Proofread documents, retrieve research resources, and submit materials for publishing and distribution on campus and globally

  • Plan events: communicate with guests, reserve rooms, order catering, and manage all logistics

  • Prepare meeting documentation, manage filing systems, and maintain office inventory

  • Collaborate with fellow Faculty Assistants on projects and departmental activities

  • Move projects forward and continually look for ways to leverage faculty time

    Who you are:

  • You set a high bar for yourself with attention to detail and strong customer service

  • ​​You know how to be helpful even when you don’t have the answer

  • Adaptability is second nature; with constant change, you are flexible and receptive to feedback

  • You are comfortable juggling competing priorities, reporting to multiple supervisors, and accommodating a broad range of work-styles

  • You work well independently and also contribute as a valuable team member

  • People describe you as reliable – you always follow through and strive to surpass expectations

  • You’ve worked in an office environment before and are proficient with Microsoft Office

    Why you’ll love this job:

  • Make an impact helping others achieve their goals by utilizing your administrative skills

  • ​​Build relationships with a diverse group of faculty and colleagues in a collaborative culture

  • Practice on-the-job learning in a supportive environment with continuous professional training

  • Grow your career here – be exposed to the inner workings of a world-renowned public policy and leadership school

  • Maintain work-life balance

  • Access the numerous Harvard benefits including generous time off and retirement contribution, taking a course or achieving an advanced degree for as little as $40/class, and much more!

    Sound like a great fit? Check out more about the work culture at Harvard Kennedy School ( and submit your resume via Harvard Careers ( .

    School/Unit:Harvard Kennedy 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: Are you drawn to the community and energy of being on a college campus? Can you see yourself supporting distinguished academics? If so, consider joining our team as a Faculty Assistant at Harvard Kennedy School. Faculty Assistants work closely with faculty to make valued contributions in support of Harvard Kennedy School’s mission to educate leaders who make a difference in the world. Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: Harvard Kennedy School’s Mission and Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism

At Harvard Kennedy School, fostering a diverse and inclusive community where everyone feels they belong is a matter of basic fairness consistent with our core values as an institution. It is also essential to our mission of improving public policy and leadership—because recruiting the best people and creating an environment where they can thrive make us better at what we do, because we learn more from people with different perspectives, and because we work in diverse groups and serve diverse societies.

Learn more about Harvard Kennedy School’s commitment to Diversity Equity, and Anti-Racism. (