Harvard University Staff Assistant III in Cambridge, Massachusetts

46867BRAuto req ID:46867BRJob Code:403033 Staff Assistant III Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Research Staff Assistant - Time LimitedSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:053Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:Previous research experience required.

Strong computer skills required, including Word and Excel, and knowledge of the internet required.

Additional Qualifications:Advanced use of Excel (pivot tables, v-lookups) preferred.

Bachelor’s degree, data management and analysis preferred.

Must be able to prioritize, and to work independently in a deadline-oriented department.

Knowledge of fundraising in a nonprofit setting helpful; ability to handle multiple and ongoing projects.

Must have excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; writing and editing experience a plus; attention to detail.

Must be a professional, honest and reliable person. Must have the ability and confidence to interact with people at all levels of the organization. Must have the capability to evaluate problems accurately and identify issues that need to be addressed. Must use sound judgment and have excellent diplomatic skills.

Ability to use extreme discretion and professionalism when working with highly confidential information.

Additional Information:This is a time limited position with a set end date of April 30, 2019.

Please include a cover letter with your application.

Skills testing may be a component of the interview process for this position.

The department of Alumni Affairs and Development at Harvard University is committed to diversity. We welcome applicants who bring varied experience, thought, and practice to the department’s mission to maintain and enhance an engaged community of alumni and friends worldwide and to lead the University’s fundraising efforts.

Harvard University Benefits Package

Vacation/Sick/Personal/Holidays: Harvard offers 3 (union roles) - 4 (exempt) weeks paid vacation, a paid holiday break between Christmas and New Year’s Day, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days each year.

Medical/Dental/Vision Benefit: Harvard offers a variety of excellent medical, dental, and vision plans which all begin on the first day of employment.

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 study options through participating Harvard Graduate Schools.

Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as parking options to assist employees in their daily commute to campus.

Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services. There are also fee-based athletic facility memberships available at various locations around the university for employees.

Department:Alumni Affairs & DevelopmentPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Alumni Affairs and Development, General AdministrationDuties & Responsibilities:Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Research & Prospect Management, this time limited position will cover the maternity leaves of two members of the team.

Responsibilities include:

• Under the supervision of senior members of the team, conducts basic biographical research, including background, philanthropy and connections, and synthesizing into written profiles

• Use of fee based databases and basic internet searches to ascertain information

• Screening of periodicals for relevant stories about alumni, industry news and trends in philanthropy

• Additional projects as needed

Works independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced work environment of multiple and changing priorities. Anticipates and resolves problems.

School/Unit:Alumni Affairs and Development 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.