In July 2016, the Harvard Graduate School of Education launched the Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative to promote the knowledge, professional learning, and collective action necessary to cultivate optimal early learning environments and experiences. The Zaentz Initiative pursues three interlocking strategies for impact: the Zaentz Professional Learning Academy, which provides high-quality professional learning opportunities to early education leaders; the Early Learning Study at Harvard (ELS@H), a large-scale, population-based study of young children's early learning and care settings across Massachusetts; and a pioneering fellows' program designed to build a pipeline of leaders equipped to drive transformation in the early education field. The Zaentz Initiative is a bold and forward-thinking investment in the field of early childhood education, and one that is squarely aligned with the Harvard Graduate School of Education's mission of expanding educational opportunity and improving outcomes for all children.
The Zaentz Initiative is seeking an online learning and administrative coordinator to enhance the team's capacity in two main areas:
Daily Coordination and Management of the Certificate in Early Education Leadership
The Certificate in Early Education Leadership (CEEL), an offering of the Zaentz Professional Learning Academy, is a first-of-its-kind, job-embedded, online program that provides early education leaders with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to strengthen learning environments and foster quality improvement in all early education settings. The program coordinator will support the delivery of high-quality CEEL programming by:
Coordinating and supporting the CEEL facilitation team
Managing facilitation assignments and logistics
Supporting facilitator recruitment and training efforts
Providing timely, responsive support to facilitators before and during each online learning module, troubleshooting and connecting with other program staff as needed
Maintaining a suite of facilitation-related resources, ensuring materials are up to date and accessible to all facilitators
Managing facilitation-related data to inform CEEL program planning efforts
II. General Administrative Support for the Initiative
The program coordinator will support the work of this dynamic and multifaceted initiative by:
Scheduling and managing logistics for the Initiative's online and on-campus events
Performing administrative duties, including processing and maintaining office payments and reconciliations, maintaining office inventory, and preparing mass communications and mailings
Managing hiring processes and paperwork for research assistant and other staff positions
Organizing and maintaining files on the Initiative's shared drive
Performing other duties as required
This is a one year term position with possibility of extension.
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Minimum 3 years of experience in roles that involve administrative and coordination functions
All candidates wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter in addition to a resume
Excellent communication skills – both written and oral
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with rapid turnaround and short-term deadlines
Facilitation experience and skills; experience facilitating in an online environment a plus
Knowledge of or experience with early education systems in the United States and/or international contexts
Experience developing materials or leading professional development with teachers and/or educational leaders
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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