The Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality is an undergraduate degree program within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. We offer full and joint undergraduate concentrations, an undergraduate secondary field, and a graduate secondary field.
This position reports to the Director of Administration and Operations and works closely with the undergraduate advisers (Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies) and the department Chair. Because the program is small, the Program Assistant may also work with departmental and visiting faculty as needed. This position provides a broad range of administrative and clerical for the activities of the program such as events, communications, advising, etc.
This position is responsible for many of the day-to-day administrative functions, including maintaining departmental email accounts, greeting visitors and answering inquiries, overseeing office and kitchen supply needs and placing orders accordingly, and maintaining office equipment. Creates and maintains departmental calendar and acts as point of contact for scheduling classrooms, meetings, and events. Creates and distributes weekly Events and Opportunities Newsletters. Participates in social media efforts and web projects. Prepares and maintains concentrator records, updates concentration and advising materials as needed. Provides administrative support to Director of Undergraduate Studies, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, and other WGS course instructors as needed. Assists with event planning, including booking space, arranging catering, a/v, and other needs, issuing invitations and tracking rsvps as needed. Assists Department Administrator on marketing and publicizing events. Performs other related duties as needed.
This is a part-time, 26.25 hour per week position.
All formal offers will be made by FAS HR.
Candidates will be asked to complete proofreading and writing tests during the interview process.
Harvard is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
PLEASE NOTE: This position will be primarily onsite in Cambridge, MA while training with the possibility of a transitioning to a hybrid schedule after the first 90 days. The exact timing will depend on public health recommendations and on how quickly in-person events resume. Effective October 1st, as a condition of continued employment, all work must be performed in a state where Harvard is registered to do business (CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT).
We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and the lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University?s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University?s ?COVID-19 Vaccine Information? webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.
Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Generous Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Holiday pay
Medical, Dental and Vision benefits starting on your first day
Transportation benefits to help with your daily commute
Health and wellness discounts, memberships, and programs
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a higher education setting.
Strong organizational and communication skills, as well as exceptional attention to detail and proofreading skills required.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential material appropriately.
Ability to provide culturally sensitive support to a diverse faculty and student body.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and accomplish tasks with minimal supervision.
Exceptional follow through on projects and assignments.
Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, necessary; knowledge of Open Scholar, Canvas, and Photoshop helpful.
Flexibility, enthusiasm, and initiative are essential.
Cover letter will be viewed as example of writing skills.
Familiarity with higher education preferred.
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.
About Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University seeks to strengthen teaching and research about pressing ethical issues; to foster sound norms of ethical reasoning and civic discussion; and to share the work of our community in the public interest.
Widespread ethical lapses of leaders in government, business and other professions prompt demands for more and better moral education. More fundamentally, the increasing complexity of public life - the scale and range of problems and the variety of knowledge required to deal with them - make ethical issues more difficult, even for men and women of good moral character. Not only are the ethical issues we face more complex, but the people we face them with are more diverse, increasing the frequency and intensity of our ethical disagreements.
Given these changes in the United States and in societies around the globe, the Center seeks to help meet the growing need for teachers, scholars, and leaders who address questions of moral choice across many of the professions and in public life more generally, and promotes a perspective on ethics informed by both theory and practice. We explore the connection between the problems t...hat professionals confront and the social and political structures in which they act. More generally, we address the ethical issues that all citizens face as they make the choices that profoundly affect the present and future of their societies in our increasingly interdependent world.