This position is an ideal opportunity for someone who is passionate about transforming the field of early childhood by bringing to bear cutting-edge science, innovation, and social entrepreneurship. The Center on the Developing Child is a mission-driven, University-wide Center that aims to drive science-based innovation to achieve breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity. To learn more about the Center click here. Our work spans the US, Latin America, and increasingly Europe. We work with teams of scientists, academics, practitioners, and social entrepreneurs to understand the science of child development and, translate this knowledge into innovative new programs and interventions for young children and their families, all with the goal of supporting those interventions to reach impact at scale. We are seeking a talented individual who is skilled and passionate about working on projects that are rapidly developing, translating knowledge into action, and pushing the boundaries of the field. Working across several key Center projects, this position will develop workplans for complicated projects and will move them forward. This person will also play an active role in managing relationships with key external partners. Depending on the mix of projects at any given time, the responsibilities will involve:
Managing projects with competing priorities and timelines, while working reciprocally with project staff and external partners. Monitoring progress toward each project's deliverables.
Developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with key external partners, such as intervention development teams, policymakers, pediatricians, or direct service providers
Contributing to strategy development for Center initiatives
Providing remote and in-person technical assistance to teams based on the Center's IDEAS Impact Framework (training to be provided)
Conducting context research on specific projects, such as information on policies in particular states, or research projects and programs in the field
Assisting with development of written materials, both for internal and external purposes, including proposals, research briefs, meeting invitations, or progress reports
Collaboratively preparing and distributing meeting and event materials
Planning project-related events, in collaboration with an events coordinator
Becoming proficient in explaining and presenting the science of child development
Other project-related tasks to be assigned
This position is a two-year term position with a high possibility of renewal.
HGSE is a diverse community of learners, teachers, and employees who are passionate about changing the world through education and striving for maximum impact in the field of education.
HGSE Human Resources values diversity in all forms, and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We continue to develop and support a workforce that reflects the diversity of those we serve; fosters an environment that allows each individual to belong and to bring their best self to work; and creates the conditions that empower employees to contribute their full potential to advancing the work of the school. We do this by:
Hiring and retaining staff reflecting the diversity of those we serve;
Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged;
Reviewing and ensuring fairness and equity in HR practices and policies including but not limited to hiring, promotion, and compensation;
Developing strong relationships and partnerships internal and external to our community to advance diversity and inclusion;
Communicating transparently and respectfully; and
Fostering an inclusive, respectful, and professional work environment
We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.
About the Harvard Graduate School of Education:
Many choose to work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education because they believe in our mission and are excited by our vision for the future. We have a reputation as a great place to work, for our excellent leadership, and we are a strong community which values diversity. For more information about HGSE, its programs, research, and faculty, please visit: www.gse.harvard.edu
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
B.A. and minimum of 3 years related professional experience required. Previous experience in project management.
Project management experience and Master's degree preferred. Knowledge and demonstrated experience with any of the following areas is highly desired: children, youth, families; social services; public policy; public health; human-centered design; instructional design; social entrepreneurship. Understanding of and commitment to addressing issues affecting communities facing disparities. Approaches problems with a sense of curiosity. Takes initiative, plans and manages complicated projects, while navigating ambiguity and risk. Works with others to develop ideas and turn them into action. Regularly reflects and learns from own and others' experiences. Possesses strong written and oral communication skills, including meeting facilitation.
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.
Internal Number: 49220BR
About Harvard University Graduate School of Education
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