A minimum of 2 years of work experience providing administrative support. Internships will count toward work experience.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
If you meet some, but not all of the following, are are encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn.
Bachelor's degree preferred.
Demonstrated interest in the politics, public service, and civic engagement, and a strong desire to work with students to encourage involvement in those areas.
Ideal candidates will also possess a political or higher education background; evidence of the ability to work in a fast-paced and high-pressure office setting.
Demonstrated knowledge of computer systems, including Microsoft Office and G Suite.
Strong writing and editing skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work independently and as pat of a team, and with a variety of constituents.
Demonstrated capacity to handle several projects simultaneously and the ability to meet frequent deadlines.
Some evening or weekend work may be required.
We regret that the Harvard Kennedy School does not provide Visa Sponsorship. Harvard University requires pre-employment references 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.
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 . 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: $53,139 - $83,995 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.
Institute of Politics
Monday - Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
As the Administrative Coordinator, you will report to the IOP's Director and Executive Director. You will provide clerical and logistical support, including scheduling, correspondence, database management, maintaining electronic files and archives, arranging briefing materials, drafting talking points, and other general administrative duties as directed.
Additional duties include: organizing weekly staff meetings, including preparing agendas, setting up necessary equipment, and leading follow-up; providing support to other staff members and IOP programs as deemed necessary; working as part of the IOP team on all IOP programming as needed, including engaging with undergraduate students; coordinating biannual meetings of the Senior Advisory Committee, including their travel and briefing books; and coordinating the Culver Scholarship processes.
Harvard Kennedy School
The Institute of Politics (IOP) at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) has a rich history as the first institution of its kind with a mission to inspire students, particularly undergraduates, to become leaders in politics and public service. Established in 1966 as a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, the IOP seeks to unite students with academics, politicians, activists, and policymakers on a nonpartisan basis to inspire them toward politics and public service.
Through its fifteen programs, the IOP engages with students in a variety of ways, including weekly study groups led by Residential Fellows, civics education programs for local elementary and middle school students, formal and informal discussions on intersection of politics with gender, race, and ethnicity, opportunities to pose questions to prominent political leaders in the JFK Jr. Forum, and the crafting of the nation's leading millennial poll. To find out more about the IOP, visit .
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
Harvard Kennedy School's mission is to improve public policy and leadership so people can live in societies that are more safe, free, just, and sustainably prosperous. Our teaching, research, and engagement with practitioners focus on these priorities:
Protecting security, freedom, and human rights
Advancing social justice
Increasing economic well-being
Improving public leadership and management
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