Seeking a Project Coordinator to advance efforts on the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence at the Berkman Klein Center
Please note that applications for this full-time position must be submitted through the Harvard Human Resources website, and will not be collected directly through the Berkman Klein Center.
The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University seeks a project coordinator to perform diverse activities associated with our work on artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, and related technologies. They will join the Berkman Klein Center’s world-class community of scholars and digital architects, and work in close collaboration with Berkman Klein faculty, staff, and fellows to advance a range of interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research related to the study and development of Internet & Society.
Working alongside the Center’s growing team of project managers and project coordinators, the project coordinator will be tasked with: integrating the efforts of multiple team members, including editing written materials to establish common voice; coordinating research activities; communicating with external partners; monitoring overall timelines and outputs including project and grant deliverables, events, and grant reports; and doing research and writing, including outputs such as blog posts, grant proposals, memos, newsletters, and reports.
Additionally, the coordinator will interface with the administrative and communications teams on relevant aspects of the projects; help to organize events; maintain online project management tools; and oversee web presence. The project coordinator will help to guide the work of interns and research assistants.
Based on the fast-paced and changing needs of the Center, the project coordinator may be called upon for other tasks at short notice. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required. Travel opportunities may arise.
The right candidate will thrive in a committed, collaborative, and tight-knit community that encourages creativity, supports deep inquiry, values novel approaches to solving problems, strives for transparency, continually builds upon best-practices and lessons learned, and supports its community members’ independent and collective goals.
As with all Berkman Klein appointments, this is a June 30, 2018 term-limited position; continuation anticipated but contingent upon funding and business needs.
Bachelor’s degree preferred, advanced degree in fields such as social science, media studies, communications, data science, library and information science, anthropology (ethnography), or law is helpful. Experience doing substantive and organizational work for non-governmental or academic organizations strongly preferred. Prior research on Internet related issues is preferred. Progressive research skills required, including proficient knowledge of research tools, both Internet- and non-Internet based. Candidate must pay great attention to detail and be highly organized. Ability to work under tight deadlines a must. Solid writing, editing and proofreading skills required. Fluency in Internet research and publishing tools are highly desirable. Candidate would thrive in dynamic, entrepreneurial, self-motivated environment.
About the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative