Job Opportunity: Harvard/MIT Assembly Project Manager - Working on Difficult Problems in the Public Interest

Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center (BKC) is looking for an experienced project manager to steer its pathbreaking Assembly Program, a joint initiative with the MIT Media Lab, and to support Professor Jonathan Zittrain in the development and management of a range of other pioneering research efforts. 
Assembly gathers senior-level developers and other technologists for a semester to conceive of new tools and solutions to pressing technical problems around a topic in the public interest. The program includes a two-week team building and design thinking period, participation in a spring term joint Harvard/MIT class about that year’s topic  (in 2017, the focus was cybersecurity, and in 2018, it is AI ethics and governance), and a twelve-week development period. The Assembly project manager will be the day-to-day lead of Assembly staff throughout the year and will work closely with the Assemblers when they arrive at Harvard and MIT. The position requires an exceptional degree of personality management and the ability to make compromises among different visions in order to capture the best of the program and participants’ talents.  

Beyond the Assembly program, our new project manager will work on other innovative projects with Professor Jonathan Zittrain and his team.
A successful candidate must have experience as a project/product manager. A background in design thinking is a plus.

For a full description of the responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit the Harvard Human Resources Project Manager Listing.

Last updated

February 6, 2018