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Opportunity: Center Administrator

We are seeking an experienced and charismatic Administrator to join our community

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society seeks an experienced and charismatic Administrator to support our dynamic, high-functioning research center. This key position supports a wide range of exciting public-interest focused activities, as well as community members at every level within the Berkman Klein Center, including faculty, students, staff, fellows, and visitors and from all over the world. The successful candidate will be comfortable with financial and HR processes but also a well-rounded, curious, and capable administrator with a keen interest in being part of this community. 

The Center Administrator’s main responsibilities will include overseeing the Center’s weekly, bi-weekly and monthly payrolls, facilitating appointments for Fellows, interns, and other positions, and conducting budget analysis and other tasks related to grant management.

Basic Qualifications

5 years of experience in administration, human resources, or related field, preferably in an academic or other non-profit setting. Post-secondary education may count toward years of experience.

Additional Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree preferred. The successful candidate will have heart, verve, and vigor; a can-do attitude; a very good sense of humor; and a strong desire to effect change in workplace and in the world. They will thrive in a committed, collaborative, and tight-knit community that encourages creativity and serious fun, values novel approaches to solving problems, continually builds upon best-practices and lessons learned, and supports its community members' independent and collective goals.

The position also requires someone with strong and effective communication skills for phone, e-mail, and in-person interactions; the ability to tactfully and naturally engage a wide range of constituencies; and superb problem solving skills. They must be proactive and accountable.  They must be able to prioritize across responsibilities, and manage varied commitments, competing deadlines, and shifting priorities. They must be able to gain an exceptional command of our office's culture and develop the ability to anticipate our needs and think around corners. Flexibility and adaptability are critical.

Curiosity, sound judgment, exceptional ethical standards, and proven abilities in leadership, management, interpersonal communication, and team-building are essential. Experience working with Oracle and PeopleSoft applications and/or familiarity with Harvard financial systems is a plus.

Additional Information

More information about the Berkman Klein Center can be found at

We actively seek and welcome applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and persons with disabilities, as well as applications from researchers and practitioners from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods.

As with all Berkman staff positions, this is a term position ending June 30, 2019; continuation is anticipated but contingent upon funding and institutional needs.

This is a term appointment currently expected to extend to 6/30/2019, subject to funding and departmental need.

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

See the full job posting and apply here.