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Hiring: Program Coordinator, Rebooting Social Media

Hiring: Program Coordinator, Rebooting Social Media


Introduction: The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University seeks a Program Coordinator for educational programs and research within the Institute for Rebooting Social Media, a hub for programming, research, and convening series on the future of social media and online communication. The Program Coordinator will join the Center’s world-class community of scholars and practitioners, and work in close collaboration with the Berkman Klein Center’s and Institute’s teams of staff, fellows, and faculty to advance a range of interdisciplinary, cutting-edge programs and research related to the study and development of Internet & society.

Job Specific Responsibilities:

As Program Coordinator, you will:

  • Provide administrative and operational support to implement Institute programs and research activities, including scheduling and organizing meetings, developing and implementing administrative systems and processes, monitoring overall timelines and outputs, and contributing to project deliverables and grant reports;
  • Coordinate program activities, including the review of applications for fellowship programs, schedule and organize seminar series, events, workshops, and meetings, and maintain online project management tools;
  • Communicate with and serve as a point of contact for internal and external partners, including students, faculty, and program participants;
  • Support program communication efforts, including producing basic graphic design for materials and writing and editing web content, blog posts, memos, and other internal and external documents;
  • May research and prepare briefing and background materials for educational program sessions, meetings, and events; may supervise interns and research assistants as needed.
  • Assist with presentations and program facilitation;
  • Support the creation of program communities and contribute to Institute and Center goals by accomplishing related duties as required

Basic Qualifications:

Three or more years of related experience. Education beyond high school may count towards experience.

Additional Qualifications:

We are looking for people who are/have:

  • Organizational and substantive work experience for non-governmental or academic organizations strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of or prior work experience with Internet, technology policy, social media related issues, and/or internet research and publishing tools is preferred
  • Proactive, highly organized, detail-oriented, and remain calm under pressure.
  • Effective communication and facilitation skills, including solid writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • The ability to work flexibly in independent and team environments
  • Keen coordination and project management skills
  • Motivated to thrive in a committed, collaborative community that encourages creativity and supports deep inquiry

Additional Information

This is a term appointment currently expected to end June 30, 2023. We regret that Harvard Law School is unable to provide visa sponsorship for staff positions.

Based on the changing needs of the Center, the Project Coordinator may be called upon for other tasks at short notice. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required. Depending on the public health situation, travel opportunities may arise.

The right candidate will have heart, verve, and vigor; a can-do attitude; and a strong desire to effect positive change.  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.

Commitment to Diversity: The work and well-being of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society are profoundly strengthened by our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, ability, and more. We actively seek and welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, including Black, Indigenous, Asian, Hispanic, and Latino/Latina/Latinx people; LGBTQIA+ people; non-binary people; women; people with disabilities; people at intersections of these identities; and people from and working across the spectrum of academic disciplines.  

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.


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