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Hiring: Project Coordinator for Research

The Project Coordinator’s primary responsibility will be contributing to the development and execution of a suite of projects on the societal impact of technologies. By convening participants across industry, government, civil society, and academia in focused collaboration, the Center is building a portfolio of research, projects, programming, and educational opportunities. The Project Coordinator will join the Berkman Klein Center’s world-class community of scholars and practitioners, and work in close collaboration with the Center’s team 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. This project coordinator will work closely with the Senior Director for Strategy and Programming to launch a body of new programs and research activities.


Position Description

As Project Coordinator, you will:

  • Provide administrative and operational support to implement academic programs and research activities, including scheduling and organizing meetings, events, and workshops; developing and implementing administrative systems and processes; monitoring overall timelines and outputs; contributing to project deliverables and grant reports; and maintaining 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 by collaborating closely with Center staff, 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 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 and Skills

We are looking for people who are/have:

  • Strong desire to work in the public interest. 

  • Knowledge of or prior work experience with technology policy, social media, human-computer interaction (HCI) and/or Internet research is preferred. This may include the study of generative AI, extended reality (XR), the metaverse, surveillance, digital identity, digital and AI literacy, wellbeing, and technologies for teaching and learning. 

  • Keen coordination and project management skills. 

  • Proactive, highly organized, detail-oriented, and remain calm under pressure.  

  • Effective communication and facilitation skills, including solid writing, editing, and proofreading skills. 

  • Terrific interpersonal skills, including experience working with a range of dynamic, diverse, and highly motivated individuals, leading groups, receiving and offering feedback; ability to build and maintain relationships across the Center and especially with program faculty, staff, and students. 

  • Focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion and eagerness to prioritize these values within all aspects of work and programming.

  • The ability to work flexibly in independent and team environments.

Working Conditions

Based on the changing needs of the Center, the project manager may be called upon for other tasks at short notice. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required. Travel opportunities may arise.

Additional Information

This is a term appointment currently expected to extend through June 30, 2024, with potential for renewal subject to funding and departmental need.

We regret that Harvard Law School is unable to provide visa sponsorship for staff positions.

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.