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Harvard University Coordinator II (Partnership Coordinator) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

61328BRAuto req ID:61328BRJob Code:403040 Coordinator II Department Office Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Coordinator II (Partnership Coordinator)Sub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :055Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience (combination of education and work experience may be considered)

    Additional Qualifications and Skills: The following job-specific skills and competencies are preferred:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is strongly preferred

  • Master’s Degree is a plus

  • Experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Google Drive suite (Google Docs, Google Sheets) preferred

  • Excellent writing and communication skills preferred

  • Experience synthesizing information in clear written form, particularly with regards to distilling Planetary Health research for our monthly newsletter preferred

  • Effectively managing multiple projects and responsibilities preferred

  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills preferred

  • Demonstrated experience in working independently and as a team member preferred

  • Knowledge and/or demonstrated experience in the area of global environmental change and/or public health as it relates to Planetary Health preferred

  • Excellent “people skills”—an ability to collaborate effectively with people from across the globe and from multiple backgrounds, cultures, and disciplines

    The following cultural competencies are also preferred:

  • Awareness of and aptitude to appropriately and effectively understand, respect, and adapt to cultural and identity-based difference within group environments

  • Knowledge of and commitment to concepts and issues tied to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Skills related to creating and supporting an environment that allows for inclusion, effective intercultural engagement, and personal humility and authenticity

    Additional Information: Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off : 3-4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12+ paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision : Excellent and affordable medical, dental & vision plans, with coverage beginning as of an employee's start date.

  • Retirement : University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance & Reimbursement Programs : $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School, discounted options through participating Harvard graduate schools, and reimbursement options for accredited schools outside of Harvard.

  • Transportation : 50% discount on MBTA passes, as well as additional options (rideshare, biking, etc.) to assist employees in their daily commute.

  • Wellness & Professional Development : Programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, hard & soft skills development, career planning, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services. Additionally, access to Harvard athletic facilities, libraries, campus events -- and many discounts for various cultural and leisure activities throughout metro Boston.

    Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!

  • The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship, now or in the future, for staff positions.

  • Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.

  • This position has a 90 day orientation and review period. The O&R period will be waived for any internal Harvard employee transfers.

Harvard University continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Please note that all new employees will be required to provide confirmation of primary series COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, as detailed on our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Webpage ( . Harvard University Health Services employees and other health care individuals are also required to be up to date on vaccination as described by the CDC. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Additional information regarding this requirement, exemptions, verification of vaccination status, and other related policies and resources may be found on the University’s COVID-19 Information Website ( .

Department:Environmental Health - Environmental Exposure and Risk ProgramPre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:General Administration Position Description: Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintaining a thorough understanding of the Planetary Health field and emerging stakeholders and constituencies.

  • Ability to generate and maintain new partnerships and other collaborative efforts with organizations around the world.

  • Overseeing a global network of ten regional Planetary Health hubs and working collaboratively with leaders of these hubs to help them grow, share lessons learned, and connect with the rest of the global Planetary Health ecosystem.

  • Conducting strategic outreach to engage, expand and network the PHA community, including through presenting to groups and individuals concerning our organization’s mission and goals, which will require traveling occasionally to conferences and member institutions, approximately 5% travel, and designing stakeholder surveys, landscape analyses or similar efforts as needed to ensure PHA staff and resources are supporting the evolving needs of the PHA network and Planetary Health field;

  • With the Senior Program Manager, supporting the team’s dynamic engagement with PHA’s governing committees and strategic evolution of these committees as needed;

  • Playing a key role in planning and implementing PHA programs and activities, including the Planetary Health Annual Meeting, regional convenings, and engagement with the Harvard community;

  • Leading the preparation of compelling communications for audiences including sponsors, PHA governing committees, and Alliance members with the support of the PHA team;

  • Serving as the PHA staff coordinator of volunteer PHA fellows, interns, and associated programs as needed;

  • Supporting the growth of PHA's expanding public outreach efforts, through strategic development of Planetary Health narratives, stories, participation with our online community, as well as, leading the development of webinars or other communications and outreach.

PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term end date of one year from date of hire, with the possibility for extension.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must submit both a resume and cover letter. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a hybrid position and this position will be based in Boston, MA. Additional detail pertaining to this position will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington).

School/Unit:Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary: The Planetary Health Alliance (PHA) is the leading organization at the forefront of Planetary Health, a rapidly growing global field and social movement focused on understanding the human health impacts of our disruption and transformation of Earth's natural systems and the solutions necessary to address these challenges. Never before has humanity's footprint on the natural world been so large or so threatening to human health and well-being. The PHA is a growing global consortium of over 300 institutions in more than 60 countries, plus 18,000+ members, advancing Planetary Health understanding by convening experts; creating, gathering, and distributing educational materials; and curating, synthesizing, and mainstreaming Planetary Health narratives and solutions to inform and activate the Planetary Health community and the broader society. The PHA is housed within the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The Coordinator’s role will be to help foster and maintain strategic partnerships with PHA Regional Hubs and allies, global health and development organizations, and other partners to grow the Planetary Health field and social movement globally. The Coordinator will also proactively track and support opportunities to embed Planetary Health into organizational narratives and policy agendas.

The Partnership Coordinator will work in conjunction with the PHA Team, Regional Hub Leads, and will report to PHA’s Senior Program Manager.

To learn more about the Planetary Health Alliance, please visit:

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: At the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, we believe that diversity is integral to the Harvard experience and our mission of improving public health education, research and policy. Diversity of cultural backgrounds, identities, lived experiences, perspectives, and ways of understanding the world enriches our community and enables us to best meet the public health needs of the United States and the world. Ongoing learning and development related to diversity allows for both individual and institutional growth, and is necessary to foster and sustain a culture of inclusion. To achieve this, we are committed to ensuring equitable access to opportunities for learning, living, and working at the Harvard Chan School. We maintain an unwavering dedication to diversity, inclusion, and belonging as core to our institutional values and to actively counter, minimize, and address racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, gender bias, and all forms of discrimination.

Learn more about the School’s mission, objectives, and core values ( and our diversity, inclusion, and belonging ( initiatives.