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Harvard University Dept. Coord. MBA in Cambridge, Massachusetts

55022BRAuto req ID:55022BRJob Code:403040 Coordinator II Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Department CoordinatorSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :055Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent.

  • 5+ plus years of higher education, executive support, customer service, events delivery, project management, or related experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:Who you are:

  • Flexible and ready to dive in no matter how big or small the task; able to prioritize and shift between projects in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment

  • Energized by building positive, empowering relationships and working with multiple groups – a demonstrated ability to effectively work with a variety of different teams is essential

  • Details are your thing; you are on top of logistics, communications, and scheduling (even when it gets tricky)

  • Interested in learning how to leverage all available resources (people, systems, technology, facilities) to enhance the staff experience

  • Thrive in a high-need-to-know environment where transparency is strongly valued, but also understand and use discretion when working with confidential and sensitive information

  • Exhilarated rather than frustrated when navigating through ambiguity

  • Committed to working on a team that is collaborative

Why you’ll love this job:

  • You can take advantage of having a view across the MBA & Doctoral programs – you’ll get to know everyone

  • Join a group of talented staff and faculty colleagues committed to excellence in the delivery of our mission to Educate Leaders Who Make A Difference In The World Grow your career here – be exposed to the inner workings of a world-renowned business school and develop your skills and experience

  • Competitive salary & benefits as well as a commitment to sustainable work-life integration

  • Experience a truly impressive degree of operational excellence

Additional Information:This role is offered as a hybrid (some combination of onsite and remote) where you are required to be onsite at our Boston, MA-based campus 3 days per week. Specific days and schedules will be determined between you and your manager.

While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. Please note that we will be conducting interviews virtually (phone and or Zoom) for selected candidates until further notice.

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

A cover letter is required to be considered for this opportunity.

Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS is profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and life experiences. Explore more about HBS work culture here Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:General Administration Position Description:What you’ll do:

Program Support

  • Work closely with members of the MBA & Doctoral Leadership team on scheduling and projects related to department-wide efforts or special initiatives

  • Organize logistics for MBA & Doctoral events that help promote morale and team efforts, such as cleaning days, new hire lunches, retreats, all-staff meetings etc.

  • Part of the team managing the MBA & Doctoral email inbox, responding to or triaging messages as appropriate Support operational efforts, serving as a key point person to HBS Operations for general building maintenance or tracking

  • Manage the morale budget under the direction of the Business Manager; coordinate related staff relations efforts such as recognition of milestones, celebratory moments, or outreach in difficult times

  • Manage staff arrivals, departures, and moves, partnering with HBS IT and Operations; maintain related documentation such as directories, organizational charts, listservs, and the staff handbook

  • Solicit and compile weekly MBA & Doctoral staff newsletter; review data analytics and recommend improvements for the staff communication strategy

  • Order office and kitchen supplies, as needed

Diversity & Inclusion Programming

  • Partner with the Director, D&I on program planning and execution; support and manage related logistics

  • Work closely with the Diversity & Inclusion student leaders, partnering with the Director to provide support to student organizations

  • Help research and prepare reports that support the department goals to envision and implement a diversity and inclusion roadmap for the MBA and Doctoral student experience

  • Attend the joint student-faculty-staff Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council, taking notes and serving as a resource to the Director

Assist Executive Director

  • Manage calendar and schedule for Executive Director (key priority for this role)

  • Prepare/assist with PowerPoint presentations and general communications

  • Coordinate travel arrangements and reimbursements


  • Coordinate MBA Program Administration team activities (e.g., weekly meeting invitations and agendas, holiday events/lunches)

  • Assist the MBA Communications & Marketing team with projects and logistics

  • Participate as an active member of the staff Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging committee

  • Responsible for other duties as assigned

School/Unit:Harvard Business School 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:Are you looking to take the next step in your career in a role that broadens your perspective in higher education? Do you enjoy helping people and persevering through challenges to find a resolution? Are you detailed-oriented and have strong project follow-through? Do you excel at communicating with and supporting diverse audiences? Apply to join us as the MBA & Doctoral Programs Coordinator.

Reporting to the Director for Community Standards & Administration and supporting both the Executive Director and the Director, Diversity & Inclusion, this role will provide support on critical projects and program-wide initiatives. In this role, you will facilitate general business management needs, support program communications, and manage event logistics. This role is part of the Program Administration team that supports other groups within MBA so you will gain exposure to finance, HR, data, technology, and communications efforts. Flexibility in assignments and priorities is critical, as this role is varied and priorities can shift quickly.Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.