Project Manager

Harvard University - Cambridge, MA (30+ days ago)4.3

Job Code359056 Admin Dept/Program Admin
Duties & Responsibilities

This position is an ideal opportunity for someone who is passionate about transforming the field of early childhood by bringing to bear cutting-edge science, innovation, and social entrepreneurship.

The Center on the Developing Child is a mission-driven, University-wide Center that aims to drive science-based innovation to achieve breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity. To learn more about the Center click here.
Our work spans the U.S., Latin America, and increasingly Europe. We work with teams of scientists, academics, practitioners, and social entrepreneurs to discover the science of child development and, translate this knowledge into innovative new programs and interventions for young children and their families, all with the goal of supporting those interventions to reach impact at scale.

We are seeking a talented individual who will be excited to work on projects that are rapidly developing, pushing the boundaries of the field, and are about translating knowledge into action. Working across several key Center projects, this position will develop workplans for moderately complicated projects and will move them forward. This person will also play an active role in managing relationships with key external partners. Depending on the mix of projects at any given time, the responsibilities noted below will be more or less prevalent.

Responsibilities involve:
  • Managing projects with competing priorities and timelines, while working reciprocally with project staff and external partners. Monitoring progress toward each project’s deliverables.
  • Developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with key external partners, such as intervention development teams, policymakers, pediatricians, or direct service providers
  • Contributing to strategy development for Center initiatives
  • Providing remote and in-person technical assistance to teams based on the Center’s IDEAS Impact Framework (training to be provided)
  • Conducting context research on specific projects, such as information on policies in particular states, or research projects and programs in the field
  • Assisting with development of written materials, both for internal and external purposes, including proposals, research briefs, meeting invitations, or progress reports
  • Collaboratively preparing and distributing meeting and event materials
  • Planning project-related events, in collaboration with an events coordinator
  • Other project-related tasks to be assigned
This is a 2 year term position with the possibility of extension based on funding.

Basic Qualifications

B.A. and minimum 3 years professional experience required. Experience with project management/coordination required.

Candidates wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter in addition to their resume.
Candidates must also indicate in their cover letter or resume meeting all of the basic qualifications

Additional Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred. Proven interest in issues of children, youth, families, social services, public policy, public health, human-centered design, or social entrepreneurship preferred. Strong written and oral communication skills. Capacity to juggle multiple high profile projects. Ability to work independently with minimal direction, coupled with a preference for work environments with high degree of collaboration. Able to both see the big picture and attend to details. Meeting facilitation skills. Constant curiosity. Adaptable to change. Grace under pressure. Sense of humor a plus.

Additional Information

We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.

About the Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Job FunctionGeneral Administration


LocationUSA - MA - Cambridge


Time StatusFull-time

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Salary Grade056
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