The Research Programs Coordinator (RPC) provides a broad range of
administrative support for the Center's independent research
programs, which include the Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting
Scholars programs, the Center Associates affiliates program, and
graduate student grants and awards. This position coordinates
application processes and overall program administration, ensures
that participants of these programs are integrated into the Davis
Center community and have access to the resources available at
Harvard, and evaluates program satisfaction. The RPC is responsible
for maintaining several program databases, for maintaining web
content and other pertinent materials, and for publishing program
news and announcements in coordination with the communications
team. The RPC has a dual reporting relationship to the Davis
Center's Executive Director and Associate Director for
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USA - MA - Cambridge
Research Programs Coordinator
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Experience working and/or living in Russia/Eurasia, or academic
background in Russian/Eurasian Studies.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
College degree with 3-5 years related experience in an academic
setting is strongly preferred. Excellent computer skills, with
knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint; experience with database
development and management (Filemaker Pro or comparable program).
Requires excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication
skills. Excellent organizational skills with particular ability to
prioritize work in an environment with multiple priorities.
Knowledge of Russian is helpful but not required.
Applicants should include a cover letter with their
The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies exists to advance
scholarship in all fields of Russian and Eurasian studies at
Harvard. The Center does this in many ways: administering a
master's program in regional studies, sponsoring seminars and
conferences, supporting faculty and student research, maintaining
the Davis Center Collection at Fung Library, hosting postdoctoral
fellows, visiting scholars, and associates in research, publishing
a journal on the Cold War, and sponsoring outreach to K-14
educators and students and the broader community. To learn more
about the Davis Center visit our website at
http://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu/ to learn more about the
Center's programs and activities.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resource.
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
Advertise independent research program and grant opportunities,
manage application processes, screen applicants for academic review
committees, provide pre-departure orientations for travel grant
recipients, coordinate financial and appointment processes for
fellowship recipients, provide logistical support for program
activities. Coordinate networking and community-building
Coordinate the administration of appointments and grant making with
the appropriate FAS and Harvard departments that oversee these
areas. This includes FAS Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Arts
and Sciences, and Harvard International Office.
Serve as liaison to external partners and funding organizations
such as ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian
Studies,) Fulbright, Higher School of Economics, and other US and
regional organizations to support scholars and maintain strong ties
with these organizations.
Maintain applicant files and program databases, including hard copy
and electronic files.
Update and create new program-related communications, including
online content, scholar profile pages, announcements and news
items, in close collaboration with the communications team.
In addition to program-specific responsibilities, assist the
Executive Director with special projects, draft reports and
correspondence, and provide general administrative support to the
Center as required.
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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
Occasional light lifting.
This position requires occasional overtime, and some evening and
weekend work. Occasional domestic travel will be required.
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