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Research Programs Coordinator

Harvard University, Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 30, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Women's & Gender Studies, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Other Academic Affairs
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Full Time
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Job Summary

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 Programs.

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403040 Coordinator II


USA - MA - Cambridge

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Research Programs Coordinator



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55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Basic Qualifications

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.

Additional Information

Applicants should include a cover letter with their application.

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 visit 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

Pre-Employment Screening


Job Function

General Administration

Position Description

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 activities.

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

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.

Physical Requirements

Occasional light lifting.

Working Conditions

This position requires occasional overtime, and some evening and weekend work. Occasional domestic travel will be required.

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: .

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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.

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