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Administrative Coordinator

Harvard University, Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 21, 2022
Job Summary

This role is responsible for all administrative logistics of the meetings and committees related to the work of the Office of the Secretary. This role serves as principal administrative contact and liaison for internal faculty and student constituencies. This role works independently with minimal supervision in a work environment of multiple and conflicting priorities; it anticipates and resolves problems and reports directly to the Secretary of the Faculty.

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Job Code

403040 Coordinator II

Department Office Location

USA - MA - Cambridge

Business Title

Administrative Coordinator



Salary Grade


Time Status



55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Basic Qualifications
  • Five or more years of administrative experience required.
  • Prior successful experience with accurate data entry, proofreading, and editing is essential.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, and the ability to meet deadlines while managing interruptions and competing priorities.
  • Enthusiasm, professionalism, initiative, and resourcefulness are required.
  • Prior experience with Aurora, Open Scholar, Harvard Wiki, Harvard financial systems, and Mailman preferred. University administrative experience and familiarity with Harvard strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience with project management and utilization of excellent organizational and communication skills required.
  • Strong computer skills and advanced word processing and database management required.
  • Advanced knowledge of FileMaker Pro and Excel required.
  • Must be well versed in The Chicago Manual of Style.
Additional Information
  • When applying for this position please submit your resume and cover letter
  • We regret that Harvard University does not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
  • All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
  • We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities to be a part of our community.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
  • Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
  • Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

Office of the Secretary

Pre-Employment Screening



Monday - Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Job Function

General Administration

Position Description

Responsibilities Include:
  • Fully administers the Prize Office, including gathering prize submissions, distributing materials, and performing financial processing of student prize awards for the Wendell, Bowdoin, and Hoopes Prizes. Coordinates prize committees and meetings of prize committees, including booking and managing all venues.
  • Coordinates and populates the Faculty’s standing committees.
  • Coordinates the annual Faculty Council Election process.
  • Manages all official records of the meetings of the Faculty, the meetings of the Faculty Council, Faculty votes, standing committee membership lists, and prize winners. Provides information, research, statistics, and analysis. Manages and updates all lists of faculty membership, including members and guests to the meetings of the Faculty. Compiles materials for University Archives and Records Management.
  • Liaison leadership role: with the Office of Faculty Affairs in the creation of the standing committee mastheads; with HUIT as principal liaison in managing the office website and servers; in maintaining the office’s Mailman accounts, and all mailings to the Faculty; and with subcontracted database developer.
  • Prepares, approves, and monitors the status of financial transactions; prepares Faculty correspondence.
  • Oversees work of support staff of temporary employees, including proctors for the meetings of the Faculty.

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.

Working Conditions

This position will be based in Cambridge, MA. The expectation is a full-time schedule on campus with possible hybrid work options in the future.

COVID Vaccine Policy

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated (primary series) against COVID, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Information . 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: .

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.


We invite you to visit Harvard’s Total Rewards website to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:
  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Work Format

Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)

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