This role will serve as the Executive Assistant to a professor of law at Harvard Law School. The professor is a long-time member of the HLS faculty teaching courses and conducting empirical research on the legal profession. The faculty member is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and law firm and corporate retreats. You can learn more about the faculty member here: hls.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/10957/Wilkins.
The position will also serve as a Team Assistant for the HLS Center on the Legal Profession, of which the professor serves as faculty director. The Center is a research organization dedicated to providing a richer understanding of the rapidly changing global legal profession. You can learn more about the Center at clp.law.harvard.edu.
Executive Assistant (roughly 2/3rd)
Manage faculty member's complex array of schedules and meetings, both internally within Harvard (e.g., courses; students, other faculty, researchers, etc.) as well as with external constituents (e.g., visitors, speaking engagements, etc.)
Coordinates highly complex international and domestic travel arrangements, including transportation, flights, lodging, etc.
Responsible for a large volume of detail-oriented writing including, general correspondence, composing and editing letters (e.g., student recommendations; funding), lecture/course materials, and presentations
Assists faculty member in all aspects of course preparation including updating syllabi, maintaining course websites, locating books and articles, photocopying, ordering textbooks, preparing lecture-related presentations, and scheduling course guests
Processes the faculty member's reimbursement for travel and other expenses and assists in preparation of spreadsheets for faculty member's faculty budget
Team Assistant – Center on the Legal Profession (roughly 1/3rd)
Act as a point of contact for general Center on the Legal Profession inquiries (main phone, main email address, and in-person)
Manage departmental calendar and agendas
In collaboration with CLP staff, coordinate Center programing and events (e.g., catering, materials, logistics, etc.)
Handle other Center administrative tasks in support of the (e.g., maintaining office supplies, basic center ordering and reimbursements, mail (including Fed Ex)
This is a term appointment indefinitely contingent on funding and performance.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
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Salary Grade: 054
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Three or more years' experience working in an executive assistant capacity, or in a highly complex administrative and customer service focused environment.
We are looking for people who have:
College degree (BA/BS) preferred
Ability to thrive in a highly fluid environment
Ability to prioritize, triage, and execute multiple tasks
Demonstrated professionalism and good judgment
Ability to handle complex and confidential information with discretion
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills, with a solutions-oriented and team-player attitude
Expert in multiple technical applications including, word processing, database management, spreadsheets, graphics and presentation software, electronic calendars
Experience with Canvas and Harvard systems is a plus
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University seeks to strengthen teaching and research about pressing ethical issues; to foster sound norms of ethical reasoning and civic discussion; and to share the work of our community in the public interest.
Widespread ethical lapses of leaders in government, business and other professions prompt demands for more and better moral education. More fundamentally, the increasing complexity of public life - the scale and range of problems and the variety of knowledge required to deal with them - make ethical issues more difficult, even for men and women of good moral character. Not only are the ethical issues we face more complex, but the people we face them with are more diverse, increasing the frequency and intensity of our ethical disagreements.
Given these changes in the United States and in societies around the globe, the Center seeks to help meet the growing need for teachers, scholars, and leaders who address questions of moral choice across many of the professions and in public life more generally, and promotes a perspective on ethics informed by both theory and practice. We explore the connection between the problems t...hat professionals confront and the social and political structures in which they act. More generally, we address the ethical issues that all citizens face as they make the choices that profoundly affect the present and future of their societies in our increasingly interdependent world.