Coordinator, Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs
Harvard University Law School
Location: USA - MA - Cambridge
Internal Number: 55821BR
The Coordinator provides administrative support directly to staff in the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs within a student-centered, front office setting and serves as a resource for clinical staff and all students. The Harvard Law School (HLS) Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs (OCP) helps students find educational and meaningful hands-on legal practice experience. It oversees and indirectly supports the work of over 150 staff, faculty, and affiliates of our in-house clinics and student practice organizations, as well as works with external organizations for student pro bono projects, independent clinical projects and clinical externships.
As a Coordinator you will:
Handle phone, walk-in, mail, and email inquiries from prospective students, current students, alumni, faculty, administrators, employers, clinic clients, and those inquiring about legal services, and direct them to staff members as appropriate. Order office supplies and maintain office equipment.
Process financial transactions including student travel grants, credit cards, clinical staff membership and bar dues, student awards, and externship supervisor payments. Communicate financial practices to clinical staff and students.
Schedule student advising appointments, staff meetings, and coordinate scheduling with upper administration and faculty for Assistant Dean. Plan workshops, information sessions, staff celebrations, fairs, panels to include: advertising, reserving rooms, producing materials, arranging for catering and audio-visual equipment, and coordinating travel and parking.
Create systems for office processes and coordinate flow of communication to students, faculty, and office staff including advertising clinical and pro bono opportunities and tracking applications and documents, and producing statistics.
Coordinate and liaise with other HLS offices such as ITS, Events, Facilities, Registrar's Office, Office of Public Interest Advising, Office of Career Services, Student Financial Services Office, and the Financial Services office. Maintain flow of information to clinical administrators regarding changes in financial policy, hiring practices, IT access, etc.
Coordinate advertising and hiring process of college student interns and temps; Supervise schedules, training, task assignments, and monitoring.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Harvard Law School is a place where you can thrive.
Salary Grade: 054
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
3 or more years of experience in office administration or related field (business environment and/or customer service). Education beyond high school may count toward experience.
We are looking for people who have:
Strong written, oral, and electronic communication skills
A commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
Professionalism, diplomacy discretion, good judgment, and team oriented approach
Ability to juggle competing demands, be flexible/adaptable, and attention to detail
Motivation to take the initiative and own tasks, processes, or projects
Technical proficiency with Microsoft Office and financial management applications.
Knowledge of non-profit/government industry and commitment to public service and eagerness to work with law students and participate in a vibrant public interest community at HLS
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.