Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Location: USA - MA - Boston
Internal Number: 55066BR
The Department of Molecular Metabolism (MET) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health works to discover the root causes of major non-communicable diseases that adversely affect public health, including neurodegenerative disorders, cancer, and chronic diseases of metabolism.
The Sabri Ülker Center for Nutrient, Genetic, and Metabolic Research was established at the School in 2014 with a $24 million commitment from the Ülker Family of Istanbul, Turkey, to support the research of Professor Gökhan Hotamışlıgil and his laboratory within the Department of Molecular Metabolism. For more information about the Sabri Ülker Center, please visit: https://www.gsh.sph.harvard.edu/.
The Sabri Ülker Center is seeking a talented, dependable, energetic, and enthusiastic Executive Assistant to join their team. The Executive Assistant will directly support Dr. Gökhan S. Hotamışlıgil, James S Simmons Chair and Director of the Center, and the personnel and staff associated with the laboratory. This includes interacting with all levels of the organization, including scientific teams in and out of the center, high profile benefactors, academic and industry professionals, as well colleagues within the MET administrative team, School and University.
Additional duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Strategically and effectively manage Dr. Hotamışlıgil and Center calendars. This includes handling complex scheduling requests, including arranging institutional meetings, lab meetings, press interviews, speaking engagements, postdoctoral fellow visits, journal club, collaborator meetings, etc.
Plan and coordinate extensive and complex domestic and international travel for Dr. Hotamışlıgil and lab members on tight timelines, submitting all reimbursements in a timely and effective manner
Represent the office in a professional manner, exercising judgment and discretion regarding confidential issues and materials when responding to mail, telephone, electronic, and in-person inquiries, including addressing issues independently or making referrals, as appropriate
Prepare and organize briefing materials for Dr. Hotamışlıgil, including copying, printing, binding, and filing materials
Draft and proofread correspondence and other written material on behalf of Dr. Hotamışlıgil. Work in close collaboration with the Senior Advisor on the production of the Ülker Center annual report
Actively participate actively in the ongoing partnership with Senior Advisor and Laboratory Manager to maintain an effective, supportive, and stimulating laboratory environment for everyone involved
Liaise with the Office for External Relations and MET administration to plan and execute events, including identifying and coordinating catering, creating agendas and itineraries, and securing meeting space
Manage office paper and electronic records, files, and documents, with particular care in the handling of sensitive materials
Manage web, social media presence, and public relations, including securing and presenting content for the Ülker Center Twitter feed and the website (presenting content with a strong design sense, using of WordPress software), and interacting with School and University public relations units for paper and electronic stories of interest designed to boost the visibility of the Ülker Center
Contribute in a collaborative way and participate as a member of the MET administrative and support team as appropriate
Perform other duties as assigned
A successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills with demonstrated experience working collaboratively and in a highly demanding and fast-paced environment. They will also have experience using judgment and discretion to handle complex situations and effectively prioritize a wide variety of tasks, balancing multiple longer-term projects and goals with the immediate needs of the office.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a benefits-eligible position with a 40 hour work week.
PLEASE NOTE: The primary work location for this position is Boston, MA and in order to be on Harvard payroll, you must reside in one of the following states – MA, NH, RI, ME, CT, VT, NY, or MD. We are also working primarily remotely at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Until our return to campus, which is anticipated to begin in fall 2021, this interview process and position will be conducted virtually – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. The remote nature of this position is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required as a condition of continued employment once the School and this role return to an operational status that supports it. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will support flexible work schedules upon this return, subject to individual departments' business needs.
At the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, we believe that diversity is integral to the Harvard experience and our mission of improving public health education, research and policy. Diversity of cultural backgrounds, identities, lived experiences, perspectives, and ways of understanding the world enriches our community and enables us to best meet the public health needs of the United States and the world. Ongoing learning and development related to diversity allows for both individual and institutional growth, and is necessary to foster and sustain a culture of inclusion. To achieve this, we are committed to ensuring equitable access to opportunities for learning, living, and working at the Harvard Chan School. We maintain an unwavering dedication to diversity, inclusion, and belonging as core to our institutional values and to actively counter, minimize, and address racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, gender bias, and all forms of discrimination.
Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3-4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12+ paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: Excellent and affordable medical, dental & vision plans, with coverage beginning as of an employee's start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance & Reimbursement Programs: $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School, discounted options through participating Harvard graduate schools, and reimbursement options for accredited schools outside of Harvard.
Transportation: 50% discount on MBTA passes, as well as additional options (rideshare, biking, etc.) to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness & Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, hard & soft skills development, career planning, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services. Additionally, access to Harvard athletic facilities, libraries, campus events -- and many discounts for various cultural and leisure activities throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship, now or in the future, for staff positions.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.
This position has a 90 day orientation and review period. The O&R period will be waived for any internal Harvard employee transfers.
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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.
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