Key administrative support to the Economics Department Undergraduate Program, which is the largest undergraduate concentration at Harvard. Provides day-to-day support and performs a wide variety of functions. Works closely with the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Director of Undergraduate Advising, and the team of Concentration Advisors on core administrative operations of the Program to ensure smooth functioning of the Economics Undergraduate Office. Communicates and works with faculty, students, staff, and other constituencies across the University on issues relating to the Program. Manages and maintains integrity of all documentation and student records (hard-copy and electronic) for the Program. Writes and edits materials relating to the Economics concentration (hard-copy and electronic) for public domain and Department website. Serves as course administrator for the Senior Thesis Program and Sophomore Tutorial Program. Coordinates submission, tracking, and grading of senior theses, calculates academic honors standings, and verifies student eligibility for graduation in coordination with the Registrar's Office. Performs administrative hiring and payroll for course instructors and student workers using Aurora and PeopleSoft systems. Processes various reimbursements, invoices, and student awards. Prepares annual reports on Economics course enrollment. Manages vendor relations and orders supplies. Manages all aspects of event coordination including scheduling, working with caterers, set-up, and reimbursements. Oversees social media efforts, such as Concentration Facebook and Twitter accounts. Works collaboratively on other initiatives of the Economics Undergraduate Program and Economics Department and performs other duties as needed.
All formal offers will be made by FAS HR.
Salary Grade: 054
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
3+ years experience in an academic setting or student-service environment.
B.A./B.S. preferred. Must be detailed-oriented, highly organized, and have excellent follow-through. Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Must work well both independently and in a team environment. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to foster a positive work environment required. Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service, exercise sound judgment in complex situations and maintain a high-level of professionalism and confidentiality required. Word processing, spreadsheet development and management, and website editing skills essential, along with ability to learn new software. Harvard FAS experience helpful. Some exposure to economics or related fields such as statistics, social studies, mathematics, etc. helpful.
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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.