This position will seek to create a place for thought-provoking, cutting-edge work on anti-racism. The work will range from support of fellows, research, thought leadership, and program activities to develop thinking and action focused on the intersection of history, race, and the modern anti-racism movement. The position will report to the faculty director and consist of three primary work areas: fellowship, program activities, policy research.
Programmatic Activities for the initiative
In collaboration with the Shorenstein Center and the Faculty Director, develop a strategic plan for the initiative. Identify a mission and vision for the initiative. Determine short- and long-term goals, outline core values, and main programmatic activities. Develop and institute a strategic plan that allows the initiative to stay focused towards the identified mission. Outline core activities for the initiative and steps to achieve those action items.
Strategize and develop all programmatic activities for content and manages events such as talks, presentations, panels, conferences, and symposiums. This includes working with the Shorenstein Center on reserving space, booking hotels, travel, catering and working on marketing, publicity, etc.
Forecast revenues and creates a budget, work with the Shorenstein Center and Faculty Director on fundraising, and grant writing to support the work of the initiative.
Produces areas to gain new funding sources and main liaison for funding and relationship building
Provides subject matter expertise in event planning for the initiative
Identify, Develop, and Promote Anti-Racist Policies
Staying abreast of current anti-racism work, thought leaders, researchers and writers, and use this information to develop our research, program activities, and to expand the initiative further. Map what are others in the field are doing and use this to determine how we build a program with value added to the work already being done. What is going on in the field here and other places, and how can we contribute and collaborate? What are the gaps and how do we fill them?
Produce occasional papers and/or published reports on anti-racist best practices and effective institutional models.
Leading a fellowship center
Administer fellowship program for the initiative.
Develop and oversee the selection process for new fellows and support them during their fellowship.
Coordinate the activities of the fellowship in collaboration with the faculty director, such as developing an outline of fellowship requirements, curriculum, and expected outputs.
In collaboration with the fellow/s, convene bi-weekly seminars on issues related to the initiative.
Provide support to both the faculty director and fellows as needed, including helping with any fellowship related planning and events.
This position is benefits eligible, term appointment for one year from the date of hire, with possibility of renewal. This position is part time at 26.25 hours each week.
Harvard University requires pre-employment references and background checks. Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Master's Degree required along with seven or more years of progressive program management and management experience.
Demonstrated leadership, management and organizational skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
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.
Internal Number: 48579BR
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