Harvard Business School seeks classroom support for the MBA Program. Working within the case-method format of the HBS MBA classroom, scribes are responsible for noting attendance and capturing notes related to class discussion, indicating individual student speakers along with a short sentence paraphrasing key points made by each student. Scribes will be responsible for tracking the information real-time on a laptop in the MBA classroom, ensuring accuracy of notes and timeliness of delivery of notes to faculty. Other duties as required.
Key Qualities: Keen appreciation of the HBS classroom culture. A successful scribe will be professional at all times, operating like a court stenographer; they will be punctual and reliable, and remain silently focused on the tasks at hand; they will maintain decorum and objectivity during and after class, never reacting to comments or individuals. Scribes must be excellent listeners; must be confident in their typing skills, have the ability to quickly touch-type, and be able to record notes in the midst of a fast-paced classroom environment; be able to listen to classroom conversation, synthesize its contents, and type a short paraphrase of that content in real time.
Cover Letter is Required.
Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS are strengthened profoundly by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more.
Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.
Salary Grade: 053
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Two years of administrative experience required.
Excellent listening skills. Strong writing and grammar in English. Ability to synthesize and capture essence of fast-paced, complex remarks in a business academic environment. Attention to detail, punctuality, reliability, flexibility, ability to work autonomously, and appropriate professional behavior and dress are essential. Must be fluent user of Microsoft Office. Familiarity with business concepts preferred.
Scribes are required to attend classes based on a set-schedule which varies day-to-day during each term.
Classes are generally 80 minutes long, running from 8:30am or 9:10am until 2:45pm or 3:15pm each weekday. Scribe hours typically begin at 8:00am at 8:30am before classes start, and end shortly after the last class finishes. Occasional late afternoon/early evening coverage may be necessary based on the class schedule.
There is an occasional optional opportunity to work additional hours for inter-departmental administrative support.
You may be assigned to a Scribe Floater position. In addition to scribing classes as assigned, the Scribe Floater will also provide support to MBA Program departments, including but not limited to administrative tasks, general office and event support, and assisting with exam plagiarism checking using the Turnitin software. Duties include uploading final exams into Turnitin software, analyzing results for potential issues, and communicating results to the Director for Community Standards.
Both the Scribe Floater role and any optional assignments require strong Microsoft Excel skills; experience working with large data sets; event planning or hospitality experience; writing and editing skills; exceptional attention to detail; a high level of organization; and comfort with a flexible schedule.
Note: Due to the nature of the work, time-off can only be taken at specific times during the duration of this appointment and with advanced approval of the department manager.
This position is a part-time benefits-eligible term appointment with the potential for extension.
The appointment is from the week of August 26, 2019 – May 30, 2020.
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: 50168BR
About Harvard University Business School
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.