Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The mission of Harvard Business School (HBS) is to educate leaders who make a difference in the world. Harvard Business School Online is Harvard Business School's vision of business education reimagined for the digital age. The HBS Online team, dedicated to delivering high quality business education through innovative online concepts, is in a period of growth and expansion. Benefits include being part of the HBS culture of learning and exposure to the larger while enjoying a fast-paced and high-energy environment.
Reporting to the Director, Content Development, the Content Developer works as part of a matrixed team to develop novel online learning experiences for HBS Online.
NOTE: This position is a fully benefits-eligible term appointment ending June 30, 2023, with the possibility of renewal.
Work as an integral part of the HBS Online team to develop courses with HBS faculty members
Provide expertise to faculty and other stakeholders through the development of a comprehensive understanding of HBS Online course platform capabilities, user experience guidelines, and pedagogical possibilities
Work with faculty to articulate learning objectives that fit the product/go-to market strategy and create HBS Online course blueprint
Draft a wide variety of written content, including expository text, scripts for faculty video recordings, question prompts, and exercises
Serve as HBS Online point-person for faculty member(s) content development
Analyze large amounts of existing academic material, synthesize concepts and propose how they will be integrated into the course
Develop cases and expert practitioner stories. Shape the integration of the resulting material into the course
Partner with colleagues in creative development to record, edit, and animate video content
Work with User Experience to define new platform functionality as needed
Provide regular updates to project manager and team
Provide course knowledge to product managers in support of go to market strategy
Consult with marketing team as they develop subject-specific, short-form content, including blog and social media posts
During the inaugural cohorts of a new course, the Content Developer will:
Respond to content-specific inquiries from current students
Aid the platform development team in troubleshooting issues at the intersection of course content and technology
Maintain course content in the HBS Online platform
Evaluate student participation in the course
Articulate priorities for the ongoing refinement and enhancement of course content by studying student activity and feedback; make recommendations to faculty and product management
Other duties as assigned
Cover Letter is Required.
Many HBS employees are eligible for Flexible Work Arrangements, which may be explored during the interview process.
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: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
BA/BS degree and 5 years related experience or coursework or advanced degree with 3 years of experience
This opening requires work experience or significant coursework in the areas of finance, accounting, or related topics
Intellectual curiosity, a passion for education, and a collaborative spirit
Ability to learn and utilize technical abilities of the course platform
Prior work or research experience that demonstrates:
Capability to identify priorities, balance competing demands, and manage work to deadline
Strong writing skills
Ability to tell a story from disparate pieces of information
Attention to detail
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: 52208BR
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.