The mission of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) is to improve health throughout the human lifespan, including a special emphasis on children and adolescents. This mission is achieved through research to identify the social and behavioral determinants of health, the development and evaluation of interventions and policies leading to the improvement of population health, and the preparation of professionals and researchers who will fill leadership positions in advocacy and public service.
The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences is seeking to hire a Faculty Support & Financial Coordinator. The Coordinator's duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provide comprehensive administrative support for multiple junior faculty members. Such duties include:
Scheduling: Schedules and maintains faculty calendars; schedules appointments and group meetings in coordination with internal and external parties; sets up conference calls and video meetings using a variety of technologies (Skype, Zoom, Conference America, etc.); and may assist with the coordination of events including conferences, seminars, and colloquia
Travel Coordination: Makes complex domestic and international travel arrangements; maintains files on preferences, past itineraries, and other travel-related materials
Correspondence and Document Review: Composes basic/routine documents; reviews, assesses, routes, answers and monitors follow up action steps on correspondence; gathers and analyzes information required for administrative reporting; proofreads and edits technical reports, grant related material, manuscripts and/or other documents; and may maintain biographical sketches/CVs.
Uses multiple technical applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and referencing software
Prepares expense reports
May provide occasional back-up support for additional faculty members
General Office and Operations Support:
Serves as the primary department contact person and performs day-to-day office duties. Such duties include:
Primary Department Contact: Answers main department phone line, greets visitors, and responds to routine questions; triages non-routine questions to appropriate faculty or staff member; composes routine department correspondence
Operations: Monitors inventory and orders office supplies; provides assistance with and arranges for servicing of copy machines; serves as the liaison between the department and IT & Operations for resolving IT and other operational issues; arranges departmental parking reservations and visitor passes; manages and distributes Kresge-based mail and general department FedEx shipments
Understands the administrative services, policies, and procedures to effectively manage the following duties:
Temp Payroll: Manages the hiring, onboarding, payroll, and termination processes related to TEMP, LHT, and student workers including I-9 processing, tracking hours, time and pay approval, and Wasabi data changes
Accounts Payable: Processes non-employee and student reimbursements, processes corporate cards and Concur transactions for all Kresge and India-based faculty and staff, and processes department invoices; responsible for the department travel card
Petty Cash: Manages the department's petty cash accounts
Processes Journals and Credit vouchers as needed
Increases knowledge throughout year by participating in offered training and tutorials
Performs other duties as assigned
PLEASE NOTE: The primary work location for this position is Boston, Massachusetts. Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined, 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 once the School and this role return to an operational status that supports it.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.
This position has a 90 day orientation and review (O&R) period. The O&R period will be waived for any internal Harvard employee transfers.
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.
The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan School's mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services. Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts 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!
Salary Grade: 054
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
3+ years of related experience required; a combination of education and experience may be considered
Bachelor's degree preferred
Minimum of 1-3 years of relevant work experience in professional administrative support positions, with experience in an academic setting and in financial administration preferred
Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite preferred
Experience with EndNote or other citation programs preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication skills preferred
Highly organized with strong attention to detail and accuracy preferred
Experience working independently and taking initiative preferred
Experience interacting effectively with staff at all levels, and working as a team player preferred
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: 53131BR
About Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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.