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66112BRAuto req ID:66112BRJob Code:403033 Staff Assistant III Department Office Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Staff Assistant III (Project Assistant, Delivery Decisions Initiative)Sub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade (https://hr.harvard.edu/salary-ranges#ranges) :053Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:
• 3+ years of related work experience... is required; a combination of education and experience may be considered     

Additional Qualifications and Skills: The following job-specific skills and competencies are preferred:
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Business training beyond high school or college background
• 1-2 years of work experience
• Familiarity with the Google information environment is valuable (e.g. Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Drive, etc.)
• Experience with the set-up of video and audio conference calls and virtual meetings preferred
• Positive, flexible, professional, and a can-do attitude
• Strong written and verbal communication
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Works effectively independently and utilize strong interpersonal skills to problem-solve complex issues
• Meets competing deadlines on time and with high caliber deliverables
• Handles complex and confidential information with discretion
• Office administration and customer service skills
• Willingness/desire to learn project content
• Comfortable working on multiple projects at one time

The following cultural competencies are also preferred:
• Awareness of and aptitude to appropriately and effectively understand, respect, and adapt to cultural and identity-based difference within group environments
• Knowledge of and commitment to concepts and issues tied to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion
• Skills related to creating and supporting an environment that allows for inclusion, effective intercultural engagement, and personal humility and authenticity
• Experience fostering and reinforcing an environment that values unique experiences, cultures, backgrounds, and goals

Additional Information: 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!
• The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship, now or in the future, for staff positions.
• Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.
• This position has a 90 day orientation and review period. The O&R period will be waived for any internal Harvard employee transfers.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up to date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Department:Ariadne LabsPre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:General Administration Position Description: Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Perform administrative duties under moderate supervision
• Develop, format, and maintain slides, documents, tracking systems, and other materials developed by the program team
• Schedule, coordinate, and execute meetings, webinars and virtual meetings with project teams
• Schedule and coordinate meetings and conference calls including preparing meeting materials and taking minutes
• Coordinate travel logistics for team members and external partners once needed. Logistics includes, but are not limited to, arranging flights, hotels, meetings, and visas. Serves as principal internal and external administrative contact for stakeholders.
• Prepare expense reports and work with grants management to ensure expenses are reimbursed in a timely manner compliant with organization and donor requirements.
• Support in the coordination of the Program Director’s’ schedule and provide general administrative support
• Prepare written responses to routine inquiries
• Assist with the development of project work plans, timelines, and reports to funders; Track project deliverables
• Communicate effectively with internal partners to move the work forward; Respond professionally to program inquiries; Maintain contact information for network of external collaborators, partners, and project stakeholders
• Represent Ariadne Labs professionally with staff, guests, donors, callers, and external visitors; greet guests, candidates, and donors
• Process expenses and reimbursements for business-related travel and memberships
• Maintain databases and filing systems which includes version control and organization of the program’s knowledge management
• Handle requests for information and data
• Perform other duties as required; provide cross coverage as needed

PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term appointment of 1 year from date of hire with the possibility of extension. This is a benefits and overtime eligible role with a 40 hour work week.

School/Unit:Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health EEO Statement: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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary: Ariadne Labs is a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Our goal is to drive scalable solutions for better care at critical moments in people’s lives everywhere. Better care means better health outcomes, lower costs, and more actual caring. Critical means solving health systems failures that have major impact, typically touching people by the millions. Ariadne Labs currently has research programs in the areas of childbirth, surgery, palliative care, and primary health care.

The vision of the Delivery Decisions Initiative (DDI) at Ariadne Labs is a world in which every person can choose to start or grow their family with dignity. During the universally vulnerable period in people’s lives that spans pregnancy to parenthood, families deserve care that is safe, supportive and empowering. We draw from a broad range of expertise to bring systems thinking to this challenge.

The DDI team currently includes the Program Director, Assistant Director of Project Management, Associate Faculty, Implementation Specialist, Research Assistants, Sr. Project Coordinator, Research Coordinator, post-doctoral fellows, and both graduate and undergraduate students.

The Project Assistant will be supervised by the Assistant Director of Project Management but will work closely with others on the team. The Project Assistant will be assigned to support specific work within the DDI portfolio and will a will perform and coordinate a range of program activities and tasks as well as general support to the DDI team.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: At the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, we believe that diversity is integral to the Harvard experience and our mission of improving public health education, research and policy. Diversity of cultural backgrounds, identities, lived experiences, perspectives, and ways of understanding the world enriches our community and enables us to best meet the public health needs of the United States and the world. Ongoing learning and development related to diversity allows for both individual and institutional growth, and is necessary to foster and sustain a culture of inclusion. To achieve this, we are committed to ensuring equitable access to opportunities for learning, living, and working at the Harvard Chan School. We maintain an unwavering dedication to diversity, inclusion, and belonging as core to our institutional values and to actively counter, minimize, and address racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, gender bias, and all forms of discrimination.

Learn more about the School’s mission, objectives, and core values (https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/about/) , our Principles of Citizenship (https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/about/) , and our diversity, inclusion, and belonging (https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/diversity/) initiatives.

Benefits: We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website (https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards) to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:
• Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
• Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
• Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
• Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
• Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
• Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
• Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
• Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
• Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote) LinkedIn Recruiter Tag (for internal use only):#LI-AP1Work Format Details: This is a hybrid position that is based in Massachusetts. Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed within one of the Harvard Registered Payroll States, which currently includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and California (CA for exempt positions only). Certain visa types and funding sources may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment
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