Program and Financial Coordinator
The Harvard Law School Program on Biblical Law and Christian Legal Studies offers students the opportunity to integrate law, leadership, and life through the study, debate, and application of the teaching of the Bible. We help students connect learning with conviction, inquiry with relationships, ideas with character, research with hope, gifts with purpose, and values with action. We seek to inspire confidence in biblical law as a source of truth powerful enough to meet global challenges, yet personal enough to inspire individual purpose.
The Program on Biblical Law and Christian Legal Studies (PBLCLS) at Harvard Law School seeks a highly motivated, exceptionally organized, technically savvy individual to assist in the management of its operations in the Program office day-to-day, support PBLCLS law school and university events, support meetings of the Program Board of Directors, and work closely with the Program staff including the Director of Administration and Finance, and the Program Manager. This position will provide assistance with processing financial transactions, and the creation of various Program reports. We are looking for candidates who have a genuine passion for the Program's mission.Position Description
As Program and Financial Coordinator, you will:
- Interact with students, faculty, and staff within the Law School and across the University on behalf of the Program
- Be a point of contact for inquiries from the Harvard community and beyond regarding program activities, scheduling, and all events
- Assist in managing office space and use of all offices
- Assist with expense support and all other administrative tasks
- Coordinate meetings, manage complex schedules, assist with managing the Program's contact lists, and manage the program's calendar
- Onboard all new hires and fellows
- May monitor and reconcile budget(s) including grants, maintain financial documentation, provide information, research, statistics, and analysis. Makes recommendations on expenditures towards a defined budget.
- May assist in preparation of grant proposals; may provide policy interpretation on grant parameters.
Three or more years of experience in office administration or related field (business environment and/or customer service). Education beyond high school may count toward experience.Additional Qualifications and Skills
We are looking for people who have:
- Bachelor's degree a plus
- Excellent organizational skills and keen attention to detail
- Ability to work independently, prioritize and accomplish tasks with minimal supervision, and creatively solve problems
- Good judgment under pressure
- Advanced knowledge of office management, including competency in Microsoft Office with experience in Microsoft Excel
- Experience and understanding of accounting and bookkeeping tasks
- Strong verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated writing, proofreading, and social media skills
- Experience with basic graphic design skills
- Discretion and a proven ability to handle confidential information
This is a term appointment currently expected to extend through November 30, 2024, with potential for renewal subject to funding and departmental need.
We regret that Harvard Law School is unable to provide visa sponsorship for staff positions.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
This is an in-person/on-campus position based in Cambridge, MA. There is limited flexibility for remote work during summers and law school breaks.
Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Harvard Law School is a place where you can thrive.
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.
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