The Graduate Program Student Affairs Coordinator is a member of a team that supports Graduate Program students and visiting researchers in their academic, student life, and co-curricular pursuits and provides assistance to other members of the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies department as needed.
As a Student Affairs Coordinator you will:
Maintain student records and administer degree voting process
Monitor and report on progress of Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) candidates toward degree requirements
Communicate with students, faculty, and other administrators about student status
Plan, execute, and advertise weekly colloquia, meetings, examinations, and other student events
Share responsibility for planning and executing orientation programming and other complex events for LL.M., S.J.D., and exchange students and visitors
Maintain department and S.J.D. student web pages and informational materials and course pages for fellowship roles, colloquia, and other events
Administer department financial processing, including reimbursements and vendor payments, and hiring and payroll processing for Graduate Program fellows
Provide guidance to Graduate Program Fellows on logistics and event planning
Manage S.J.D. office space; serve as a first point of contact for students, staff, and visitors; and share office management and primary front desk responsibility for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies Department
Serve as an IT point person and identify and implement technological initiatives and process improvements
Perform other duties as assigned
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 proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Professional, Canvas, and web publishing tools
Demonstrate effective writing, communication, interpersonal, time management, and project management skills
Have experience and enjoy working with a culturally and geographically diverse population
Can work both independently with minimal supervision and as part of a small team
Build and foster an internal culture of positive collegiality
Take initiative, anticipate needs, and consistently demonstrate good judgment and creative problem-solving
Consistently go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure smooth teamwork and an excellent student experience and provide responsive and detail-oriented support in a high-volume, service-driven environment
Seek out and learn new technologies
Can handle complex and confidential matters with discretion and maturity
Experience in an academic setting is helpful, as is experience with event planning and website maintenance
Overtime and evening work required periodically and during designated times of the year.
We regret that Harvard Law School is unable to provide visa sponsorship for staff positions.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
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.
Salary Grade: 054
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
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