Planetary health is a field focused on characterizing the health impacts of human-caused disruptions of Earth's natural systems. Never before has humanity's footprint on the natural world been so large or so threatening to human health and wellbeing. The Planetary Health Alliance (PHA) works with a global consortium of 150+ institutions to facilitate interdisciplinary research collaborations, research-to-policy translations, educational initiatives, and international outreach and communications efforts, in support of our vision to bring humanity back onto a healthy and sustainable trajectory.
The Planetary Health Alliance (PHA) seeks a Program Assistant to work closely with the PHA team to support a global community dedicated to advancing the field of planetary health. The Program Assistant will work closely with the Senior Program Manager to provide logistical and administrative support for all aspects of PHA programs. Working closely with the PHA team, the PHA Program Assistant will also be responsible for:
Assists Senior Program Manager with financial processes, including tracking of monthly budget records and reimbursements
Provides additional administrative support for the PHA as needed, including booking travel for PHA staff, on-campus visitors, and PHA travel scholars; scheduling, room-booking, and note-taking; and various logistical support for the PHA Annual Meeting
Supports PHA communications by developing original content for social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn), publishing a monthly newsletter of key planetary health research, news and updates in planetary health and PHA member institutions, coordinating the PHA blog, and monitoring and reporting on the growth of the PHA's online presence, with support from PHA staff
Coordinates the Planetary Health Next Generation Network through liaising with university-based planetary health clubs and other initiatives in support of the development of the next generation of planetary health leaders
Develops and maintains PHA website, including an annotated bibliography of planetary health scientific literature and the PHA educational platform
Maintains the PHA's member database, with support from PHA staff
Coordinates virtual forums for the planetary health community, including the Hylo network, webinars, and other relevant efforts
Supports key communications and partnerships within the Harvard community, including on-campus speaker visits, collaborations with the Harvard student community, and a university-wide mailing list
Performs other duties as assigned
PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term appointment of July 1, 2020, with the possibility of extension.
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: 053
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
3+ years of related experience; a combination of education and experience may be considered
Bachelor's Degree is strongly preferred
Experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) preferred
Experience with Google Drive suite (Google Docs, Google Sheets) preferred
Experience with Mailchimp, Hootsuite, Adobe products (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) and content resource management databases is a plus
Knowledge and/or demonstrated experience in the area of global environmental change and/or public health as it relates to planetary health preferred
Excellent writing and communication skills and synthesizes information in clear written form, particularly with regards to distilling planetary health research for our monthly newsletter preferred
Effectively manages multiple projects and responsibilities preferred
Excellent problem-solving, organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills preferred
Demonstrated expertise in working independently and as a team member 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: 49303BR
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.