The Project Coordinator is the primary supporter, both administratively and substantively, for the Cyber Project, Defending Digital Democracy Project (D3P), and the Controlling Conflict in Cyberspace with China Initiative (C3). The Cyber Project is a research project at the Belfer Center dedicated to the study of conflict in cyberspace. The Project's key outputs are policy relevant research reports, as well as seminars and convenings with leaders from academia, government, and the private sector. D3P is a bipartisan initiative committed to providing resources and training for political campaigns and election officials to help better protect elections against cyber and information threats. The C3 Initiative is a Track-II dialogue between the US and China to discuss both countries' approaches to cyberspace and areas of possible conflict and agreement.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Report directly to the Executive Director of the Cyber Project
Coordinate Defending Digital Democracy (D3P) activities and meetings, and work with student leadership team and the Project Director on project priorities and direction
Assist in student recruitment
Serve as the point person between state and local election officials, other external organizations, and D3P team
Lead all aspects of event planning both on and off campus
Work with Executive Director and Belfer Center finance manager to determine and monitor budgets
Provide support to project directors' fundraising and grant reporting efforts, including serving as the point of contact for the Project's grantors and funders.
Draft and publish articles on relevant topics including cybersecurity and election security. Previous examples have included articles published by the Belfer Center and the Harvard Business Review.
Participate in interviews and media requests as needed. Previous examples include interviews with Politico, the Harvard Gazette, and Roll Call.
Represent the projects at conferences and meetings, including internationally, as needed approved by the Executive Director. Previous opportunities have included presentations at the National Association of Secretaries of State conference in D.C., the George Marshall Center's workshop on cybersecurity in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and the National Democratic Institute's campaign cybersecurity workshop in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Responsible for booking travel and accommodation for project staff, as well as speakers
Responsible for maintaining websites
Responsible for managing fellowship recruitment, selection, appointment, and extension
Support team research, including editing drafts of papers and articles. Past examples have included preparing Congressional Testimony and media appearances.
Provide administrative and substance support for the Research Director of the Controlling Conflict in Cyberspace Initiative
Including but not limited to: coordinating bilateral working group meetings, coordinating the professional and student team
Please note that this position is a fully benefits eligible term appointment ending one year from the date of hire with the possibility of renewal.
Harvard University requires pre-employment references and background checks. Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment.
Salary Grade: 054
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
1 year of work experience in event planning or in an administrative role – internships count toward experience.
Program and/or project management experience preferred.
Customer service orientation with excellent organizational, logistical, and time management capabilities.
Must possess strong English and written communication skills.
Excellent writing skills
Desire and ability to work as part of a high-performing team
Ability to work independently with strong attention to detail and follow-through are essential, along with the ability to meet deadlines.
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: 48844BR
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