The Planetary Health Alliance (PHA) seeks a Program Coordinator to support the Senior Program Manager and perform a wide range of administrative, research, and related activities. S/he will work in close collaboration with PHA faculty, staff, and fellows to support the growth of a robust field of practice focused on the human health impacts of accelerating changes to Earth’s natural systems. Members of the Alliance work together in the three intersecting domains of research, education, and policy and facilitate the flow of knowledge and practice from each of these domains to the others. By collaborating across these domains we aspire to support a global, transdisciplinary effort to understand the human health impacts of accelerating environmental change, train a new generation of practitioners to address these challenges, and inject human health as a critical outcome of local, regional, and global decision-making about how we manage Earth’s natural systems.

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for: working closely with the Senior Program Manager to draft and edit written and web-based materials for PHA communications, outreach, and external relations efforts; integrating the efforts of multiple team members and the Steering Committee board; undertaking various project management tasks; and other related duties as assigned.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops and maintains PHA website with assistance from PHA fellows and other program staff.
  • Develops and maintains an online journal club with assistance from PHA fellows and other program staff.
  • Develops and maintains an annotated bibliography of planetary health with assistance from PHA fellows and other program staff.
  • Develops and maintains a monthly electronic digest of relevant planetary health news and scientific literature with assistance from PHA fellows and program staff.
  • Assists Senior Program Manager with financial processes, including tracking of monthly budget records and reimbursements, as needed.

    Basic qualifications:

  • Business training beyond high school or at least two years of college
  • Three or more years of administrative experience. Education beyond high school may count toward experience.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

    Additional Qualifications:

  • College degree in sciences strongly preferred.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to synthesize information in clear written form.
  • Capable of effectively managing multiple projects and responsibilities.
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated expertise in working independently and as a team member.
  • Knowledge and/or demonstrated experience in the area of global environmental change and/or public health as it relates to planetary health.

This is a term position expected to extend through April 2019, subject to funding and departmental need. The anticipated start date for this position is early May 2017.

How to apply:

Please visit Harvard’s recruitment management system to submit your resume and cover letter in our preferred format as one combined document (resume followed by cover letter). A cover letter is required to be considered for this position.

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 or any other characteristic protected by law.

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