Job Opening: Coordinator I, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies Harvard University

job opening - 5Institution: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge, MA
Type: Full time
Education: BA preferred
Posted 7/15/2016

Auto req ID: 39896BR
School/Unit: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department: Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

Duties & Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for contributing to the day-to-day administrative operations of the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies. Provides support to designated faculty, including calendar, correspondence, course materials, committees, publications, travel arrangements, and files. Manages Institute databases, sends communications to faculty, students, Institute affiliates, and others, and produces from the database labels, lists, letters, and other products as needed. Implements and coordinates event marketing, invitations, registration at multiple events including conferences/symposia, receptions, dinners, and other community-building events. Manages and coordinates postgraduate grant application process. Composes and edits, and prepares correspondence, reports, minutes, and other materials including the Institute’s annual report and newsletter. Assists in creating and enhancing the Institute’s online digital and social media presence. Develops and maintains good rapport with constituents in order to support and carry out Institute events/activities as part of a team.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years administrative experience
  • Writing/editing experience
  • Computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office Suite, FileMaker Pro, Adobe Suite and social media services

Additional Qualifications:

  • BA degree strongly preferred
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Familiarity with/interest in Japanese culture.
  • Strong Japanese language skills preferred
  • Experience living/working in Japan preferred
  • Well-developed cross-cultural and interpersonal skills, communication skills

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