The Fellows and Study Groups Program at the Harvard Institute of Politics (IOP) works with six Resident Fellows and several Visiting Fellows each semester, all experienced political professionals from across the political spectrum and with a variety of political roles (from strategists to elected officials to media personalities). The Fellows Program represents a unique opportunity for political practitioners with diverse experiences and viewpoints to spend a semester at Harvard, interacting with students, participating in the intellectual life of the community, and pursuing individual studies or projects. Fellows engage in a variety of activities at the Institute of Politics and beyond during their term of residence; they are encouraged to audit classes and attend lectures and cultural events. Although each Fellow's experience is different based on their individual interests, each Fellow is responsible for leading a not-for-credit Study Group each week, participating in select Institute of Politics activities, and making themselves available for informal exchanges with students.
The Fellows and Study Groups Program is a foundational pillar of the Institute of Politics, and requires a manager who has demonstrated experience in politics, public service, or government, and excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.The overarching responsibility of the Fellows Coordinator is two-fold: first, to ensure Resident and Visiting Fellows have a fulfilling and dynamic experience while contributing his/her expertise and talents to the Harvard community at large; and second, to oversee the day-to-day logistics of the weekly Study Groups and Fellows' needs.
The Fellows Coordinator oversees all IOP Fellows experience at Harvard by providing administrative support in implementing Fellows weekly study groups and managing all program logistics.
The Fellows Coordinator: Researches, identifies, and provides administrative support for the recruitment of potential Fellows and shepherds applicants through the application and selection process Creates and oversees Fellows' orientation into the IOP and Harvard communities. Connects Fellows with students, faculty, and staff to provide opportunities for Fellows to partner with Harvard Kennedy School research centers and programs to build connections between academia and practical politics. Collaborates with student groups and facilitates graduate and undergraduate students' interaction with Fellows. Works in conjunction with Fellows and student leaders to identify content, topics, and curriculum for weekly study groups (approx. 6-7 sessions per Fellow per semester). Works closely with the IOP Finance Director to monitor and track annual expenditures, coordinate guest travel, and coordinate other relevant study group costs. Assists in connecting Fellows and Study Groups alumni with future IOP activities. Works closely with two undergraduate student leaders to supervise the activities of the Fellows and Study Groups committee, composed of student liaisons who function as assistants to the Fellows during their visits.
The Fellows Coordinator reports to the IOP Executive Director, and works closely with the IOP staff team, IOP undergraduate student leadership, and IOP alumni.
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Minimum of 3 years' related professional experience.
Bachelor's degree strongly preferred. Experience planning and organizing events, strongly preferred. Prior program experience assisting complex programs. Demonstrated knowledge and/or interest in higher education, preferred. Experience supervising students or volunteers, a plus. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including confident and capable public speaking. Ability to work comfortably and unobtrusively with high-profile individuals. Ability to synthesize and integrate complex policy issues into effective and interesting discussion topics. Ability to set priorities. Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team of adult staff and undergraduate student leaders. Desire to work with students to encourage involvement in both public service and the political process.
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