The Labor & Worklife Program is Harvard University's center for research, teaching and creative problem solving related to the world of work and its implications for society. Located at Harvard Law School, LWP brings together scholars, students, practitioners, community members and policy experts from a variety of disciplines. LWP organizes projects and programs that (1) examine critical changes in labor markets, labor law, and the experiences of working people and (2) analyze the role of advocates, unions, worker organizations, business, and government in improving the quality of life for working families in the U.S. and around the world. LWP carries out its mission through three main activities:
Convenings and Policy Development: LWP regularly holds forums, conferences, and strategy summits and produces scholarship, analysis, and policy proposals to advance innovative solutions for the challenges facing working families.
Research: LWP serves as the institutional home at Harvard for scholars from the fields of law, economics, sociology, history and other disciplines working on labor and worklife issues. LWP creates an intellectual community for scholars from across the U.S. and around the world.
Harvard Trade Union Program: LWP is the home of the Harvard Trade Union Program, the oldest executive leadership program at Harvard. HTUP works closely with trade unions around the world to bring excellence in labor education to trade union leadership.
The Director of Programs and Outreach would work closely with the Executive Director on public events and managing the public profile of the Labor and Worklife Program.
The Director of Programs and Outreach will be responsible for: (1) managing policy initiatives and projects; (2) implementing a development strategy; (3) maintaining the LWP policy network by sharing information about LWP priority initiatives with program participants, key allies, LWP fellows, Harvard colleagues in labor-related areas, and interested Harvard students; and (4) recruiting contributors for OnLabor.org on issues related to LWP policy priorities.
The Director of Programs and Outreach may be asked to help recruit faculty for the Harvard Trade Union Program from among LWP's key allies and Harvard faculty. In addition, the Director of Programs and Outreach will be responsible for coordinating with the Administrative Director on program logistics. The Director of Programs and Outreach will work collaboratively with the Research Director to find opportunities to incorporate LWP-funded research into policy conferences.
This is a term appointment currently expected to extend one year following the start date, subject to funding and departmental need.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree and five or more years of substantial experience working on labor and public policy issues. Advanced degree such as J.D. or M.P.P. may count toward experience.
Knowledge of labor and employment regulatory and statutory issues at the federal, state and local level is required. Candidates must have experience interacting with a broad range of stakeholders, including employers, unions, advocates, policymakers, including members of Congress and their staff, academics, faith community and public officials. Knowledge of key media outlets that cover labor, employment and civil rights issues is preferred. Excellent oral, written communications, organizational and interpersonal skills is required. In addition, candidates must be able to demonstrate experience working under pressure in a changing environment.
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.
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. T...he 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.