The Department of Global Health and Social Medicine (DGHSM) at Harvard Medical School applies social science and humanities research to constantly improve the practice of medicine, the delivery of treatment, and the development of health care policies locally and worldwide. The DGHSM is at the forefront of global health. To maintain our leadership of the field, the Department must: underline our commitment to teaching and research in global health equity; maintain and enhance support for "effector arms," with a focus on implementation and delivery; strengthen models of graduate and post-graduate training, including through global health and social medicine advanced degree programs, residencies, and fellowships; and coordinate efforts throughout Harvard to build a common agenda around global health equity.
The Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC), based in the DGHSM, aims to strengthen surgical systems through implementation science, research, advocacy, and training leaders in academic global surgery. The PGSSC works in the areas of research, advocacy, and international health policy to improve surgical care delivery in low-resource settings around the world.
The DGHSM is seeking a strong applicant for the position of Staff Assistant for the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change. The Staff Assistant reports directly to the Project Coordinator and is a member of the PGSSC team. This person will work closely with other individuals within the Program and Harvard Medical School as well as with global surgery colleagues at the GE Foundation in the establishment, monitoring, and evaluation of their Safe Surgery 2020 initiative (http://safesurgery2020.org/). This person will also work closely with other research assistants, fellows, medical students, and clinicians to improve access and quality of surgical care in low- and middle-income countries.
Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Scheduling meetings, reserving conference rooms and providing audiovisual support as needed.
Assisting with travel arrangements, including supporting the team with booking flights.
Assisting the Project Coordinator with processing invoices.
Assisting the SS2020 staff and fellows with travel expense reimbursements, checking for completeness and accuracy before handing the paperwork over to the Project Coordinator.
Maintaining and updating current documents and reports, including team's travel calendar, monthly milestones, tracking how much time each team member spent in country, etc.
Working closely with the PGSSC Program Coordinator to ensure that all SS2020-related meetings are on the PIs' calendars.
Managing SS2020-related content on PGSSC Social Media and other sites (Facebook, Twitter, Trello).
Assisting with local and international event management as needed.
Other tasks assigned as needed.
This is a term position with an end date of 12/31/2018.
This is a term appointment through December 31, 2018.
Salary Grade: 053
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
2 years of administrative experience required. Higher education may count towards experience.
Excellent organizational skills with ability to take initiative, handle complex projects, pay attention to detail and set priorities in an environment with multiple and conflicting interests. Ability to work independently, as well as with a team, with minimal supervision. Ability to interact well with faculty, students and staff. Must have excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. Familiarity with Harvard systems (PeopleSoft, ecommons, etc.) preferred.
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.