| The Department of Global Health and Population seeks to improve global health through education, research, and service from a population-based perspective. The twenty-first century has arrived with complex changes in demographic patterns, disease burdens, our natural environments and health policies. These changes are affecting all societies, rich and poor, developed and developing. The department brings together disciplinary expertise in many areas to leverage different perspectives and approaches to global health issues.|
The department's research combines the analysis of population and health using quantitative and qualitative methods, the investigation of policies that affect general and reproductive health, and a concern with the politics, ecology and ethics of health and development. Our faculty members are engaged in cutting-edge research in such areas as health metrics, experimental economics / randomized trials, social and economic development, health policy, longitudinal aging studies, health systems, women and children's health, infectious and chronic diseases, health equity, human rights and humanitarian relief – particularly in the context of developing countries.
The Executive Assistant is responsible for the smooth operation of the Chair's Office within the Department of Global Health and Population. Reporting to the Department Chair and Director of Administration, the Executive Assistant will work independently, performing a wide range of complex and confidential administrative and clerical support duties to support the Chair's Office, including but not limited to:
- Composing and editing letters, memoranda, reports, lecture/course materials, and presentations
- Scheduling meetings and taking meeting minutes
- Organizing department seminars
- Reconciling expenses
- Arranging travel and events
- Maintaining the department web site
This position requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to provide information and service to diverse internal and external contacts. The preferred candidate will be pro-active, flexible, and diplomatic and have the ability to discern and anticipate the needs of their principle. The candidate will have solid experience in a fast-paced environment that requires multi-tasking.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join Harvard Chan School to support our mission of health research & education and be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
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