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Harvard University
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Harvard University

Project Manager
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Job Summary

The Creative Computing Lab is committed to supporting teachers' implementation of constructionist approaches to learning and teaching in K-12 computing classrooms. The position involves managing and contributing to, in collaboration with Faculty Director Karen Brennan and members of the Creative Computing Lab, two major projects: the NSF-funded Getting Unstuck project and the Scratch Educator Meetups Network project. The position involves the following broad activities:
• Envisioning, designing, and implementing research and outreach activities by setting timelines and goals, tracking milestones and objectives, and leading project team members
• Communicating Lab ideas and activities to researchers, teachers, administrators, and the general public through original visual and text content, including curriculum development
• Developing research and outreach through grant-writing and partnerships with key stakeholders

Job Code
358056 Admin Pro/Indiv Contrib

Job-Specific Responsibilities
Develop and execute strategies for the projects; set timelines and goals; ensure milestones and objectives are met
Manage project team members; facilitate team meetings
Develop curriculum materials
Collect, analyze, and manage research data (e.g., conduct literature reviews, participate in site visits, document findings, develop research articles)
Represent project at conferences and online; develop presentation content, present research to and summarize project findings for academic community and general audiences
Research, cultivate, and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to grow project participation
Develop and maintain social media presence using Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube
Co-design content and facilitate events (e.g., workshops, webinars, conferences) for educators
Actively investigate and seek out additional sources of funding

This is a 1 year term position with possibility of extension

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree and 3 years work in related discipline. Previous experience in conducting and managing research projects. Demonstrated experience with both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Experience working with educators and students. Experience participating in and moderating online communities.

Any applicant wishing to be considered for this position must indicate that they meet all of the basic requirements in either their cover letter or resume.

Applicants wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter in addition to their resume.
Additional Qualifications
Master's degree in education preferred. Excellent writing and communication skill. Experience supporting and designing for creative approaches to education and learning. Prior experience in K-12 computer science education/learning experiences. Understanding of (or interest in) basic computer-programming skills and concepts. Demonstrated experience taking initiative and using strong judgement in decision making. The ability to work independently and with little supervision is critical. Ability to accurately assess problems and take initiative to develop solutions. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well with Adobe Creative Suite tool, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Previous experience utilizing social media.

Job Function
General Administration

Sub Unit

USA - MA - Cambridge

Research - Karen Brennan

Time Status

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Salary Grade

Pre-Employment Screening
Education, Identity

EEO Statement
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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.