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Events and Operations Coordinator

Overview of responsibilities:

Reporting to the Assistant Director, i-lab Operations, the Coordinator will support and lead operations efforts in running the day-to-day operations of the l i-lab facility. The position will be serve as a primary point person within the i-lab team for managing day-to-day events, operations, policies, and resources. This role includes heavy personal interaction with faculty, students, and staff.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Primary point person within the i-lab team for managing day-to-day events, operations, policies, and resources
  • Support Harvard University students in their exploration and pursuit of entrepreneurship, as a source of advice, information, referral and support.
  • Develop and manage data related to student participation including monthly metrics reporting, pulling from multiple sources.  Prepare statistics and reports; identify interesting and relevant trends from data.
  • Creatively reinforce the values of the i-lab community of the i-lab by working with, and connecting students, ventures, and expert resources.
  • Must be customer focused, enjoy working with undergraduate and graduate students, and be comfortable serving as a key point person.
  • Support requests from a community with multiple stakeholders, and multiple, often competing interests with creativeness and discretion.
  • Develop relationships with colleagues across Harvard; serves as point of contact for colleagues across Harvard. 
  • Contribute to i-lab website and related communication, including analyzing web trends;  responsible for maintaining site content.
  • Support the communication of the work of the student ventures and the i-lab through various media; develop targeted communications, newsletter content, and identifies compelling student and community stories, we well as author blog posts.
  • Other duties, tasks, and special projects as required

Other Skills and Experiences:

  • Naturally inclined to say yes, and problem-solve to help arrive at the solution.
  • Enjoys working as part of a team and pitching in to accomplish an evolving agenda.
  • Must have a “no job is too big or small” philosophy about work.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Prior Events and Operations or coworking-space experience and excellent organizational skills with particular ability to prioritize work in an environment with multiple and changing interests.
  • Proven organizational skills and project management experience, required.
  • Practical entrepreneurial experience and avid interest in staying current on new developments in technology, tools, and products that would be useful to and appreciated by constituent group.
  • Competency using a variety of computer software, including Excel, Word, and databases.
  • Demonstrable experience in HTML or Adobe CreativeSuite
  • Experience in communications, including web management, graphic design, and creative uses of other forms of media required.  

To Apply for the Position:

Send an email expressing interest, and a cover letter/resume to i-lab@harvard.edu and include Events Coordinator in the subject line.