Privacy Tools Project Coordinator (Part-Time)


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Privacy Tools Project Coordinator

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences


Job Code  

403134  Coordinator 


Duties & Responsibilities

Computer Science Area at Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences seeks a part-time (17.5 hours/week) coordinator for the Privacy Tools Project ( The Privacy Tools Project is a broad effort to advance a multidisciplinary understanding of data privacy issues and build computational, statistical, legal, and policy tools to help address these issues in a variety of contexts. It is a collaborative effort between Harvard's Center for Research on Computation and Society, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, and Data Privacy Lab, and the MIT Libraries' Program on Information Science.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Coordinator will work with faculty to manage a number of exciting multidisciplinary research activities on data privacy.
Responsibilities include:

  • organizing research meetings

  • fostering collaboration and a sense of community within the project team

  • coordinating workshop and symposia logistics

  • event and meeting support, including handling logistics with telecommunications software, caterers and other vendors

  • processing financial transactions, including reimbursements, corporate card payments, invoices, and other transactional activities for internal and external vendors

  • creating and sustaining an effective web presence

  • collecting information about project accomplishments for the annual report

  • managing application process for students, postdocs, and visitors, ensuring all necessary documents have been submitted for review by PIs.
  • other duties as assigned

NOTE: This is a part-time, one-year term position with a possibility of renewal depending on funding and availability of appropriate projects.

Basic Qualifications

Minimum of 3+ years of administrative experience. Education beyond high school may count towards years of experience.

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Interest in issues involving computing and society – especially privacy – a plus

  • Comfort with web-based collaboration and communication tools, including use of content-management systems

  • Strong written communication skills

  • Exceptional organizational skills

  • Understanding of financial systems to process financial transactions, including reimbursements, invoices, and corporate card payments

Additional Information

This is a one-year term position.

Both a cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this position.

SEAS is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Commitment to Diversity

SEAS is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment. Some of our core values include respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Many SEAS employees are eligible for Flexible Work Arrangements, which may be explored during the interview process.

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences serves as the connector and integrator of Harvard’s teaching and research efforts in engineering, applied sciences, and technology. Our core tenets are: educating broad-minded students; interdisciplinary research; integration across disciplines; and balancing theory, experimentation and practice to create an unmatched environment for learning and exploration. Through collaboration with researchers from all parts of Harvard, other universities, and industry, we bring discovery and innovation directly to bear on improving human life and society. For more information about us, please visit

Job Function

   General Administration





  USA - MA - Cambridge


Department   SEAS Center for Research on Computation and Society

Time Status  



55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Salary Grade



Pre-Employment Screening   Identity

Schedule   17.5 hours per week, one-year term.

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.