Cyberlaw Clinic Project Coordinator, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, Cambridge MA
posted August 27, 2013 5:36 PM
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University seeks a Project Coordinator to perform a wide range of coordination, administrative, research, and related activities for the Center's Cyberlaw Clinic. S/he will join the Berkman Center's world-class community of scholars and digital architects and work in close collaboration with Berkman faculty, staff, and fellows to advance a range of interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research related to the study and development of Internet & society.
The Cyberlaw Clinic is a Berkman Center project and a Harvard Law School (HLS) clinical program in which HLS students enroll for credit and provide pro bono legal services to qualifying individuals, organizations, startups, and others on legal issues relating to the Internet and technology. The Project Coordinator will report to the Clinic's staff attorneys and will work alongside Berkman's growing team of project managers and project coordinators to manage the day-to-day operations of the Clinic.
This job is a fantastic opportunity for someone interested in future law school studies, as the role will engage with a variety of projects across the full spectrum of cyberlaw topics.
A full position description for the job can be found below and on the Harvard Human Resources website.
Please note that applications for this job must be submitted through the Harvard Human Resources website, and will not be collected or coordinated directly through the Berkman Center. Apply here.
Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties will include:
* working with the Clinic's staff attorneys and rotating roster of students during the fall, winter, and spring terms at HLS (and Clinic interns during the summer) to provide administrative support for the Clinic's cases and projects;
* supporting Harvard Law School classes taught by the Clinic's staff attorneys;
* monitoring timelines and outputs, including project and grant deliverables and grant reports;
* conducting research and writing, from blog posts to grant proposals to longer thought pieces;
* and organizing and supporting Clinic-related events.
Additionally, the Coordinator will interface with the Berkman Center's administrative and communications teams on relevant aspects of the Clinic's operations; help to manage events; maintain online project management tools such as mailing lists; and oversee the Clinic's web presences.
Based on the fast-paced and changing needs of the Cyberlaw Clinic, the Project Coordinator may be called upon for other tasks at short notice. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required. Travel opportunities may arise.
The right candidate will thrive in a committed, collaborative, and tight-knit community that encourages creativity, supports deep inquiry, values novel approaches to solving problems, strives for transparency, continually builds upon best-practices and lessons learned, and supports its community members' independent and collective goals.
This is a term appointment currently expected to extend through June 30, 2014 subject to funding and departmental need.
3 years of administrative experience or a minimum of 1 year paralegal experience. Fluency in MS Word is required.
Bachelor's degree preferred. Applicant should be detail oriented and have knowledge and interest in legal issues related to the Internet. Applicant should also have strong organizational and research skills, including proficient knowledge of online and offline research tools. Ability to work under tight deadlines is a must, and solid writing, editing and proofreading skills are required. The ideal candidate would thrive in a dynamic, entrepreneurial, self-motivated environment. Must be able to work alone and in teams. Experience doing substantive and organizational work for non-governmental or academic organizations is also preferred. Fluency in Internet research and publishing tools are highly desirable.