Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Location: USA - MA - Boston
Internal Number: 61272BR
The Environmental, Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology Program (EOME) in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health aims to investigate and prevent health risks associated with environmental and occupational hazards. We achieve this by conducting original research and providing outstanding professional education.
The EOME faculty are pioneers in the national and international community, paving the way for research and education in the environmental and occupational health field. The program has recruited and cultivated a talented faculty whose expertise in environmental epidemiology has been at the forefront in the study of reproductive, perinatal, neurological and respiratory diseases.
Program Goals include:
Provide scientific basis for prudent decisions in environmental and occupational health standards.
Offer competitive Masters and Doctoral tracks to educate aspiring specialists in occupational and environmental medicine and in environmental and occupational epidemiology.
Inspire clinical and public health practice through research.
Develop future faculty through post-doctoral training opportunities.
EOME seeks a Senior Program Manager (SPM) to oversee the administration of the program, as well as the Harvard Education and Research Center (ERC). The Harvard ERC has played a prominent role in preparing leaders in the arena of occupational safety and health. Graduates are employed in industry, insurance, labor, government, unions, health care settings, consulting, research, and teaching. The ERC Center includes 7 cores, namely Occupational Medicine, Pilot Project Research Training, Outreach, Occupational Epidemiology, Continuing Education and Targeted Research Training.
The Senior Program Manager will report to the EOME and ERC Program Faculty Director, and in close collaboration, will serve as principal administrative contact and liaison to the EH administrative leadership as well as to other internal and external departments, and program constituencies. The SPM works with minimal supervision; anticipates and resolves problems and updates supervisor on status of projects. The SPM will also directly supervise the EOME Administrative Coordinator, and may oversee work of support staff, students, casuals and temps.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
The following job-specific skills and competencies are preferred:
Master's Degree is a strong plus
Experience in program evaluation and monitoring
Strong organizational skills
Effectively prioritizes working in an environment with multiple and conflicting interests and deadlines
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Works well and effectively, independently with minimal supervision
Handles complex and confidential information with discretion
Previous supervisory experience
The following cultural competencies are also preferred:
Awareness of and aptitude to appropriately and effectively understand, respect, and adapt to cultural and identity-based difference within group environments
Knowledge of and commitment to concepts and issues tied to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion
Skills related to creating and supporting an environment that allows for inclusion, effective intercultural engagement, and personal humility and authenticity
Experience fostering and reinforcing an environment that values unique experiences, cultures, backgrounds, and goals
Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3-4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12+ paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: Excellent and affordable medical, dental & vision plans, with coverage beginning as of an employee's start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance & Reimbursement Programs: $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School, discounted options through participating Harvard graduate schools, and reimbursement options for accredited schools outside of Harvard.
Transportation: 50% discount on MBTA passes, as well as additional options (rideshare, biking, etc.) to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness & Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, hard & soft skills development, career planning, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services. Additionally, access to Harvard athletic facilities, libraries, campus events -- and many discounts for various cultural and leisure activities throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship, now or in the future, for staff positions.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.
This position has a 90 day orientation and review period.
Harvard University continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Please note that all new employees will be required to provide confirmation of primary series COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, as detailed on our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Webpage. Harvard University Health Services employees and other health care individuals are also required to be up to date on vaccination as described by the CDC. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Additional information regarding this requirement, exemptions, verification of vaccination status, and other related policies and resources may be found on the University's COVID-19 Information Website.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
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About Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.