Reporting to Outreach and Communications Manager, with a dotted line to the Managing Director, the relationship manager will develop a framework for evaluating, pursuing, and cultivating collaborations, and through direct outreach, will secure and strengthen collaborations that yield new science learning resources for the free, open LabXchange content library. They will regularly communicate with collaborators to answer questions, share updates, and guide collaborators to utilize LabXchange's features for personalizing, remixing, and distributing free resources for teaching and learning science as well as identify opportunities for additional collaboration.
The relationship manager will create and implement an outreach strategy targeting adoption of the two RDEISE project curricula,
Bachelor's degree required.
Minimum of five years of experience in community engagement, partnership/relationship management, or related experience.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Undergraduate-level coursework in the life sciences preferred.
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as presentation and project management skills.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a larger, complex, and evolving team
Attention to detail; organizational and effective time management skills are essential
Experience in instructional design and knowledge of the online learning landscape, or teaching experience at the intermediate/secondary level, are preferred.
Demonstrated commitment to building and supporting initiatives that promote diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging, as well as a proven ability to engage in productive and respectful conversations with individuals and groups on diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging.
Proficiency in Spanish or another language is preferred.
In-office work is performed in an open-office setting.
Harvard University supports a hybrid workplace model which will actively support some remote work. Specific days and schedules for on campus work and remote work will be discussed during the interview process. Specific in-office and schedule will be determined between you and your manager. Please note hybrid workers must reside in a state where Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA).
Please note: This is a benefits-eligible term appointment ending 2/28/2025, with the possibility of renewal based on business needs and continued funding.
Selected candidates may be asked to provide additional materials.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Cover letters are requested for this role. Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as a combined SINGLE DOCUMENT under the resume tab.
LabXchange is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
PLEASE NOTE: The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up to date on CDC-recommended vaccines.
Why Harvard? We offer a wide range of exciting and challenging job opportunities that support our world-class academic environment. We invite you to explore the many reasons to work for Harvard at https://hr.harvard.edu/why-harvard. Harvard University is committed to offering competitive total compensation package including:
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Generous Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Holiday pay
Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits starting on your first day
University-funded retirement plans
Tuition Assistance Program
Transportation benefits to help with your daily commute
Health and wellness discounts, memberships, and programs
About LabXChange Harvard University's LabXchange is a free online platform for science education. LabXchange strives to make science accessible to anyone, anywhere, through interactive digital learning resources and collaborative features, and brings together learners, educators, and researchers to discover and engage in the process of teaching and learning science. To learn more, visit https://about.labxchange.org/.
The Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Science Education (RDEISE) project advances racial equity and inclusion in healthcare, education, and STEM fields through free, online teaching resources. These educational materials, which are being developed by leading scholars from HBCUs, Harvard, and other institutions, will equip high school and college educators to address these topics as part of a standard science curriculum, and challenge the perception that science is independent of social issues. The project focuses on developing two learning clusters. The first learning cluster, Racism as a Public Health Crisis, will increase public awareness of racial health disparities, and teach the critical thinking skills needed to dismantle the structures that perpetuate these inequities. The second cluster, Inclusive and Antiracist Teaching Strategies, will empower educators with the skills, knowledge, and tools to close opportunity and retention gaps in science education.
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