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Harvard University OpenDP Strategic Community Engagement Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

65507BRAuto req ID:65507BRJob Code:359057 Admin Dept/Program Admin Department Office Location:USA - MA - Allston Business Title:OpenDP Strategic Community Engagement ManagerSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of administrative work experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Exposure to and interest in learning more about differential privacy is desired.

  • Experience and interest in working with open-source projects and communities is desired.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and empathy, valuing diversity and working with communities is required.

  • Demonstrated experience in communications content creation is desired.

  • Background in tech industry and working with academic research groups is desired.

Additional Information:

  • The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.

  • This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of extension.

  • This position will be based in Allston, MA. The department is currently operating with a hybrid workplace model. All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA). Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process.

  • This position currently allows the flexibility to be based on campus, fully remote, partially remote, or hybrid, and may adjust this flexibility as necessary or appropriate.

  • 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.

Department:SEAS Research StaffPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:General Administration Position Description:

  • Formulate and execute a diversity, equity, and inclusion plan for the OpenDP Community, including measuring, improving, and reporting on DEI metrics.

  • Design and execute an outreach strategy for OpenDP, engaging and incentivizing stakeholders, including users, contributors, and funders from academia, industry, and government. Assist in exploring long-term sustainability models for OpenDP.

  • Deliver programming and oversee the organization of virtual and in-person events for the OpenDP community, including community meetings, workshops, hackathons, and webinars. Evaluate and update programming as needed.

  • Identify, assign, and support leaders of community working groups leading into and coming out of community meetings.

  • Develop and execute a matrix communication plan based on content, audience and channels.

  • Sustain an effective online presence, including websites, social media, public calendars, mailing lists, Slack, and other channels.

  • Maintain a repository of key project activities and accomplishments for communications and mandatory reporting.

  • Partner with friend organizations in message amplification.

  • Assign tasks to the Community Coordinator for event organization and communications as needed.

  • Foster collaborations with and among the community and promote OpenDP at community events and trade shows. Working closely with the technical owner of OpenDP use cases, act as the business point of contact throughout the use case lifecycle.

  • In collaboration with the software team, improve the onboarding and feedback processes for contributors and users to engage and stay involved with OpenDP: facilitate community learning and training in both differential privacy and the specifics of OpenDP; solicit community feedback to incorporate into the OpenDP roadmap.

  • Other duties as assigned.

School/Unit:Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 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.Job Summary:

OpenDP is an open-source initiative for building libraries, tools, and systems to share and analyze sensitive data with the strong mathematical protections of differential privacy. It has a rapidly growing community that spans academia, industry, and government. The OpenDP Strategic Community Engagement Manager will report to the Program Director and work closely with the faculty directors, the executive committee, and the software development team in community outreach, engagement, governance, diversity, and inclusion.

This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

SEAS Commitment to Diversity

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (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.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote) Work Format Details:This is a hybrid position that is based in Massachusetts. Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed within one of the Harvard Registered Payroll States, which currently includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and California (CA for exempt positions only). Certain visa types and funding sources may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.About Us: About SEAS

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