Student Program Coordinator for Memorial Church at Harvard University

  • 07 Jun 2021 9:22 AM
    Message # 10601015


    Student Program Coordinator

    University Administration


    Job Summary

    The Memorial Church seeks to build an inclusive community with a commitment to fostering students’ spiritual, personal, social, and intellectual growth.  Reporting to Associate Minister, the Student Program Coordinator actively demonstrates that the Memorial Church is a place of hospitality, acceptance, warmth, and belonging – helping students to experience a sense of God’s grace by coordinating student programming, worship, and events. 

    Job-Specific Responsibilities

    Student Programs:

    Coordinates and executes existing student programs and events, including the Student Advisory Board, Student Deacons.

    Hires and supervises the student Front Desk Attendants who perform reception duties in the Student Oasis.

    Designs and implements new student ministry and programming initiatives with the Pusey Minister and Associate Minister according to the mission and goals of the Memorial Church and the greater One Harvard Initiative.

    Researches and develops programming for a range of student populations, with particular attention to under-resourced and underrepresented groups at Harvard University.

    Works with Student Life Offices across the University to manage the Memorial Church’s involvement in campus-wide events, such as Orientation, Vistas, and Commencement.

    Engages Harvard affiliates and community members through individual drop-in meetings, recurring small group events/series, and collaborative signature programs with Memorial Church staff and other University departments.

    Leads Morning Prayers once a week and participates in Sunday services on a regular basis.

    Administrative Assistance:

    Coordinates student participation and leadership related to worship and communal life, including, but not limited to soliciting student contributions to our daily newsletter, identifying lesson readers and communion servers for worship, and inviting student Morning Prayers speakers.

    Manages student programming budget, including the Mignon & Stuart Jones ’77 Student Ministry Fund.

    Works with Memorial Church clergy and staff toward planning University-wide services and events, such as Carols Services, Holy Week, and Commencement Services.

    Completes various administrative tasks necessary to the general operation of the church office.

    Performs other work-related duties as assigned.

    Basic Qualifications

    Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:

    Five or more years of related experience. Education beyond high school may count towards experience.


    Additional Qualifications and Skills

    College degree preferred, or an equivalent of education plus relevant experience in an office environment.

    Seminary or theological training, such as MA in Religious Studies, MTS, or MDiv, preferred.

    A successful candidate has knowledge and experience of the Harvard College undergraduate environment

    An interest in working with diverse, talented, and highly motivated Harvard students, as well as a commitment to holistic student well-being.

    Previous chaplaincy experience and familiarity with Christian ministry preferred.

    Possesses good judgment, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a willingness to take initiative. Flexibility, organization, and a positive attitude are also preferred.

    Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs.  Prior experience with Harvard technology and systems a plus.

    Additional Information

    PLEASE NOTE: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with the transition to onsite in Cambridge when the office reopens.

    We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and the lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.

    Job Function

    General Administration


    USA - MA - Cambridge

    Job Code

    403040 Coordinator II


    Office of the President and Provost


    Memorial Church

    Time Status


    Salary Grade



    55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

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    Full time. Monday through Friday. 35 hours per week. 

    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.

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