Center Administrator

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Boston, MASSACHUSETTS


Harvard Medical School


Job-Specific Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of the Center for Computational Biomedicine (CCB) at Harvard Medical School (HMS), the Center Administrator is the senior administrative leader for program planning and development, governance, education, and management activities for the CCB. The Center Administrator provides general administrative direction and oversight for all activities of the CCB, including participating in planning and program development; ensuring compliance with governmental and institutional policy; developing and implementing educational modules, and developing and monitoring budgets. They will serve as a senior advisor for strategic planning and execution of research projects. 

Scope of the Portfolio: The CCB manages multiple large and small software and analytic development projects. There is a strong educational component and many interactions with departments in HMS and across Harvard. The CCB develops shared data and analytic resources to serve a broad constituency. A background and interest in health science, particularly an advanced degree in biology or quantitative science, would be an asset.

Responsibilities: Program Planning and Development ~ 30% effort Participates in the development of a broad array of research strategic planning and programming. Creates and recommends governance models and operational structures; develops staffing models and job descriptions. Provides financial modeling. Reviews activities of various programs as required and identifies new or enhanced operating models; identifies opportunities for common or coordinated infrastructure.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree 7+ years of progressive University administration experience, preferably in higher education, hospital, or closely related setting.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Master’s degree or other related advanced degree preferred. An ability to communicate clearly and effectively.  An ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment. Flexibility and willingness to take on new challenges.

Additional Information

This is a one-year term position with strong potential for renewal.

This Staff role is starting as a remote position due to the COVID-19 pandemic and while the Massachusetts COVID-19 state of emergency restrictions are still in place. The current remote nature of this role is considered temporary and may change as the University continues to evaluate options. While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines, local on-campus work may be expected for some roles. Harvard Medical School does support flexible schedules, subject to individual departments’ business needs.

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

We are committed to cultivating an  inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, incredibly affordable classes directly at the Harvard Extension School, and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
  • Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
  • Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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Job Function

General Administration


USA - MA - Boston

Job Code

361058 Administrative Manager


Center for Computational Biomedicine


00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Pre-Employment Screening

Criminal, Education, Identity


​35 hrs. per week | Monday - Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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