The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative is a joint effort of Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School, in close collaboration with and funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, to advance leadership, management, and innovation in cities. The program aims to equip mayors and their senior leaders with the tools, skills, and support required to tackle complex organizational challenges faced in running cities. The initiative is comprised of executive education (e.g. classes for mayors and senior city government leaders), ongoing support for cities in applying and spreading the learning throughout their organizations (e.g. coaching, workshops, research support), and research and curriculum development (e.g. new cases, tools for the classroom, and knowledge about municipal governance and problem-solving) to advance the field of city leadership around the world.
The Initiative seeks to add a dynamic and exceptional Academic Content Producer to work closely with the Program Manager for Content and Communications to create specific content outputs and design them for target audiences to be disseminated through relevant channels. On curriculum development and research projects, the Academic Content Producer works closely with faculty to produce new teaching cases and to make academic insights relevant for practitioners. The Academic Content Producer is responsible for the management and coordination of all projects as well as the development and production of text, audio, visual, and other content.
Key responsibilities include: · Teaching Case Production o Evaluate and present early ideas for new teaching cases that align with the Initiative's curriculum goals o Conduct desk research spanning academic literature, gray literature, public domain content, and media reports o Establish interview protocols and conduct in-person interviews remotely and in the field with city leaders, business leaders, non-profit leaders, and faculty o Seek opportunities to create video and multi-media content to supplement teaching cases o Write and edit class-ready teaching cases, teaching notes, and other pedagogical artifacts o Work with faculty to structure teaching plans for their sessions o Manage teaching case projects from inception to completion o Review teaching cases produced by other writers for the Initiative, offering comments, advice, mentorship, and consistency notes when needed · Book Production o Draft outlines for books, including overviews, introductions, chapters, etc. o Edit book content and chapters written by faculty, ensuring consistency across the content and alignment with the Initiative's goals o Seek opportunities to create video and multi-media content to supplement books o Manage book projects from inception to completion · Video and Audio Production o Plan video and audio productions to accompany teaching cases, books, articles and other pedagogical material o Direct production crews, work with editors and post-production professionals to hone audio-visual narratives that support/reinforce the goals of the academic content o Manage video and audio production projects from inception to completion
This is a term appointment that runs until September 30, 2020.
The Ash Center is a vibrant and values-driven community. We are committed to diversity and welcome people of varied backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and disciplines. We actively seek applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA+ community, military veterans, persons with disabilities and underrepresented backgrounds.
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Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Advanced degree in a relevant field of study plus 7 years of relevant experience.
·Experience writing teaching cases, teaching notes, and supporting faculty
·The ability to communicate persuasively, concisely, and clearly in writing; case-writing experience a plus.
·Understanding of the leadership, managerial, and organizational challenges associated with governing cities.
·Familiarity with the academic and professional literature on mayoral leadership, urban governance, public sector innovation, etc.
·Demonstrated understanding of Executive Education.
·A track record of delivering on commitments, and operating with speed, accuracy, and strong judgment.
·The ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively, and recognize which one is most appropriate at which time.
·Intellectual curiosity and passion for public sector innovation.
·A relentless work ethic—coupled with an enthusiasm for rolling up their sleeves to do whatever it takes to get work done—whether strategic and/or routine and mundane.
·Excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to ask insightful and probing questions while keeping people at ease.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 47794BR
About Harvard University Kennedy School
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.