Job Opening: Program Administrator

The Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School seeks a temporary Program Administrator for 3 months+. Responsibilities include: coordinating operations as well as staff and students for ongoing web-based and print projects and events. Specific responsibilities include:

Coordination of student workers, projects, events:

  • Coordinating the hiring process of RAs; Coordinating RA work and following up with them to ensure timely submission of work to Program staff and faculty
  • Monitoring the progress of all major Program projects, and creating weekly status for Program director and staff
  • Plan and execute logistics for weekly events 

Communications: Draft formal letters at the direction of the Program Director or Staff, respond to general-inquiry emails, correspond with Program staff, student and global editors 

Office Management:

  • Keeping the calendar of the Program updated with the latest events.
  • Keeping the Contacts Database updated with new email subscriptions, etc.
  • General office management: keeping the space clean, ensuring things are neat, enough supplies are on hand, etc.
  • Perform other duties as necessary

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 2 or more years of related experience in administrative environment 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Independent thinker and multitasker
  • Strong communications skills
  • Problem solving aptitude
  • Proficiency with variety of software and ability to learn new ones 

Additional Information: 

This is a temporary, non-benefited and non-union position for 3+ months.


$25 per hour 


To apply please send a resume, a cover letter, unofficial transcripts and list of three references and their contact information to

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