Opportunities

Fellowships

The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities will host top leaders in the field of green building through an exclusive, sponsored fellowship program. Requirements and details about how to apply will be posted as soon they become available.

 

Employment

Director of Administration »

The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities is seeking a Director of Administration who will be responsible for ensuring that the Center’s programming, external relations, and communications reflects the Center’s core mission and strategic priorities as outlined by the founding faculty director. The Director of Administration will provide leadership on and oversee day-to-day operations with overall responsibility for effective and timely management of projects and programs.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing all administrative staff and operations including finance, human resources, communications, events, and project management.
  • Provides leadership for  the Center’s communications, outreach, and external relations programs for expanding constituencies within the university and outside, including newsletters, mailings, publications dissemination, web site development, and press releases; writes a wide variety of material used to promote the Center and its programs.
  • Manages annual budgets and oversees the tracking of monthly budget records; reviews gift, sponsored research, and investment accounts; grant proposals and sponsored research contracts; oversees purchasing, expenditures, and other financial processes.
  • Oversees the Center’s events schedule including conferences, lecture series, and workshops.
  • Works with Faculty Directors in writing annual reports, executive summary, and other strategic reports as necessary.
  • Oversees the internal appointment process for post-doc fellows, research assistants, research associates, and other academic appointments.
  • Represents the Center at public events and University meetings as needed.
  • Establishes and disseminates the Center’s policies, particularly focused on new appointments, finance, and general administrative processes. Provides strategy for administration and internal governance (policies and procedures).
  • Other related duties as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • Supervises administrative staff

Basic Qualifications

  • Advanced academic degree in Design, Economics, Business or related discipline, required, with minimum of 8 years’ experience in academic administration and program management required.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft office products including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel required.

Additional Qualifications

  • PhD or other doctoral degree preferred.
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to synthesize data in clear written form are required.
  • Must have ability to handle highly sensitive information with complete discretion, listen well, synthesize multiple viewpoints, and provide strategic recommendations. Ability to resolve complex problems with a high degree of independent thinking. Strong communication skills and proven expertise in budgeting and personnel management.
  • Advanced knowledge of project management and program development, with excellent writing skills. Capable of effectively managing multiple projects and responsibilities, as well as leading the Center’s program and administrative staff.

Apply via ASPIRE using Autoreq ID 40905BR.

 

Post Doctoral Fellow: Computational Support for Energy Conscious Design, Analysis & Operation »

The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities in Cambridge, MA is seeking a researcher for a postdoctoral position in the area of Computational Support for Energy-conscious Design, Analysis and Operation, with an emphasis on wearable technology, environmental sensors, smart building components, data visualization, augmented reality, and sensory mediation.

This research group explores beyond the boundaries of traditional disciplines to instigate dramatic changes in the way we understand, experience and design space and energy. Existing and emerging projects in which the postdoctoral researcher could be involved include:

  • Designing and evaluating new wearable technologies to enhance spatial and sensory experience.
  • Designing and evaluating sensor systems and smart building components to enhance comfort, efficiency, and evaluation and control systems.
  • Designing and evaluating new wearable technologies to support architectural/urban design as it relates to energy conscious building practices.
  • Developing data visualization and augmented and virtual reality techniques linked to wearable devices, building/environmental sensors, and design and control systems.
  • Evaluating existing and emergent technologies within the “Internet of Things” that relate to energy performance and efficiency, comfort, control, and visualization.

Ideal applicants will have a background in app development, human-computer interaction, info-graphics, experience building prototypes (software and/or hardware), and experience designing and running user studies.   Experience with energy-related topics, image processing, computer vision, and machine learning are preferable.

Innovative, creative, out of box thinking and demonstrated success working on teams are also important.

The review process is competitive, based on academic record, as well as professional and extra-curricular experience. Applicants should submit cover letter, resume and any other materials detailing personal experience and research interests to cgbc@gsd.harvard.edu.

 

Research Assistant »

The Harvard Center for Green Building and Cities may have a few Research Assistant openings for the 2015-2016 academic year. Research Assistants will work within the Center’s modeling and application dimensions; however, interaction with the economic team is possible as well.

The review process is competitive, based on academic record, as well as professional and extra-curricular experience. Applicants should submit cover letter, resume and any other materials detailing personal experience and research interests to cgbc@gsd.harvard.edu.