Hiring: Instructional Media Coordinator

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Hiring: Instructional Media Coordinator

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Instructional Media Coordinator (IMC) will  work closely with the team on key programs of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s educational arm, the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard, and will also contribute to special projects for HHI as a whole.  The IMC will develop a new Humanitarian Academy at Harvard learning management system and will integrate the current HHI/Academy programs with this new LMS.  In addition, s/he will manage other customized learning management systems for programs focused on humanitarian learning as well as a number of HTML5-based microsites.  The successful candidate will have strong project management skills and be comfortable with multi-tasking and prioritizing across projects.  S/he will be working closely with various project teams to conceptualize content, to strategize about digital media components, and to implement such strategies. 

The IMC must be results-driven and a productive team player. The IMC will also manage maintenance of HHI’s website and identify and address technical problems and updates across the suite of our digital products.  The IMC will be responsible for conducting usability testing and collecting, presenting and using data using Google analytics to inform further improvements.  There may be special projects related to the creation of interactive and static infographics, using Photoshop and Illustrator.  The IMC will also be expected to stay abreast of current best practices and trends in web development and within higher education. In general, the Instructional Media Coordinator must be comfortable collaborating with educators, researchers, administrators, students, and humanitarian professionals in the planning and execution of projects to the fullest possible satisfaction of all key stakeholders.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years work experience in related field; combination of education and experience will be considered
  • 1 year knowledge and experience with HTML, and Drupal and/or Moodle 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • Willingness to learn and master Drupal and/or Moodle
  • Working knowledge of Storyline2/Articulate and other eLearning products
  • Strong sense of aesthetic/visual design sense
  • Experience working with learning management systems
  • Knowledge of CSS and Photoshop
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to prioritize across competing needs and projects
  • Collaborative and able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to work with short deadlines
  • Working knowledge of Google Analytics
  • Knowledge of online learning technologies, including rapid authoring tools and learning management platforms a plus

About the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) was founded in 2005 and has become the largest and most influential University-wide program in humanitarian leadership in the United States. As an Inter-faculty Initiative, HHI leverages the multidisciplinary resources at Harvard University to create partnerships with NGOs, UN agencies, governments and universities to improve the quality, accountability and effectiveness of humanitarian aid in war, conflict and disaster.  HHI has major programs in humanitarian technology, vulnerable populations, women in war, climate and urbanization and disaster resilience.


If you are interested in the position, please email your cover letter and resume to stannehi@hsph.harvard.edu

More information

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