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Teacher and Program Coordinator

Teacher and Program Coordinator

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PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time


Teacher and Program Coordinator

Harvard Medical School


Position Description

HMS MEDscience’s mission is to address the inspiration gap in STEM education by providing students with opportunities to enhance the necessary 21st Century skills for success in their academic and future careers. Our vision is that all students, regardless of background, education, or zip code, should have equal opportunities in education and the sciences. Our program immerses students in realistic and dynamic simulated medical emergencies that promote teamwork and problem-solving skills. HMS MEDscience engages over 2,700 high school students (including over 900 Boston Public School students) through school-year and summer programs. 65% of the students who engage in school-year programming identify themselves as being part of a racial/ethnic group that is underrepresented in medicine.

HMS MEDscience has an opening for an experienced team teacher for its high school biology-based enrichment program serving a diverse population. In addition to teaching, this position will be responsible for coordinating the logistics of our programming for various partners and supporting the training of volunteers who join our teaching team. This team member will work effectively within a culture inclusive of individuals with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations, and appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals.

Core Duties:
Lead Teacher
Delivers interactive lectures, simulation cases, and debriefs that utilize innovative and unique pedagogy techniques aligned with program goals of critical thinking, problem-solving, building teamwork, communication skills, developing personal health literacy, and continued interest in STEM fields Collaborates with the MEDscience team to deliver a semester-long curriculum to over 80 participating high schools, several week-long summer programs, and modules
Instruct students in medical skills, terminology, and scientific literacy (training provided).

Program Coordination
  • Coordinates the programming for at least 20 partnering high school classroom teachers for the fall and spring semester courses: discuss logistics, individualize program curriculum calendar, provide program materials, monitor completion of required paperwork & surveys.
  • Coordinates within the MEDscience teaching team: establish roles for each session, responsible for the set-up and breakdown of session materials.
  • Provide support and training as needed to partnering high school teachers, interns, and volunteers on the MEDscience curriculum and pedagogy.
  • Supervise student survey administration ensuring 100% rate of completion

Teacher Training
Trains newly hired teachers and volunteers on the curriculum, meeting ahead of class sessions to run training and observing classes to provide feedback.

Curriculum Development
Assist in refining written materials for pedagogy evaluation, and other documents needed for program expansion
Works with the Program Director and teaching team to develop and support curricular innovation and cultural competency in the classroom.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and a strong team player who enjoys working as part of a “lean team” - pitching in wherever needed.
  • Excellent written communication and oral presentation skills.
  • Excellent project management skills with proven attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple demands.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training, curriculum development, and nonprofit experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility.
  • Highly motivated self-starter.

Additional Information

This is a one-year term position from the date of hire, with the possibility of extension, contingent upon work performance and continued funding to support the position. 

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

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

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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Work Format Details

This position is based primarily on-campus, in Massachusetts. This may include in-person during emergency situations (if applicable). Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. Certain visa types may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.


We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Job Function

General Administration

Department Office Location

USA - MA - Boston

Job Code

358056 Admin Pro/Indiv Contrib

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Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

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…

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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