Content Developer at Harvard University

Posted in Information Technology 7 days ago.

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Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Harvard University

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Content Developer
Harvard Business School

Job Summary

The mission of Harvard Business School (HBS) is to educate leaders who make a difference in the world. Harvard Business School Online is Harvard Business School's vision of business education reimagined for the digital age. The HBS Online team, dedicated to delivering high quality business education through innovative online concepts, is in a period of growth and expansion. Benefits include being part of the HBS culture of learning and exposure to the larger while enjoying a fast-paced and high-energy environment.

Reporting to the Director, Content Development, the Content Developer works as part of a matrixed team to develop novel online learning experiences for HBS Online.

NOTE: This position is a fully benefits-eligible term appointment ending June 30, 2023, with the possibility of renewal.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Content Development

  • Work as an integral part of the HBS Online team to develop courses with HBS faculty members
  • Provide expertise to faculty and other stakeholders through the development of a comprehensive understanding of HBS Online course platform capabilities, user experience guidelines, and pedagogical possibilities
  • Work with faculty to articulate learning objectives that fit the product/go-to market strategy and create HBS Online course blueprint
  • Draft a wide variety of written content, including expository text, scripts for faculty video recordings, question prompts, and exercises

Course Delivery

During the inaugural cohorts of a new course, the Content Developer will:
  • Respond to content-specific inquiries from current students
  • Aid the platform development team in troubleshooting issues at the intersection of course content and technology
  • Maintain course content in the HBS Online platform
  • Evaluate student participation in the course

Basic Qualifications

BA/BS degree and 5 years related experience or coursework or advanced degree with 3 years of experience

Additional Qualifications
  • This opening requires work experience or significant coursework in the areas of finance, accounting, or related topics
  • Intellectual curiosity, a passion for education, and a collaborative spirit
  • Ability to learn and utilize technical abilities of the course platform
Prior work or research experience that demonstrates:
  • Capability to identify priorities, balance competing demands, and manage work to deadline
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to tell a story from disparate pieces of information
  • Attention to detail
  • Facilitation experience
  • Stakeholder management