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Library Leadership Intern, Harvard Institutes for Higher Education, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Institutes for Higher Education (HIHE), part of Professional Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is hiring a Library Leadership Student Intern for Fall Semester 2019. HIHE offers executive education and professional development programs for multiple constituencies within the higher education sector. In a typical calendar year, HIHE delivers both residential and online executive education experiences to more than 750 college and university administrators. Additional information about HIHE is available at: http://www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe/programs/highered.


The Library Leadership Student Intern will perform a variety of market research and outreach-oriented duties in support of the rebranding and repositioning of a program formerly called "Library Leadership in a Digital Age," an experience designed for leaders working in multiple library settings (higher education, K-12, public libraries, etc.). Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:

  • Conduct market research to identify appropriate markets, organizations, an individuals for the newly-developed program.
  • Help develop and execute marketing campaigns to attract participants to the newly-developed program.
  • Work with and periodically update marketing and alumni databases to maximize the impact of marketing/outreach efforts in support of the newly-developed program.
  • Collaborate and coordinate program outreach activities with members of the Professional Education Marketing and Admissions team.
  • Provide personalized outreach and other individualized communication to prospective program participants in ways that maximize program enrollment.
  • Any other duties that emerge during the internship period that support successful marketing, outreach, and delivery of the newly-developed program.

Ideal candidates must have a strong commitment to librarianship and demonstrated interest in the professional development of library leaders. Prior background or experience in higher education marketing and/or library administration are preferred, but not required. The intern will work an average of 10-15 hours per week and will be compensated at the rate of $20.00 per hour. The appointment is for Fall Semester 2019, with the possibility of renewal (by mutual agreement) for Spring Semester 2020.


Those interested in this opportunity should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and writing sample as soon as possible but no later than June 30, 2019 to:

Joseph P. Zolner
Educational Chair, Library Leadership in a Digital Age Harvard
Graduate School of Education, joseph_zolner@harvard.edu

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