Join the Harvardwood Board of Directors - January 2015

The Harvardwood Board of Directors (BOD) is coming up on elections for its next term, and we are looking for some energetic individuals to fill a few great positions!  The Harvardwood BOD is the managing body that oversees the volunteer efforts of Harvardwood members worldwide and has worked to create an impressive array of events, programs, and online resources over the past fifteen years.  As a member of this dynamic team, you will play a large role in determining the priorities and setting the course for the entire organization. 

Below is a list of Board positions we are looking to fill.  Each Harvardwood Board member holds office for a period of two years, until his or her successor is elected and qualifies.  Board members should have a strong interest in fostering career education and networking among Harvard University alumni and students and has either completed a degree program at Harvard University or has a strong enough affiliation to Harvard as determined by a majority of the existing directors.  Board members must be of the age of majority in CA, and should be able to attend quarterly board meetings in the Los Angeles area (Board members in other locations can participate via conference call; note that for some positions, a presence in LA is ideal). 

To be considered, please submit your resume and a brief statement of qualification (1 or 2 paragraphs) to [email protected] by Friday, January 9, 2014.  (Please be sure to write your statement in the body of your email.)

- Co-Director, Harvardwood Film Festival

The Associate Director for the Harvardwood Film Festival will assist the Director in producing this annual event.  The Harvardwood Film Festival looks to showcase the work of Harvard filmmakers around the world.  The Associate Director will assist the Director in securing a venue, soliciting submissions, and coordinating the overall logistics for this event. 

- Associate Director, Harvardwood Publishing

Harvardwood Publishing is expanding in a range of exciting new ways in 2015. The Director seeks an associate director to help develop a range of projects. We are publishing an anthology in partnership with the Harvard Review, relaunching the Harvardwood imprint as an e-publisher with exciting new fiction and our first original anthology, The Seven Deadly Sins, and announcing a major new international literary prize. A knowledge of and passion for electronic publishing would be welcome as well as ease in the world of sponsorship and marketing.

- Associate Director, Harvardwood Writers’ Program - TV

The Associate Director of HWP - TV will assist the Director in overseeing this ongoing program that currently serves TV writers in Los Angeles and New York, with possible expansion to Boston and other cities, as well as online. HWP - TV module groups are formed each fall and spring, and meet regularly to workshop original material and to hear from experienced guest speakers in different fields.  Scripts written during these four-month modules are often read by industry executives, agents, and/or producers. The Associate Director will assist in organizing guest speaker events, panels, and the modules.

- Associate Director, Harvardwood Summer Internship Program 

The HSIP Associate Director assists the Director in producing this summer career development program for current Harvard students.  The HSIP provides a list of summer internship opportunities in the arts, media and entertainment to interested Harvard students.  In addition to garnering this list, the Director and Associate Director coordinate career-related activities throughout the summer for participating students and companies in NYC and LA (and/or other cities in which there is critical mass).

- Associate Director, Membership Experience

The Associate Director of Membership Experience will aid the Director in determining why people become Full Members and implement strategies for keeping members engaged in the organization. This person will serve as one of the points of contact for current members on how to best utilize Harvardwood.  He/she will assist the Director in relaying information to the Board about what is important to members and how to make the overall membership experience better. The ideal candidate for this position is personable, approachable, and enthusiastic about Harvardwood’s potential for service. 

- Associate Director, Harvardwood Music

The Associate Director of Harvardwood Music will assist the Director in fostering networking, professional development, creative collaboration, and exposure for all musicians affiliated with Harvard. This person will also assist with the organization and administration of the Harvardwood Radio station and the annual online Harvardwood Karaoke Contest. The Associate Director of Harvardwood Music must reside in Los Angeles.

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