Administrator & Office Manager (full or part time)

Job Description

The Harwood Institute For Public Innovation is seeking an Administrator & Office Manager. The Administrator & Office Manager will provide logistical support to the President of the organization. The Administrator & Office Manager will also provide critical office management and logistical support to the larger organization. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who wants to be part of a fast growing, highly entrepreneurial and impactful team dedicated to tackling shared problems in communities and society.


  • Administrative Support to the President & Founder
    • Schedule Management – Manage the schedule of the Harwood Institute's President & Founder, Rich Harwood. Schedule all appointments and interact with all stakeholders and partners.
    • Travel – Book and coordinate roughly 20-40 trips per year for the President & Founder.
    • Logistics – Support all of the President’s logistical needs including receipt processing, technology management, and scheduling Harwood Institute board meetings.
  • Administrative Support to Projects & Partners
    • Consultant & Partner Coordination – Coordinate and schedule meetings with 15+ internal consultants and 20+ external institutional partners.
  • Office Management
    • Supplies & Vendors – Manage the Institute’s physical office and supply needs. Work with vendors and building landlord to keep supplies and services up to date.
    • Package Fulfillment – Send and receive all packages.
    • Phones & Visitors – Answer phones and receive office visitors.

Hours for this position are flexible with the possibility of benefits.

Candidates must be highly organized and have a minimum of 5 years of experience in administration and/or office management. 


To counteract divisiveness in today’s world, The Harwood Institute equips leaders and organizations to bridge divides, tackle shared challenges, and build potential in order to turn community into a collective force for change. 

The Harwood Institute began 30 years ago as a for-profit research and consulting firm. Now a highly entrepreneurial nonprofit, everything the Institute does remains market-tested and revenues are earned through services rather than donations to ensure relevance and impact.

The Institute has translated nearly $75 million of Research & Development spending into a practice we teach called Turning Outward about what it takes to create change in communities. Through training and coaching initiatives, research projects, convenings, strategy consulting, and change management, the Institute works with partners to apply the Turning Outward practice to their own contexts in order to drive social change and bring communities together. 

The Institute has spread its practice to all 50 states and 40 countries through partnerships with organizations such as United Way Worldwide, Goodwill Industries International, AARP, The Corporation For Public Broadcasting, The American Library Association, and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Institute also partners with organizations and communities to drive targeted social change at the local community level. A sample of partners include United Way of Greater Toronto (Canada), The Greater Clark Foundation (Kentucky), California State Library System, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (Australia), Hawaii Department of Education, New England Aquarium, and Walmart.

Send letter of inquiry along with your qualifications to Rich Harwood at

The Harwood Institute has a strong commitment to building a culturally diverse and inclusive team. We encourage women and minorities to apply. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.