Harvard University Sr. Communications Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University

Harvard Graduate School of Education


Job Function

Time Status

Center on the Developing Child

Salary Grade

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Duties & Responsibilities
The Senior Communications Manager, Technology will play a key role in both initiating and supporting activities in service of the mission of the Center on the Developing Child, a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary, University-wide center. Our mission is to drive science-based innovation to achieve breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Act as webmaster for Center's online presence with responsibility for overseeing the implementation of ongoing strategy. Manage and execute updates and maintenance of existing website and its content. Perform necessary server-side maintenance for Wordpress platform and related themes and plugins. Research, plan, and execute or oversee the implementation of new content, features, and functionality. Ensure compatibility of content across devices and compliance with accessibility standards and industry best practices.
• Employ advanced media and web production skills to the creation of new web content using video, audio, still imagery, and text. Responsible for developing, producing, and delivering new content and media while adhering to the Center's branding and preserving a consistent look across all communications products. Provide direction, specifications, and coordination to web developers, designers, and outside vendors and freelancers for development of advanced content such as interactive features, videos and animation, specialized graphics and multimedia.
• Work with Senior Communications Manager and communications team to develop and execute a coordinated strategy for the Center's online presence and multimedia products, including content development, dissemination, and evaluation. Ensure alignment and shareability of content across social media platforms and related dissemination platforms.
• Working closely with the Center's Finance Office, track and manage expenses for all areas of responsibility and participate in budget development, tracking, and accountability.

Basic Qualifications
Requirements: Bachelor's degree in communications, web development or related discipline, plus at least five years' experience in progressively responsible digital content development and management. Must have experience with website development and ongoing website management, a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, and a strong understanding of user-centric design and mobile optimization. Advanced knowledge of HTML and CSS is required. Significant experience with WordPress or equivalent content management system required.

Any applicant wishing to be considered for this position must indicate that they meet all of the basic requirements in either their cover letter or resume.

Pre-Employment Screening

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 or any other characteristic protected by law.