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Harvard University Communications and Events Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

61360BRAuto req ID:61360BRJob Code:CM1057 Communications Management II Department Office Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Communications and Events ManagerSub-Unit:Interfaculty Initiatives Salary Grade ( :057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of relevant professional experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated excellence in writing, editing and knowledge of different media platforms, with experience working with highly technical subjects and the ability to develop content intended for sophisticated non-technical audiences.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, including event management-related duties, provide sound strategic communications advice, and demonstrate excellent judgment and advising on complex issues.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field preferred

  • Must be aware of and willing to learn about new developments in digital technology

  • Ability to work well with cross-functional teams across a complex, and changing organization

  • Experience with Design Software (e.g., In Design), Video editing (iMovie, Final Cut, Adobe Premier), Adobe Suite, Social Media Management Tools (Such as Buffer or Hootsuite) and WordPress strongly preferred.

Additional Information:PLEASE NOTE: Short-listed candidates will be required to submit a writing sample.

Harvard University supports a hybrid workplace model which will actively support some remote work. Please note hybrid workers must reside in a state where Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA).

Harvard University continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Please note that all new employees will be required to provide confirmation of primary series COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, as detailed on our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Webpage ( . Harvard University Health Services employees and other health care individuals are also required to be up to date on vaccination as described by the CDC. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Additional information regarding this requirement, exemptions, verification of vaccination status, and other related policies and resources may be found on the University’s COVID-19 Information Website ( .

Department:HGHIPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:Full time. Monday through Friday. 35 hours per week. Job Function:Communications Position Description:Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the Faculty Director and Executive Director in developing and executing a strategic communications framework that positions HGHI as a “go to” place for global health resources and knowledge. Work with HGHI’s leadership in the development of the communications and outreach plan.

  • Lead proactive content creation across digital and print platforms, including the website and social media, to effectively market HGHI’s events, fellowships, and programs.

  • Manage website content, in collaboration with relevant team members including timely updates of existing content and generation of new content. Specifically, manage pre-production, planning, logistics, drafting/capturing, editing, and posting (including uploads, captioning, cover images, titles, descriptions, trafficking etc.)

  • Manage a variety of third-party multimedia platforms (such as Twitter and Facebook), curate and update multimedia features on various platforms

  • Drive social media engagement and create campaigns around specific topics and events

  • Collect and interpret performance metrics to enhance future work. Conceive/research new opportunities, technology, and formats to reach new audiences

  • Manage HGHI’s weekly newsletter

  • Lead digital asset management efforts, including cataloging and tagging of videos, original photos, published works, stock photos, etc.

  • Coordinate announcements and publications among multiple project partners

  • Project-manage the production of printed materials from conception to finished products

  • Management of the communications budget, such as digital advertising and vendor budget. Oversight of external vendors and contractors.

  • Plan and execute outreach and engagement initiatives which may include symposia, seminars, panel discussions, guest speaker series, and workshops, ensuring events are strategically aligned with priorities and linked with communications outreach.

  • Ensure events are publicized to appropriate target audiences.

  • Other duties as assigned.

School/Unit:University Administration 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, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:The Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) is an interfaculty initiative that facilitates collaboration across the Harvard community and partners worldwide to advance global health equity. We tackle the greatest health challenges of our time through innovative transdisciplinary research, education, and partnerships that build knowledge and catalyze positive change in global health. The Communications and Events Manager will report to both the Executive Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Senior Communications Officer in Harvard Public Affairs and Communications (HPAC) and work closely with the Institute’s staff, and in coordination with HPAC and other communications colleagues across the University. This position is responsible for developing and executing the communications strategy for HGHI and the management of HGHI’s flagship events.

The Communications and Events Manager will work across programmatic portfolios at HGHI to increase the visibility of global health work across Harvard and maximize HGHI’s reach and engagement with diverse audiences around the world. This position will lead HGHI’s overall communications both internally and externally and oversee public-facing communications events (virtual and in-person). The ideal candidate is a well-organized and collaborative self-starter who is passionate about storytelling and translating complex topics into accessible narratives in multiple formats. S/he will have fluency in these formats as well as the willingness to learn new tools and innovate.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.