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Harvard University Communications Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

63529BRAuto req ID:63529BRJob Code:403040 Coordinator II Department Office Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Communications AssociateSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :055Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Five or more years of related experience in communications, publishing, or related field. Education may count toward experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

We are looking for people who have:

  • Excellent judgment, attention to detail, organizational skills, oral and written communication abilities.

  • Experience using online collaboration tools such as Google Drive, Microsoft suite, Asana, Zoom.

  • Experience with creating content for and managing mailing list (e.g., Mailchimp) and social media platforms (e.g., Twitter, LinkedIn, Threads).

  • Familiarity and experience with web development platforms (e.g., WordPress).

  • Experience and/or commitment to ensuring events and public-facing materials are accessible to all audiences, including those with disabilities.

  • Experience and/or interest in communicating around labor-related issues and policy.

  • Experience and/or interest in using and leveraging data analytics (e.g., Google Analytics).

  • Experience using graphic design/illustration software (e.g., Canva, Adobe PhotoShop, InDesign) a plus.

Additional Information:

This is a three year term appointment with potential for renewal subject to funding and departmental need.

We regret that Harvard Law School is unable to provide visa sponsorship for staff positions.

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Harvard Law School (  is a place where you can thrive.

Department:Center for Labor and a Just EconomyPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:35hrs/week, M-FJob Function:Communications, General AdministrationPosition Description:

As a Communications Associate, you will:

  • Support in developing, executing, and refining the Center for Labor and a Just Economy's communications strategy.

  • Track media engagement and identify opportunities to expand the Center’s outreach.

  • Provide support for public-facing events and presentations.

  • Draft content for and manage the Center’s social media platforms.

  • Produce and disseminate regular email newsletters.

  • Support the design, development, and release of publications and reports.

  • Assist in managing key media partnerships and work collaboratively with Harvard Law School central comms and external partners as opportunities arise.

  • Track and report qualitative content performance data and leverage analytics to make recommendations on driving content strategy decisions.

  • Maintain the Center’s contact database.

School/Unit:Harvard Law School 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 Communications Associate will support outreach around the work of the Center for Labor and a Just Economy's sponsored programs, as well as core administrative needs of the Center. The Associate will play an integral role in advancing the Center’s programming objectives, which include shaping narratives around progressive labor issues and amplifying research, strategy, and policy recommendations for worker empowerment.

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.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard’s Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)