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Harvard University Communications Management I in Cambridge, Massachusetts

64067BRAuto req ID:64067BRJob Code:405004 Comm Professional (N) Department Office Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Communications ManagerSub-Unit:Arts and Humanities Salary Grade ( :056Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

  • 3 years of administrative office or related experience.

  • Experience with content management systems (Drupal, Wordpress).

  • Basic HTML editing.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • BA/BS; MA preferred.

  • Graduate work in Ukrainian or Slavic Studies and working knowledge of Ukrainian or one other Slavic language a plus.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products – Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Windows Movie Maker; proficiency with Adobe products – Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop; proficiency; experience using Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and knowledge of other social media platforms; experience with video editing; experience with online content accessibility matters.

  • Ability to carry out website and social media data analytics; experience optimizing website content.

  • Excellent time management and interpersonal skills; ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks and meet deadlines with minimal supervision; demonstrated initiative and attention to detail; ability to handle complex and confidential information with discretion; ability to work across teams and with a variety of projects and constituencies.

  • Solid writing, editing, and proofreading skills.

  • English Language fluency both verbal and written.

  • Experience with project management and promotion desirable.

  • Experience with survey/data collection tools a plus.

Additional Information:We regret that we will not be able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.Department:Ukrainian Research InstitutePre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:Communications Position Description:

The Communications Manager’s responsibilities include:

  • Writing, soliciting, editing content for the Institute’s website and ensuring that content is both up-to-date and presented in a uniform way.

  • Writing profile features articles about the faculty, students, and visiting scholars/fellows for the website and printed materials.

  • Designing and producing collateral and promotional materials, newsletters, briefing documents, annual reports and other ad hoc reports.

  • Referring media to the appropriate Institute faculty and program experts.

  • Developing press releases and talking points.

  • Producing and scheduling social media campaigns for events, publications, fellowships, etc.

  • Producing short, shareable social media and HURI website video clips from selected Institute events.

  • Developing, creating, and assisting with the production of regular news content about the Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program, Publications program, Library program, and MAPA Project.

  • Working with MAPA manager to create online MAPA tutorials.

  • Taking publication-quality photographs at HURI events for use on the website and in printed material; organizing and maintaining HURI's digital photographs archive.

  • Working with the HURI team to ensure proper recording of lectures, seminars, symposia, and conferences.

  • Assisting with potential development efforts through writing appeals, stewardship, and acknowledgement letters.

  • Assisting in the preparation of grant proposals.

  • Preparing and copy-editing other written materials as requested.

  • Developing mechanisms to track former students and fellows and to craft communications vehicles to maintain/cultivate continuing relationships with them as members of the HURI community.

School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences 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.Physical Requirements:

Occasional light lifting (around 20 pounds)

Working Conditions:

Office with a desk

Job Summary:

The function of the Communications Manager is to handle communications across the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and, in consultation with Institute program stakeholders, to develop and manage strategies, including graphic standards branding to ensure consistency in all forms of communications about HURI’s mission and programs. In addition, this individual manages the Institute’s media presence including social media and other online means to ensure visibility of the Institute’s work; promotes Institute programs and special events; regularly informs the public about the Institute’s on-going activities, initiatives, and successes. Acts as HURI's first point of contact and initial spokesperson in relation to Harvard media and external media.

The Communications Manager works in collaboration with the Director, Executive Director, primary program leads, and other HURI administrative staff. The position comes under the direct supervision of the Executive Director.

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) LinkedIn Recruiter Tag (for internal use only):#LI-JB1Work Format Details:This is a hybrid position that is based in Massachusetts. Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed within one of the Harvard Registered Payroll States, which currently includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and California (CA for exempt positions only). Certain visa types and funding sources may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.About Us:The Ukrainian Research Institute (HURI) was established to advance knowledge of Ukraine in the United States and abroad through research, teaching, and publication, particularly in history, language, and literature. With Ukraine's independence in 1991, the Institute's mission has broadened to include contemporary political, social, and economic issues. HURI also supports the study of diverse religious and ethnic groups that make their home in Ukraine, acts as a bridge between Ukrainian studies and the study of Russia, Poland, Turkiye, Belarus, and Moldova, and works to develop connections with Ukraine's emerging cultural and academic institutions.