Harvard University Communications Sr Spcialist II in Cambridge, Massachusetts

47994BRAuto req ID:47994BRJob Code:CM0659 Communications Sr Spcialist II Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Director of CommunicationsSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:059Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree is required

  • 8+ years of related experience, including increasingly responsible experience in communications, journalism, public/media relations, or related field, required

Additional Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree is preferred

  • Experience in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, InDesign preferred

  • Solid understanding of social media from a journalistic perspective preferred

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills preferred

  • Strong research, writing and editing skills with attention to detail preferred

  • Experience advising senior leaders preferred

  • Executive presence; comfortable providing incisive, strategic counsel preferred

  • Experience being a results-oriented team player preferred

Additional Information:The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan School’s mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here.

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:

Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.

Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!

Department:Francois Xavier Bagnoud CenterPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Communications Duties & Responsibilities:The Francois Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center is a leading voice in the protection of children worldwide. Since its inception in 1993, the FXB Center has worked to promote the rights and well-being of children, initially orphans and those affected by HIV and AIDS, and has evolved to lead analysis and advocacy on behalf of the world’s abandoned and neglected children.

The FXB Center is led by the Director of the Center and her management team which consists of the Director of Research, the Executive Director and the Associate Director of Finance and Administration. The FXB Center is home to a mix of faculty, research associates, students, research assistants, administrative staff and affiliated FXB Fellows. In total, the FXB Center consists of 19 core members and over 30 affiliated Fellows.

The communications opportunities and challenges at the Harvard FXB Center reflect the constantly developing global landscape of health and human rights. The Harvard FXB Center is engaged both domestically and internationally with a wide range of internal and external audiences. Working closely with the Center Director, the Executive Director, and the faculty of the Harvard FXB Center, the Director of Communications has oversight of internal and external communications, creating and overseeing the Center’s editorial strategy, developing content and messaging that bring to life the mission of the Center, conveying its distinctiveness as a leader in health and human rights, and building an image of the Center that leverages the excellence of its individual programs and the power of the collective portfolio. In so doing, the Director of Communications will leverage their knowledge of digital, traditional and social media to create innovative integrated communications programs and campaigns.

Reporting to the Center Director, the primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Design of the global communications strategy to develop integrated marketing and communications plans that enhance the Center’s image in the world and differentiate it from its peers

  • Create and manage a world-class content strategy and innovative communications programs that leverage and integrate all media platforms and channels, increasing awareness of the work of the Center and its impact in the world and contributing to its legacy as reflected in the Center’s archives

  • Ensure that Center Director and Faculty engages and informs the HSPH community (faculty, staff, students) about important initiatives and timely developments

  • Prepare speeches, briefing papers, op-eds, and other communications related projects

  • Seek and create opportunities to share important initiatives and timely developments with content teams via SPH channels and to the broader University community

  • Develop and manage a sustained internal-facing communications program that helps to strengthen the Center’s sense of community, engagement, awareness, and pride

  • Cultivate and manage relationships with influencers in both traditional and new media that can bring visibility to the work of the Center and elevate its profile

  • Create and oversee a strategic master editorial calendar, driving weekly discussions about content for the Center’s internet and social media platforms

  • Manage the creation of editorial plans and content for all programs, providing specialized writing and editing support as needed

  • Establish a dashboard of reliable metrics to gauge the effectiveness of communications campaigns, identifying trends to optimize content

  • Actively build community with other communications teams across the School

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

    PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term end date of 2 years from date of hire, with the possibility of extension.

    School/Unit:Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 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.