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Harvard University Marketing Design Specialist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

58037BRAuto req ID:58037BRJob Code:402038 Media Technician IV-Specialist Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Marketing Design SpecialistSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :054Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

The following qualifications are the minimum threshold for which a candidate must meet in order to be considered for this role.

  • Education beyond High School is required (ex. Associated degree, technical courses in graphic design).

  • Minimum three years of design experience in a Marketing, Advertising, Communications or other directly related role.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

The following qualifications are strongly preferred. If you meet some, but not all, we still encourage you to apply. HUECU values employees with a willingness to learn.

  • Preference for degree in Design, Advertising, Communications or other Marketing related field

  • Exceptional computer skills, including fluency in Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud.

  • Strong knowledge of current graphic design and digital marketing best practices.

  • Experience with WordPress and Hubspot platforms.

  • Specific experience with Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Adobe Premier and After Effects.

  • Experience with copywriting and proofreading.

  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail and deadlines.

  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation abilities.

  • Understands digital marketing best practices, including emerging trends and new technology.

Additional Information:

Please provide a cover letter with your application. If your resume does not include a link to your portfolio, please include a PDF of work samples.

  • Please note: Harvard University requires a pre-employment reference and background screening, which includes OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control).

  • Harvard University is unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.

  • This position has a 90-day orientation and review period.

Harvard University Employees Credit Union:


Harvard University welcomes individuals with disabilities to apply for positions and participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact our University Disability Resources Department.

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:

Harvard’s Total Rewards Program is designed to attract, retain, and reward the performance of talented employees. Comprehensive benefits, generous paid time-off, access to education and professional development, and a vibrant campus with abundant cultural and recreational opportunities create a competitive and compelling total rewards package. As a Harvard staff member, you enjoy many perks that come with working for one of the top employers in Massachusetts.

Paid Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks accrued vacation days, 12 accrued sick days, 12.5 paid holidays plus winter recess, and 3 personal days awarded each calendar 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.

Harvard University Employees Credit Union: Our employees credit union provides a complete line of services for all your financial needs.

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.

Department:Harvard University Employees Credit UnionPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, Identity, Prohibited PartiesSchedule:M - F 7.00hrs per day/35.00hrs per week default schedule with a one hour unpaid lunch break.

Additional hours will be expected, either early/late weekdays and weekend hours based upon the business needs of the department. Expected to attend after hours meetings and events as required.

This position is part of the bargaining unit and is overtime eligible.Job Function:Communications Position Description:Reporting to the AVP of Marketing, this position assists in ensuring the successful implementation and design of the HUECU marketing plan and is responsible for design support of marketing and advertising objectives across all channels while maintaining brand identity.

Job specific responsibilities:

  • Develops original creative content for both digital, video and print campaigns.

  • Ensures consistent brand identity across all channels, including both external and internal communications.

  • Facilitates the updating of existing collateral materials and creative assets to maintain accuracy and relevance.

  • Along with the AVP of Marketing, maintains marketing calendar to ensure all advertising campaigns, communication plans, and other marketing activities are executed on schedule.

  • Communicates with vendors/partners, including designers, printers, and creative agencies to ensure timely production of materials and fulfillment of marketing projects.

  • Secures approval from internal stakeholders and third-party review services for all advertising collateral and other communications with regards to completeness, accuracy of information, and compliance.

  • Creates document templates and standardized design elements based on brand guidelines.

  • Ensures brand standards are adhered to and maintained.

  • Designs seamlessly across platforms including digital, print, social and multimedia.

  • Collaborates across departments to deliver effective communications and marketing projects.

  • Maintains graphic updates and designs for website.

  • Applies best practices associated with design and typography in both digital and print.

  • Executes the production and editing of in-house videos for use on the Credit Union website, social media and at various community events.

  • Sets up and operates media equipment, including video, film, photographic, audio, and digital.

  • Designs event materials and provides event support, including photography and video assistance.

  • Creates corporate PowerPoint design for internal and external use.

  • Creates infographics or custom design elements to represent data or statistics.

  • Performs various other duties to support the department as needed.

School/Unit:Harvard University Employees Credit Union 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:

Must be able to lift up to 25lbs

Working Conditions:

Interview and onboarding activity for this position may be conducted via telephone & Zoom video conferencing, based on the department’s current presence on campus.

Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) is an on-campus community and all positions are based in Boston and Cambridge.

The majority of jobs at HUECU are hybrid remote/office. During the initial 90-day training period, new employees may be expected to work in the office more frequently, up to full time. When appropriate, remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered (CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, NH, and VT). Additional details and expectations will be discussed during the interview process.

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements ( . Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Harvard continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff and students, as well as the wider community. Information and details can be found via Harvard’s Coronavirus Workplace Policies website:

Job Summary:

The Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) is one of the fastest growing Credit Unions in the country and a leader in our industry. As a not for profit cooperative, we put our members’ best interests first in all that we do. We are passionate about service and fanatical about solving problems. Integrity and transparency are the foundation of HUECU’s philosophy. Our mission is to enhance our members’ lives by developing and offering trustworthy products that are easy to understand, easy to use and best suited to meet their financial needs.

HUECU has a dynamic small-business atmosphere where every member of the team has a significant impact on our success. Our headquarters and flagship branch are located in the heart of Harvard Square, surrounded by shops, restaurants, and the vibrant University community. We are looking for talented, member-centric individuals to join our growing team. If you have energy, enthusiasm, and thrive in a fast-paced environment, please read on.

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.