The Animal Law & Policy Program at Harvard Law School is inviting applications for a full-time Communications Manager. The Animal Law & Policy Program engages with academics, students, practitioners, and decision makers to foster discourse, facilitate scholarship, develop strategic solutions, and build innovative bridges between theory and practice in the rapidly evolving area of animal law and policy. The work of the Program and the scholarship of its faculty and fellows is frequently covered by major media outlets, and its output has been quoted in U.S. Congressional hearings.
The Communications Manager will be responsible for independently developing and managing all aspects of the Animal Law & Policy Program's communications strategy, including the work of the newly launched Animal Law & Policy Clinic. In that role, the Communications Manager will report to the Animal Law & Policy Program's Faculty Director, coordinate with the HLS Office of Communications, and work closely with the Program's Executive Director, Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor, Clinical Instructor, and other staff.
The Communication Manager's primary responsibilities will involve conceiving and leading the Program's communications strategy to promote the activities of the Program across a range of media outlets (local, national, and international; print, broadcast, radio, and electronic). The Communications Manager's work will include: overall marketing and branding in accordance with HLS brand guidelines; the development, production, drafting, and distribution of documents, reports, publications, presentations, and press releases; managing the production of a monthly newsletter and online blog; advertising events through various media outlets; and promoting the academic output of affiliated scholars. The Communications Manager will manage and edit the Program website, social media platforms, mailing listservs, and contact database. In this role, the Communications Manager will independently engage with graphic designers, copy editors, photographers, videographers, and other external vendors as needed. The Communications Manager will be expected to attend the Program's events and others the Program deems relevant to the field to document developments on social media and other platforms. The Communications Manager will also coordinate with the HLS Office of Development and Alumni Relations to support the Faculty Director and Executive Director with donor stewardship and alumni engagement. Approximately 10% of the Communications Manager's time additionally will be spent advising the Faculty Director on the communication needs of the HLS Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World.
This is a term appointment expected to extend through June 30, 2020, contingent upon continued available funding and business needs.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree and five or more years of relevant experience in communications, public relations, or marketing.
A proven track record in developing and managing print, digital, and social media communications strategies for academic, corporate, or non-profit entities.
Experience working within the animal protection field, including substantial knowledge of its primary issues, terminology, organizational entities, and key individuals.
Experience overseeing the creation of audiovisual content and the work of graphic designers, publishers, etc.
Some nights/weekends and occasional travel may be required.
A willingness to learn about the substantive themes addressed by the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49786BR
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