Work with CID leadership team to help design, develop, and implement the overall communication strategy.
Design and develop a range of promotional materials, as well as informational/visual pieces, infographics and newsletters for internal and external audiences.
Manage the process of redeveloping and integrating CID's websites (currently in Drupal 8 and OpenScholar), in collaboration with Harvard Kennedy School's Office of Communications and Public Affairs and in accordance with Harvard's accessibility policies.
Maintaining the websites going forward. This entails gathering content from each of the three programs, drafting pages, and continuously updating publications, news items, blog posts, and staff bios. Stylistic and grammatical corrections may be necessary.
Cultivating the presence and content of social media profiles (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.) including writing posts.
Create regular reports on web and social media traffic using Google Analytics and other tools.
Build a large mailing list. Migrate data from Constant Contact into Salesforce.
Plan and execute high-profile marquee events; conduct public relations campaigns around them.
Design, promote and execute a weekly speaker series. This includes mapping out and curating the content as it aligns with the Center's ongoing research, booking rooms, ordering food for students, hosting the speaker, managing AV, and producing print and web promotional materials.
Oversee CID's student Podcast Editor to produce and post a weekly podcast.
Develop and manage the events and outreach budget, and engage with Harvard financial systems in processing invoices. Liaise with internal and external providers including facilities, catering, media and technology services, security, and other vendors.
Outreach and general tasks
Own an editorial calendar outlining weekly strategic promotion of research, events, op-eds and new initiatives, coordinating with staff and fellows to develop content.
Contribute to CID's mission by accomplishing related duties as required.
Coordinate with CID programs to promote their content.
The successful candidate will gain exposure to ground-breaking research on the best ways to address poverty, high-level academic fundraising initiatives, and opportunities to interact with the vibrant Harvard community.
This is a fully benefits eligible term position to end one year from date of hire.
Harvard University regrets we are unable to provide visa sponsorship.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background checks.
Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment.
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Minimum 3 years of progressive experience including design, communications, professional social media management, events management, and/or outreach.
Experience managing websites.
Experience using MS Office (particularly MS Excel) as well as presentation and design platforms (e.g. PowerPoint, Adobe Suite, etc.), and creative production workflows.
Excellent visual, graphic and multimedia design sense
Demonstrated designing, writing, proofreading, and social media skills
Experience in visual, graphic and multimedia content design, development, and delivery
Keen attention to detail; ability to work independently and in collaboration with internal stakeholders
Ability to deliver work results of high quality while managing multiple projects under time pressure, and function well in a fast-paced and frequently changing work environment with minimum supervision
Experience with Adobe Suite and related design software
Experience in university, fundraising, and/or social science communications
Proficiency in Drupal and HTML/CSS
Experience with fundraising communications and database management, particularly in SalesForce
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: 51423BR
About Harvard University Kennedy School
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