The Communications & Engagement Manager helps departments and offices across the FAS and College plan, execute, and manage a wide range of communications projects - from tactical communications to large-scale integrated marketing. Engagement communications brings strategic thinking, a collaborative approach, and an unparalleled understanding of the FAS and College brands to every project. Major duties include user-focused design, content and project management, and making data-informed recommendations for evolution of tools and communication channels.
Reporting to the Director of Communications & Engagement at Harvard College and positioned within FAS as a key member of FAS and College communications team, this person:
Works with client contacts within FAS and College departments to devise and implement integrated strategies for marketing programs, services, and initiatives to many and varied constituents.
Leads projects, from planning and scheduling through implementation for key College and FAS initiatives.
Manages email coordination to align efforts by partnering with departments across the College.
Leads social media strategy for social platforms, including College and Dean of the College Instagram channels, Spotify, and YouTube.
Manages development and implementation of communications to internal and external audiences, including email, newsletters, websites, and mobile.
Leads strategy for and assessment of College mobile application, including design, content, updates, and partnering with vendors.
Supports visual content creation, including basic graphic design and management of video production for web, mobile, and social media.
Develops, writes, and edits key marketing messages and supportive text for web, print, and multimedia.
Assists with branding initiatives, including visual design and verbal messaging, and maintaining consistent branding across platforms.
Serves as a liaison with HUIT, HWP, and other available resources to manage and monitor web development projects.
Identifies and manages external service providers, vendors, and freelance creative talent when appropriate.
Identifies topics for monthly Communications Affinity Group trainings, coordinates necessary materials, and manages meetings.
Manages student interns on communications projects and initiatives for the College.
Assists with ad hoc communications and engagement needs for FAS and College as they arise.
FAS is committed to cultivating not only the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students but also in developing an inclusive culture that is vibrant, engaging, and encouraging of innovation as well as intellectual debate. We believe creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace allows employees from all backgrounds and walks of life to achieve their fullest potential. We also believe an inclusive culture is one that accepts, values and views as strength the difference we all bring to the workplace. We encourage our community members to participate in our FAS Diversity Dialogues.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
At least 5 years of experience professional writing and editorial experience OR publicity or public relations/communications.
Extensive experience with digital media and developing and maintaining a relevant and interactive online presence, including websites, mobile apps, and social media (content development, maintenance, management, analysis, and measurement).
Experience creating and managing content in a scholarly environment preferred; appreciation and understanding of higher education and academic values required.
Demonstrated knowledge of web technologies and experience maintaining web content management systems.
Demonstrated experience implementing comprehensive social media and digital distribution strategies across channels/platforms and managing an editorial process to maximize the impact of digital content.
Experience with Microsoft products (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), HTML, Drupal-based editors, and other web-based collaboration tools.
Strong analytical and technical skills, project management skills, and a high degree of initiative, motivation, flexibility, and self-direction.
Impeccable attention to detail and experience with copyediting and fact-checking.
Familiarity with email client systems and basic graphic design experience.
Flexibility to work occasional extra hours, including evenings and weekends to meet deadlines and address emergencies.
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.
About Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University seeks to strengthen teaching and research about pressing ethical issues; to foster sound norms of ethical reasoning and civic discussion; and to share the work of our community in the public interest.
Widespread ethical lapses of leaders in government, business and other professions prompt demands for more and better moral education. More fundamentally, the increasing complexity of public life - the scale and range of problems and the variety of knowledge required to deal with them - make ethical issues more difficult, even for men and women of good moral character. Not only are the ethical issues we face more complex, but the people we face them with are more diverse, increasing the frequency and intensity of our ethical disagreements.
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