Reporting to the Senior Communications Officer for Sustainability, this position is dedicated to serving the internal and external marketing and communications needs of the Harvard Office for Sustainability. He/she will use their experience as a creative storyteller and communications strategist to amplify the ideas and solutions being generated by our community of students, faculty, and staff as part of Harvard's University-wide sustainability vision and priorities. The Sustainability Communications Manager is responsible for providing high-quality communications services, acting as the organization's brand ambassador and creative agent, and developing and distributing immersive, multi-media content. He/she will also collaborate closely with colleagues at OFS, as well as Harvard Public Affairs & Communications (dotted line to the Director of Content Strategy) and across the University's Schools and academic/research initiatives, to streamline communications about the University's holistic commitment to sustainable development, climate action, and translating research and teaching into action on campus in benefit to society. Responsibilities
Manages University-wide communications campaigns for announcements, projects or programs, either independently or in collaboration with Senior Communications Officer. Monitors progress and oversees adherence to project plan and time frames throughout projects.
Implements delivery of digital communications tools, including website, social media accounts, email newsletters, and annual online sustainability report
Tracks and uses analytics from websites and broadcast email to report on engagement and recommend new strategies
Develops strong partnerships with colleagues across the University to develop and disseminate content
Supports the development of messages and content for senior leadership and assists in the dissemination of information to internal and external audiences.
Brand ambassador and creative agent:
Stewards the University's sustainability branding and identity guidelines and associated resources or guidelines
Designs internal and external communications materials and develops program content for University-wide initiatives and projects, including handouts, graphics, powerpoint presentations.
Manages timeline and project deliverables, including resources required, for external design and website development vendors as needed to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget.
Works with stakeholders at OFS and across the University to generate compelling stories and content about sustainability activities for the website, social media channels, and Harvard's news outlets
Produces and incorporates multi-media, including video, illustration/graphics, and visualizations, into content to create immersive storytelling experiences.
Manages an editorial calendar to ensure optimum dissemination of stories and content
Harvard Public Affairs and Communications is committed to diversity and fostering an inclusive workplace. We welcome applicants who bring varied experiences, backgrounds, and expertise to advance the work of the department in service to Harvard's mission.
Harvard University Benefits Package Vacation/Sick/Personal/Holidays: Harvard offers 3 (union roles) - 4 (exempt) weeks paid vacation, a paid holiday break between Christmas and New Year's Day, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days each year. Medical/Dental/Vision Benefit: Harvard offers a variety of excellent medical, dental, and vision plans which all begin on the first day of employment. 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 study options through participating Harvard Graduate Schools. Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as parking options to assist employees in their daily commute to campus. Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services. There are also fee-based athletic facility memberships available at various locations around the university for employees.
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Bachelors degree required.
3-5 years of project management experience with a focus on content creation and creative design, professional writing and editing, digital strategy and website management, preferably working in an academic institution or non-profit organization.
Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects, work independently and in collaboration with team members.
Experience and/or proven interest in environmental advocacy or sustainability/climate
Experience with graphic design and video production preferred.
Highly adept at translating complex information into relevant and understandable communications for multiple audiences.
Experience with integrated marketing communications, strategy development, and implementation within large organizations serving a diverse population.
Proven project management skills, and experience working with and managing external vendors and consultants.
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: 47059BR
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