The Communications Coordinator will be part of a growing team at the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University. CEPR is a unique partnership among districts, states, foundations, and university-based researchers designed to leverage the overwhelming amount of newly available school-, teacher-, and student-level data to address previously intractable policy questions in education and improve educational outcomes for all students. The communications coordinator serves as the key contact person and coordinator for publications and digital media, performs variety of writing and/or editorial duties: plans, designs, writes text, edits scholarly materials and CEPR publications Manages communications projects to a prescribed budget. Works independently with minimal supervision in a work environment of multiple and conflicting priorities.
Leads and manages CEPR's social media presence – including generating and quality-control of social media posts; implementing sponsored social media posts; creating live posts at local CEPR events;
Manages CEPR mailing lists, email campaigns, and newsletter;
Writes, drafts and/or edits, and submits for final approval: press releases, articles, newsletter submissions, news stories, web content, features, profiles, marketing/advertising materials, and bulletins;
Edits all elements for style, substance and organization. Reorganizes text to create consistency in grammar, format, and message. Reviews, proofs and fact-checks all copy, and may perform layout work of a detailed and complex nature;
Oversees all aspects of production (both digital and offline), often of multiple publications; copy editing, fact checking and quality assurance stages; often using desktop publishing or other publication-specific software tools;
Manages CEPR website. Provides text and technical services to developing and maintaining Web pages and/or other forms of electronic communication;
Organizes copy flow, coordinates multiple production schedules and printing deadlines; troubleshoots and remedies related issues;
Coordinates relationship with vendors/readers/customers; negotiates, researches and coordinates requests for proposals (RFPs), and makes recommendations to manager on vendor relationships;
Serves as liaison to CEPR researchers and others directly involved in the published work: edits submissions, ensures deadlines are met;
Ensures permissions standards for content and image are consistent and documented; may coordinate post production activities, such as mailing, mail house arrangements, coordinating copyright registration, and permissions activities;
May assist in training, scheduling and distributing work to other staff members, students, interns, casuals and temporary workers.
HGSE is a diverse community of learners, teachers, and employees who are passionate about changing the world through education and striving for maximum impact in the field of education.
HGSE Human Resources values diversity in all forms, and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We continue to develop and support a workforce that reflects the diversity of those we serve; fosters an environment that allows each individual to belong and to bring their best self to work; and creates the conditions that empower employees to contribute their full potential to advancing the work of the school. We do this by:
Hiring and retaining staff reflecting the diversity of those we serve;
Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged;
Reviewing and ensuring fairness and equity in HR practices and policies including but not limited to hiring, promotion, and compensation;
Developing strong relationships and partnerships internal and external to our community to advance diversity and inclusion;
Communicating transparently and respectfully; and
Fostering an inclusive, respectful, and professional work environment
We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.
About the Harvard Graduate School of Education Many choose to work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education because they believe in our mission and are excited by our vision for the future. We have a reputation as a great place to work, for our excellent leadership, and we are a strong community which values diversity. For more information about HGSE, its programs, research, and faculty, please visit: www.gse.harvard.edu
Salary Grade: 055
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
College degree in Communications, literature, or related field, or an equivalent of education plus experience.
Three plus years related experience with proven project leadership and management skills required.
Applicants wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter in addition to their resume.
Understanding of quantitative methods in the social sciences.
Strong working knowledge of printing, publishing and/or graphics arts procedures and related computer software and electronic communications tools. Proven command of editorial, grammatical, writing skills and techniques.
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: 49389BR
About Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.