Reporting to the Director for Communications and Events, the Center for Public Leadership (CPL) seeks an entrepreneurial, creative, and detail-oriented candidate for the position of Communications Specialist. Working within an energetic team, the Communications Specialist maintains the center's growing web presence, oversees the Center's social media platforms, and helps to drive marketing of public events hosted by the Center. A successful candidate is a motivated self-starter with the ability to meet deadlines, problem-solve, and communicate clearly with a broad range of CPL stakeholders including senior CPL leadership, faculty, and students.
Content lead for CPL website. With director, identifies coverage opportunities and builds online presence. Drafts original web content related to faculty news, research, events, and other activities of the Center. Edits photos and other multi-media content.
Promotes CPL public events to Harvard and the broader community through digital and traditional marketing. This includes creation of social media and email campaigns, development of content for digital screens and posters, and promotion via Harvard and community press outlets.
Oversight of CPL's social media accounts.
Oversight of CPL's digital asset library (photos, multi-media, etc.).
Support for portfolio budget management, including invoice processing and tracking.
Creative support for new projects as determined in consultation with leadership.
Additional administrative duties as needed.
This position is a fully benefits-eligible term appointment one year from date of hire, with very strong possibility of renewal.
We regret that the Harvard Kennedy School does not provide Visa Sponsorship. Harvard University requires pre-employment references and background checks. Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment.
Please note: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with transition to onsite in Cambridge, Massachusetts when the office reopens.
We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.
Salary Grade: 055
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
A minimum of 2 years' experience in marketing, communications, public affairs, journalism or related field.
Strong writing skills with the ability to quickly craft stories, synthesize, and edit existing content.
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
Keen attention to detail and strong critical thinking skills.
An interest in mission-driven organizations.
Experience using InDesign and Photoshop for simple graphic design tasks and light photo editing.
Familiarity with digital strategy and social media, specifically Twitter and Facebook.
Interest in photography a plus.
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: 53203BR
About Harvard University Kennedy School
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.