The Director of Marketing Communications will be a creative, experienced, energetic, and strategic communications professional who will lead marketing communications strategy and initiatives to support Harvard College and its departments in particular, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) more broadly.
Leading a team of communications professionals, the Director will be an experienced manager, independent thinker and proactive doer with excellent editorial skills and judgment who oversees communications strategy and the implementation of a range of marketing-communications approaches serving College constituents.
Specific responsibilities include:
Envision, create, and implement initiatives and innovative content and approaches to support Harvard College and all of its departments
Participate in the development of key messages and strategies to communicate complex information to multiple audiences and constituencies using traditional, new, and emerging communications tools, with a particular focus on digital platforms and mobile applications
Develop, implement, and prioritize efficient and effective means of proactively communicating the academic excellence of Harvard College to key internal and external audiences
Partner on integrated marketing and communications planning and implementation across Harvard College and with affiliates, including Admissions, Development, and Harvard Public Affairs and Communications
Build and implement best practices in utilizing analytics and other measurement tools to assess the impact of messaging, platforms, and overall marketing strategy
Identify and implement best practices in communications and marketing across Harvard College
Build strong and sustainable relationships both as a team leader and creative collaborator across departments, units, and boundaries.
The Director will work at the nexus of marketing and communications and address opportunities and challenges from both perspectives. He/she will be goal and audience-oriented and thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced, idea-driven, creative environment. He/she will report to the Associate Dean for Communications and Marketing (FAS) and will collaborate with colleagues and partners across the College to provide marketing communications strategy, editorial support, and creative guidance. The Director will also work closely with communications colleagues within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Public Affairs and Communications to ensure alignment with broader University communications strategy and goals.
Please submit a cover letter with your application.
All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 059
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's Degree with 8 years of progressive experience in marketing and communications with a proven track record creating and executing communications strategies in a complex organization.
Experience with a wide variety of communications approaches and platforms, including print, social media, multimedia, digital, and mobile, with a forward-thinking attitude and vision.
Demonstrated experience managing a team.
Must have proven ability to successfully oversee major institutional projects within a decentralized environment.
Excellent written and oral communications skills and editorial judgment.
Strong quantitative skills and experience overseeing budgets.
Strong project management skills and the ability to work collaboratively on high-priority initiatives
Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with diverse, high-level constituencies.
Impeccable attention to detail.
Experience in higher education setting preferred.
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.
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. T...he 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.