The FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University is an interdisciplinary center that works to protect and promote the rights and wellbeing of children and adolescents in extreme circumstances worldwide. The Center pursues this goal by conducting and supporting research, teaching, advocacy, and targeted action. Fast paced and highly energetic, the Center relies on the commitment and dedication of its faculty, fellows and staff to remain a powerful and unwavering voice in the health and human rights spheres.
The Center has an annual headcount of 47 highly talented and motivated individuals made up by a diverse mix of Faculty, FXB Fellows, Research Associates, Staff and Student RA's, and is actively managed by the senior leadership team.
Reporting to the Executive Director and the supervisor one direct report, the Communications and Marketing Coordinator will lead efforts to design a robust and technologically sophisticated marketing plan for the Center, culminating in a multifaceted marketing strategy capable of informing audience-specific targeting strategies -- designed to reach internal and external academic and non-academic audiences, local and global markets, and targeted fund raising campaigns.
As a University wide Center, the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights interacts with and is a resource to all members of the University, creating unique branding needs and opportunities. This position will manage efforts to revamp the Center's current branding scheme, critically assessing areas of need, and working to redefine and standardize the Center's look and feel across print and online mediums.
The FXB Center partners with a large and diverse group of academics, experts and thought-partners across many Universities, geographic regions and specialty areas. Maintaining active, timely and open channels of communications is critical to the Center's ability to consistently meet project, program and Center wide goals. This position will be responsible for leading and implementing an effective internal and external communications plan to ensure clear and consistent communication across teams, projects, stakeholders and partners. The incumbent will provide research, writing, editorial and production support on all aspects of content generation. Providing original content for the Center's newsletter, blog and social media platforms as well as contributing substantively towards the generation, review and editing of concept notes for funding proposals.
Specifically, the Communication and Marketing Coordinator position will: -Generate, write and edit materials for website and related social media account -Design, edit and write for the Center's newsletter -Coordinate with Media Technology Services to acquire/disseminate relevant media throughout the University's network -Draft and edit concept notes and grant reports -Maintain an updated and complete list of publications, events, proposals, and updates for each of the Center's thematic -areas through monthly updates with project leads -Assist with other duties as necessary
Please Note: This position has a term appointment of one year from date of hire, with the possibility of renewal. Please Note: Finalists may be asked to provide a sample of previous communications or branding work. Please Note: As this position has supervisory responsibility of one direct report, it is non-union, nonexempt.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
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 options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join Harvard Chan School to support our mission of health research & education and be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 055
Union: 97 - Non-Union,Statutory Supervisor
- 5+ years in a related field; a combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Bachelor's degree strongly preferred. - Experience using design and print software required, e.g. Photoshop, InDesign, etc, and Office suite. - Understanding of scholarly work and its translation for a wider audience. - Excellent written, interpersonal and cross-‐cultural communication skills. - Team player capable of handling multiple tasks independently. - Professional and highly organized, including the proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple shifting priorities. - Intellectual curiosity and passion for public sector innovation. - Must be able to work and focus in an open environment with frequent opportunities for disruption.
The successful candidate will possess excellent writing, copy editing and proofreading skills and will be expected to have advanced experience working with InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft Office Suite (including Powerpoint) and other presentation software. Prior experience with web design is highly desirable.
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.
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