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Harvard University Communication Coordinator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

60449BRAuto req ID:60449BRJob Code:403134 Coordinator I Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Communication CoordinatorSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :054Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

• Two year’s relevant work experience required

• MS Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint required

PLEASE NOTE: Any candidate wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter in addition to their resume showing that they meet the required basic qualifications.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

• Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, or related discipline

• E xperience using content management systems (e.g., WordPress) and email marketing tools (e.g., MailChimp)

• Experience in customer service or media relations a plus

• E xperience with publication layout/design, images/graphics creation, and/or video and audio editing also a plus

• Previous editorial experience (online or print) is a plus

• Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign is desired

Additional Information:

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:

• Time Off: 3-4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12+ paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year

• Medical/Dental/Vision: Excellent and affordable medical, dental & vision plans, with coverage beginning as of an employee's start date

• Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service

• Tuition Assistance & Reimbursement Programs: $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School, discounted options through participating Harvard graduate schools, and reimbursement options for accredited schools outside of Harvard.

• Transportation: 50% discount on MBTA passes, as well as additional options (rideshare, biking, etc.) to assist employees in their daily commute.

• Wellness & Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, hard & soft skills development, career planning, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services. Additionally, access to Harvard athletic facilities, libraries, campus events -- and many discounts for various cultural and leisure activities throughout metro Boston.

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

Department:Ctr on the Dev ChildPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:Monday - Friday. 35 Hours a week. Job Function:General Administration Position Description:

• Making routine content updates to the Center website, including edits to text and uploads of imagery and documents, using a content management system (WordPress)

• Working with project managers and directors across the Center to ensure accurate and timely updates of website content

• Helping to maintain the Center’s social media accounts, including creating and posting new content, maintaining a social media calendar and library, and responding to comments, messages, and mentions as needed

• Providing podcast production support, including audio editing (can learn on the job), calendar/scheduling, and helping with other logistics

• Providing video production support, including calendar/scheduling, call sheets, and helping with other logistics

• Synthesizing all metrics for monthly reporting (newsletters, media, inquiries, presentations, social media, podcast, and website metrics) and supporting collection of metrics data as needed

• Managing Center’s external request management systems and communications team Salesforce activities, including triaging interview requests from reporters, permissions and translation requests, and requests for speakers/presentations at external events; maintain templated response for these requests, and coordinate more complex responses as needed, including scheduling meetings for discussion

• Supporting the Center Director and other staff members in preparing slide presentations for speaking engagements

• Helping to ensure quality and accuracy in all Center publications, communications, and content, including detail-oriented proofreading, fact-checking, and editing academic citations and references

• Handling Communications activities related to Center events, including publicity and video interview set-up

• Creating and maintaining an electronic library of graphics, presentation tools, and other archives of communications-related elements and templates, including logos, letterhead, standard copy, and photos

• Providing general administrative support to the Communications team, including but not limited to scheduling meetings

• Process payments for Communications team purchases. Manage team subscriptions and invoicing, and serve as general liaison to the finance team

• Provide administrative support to Communications team and other Center teams around candidate searches and hiring processes, as needed

• Other duties as assigned

This position is a term appointment for two years from the date of hire, with a possibility of extension.

School/Unit:Harvard Graduate School of Education EEO Statement: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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Working Conditions:

We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship

HGSE is currently developing dynamic workplace models which will actively support a combination of on-campus and remote work (within a state in which Harvard is registered to do business) where business and operational needs allow. You and your manager will discuss the best schedule based on your role and operational need. If your role allows for remote work, please note that all remote work must be performed within a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA (Only Exempt), CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA). Please also note that Harvard will withhold each applicable state’s required tax and other withholdings from your paycheck for the time you work there.

Our business hours are Monday - Friday, 35 hours a week.

The University requires COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: .

Job Summary:

The Communications Coordinator for the Center on the Developing Child serves as a key team contributor to communications projects across an interdisciplinary, University-wide Center. This role will support a growing, 4-7-person Communications team responsible for maintaining and expanding the Center’s widely respected, global platform for the effective communication of the translated science of child development. The role involves simultaneous coordination of multiple projects with competing and evolving priorities and timelines. It will require working collaboratively with Communications staff members as well as other Center staff and external vendors in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.