Communications Manager, Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities – Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Center for Green Buildings and Cities
Reporting to the Founding Director, the Communications Manager for the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities will work closely with the Founding Director to envision, create and implement effective communications strategies and plans. The Communications Manager will also work with the Founding Director to manage communication with and programming for donors, high profile collaborators or potential collaborators, and other relevant Harvard entities. This position will also draft and envision key institutional documents and work to advance and monitor progress on Center initiatives and goals.
The Communications Manager is also responsible for managing contracts, projects, and work product of relevant vendors—including but not limited to photographers, videographers, communications consultants, PR consultants, designers, publications managers, etc.—ensuring that all project milestones are met.
The Communications Manager will also manage efforts related to the Center’s events and programming, including conferences, workshops and lecture series. This may include oversight of external vendors and consultants, communication with speakers and special guests, and collaborative work on Center’s outreach plan.
NOTE: This is a 2-year Term position with the possibility of continuation
Position Description :
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversees digital strategy; social media strategy
Monitors communications-related analytics
Creates and documents communications operating procedures and guidelines
Manages the print production of an array of research and institutional materials, as well as the design and content of informational brochures, letterheads, banners, and fundraising materials
Designs and produces collateral as needed
Oversees email distribution list creation and maintenance
Manages and maintains communications and research related data for reporting purposes
Collects and compiles quarterly research reports from research team, documenting progress, and collecting and archiving all relevant work
Engages and maintains relationships with the press, responding to press requests, and connecting the CGBC with viable media opportunities; collaborating with external consultants to further this process
Composes and prepares correspondence, reports, briefings, agendas for the Founding Director.
Acts as primary liaison with donors; manages communication, briefings, updates, etc.
Manages Center’s annual reporting; produces all relevant content
In consultation with the Founding Director, advances and monitors progress on Center initiatives, goals; engages in high level discussion, planning, programming re: Center initiatives
Helps to draft and envision key institutional documents
Oversee Founding Director’s priorities and initiates discussion re: next steps, strategic communications, priorities, outreach, schedule etc.
Work with the director and staff to to conceptualize, plan, and manage events
Helps to manage the daily operation of Center
Composes and prepares correspondence, reports, briefings, agendas for the Founding Director
Maintains effective internal communications to ensure that all relevant functions are kept informed of Founding Director’s schedule, objectives etc.
Crafts content for the Center’s website and associated web and social media channels
Coordinates website design and functionality updates; managing relationship and workload of contracted developer
[Full-Time (Salaried)] Salary Range: 70000-80000
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm with occasional paid overtime; This position will offer some remote work flexibility; This is a 2-year Term position with the possibility of continuation. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States, and must reside in Massachusetts.
Basic Qualifications :
BA required, minimum of 5 years’ experience in a communications or development related position with demonstrated writing, editing, graphic design, and content production experience required. Proven project management and writing skills required.
Additional Qualifications and Skills :
Understanding of branding, integrated marketing communications, public relations, strategy development. Project management experience. A facility with various tools of digital technology and communications, including content management systems such as WordPress; design and editing software such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat; and marketing and outreach tools such as Google Analytics, Twitter, and Facebook; Experience with digital contact management tools, ex: Salesforce; basic HTML skills. Ability to work as part of a close team of staff sharing responsibilities when necessary to meet the needs of the department; Strong attention to detail. Experience working with vendors and consultants, including the ability to set project milestones and keep internal and external team members on time and on budget. Experience with photography and image editing.
Level of English Required: Advanced/Fluent
How to Apply:
Apply with resume, cover letter, and writing sample to requisition# 58901BR