The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School aims to build a more just, peaceful world through human rights research, teaching, and collaboration. The Center has a diverse set of audiences for its communications, including faculty, current and prospective donors, fellows, students, policy makers, international organizations, human rights organizations, and the media. More information on the Center's mission, programs, and priorities can be found on its website at carrcenter.hks.harvard.edu
Reporting to the Center's Executive Director and in collaboration with the Center's Digital and Multi-Media Specialist, and drawing upon resources of the school's Office of Communications and Public Affairs, the Communications Manager will increase the visibility of the Carr Center and maximize the impact of the Center's research, initiatives and convening activities among internal and external stakeholders, including donors, policy makers, policy-influencing constituencies and the media.
Specific Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):
Events Promotion Designs electronic invites, images, and flyers to promote the Center's numerous event series and convenings. These include large-scale conferences, symposia, talk series, study groups, and other convenings that build the platform and relevance of the Center. Coordinates with Events Assistant who will organize all logistics. (All events are currently listed online, and future events are expected to be of a similar volume and pace, if not more.)
Digital Outreach/ Promotion Social Media: Ensures effective online marketing of the digital content produced by the Center and optimizes engagement of the Center with online audiences. On a regular basis, maintains, monitors, and optimizes the Center's social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Develops social media messaging and campaigns that aligns with marketing initiatives to engage and increase followers. Newsletters: Prepares and disseminates weekly newsletters and other communications, such as a quarterly electronic publication. Digital Media: Liaises with the Center's Multi-Media Specialist who produces specialized videos, the Center's podcast, academic and research publications, and other digital products, in order to promote these assets.
Advisory Board Stewardship Helps with preparing for advisory board meetings, including designing materials. Prepares stewardship materials for prospects and current donors, including stories and short reports.
Media Outreach/Tracking Manages the Center's media presence, including media relations and strategies for leveraging social media. Liaises with the HKS Office of Communications and Public Affairs to promote the center and its people, and refers media to the appropriate center affiliates.
Reporting and Performance Measurement Accountable for monitoring and tracking the performance of the Carr Center's website, emails, and social media channels. Creates and delivers performance reports and makes optimization recommendations.
Administration Implements the Center's short-term and long-term communications strategy. Develops and maintains an editorial and events promotion calendar and dashboard that is monitored and updated regularly, with clear targets for expansion of reach to diverse stakeholders. Develops and maintains comprehensive and updated electronic database and mailing lists, segmented by audiences and types of outreach. Curates and maintains database of faculty, fellow research, speaking engagements, etc. for written and digital marketing materials. Assists Multi-Media Manager in managing digital asset library.
This position is a fully benefits-eligible term appointment ending one year from date of hire, with very strong possibility of renewal.
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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: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's Degree required along with at least three years communications or related experience.
Demonstrated interest in human rights strongly preferred.
Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills are essential, including strong editingand proofing skills, as well as the demonstrated ability to prepare and publish informationalmaterials for diverse audiences.
Prior experience writing promotional copy for publications, editing and proofreading, digital content development, social media experience, marketing and communications management required.
Knowledge of relevant computer, design, email marketing, and web programs essential.
Microsoft Office, Canva, InDesign or similar design program, and email marketing tools such as Constant Contact.
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: 53119BR
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