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Director of Communications

Company: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and minimum of 5 years related work experience in communications, marketing, media relations, or a related field.

Application Instructions:

Please submit writing and work samples along with your cover letter and resume. Examples:

1) press release, ideally for a topic related to public/civic issue;

2) policy brief, blog, or equivalent piece that synthesizes a substantive policy issue into a more broadly-consumable form; and

3) thought or opinion piece, ideally related to a state or local government issue or topic.

Additional Information

Application Instructions:

Please submit writing and work samples along with your cover letter and resume. Examples:

1) press release, ideally for a topic related to public/civic issue;

2) policy brief, blog, or equivalent piece that synthesizes a substantive policy issue into a more broadly-consumable form; and

3) thought or opinion piece, ideally related to a state or local government issue or topic.

We regret that the Harvard Kennedy School does not provide visa sponsorship.

Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background checks.

Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment.

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.

Harvard Kennedy School's Mission and Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

At Harvard Kennedy School, fostering a diverse and inclusive community where everyone feels they belong is a matter of basic fairness consistent with our core values as an institution. It is also essential to our mission of improving public policy and leadership-because recruiting the best people and creating an environment where they can thrive make us better at what we do, because we learn more from people with different perspectives, and because we work in diverse groups and serve diverse societies.

Learn more about Harvard Kennedy School's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

Salary Range: $67,700 - $113,900

Note: Starting salaries typically fall in the lower half of the salary range; however, they are ultimately determined by the scope of the position, the candidate's relevant experience, and internal equity.

Harvard offers a generous 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.

Job Summary

The Taubman Center's mission is to support current and future public sector leaders in improving the governance of states, counties, and cities through research, teaching, programs, and convenings.

The Taubman Center and its affiliates, including the Government Performance Lab (GPL) and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, is generating solutions to pressing state and local government challenges through academic research, hands-on projects with governments, and convenings that bring together policy makers and thought leaders to engage with faculty, staff, and students.

Keywords: Harvard University, Cambridge , Director of Communications, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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