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Reporting to the Dean, the Director of Communications provides creative and innovative leadership in the development and implementation of a comprehensive, synergistic communications strategy for the Institute to engage internal and external audiences. This is achieved through the oversight of all print and digital materials the Institute uses to reach its audiences - website, media coverage, magazine, newsletter, social media, videos, appeal letters and other communication methods that share who we are, what we're doing, and why it matters.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Leads development of the Institute's long-term communications vision.
- Translates vision into actionable plans measurable in quantitative terms (i.e., detailing one-, two-, and five year schedules and metrics).
- Develops and implements strategies for the Institute that identify its audience.
- Defines its messages and determines the methods to convey those messages consistently and effectively.
- Evaluates effectiveness of implemented strategies to adjust and revise as required for sustained improvement.
- Provides communications advice and support to Institute senior leaders.
- Ensures consistent branding, messaging, and content across the Institute's program and administrative departments.
- Launches targeted and systemic effort to strengthen media relations and secure positive news coverage for the Institute in local, national, and international media.
- Supports the Dean to enhance her vision and initiatives.
- Works closely with Harvard Public Affairs & Communications and communications offices at other Harvard schools.
- Writes and edits a broad range of materials for both print and digital use.
- Designs and manages Institute brand/style guidelines.
- Manages third-party relationships.
- Assumes other duties as assigned.
- Directs a team of communications professionals. This includes hiring and training, planning and assigning work, conducting performance appraisals, addressing performance issues, and resolving problems.
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Salary Grade: 060
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary