Adhere to standard operating procedures using department best practices for assessing, kicking off, executing, producing, and closing a project.
Develop project documentation (creative briefs, status reports, change orders, etc.)
Ensure that managed projects are delivered successfully, on time and on budget.
Collaborate with partners to develop and execute strategic communications plans
Attend, convene, and/or facilitate meetings within AA&D and other units as needed—representing the creative services department in meetings with fundraising partners, such as the vice president, associate vice president, and other senior administrators, as well as in meetings with alumni volunteers, deans, faculty, and students.
Maintain a high level of understanding of philanthropy and alumni engagement in general, and Harvard AA&D in particular.
Please include a cover letter with your application.
Skills testing may be a component of the interview process for this position.
The department of Alumni Affairs and Development at Harvard University is committed to diversity. We welcome applicants who bring varied experience, thought, and practice to the department's mission to maintain and enhance an engaged community of alumni and friends worldwide and to lead the University's fundraising efforts.
Harvard University Benefits Package Vacation/Sick/Personal/Holidays: Harvard offers 3 (union roles) - 4 (exempt) weeks paid vacation, a paid holiday break between Christmas and New Year's Day, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days each year.
Medical/Dental/Vision Benefit: Harvard offers a variety of excellent medical, dental, and vision plans which all begin on the first day of employment.
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 study options through participating Harvard Graduate Schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as parking options to assist employees in their daily commute to campus.
Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services. There are also fee-based athletic facility memberships available at various locations around the university for employees.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Graduate of an accredited four-year college.
Must have a minimum of four years marketing project management experience.
Degree in marketing, communications, English, business/management preferred.
Superb interpersonal skills.
Strong writing and editing skills.
A team player attitude with an ability to function effectively in the highly complex organizational environment of Harvard University. Must be extremely organized, collaborative, creative, and deadline oriented.
Demonstrated ability to work successfully and gracefully under pressure, implement policies and procedures, and stay current with best practices.
Dependability and flexibility—with a sense of humor greatly appreciated.
Able to complete assignments independently and with a minimum amount of supervision while keeping managing director fully informed of all project developments.
Willing to work extra hours during peak periods, including occasional evenings and weekends.
Excellent computer skills with proficiencies in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe platforms, project management tools, and digital asset management.
Knowledge of using the web for marketing communications purposes highly desired.
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: 51601BR
About Harvard University Alumni Affairs and Development
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.