The Wyss Institute is seeking a Strategic Communications leader with significant expertise in brand development, media relations and targeted outreach to lead our Communications team.
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University is not a typical academic research organization, as our goal is near-term impact. Our mission is to transform healthcare and the environment by emulating the way nature builds, and getting our innovations out of the lab and into the real world, fast. At the Wyss Institute, faculty from premier academic and clinical institutions collaborate with staff scientists and engineers, postdocs, graduate students, industry experts, business development leaders, and entrepreneurs across disciplines to produce new technologies that don't just succeed at making it to the market – they disrupt it. We support research that universities, companies, and VC firms don't fund because they claim it's too risky. We prefer to use the word
What you'll need:
Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing or a related discipline
15-plus years of communications, marketing or public relations or related experience, advanced education may count towards years of experience
Previous leadership experience required, including managerial experience for high performing teams
Proven track record in working in a fun and fast-paced environment with a true passion for science
Demonstrated success mentoring team members in their professional skills
Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with communications technologies
Experience managing digital content strategies
A track record of established media relations and brand recognition
Understanding of copywriting, graphic design, layout, and publishing
Working knowledge of content management systems
Familiarity with social media platforms and e-mail marketing
Familiarity with search engine marketing, Google Analytics, and Google AdWords
Impeccable copywriting and copy editing abilities
Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills
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: 54575BR
About Harvard University Medical School
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.