The Justice Health and Democracy (JHD) Communications Associate at Harvard University's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics (EJSCE) is a new, grant-funded position. At present, the Center has two major strategic initiatives, and the new JHD Communications Associate will work to support one of these—the Justice, Health, and Democracy Initiative.
A collaboration with New America and Brown School of Public Health, the JHD Initiative develops principled, accessible policy guidance, designed for practitioner use, particularly focused on the intersecting problems of public trust, health equity, justice, democratic participation, and political economy, in the U.S. and around the globe. Through the Justice, Health, and Democracy (JHD) Impact Initiative,EJSCE experts, in collaboration with colleagues at New America and Brown, work directly with local leaders and practitioners in a range of professional contexts to clarify overarching policy needs and objectives anchored in ethical principles, and to develop practical approaches to a new social contract that improves people's lives. The model is multidisciplinary and responsive to the on-the-ground issues that practitioners face. It connects expertise to the needs of practice with
At least 3 years of relevant experience, including at least two years of website management or social media content experience. Education beyond high school may count towards experience.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills; diplomacy, sound judgement, and other interpersonal skills; ability to work under pressure of competing deadlines; ability to multitask, prioritize, solve complex problems, ability to identify and pursue critical paths toward concrete goals; entrepreneurial spirit and interest in working in a fast-paced start-up environment. Ability to work independently and collaboratively with multiple stakeholders.
Experience with graphic design tools such as InDesign and Photoshop; Demonstrated experience working with external media outlets is desirable.
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About Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University seeks to strengthen teaching and research about pressing ethical issues; to foster sound norms of ethical reasoning and civic discussion; and to share the work of our community in the public interest.
Widespread ethical lapses of leaders in government, business and other professions prompt demands for more and better moral education. More fundamentally, the increasing complexity of public life - the scale and range of problems and the variety of knowledge required to deal with them - make ethical issues more difficult, even for men and women of good moral character. Not only are the ethical issues we face more complex, but the people we face them with are more diverse, increasing the frequency and intensity of our ethical disagreements.
Given these changes in the United States and in societies around the globe, the Center seeks to help meet the growing need for teachers, scholars, and leaders who address questions of moral choice across many of the professions and in public life more generally, and promotes a perspective on ethics informed by both theory and practice. We explore the connection between the problems t...hat professionals confront and the social and political structures in which they act. More generally, we address the ethical issues that all citizens face as they make the choices that profoundly affect the present and future of their societies in our increasingly interdependent world.