Digital Communications Manager, Institute for the Study of Business in Global Society
Harvard University Business School
Location: USA - MA - Boston
Internal Number: 63324BR
Interested in influencing the next generation of capitalism at Harvard Business School (HBS)? The Institute for the Study of Business in Global Society (BiGS) at HBS is seeking a proactive and motivated mission-driven individual to join our team as Digital Communications Manager.
In this fast-paced role, you will play a key role in advancing our mission of using cutting-edge HBS research to help businesses play a positive role in society by tackling issues like climate change, economic inequality, and social inequity (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender, LGBTQ+, and ability). You will do this by independently leading the development and implementation of a digital strategy to drive global thought leadership and develop a global network of C-suite changemakers. The right candidate is someone who isn't afraid to roll up their sleeves, try new things, and manage several projects simultaneously. This is a new role on a growing team, reporting to the Head of Communications.
Digital Content Production
Create a voice for BiGS website and other digital channels.
Assess and implement new dissemination opportunities to scale networks (LinkedIn, Medium, Threads, etc.)
Design and implement innovative, strategic campaigns that increase awareness of BiGS ideas and supports other key goals.
Collaborate with colleagues across Harvard to identify and produce social media content for multiple channels and platforms.
Create and execute digital marketing strategies, including SEO, email marketing and display advertising.
Generate data-driven monitoring and metrics to measure achievements.
Leverage full suite of online reporting tools including Adobe Analytics ensuring activities are monitored and optimized against the pre-established KPIs.
Provide monthly digital KPI and social media reports.
Creates action plan for continuous improvement.
Internal/External Communications and PR
Create and own BiGS' global Editorial Calendar.
Run point on PR tools and the institute's media database.
Assist the Head of Communications with the creation of unique experiences and media partnerships as needed.
Media pitching and support, as needed.
This role is responsible for other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, marketing, English, journalism, social science or a related area required
8+ years of experience in strategic communications, corporate communications or related area is required.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Demonstrated success in developing and implementing digital communications strategies and campaigns to diverse audiences.
Proven experience developing high-quality digital content for different audiences across platforms.
Demonstrated ability to juggle, organize, review and publish large volumes of content across platforms
Highly skilled at making complex topics easy to understand and potentially fun to learn.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively with diverse teams.
A passion for helping businesses create better outcomes for the planet and society.
Experience with pitching stories to news media.
This position is approved for a 2-year term (with possibility of renewal/extension) which begins on the person's first day of employment.
This role is offered as a hybrid (some combination of onsite and remote) where you are required to be onsite at our Boston, MA based campus 3 days per week. Specific days and schedule will be determined between you and your manager.
We may conduct candidate interviews virtually (phone and/or via Zoom) and/or in-person for this role.
A cover letter is required to be considered for this opportunity.
Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.
Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS is profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and life experiences. Explore more about HBS work culture here https://www.hbs.edu/employment.
Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)
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EEO Statement 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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