| Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe is a Harvard University-wide initiative to support the control and ultimate eradication of global malaria. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communication & Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the planning and implementation of Defeating Malaria projects and events. Enthusiastic and organized, the Communication & Outreach Coordinator will provide critical programmatic support to advance the goals of the initiative. S/he will have an opportunity to contribute to a wide range of activities while gaining skills and experience in global public health research, education, and training. In addition to interactions with academics, researchers, staff, and students from across the university, the candidate will have a unique opportunity to interact with a diverse set of stakeholders, including professionals from malaria endemic countries, global health thought leaders, and private sector leaders.|
Duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
-Delivering exceptional customer service to faculty and program participants.
-Creating materials for print and online use that reflect the consistent use of Harvard University and Defeating Malaria initiative's branding and publicity guidelines.
-Writing content and maintaining Defeating Malaria and Science of Eradication: Malaria websites (e.g., updating content and multimedia, tracking user experience information, web analytics, etc.) and social media profiles (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.), including identifying new technologies for Defeating Malaria's strategic communications.
-Measure effectiveness of communications, make recommendations on improvements, and manage related implementation.
-Expanding the initiative's social media presence by identifying core topics that create value for various target audiences, adhering to a defined tone and frequency of engagement, and responding to user experience data.
-Creating, organizing, and maintaining programmatic materials (e.g., event invitations, meeting agendas and summaries; biographies and research project abstracts; event promotional flyers and portfolios; newsletters and listservs; images/photos).
-Maintains Defeating Malaria's various mailing lists; designs and delivers regular, targeted mailings via Constant Contact and Social Media (Twitter, FaceBook, LinkedIn, etc.)
Print & Graphic Design:
-Conceptualizes and creates digital and print materials that reflect Defeating Malaria's mission, including seminar/symposia event collateral and occasional infographics and data visualizations.
-Coordinating and implementing a range of different global health activities (e.g., Defeating Malaria's Undergraduate Colloquium, student travel award fellowship, student group awards, scientific symposia, international meetings) in accordance with Harvard University policies and guidelines.
-Preparing production timelines and executing event planning tasks for small to large scale (25-150 people) meetings, seminars, conferences, and other events that may require exhibit space, lodging, catering, transportation, telecommunications, audio-visual displays, print/web based publicity materials, maintain post-event publicity, etc.
Duties and Responsibilities will be continued in the "Additional Information" Section.
PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term end date of June 30, 2017.
Duties and Responsibilities continued:
-Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and strong ability to work both independently and as a team member.
-Ability to recognize and respond to nuanced situations, and handle highly sensitive information with discretion.
-Liaising with Harvard-approved vendors and service providers and corresponding with internal/external staff.
-Supporting financial and administrative reporting to funders (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, National Institutes of Health, etc.).
-Building and maintaining collaborative relationships with students, student groups, and professional interest groups from across the University.
-Comfort working with and learning new technologies.
-Other duties as required.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
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 options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join Harvard Chan School to support our mission of health research & education and be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
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