The Senior Communications Advisor to the Dean will support the Dean on a range of high-level communications-related projects for both internal and external audiences, in the context of big-picture thinking about the Harvard T.H. Chan School's role as a leader in public health. These projects will include speeches, briefing papers, op-eds, and other projects to be determined.
The Senior Communications Advisor to the Dean will work with our Office of External Relations (OER) to manage the development of messages that will advance the goals of the Dean. This position will coordinate and enhance communications with external audiences, including donors and potential donors, as directed by the Dean.
The Senior Communications Advisor to the Dean will also identify and implement strategies designed to enhance and expand the public voice of Harvard T.H. Chan School faculty and students in line with the Dean's larger vision and goals for the School. This may include creating and leading seminars and workshops, gathering information and soliciting ideas from key constituencies both within and beyond the School, creating online and print resources, drafting proposals, one-on-one editorial work, and other projects to be determined.
The Senior Communications Advisor to the Dean will serve as a trusted advisor to the Dean and the senior leadership team.
PLEASE NOTE: This position is .60 of the full-time equivalent.
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!
Salary Grade: 060
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
- Bachelors degree required. - 10+ years of related experience working with higher education leaders on major speeches, briefing papers, op-eds, and other high stakes communications projects required.
- Experience in both higher education and public health settings preferred. - Experience displaying a strong commitment to educational and public health missions preferred. - Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communications preferred. - Experience managing, juggling and prioritizing multiple time-sensitive projects efficiently and with attention to detail preferred. - Experience working both as a member of a team and independently preferred.
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.
About Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard faculty are engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge. For students who are excited to investigate the biggest issues of the 21st century, Harvard offers an unparalleled student experience and a gen...erous financial aid program, with over $160 million awarded to more than 60% of our undergraduate students. 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. 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.