Harvard University Comm Professional (N) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

47049BRAuto req ID:47049BRJob Code:405004 Comm Professional (N) Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Digital Project ManagerSub-Unit:Harvard Public Affairs and Communications Salary Grade:056Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of interactive project management experience.

  • Experience managing project budgets and multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Experience managing digital communications and website projects in a scholarly environment.

  • Basic knowledge of HTML, Drupal-based and Wordpress CMS systems, and other web-based collaboration tools.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Proven expertise in digital platforms and selection of appropriate communications channels.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of web technologies and leveraging analytics toward project goals.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with impeccable attention to detail.

  • Interest in leading a digital education events program and experience creating and executing on all aspects of high-profile events

  • Strong analytical and technical skills, a high degree of initiative, motivation, and self-direction.

  • Ability to work with team members and clients to define user needs and project objectives.

  • Self-motivated and comfortable using editorial judgment to independently publish and feature multimedia content to public-facing channels.

Additional Information:Harvard Public Affairs and Communications is committed to diversity and fostering an inclusive workplace. We welcome applicants who bring varied experiences, backgrounds, and expertise to advance the work of the department in service to Harvard’s mission.

Harvard University Benefits Package

Vacation/Sick/Personal/Holidays: Harvard offers 3 (union roles) - 4 (exempt) weeks paid vacation, a paid holiday break between Christmas and New Year’s Day, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days each year.

Medical/Dental/Vision Benefit: Harvard offers a variety of excellent medical, dental, and vision plans which all begin on the first day of employment.

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 study options through participating Harvard Graduate Schools.

Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as parking options to assist employees in their daily commute to campus.

Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services. There are also fee-based athletic facility memberships available at various locations around the university for employees.

Department:Harvard Public Affairs and CommunicationsPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Communications Duties & Responsibilities:Reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Communications Services, the Digital Project Manager works across HPAC teams to ensure on-time completion of digital communications initiatives, and plays an integral role in supporting HPAC web projects and websites, including strategic support and project management of flagship site redesigns, and oversight of the Guidelines and Best Practices website. In addition, the Manager works in support of communications campaigns, graphic identity and branding efforts, and digital asset management systems.

The Digital Project Manger is responsible for developing and managing a highly visible cross-university digital education program for communications staff throughout Harvard’s schools and departments. Finally, the Manager assists in the development of recommendations on digital communications topics, content guidelines, and best practices.

Primary Responsibilities

Digital Project Management

  • Direct regular weekly meeting of mid- to senior-level HPAC leaders to gather progress updates from project managers; identify risks and manage execution of deliverables; and determine how to ensure successful completion of goals within established timeframes and budgets. Develop weekly reports on project deadlines and initiate internal communication, progress tracking and follow-up.

  • In support of HPAC Director of Content Strategy, assist on all aspects of major HPAC website redesign projects. Track and manage project scope and timelines to ensure team is staying on track with project deliverables troubleshooting challenges that arise and developing action plans to address problems.

  • Create and curate, when applicable, microsites dedicated to University priorities that target internal and external audiences.

  • Manage vendors and consultants to deliver projects, and administer initial product trainings for staff, address product performance, and resolve issues with service. Work closely with internal clients to ensure their needs are met.

  • Serve as key point person, advisor, and expert in stewardship of Harvard identity guidelines, in partnership with a graphic designer in Communications Services. Maintain Guidelines and Best Practices website and vendor database, and provide support to offices looking for assets.

  • Work with HPAC colleagues to utilize analytics, and other measurement tools to assess the impact of digital tools, campaigns, and overall marketing strategy.

  • Guide project teams in selecting resources and platforms to meet their communications needs. Train staff for digital content creation, asset management, and maintenance.

Digital Education

  • Design, manage and execute three highly visible digital communications education conferences each year attended by mid- to senior-level Harvard communications staff.

  • Curate high-level speaker program, featuring presenters from inside and outside of Harvard University, for monthly HPAC digital communications meeting highlighting innovative digital work and projects.

  • In coordination with the Senior Associate Director, serve as a key HPAC expert advising staff throughout the University on digital communications best practices, strategies, and educational resources that inform a wide variety of communications and marketing efforts across Harvard’s schools and units.

Proactive Communications

  • Assist in development of recommendations as an HPAC representative on cross-university working groups focused on digital communications topics, digital content guidelines and best practices, and others as assigned.

  • Closely work with HPAC teams, as appropriate, on the development and execution of web and other digital strategies.

    School/Unit:University Administration 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.