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Harvard University Assistant Director, Marketing in Cambridge, Massachusetts

54713BRAuto req ID:54713BRJob Code:CM0656 Marketing/Sales Prfessional II Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Assistant Director, Marketing and EngagementSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :056Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • Three years or more of progressive experience in a communications, sales/marketing or similar role.

  • Adept with Salesforce (or similar CRM platform)

  • Experience with targeted e-mail and print marketing.

  • In order to be considered for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter.

  • Writing samples may be required of applicants selected for interview.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience with Marketing Cloud or other equivalent communications platforms

  • Demonstrated track record with marketing and analytics/reporting, as well as experience developing and implementing marketing communications plans.

  • Professional editorial experience, including writing, editing, and proofreading for print and digital media.

  • High level of comfort with public speaking and talent for developing phone rapport.

  • Understanding of higher education markets (institutional), and within them, of faculty affairs administrators at leadership levels (individual) is preferred.

  • Strong collaborative skills, but able to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Robust work ethic in a goal-oriented environment.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Cloud.

Additional Information:

HGSE is a diverse community of learners, teachers, and employees who are passionate about changing the world through education and striving for maximum impact in the field of education.

HGSE Human Resources values diversity in all forms, and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We continue to develop and support a workforce that reflects the diversity of those we serve; fosters an environment that allows each individual to belong and to bring their best self to work; and creates the conditions that empower employees to contribute their full potential to advancing the work of the school.

We do this by:

• Hiring and retaining staff reflecting the diversity of those we serve;

• Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged;

• Reviewing and ensuring fairness and equity in HR practices and policies including but not limited to hiring, promotion, and compensation;

• Developing strong relationships and partnerships internal and external to our community to advance diversity and inclusion;

• Communicating transparently and respectfully; and

• Fostering an inclusive, respectful, and professional work environment

We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.

About the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Many choose to work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education because they believe in our mission and are excited by our vision for the future. We have a reputation as a great place to work, for our excellent leadership, and we are a strong community that values diversity. For more information about HGSE, its programs, research, and faculty, please visit:

Department:COACHEPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Communications Job-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Developing and executing integrated communications, marketing and press campaigns to support COACHE’s growth goals

  • Managing and building upon a comprehensive Client Relationship Management (CRM) strategy using best practices. CRM strategies are the primary tools for developing, engaging, and maintaining communications with prospective realized clients

  • Writing and curating editorial content for web, e-mails, webcasts and presentations

  • Assisting the Associate Director with the cultivation of social communities of faculty affairs administrators through phone, online, and in-person programs

  • Develop and execute partner specific events (webinars, conference presentations, etc.) that engage contacts with COACHE research

  • Develop reports and analytics on partner recruitment and engagement (e.g. Google Analytics, click rates, close rates, etc.)

  • Work with the Research Manager on workflows and partner communications for all COACHE research studies

  • Leveraging internal constituents and managing external vendors who provide supporting services

  • Providing analysis and recommendations on the use of vendors for marketing and sales projects

  • Other activities include working closely with the Executive Director to transition prospects into the COACHE partnership cycle; carrying out other projects and duties, as assigned

This position is a term appointment for one year from the date of hire, with a possibility of continuation.

School/Unit:Harvard Graduate School of Education 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.Working Conditions:

Once Harvard resumes regular operations this position will no longer be remote and work will be performed on campus in Cambridge MA.

NOTICE: Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Job Summary:

The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) is a Research-Practice Partnership based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with the mission of understanding faculty careers and providing its partners with data designed to make the academy a better and more equitable place to work.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Assistant Director is skilled at developing and implementing integrated communications and marketing strategies tailored to academic leaders in higher education markets. COACHE is a relatively small office and this position is the sole marketing and communication personnel. This means that this position needs to self-directed. The structure of the team and the nature of the work require significant levels of autonomy and professional judgement.