Duties & Responsibilities
The Communications Assistant for the Center on the Developing Child is at the core of the Center's Communications team, providing crucial support for many aspects of the team's work. The Communications Assistant is also the Center's front-line contact with the general public and represents the Center by responding (usually via email) to questions and to media, speaker, and permissions requests, using excellent writing skills.

This position involves handling several detail-oriented tasks and projects at the same time, often with changing and competing deadlines. It requires working collaboratively with Communications team members, other Center sta members, and sometimes external vendors in a fast-paced and dynamic oce environment. This position reports to the Senior Communications Manager.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Serving as the rst point of contact for external requests, including interview requests from reporters, requests to use the Center's materials; requests for speakers/presentations at non-Center events; inquiries regarding partnerships and/or engaging with the Center, and other general inquiries;
• Using Salesforce.com to manage all inquiries (training provided);
• Maintaining and monitoring the Center's social media accounts, including creating new content and visuals, posting regularly, and responding to followers as necessary;
• Making occasional content updates to Center website, including edits to text and uploads of imagery and documents, using a content management system (WordPress);
• Helping to ensure quality and accuracy in all Center publications, communications, and content, including proofreading, fact-checking, and editing academic citations and references;
• Supporting the Center Director and other...

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Duties & Responsibilities
The Communications Assistant for the Center on the Developing Child is at the core of the Center's Communications team, providing crucial support for many aspects of the team's work. The Communications Assistant is also the Center's front-line contact with the general public and represents the Center by responding (usually via email) to questions and to media, speaker, and permissions requests, using excellent writing skills.

This position involves handling several detail-oriented tasks and projects at the same time, often with changing and competing deadlines. It requires working collaboratively with Communications team members, other Center sta members, and sometimes external vendors in a fast-paced and dynamic oce environment. This position reports to the Senior Communications Manager.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Serving as the rst point of contact for external requests, including interview requests from reporters, requests to use the Center's materials; requests for speakers/presentations at non-Center events; inquiries regarding partnerships and/or engaging with the Center, and other general inquiries;
• Using Salesforce.com to manage all inquiries (training provided);
• Maintaining and monitoring the Center's social media accounts, including creating new content and visuals, posting regularly, and responding to followers as necessary;
• Making occasional content updates to Center website, including edits to text and uploads of imagery and documents, using a content management system (WordPress);
• Helping to ensure quality and accuracy in all Center publications, communications, and content, including proofreading, fact-checking, and editing academic citations and references;
• Supporting the Center Director and other sta members in developing PowerPoint presentations for speaking engagements;
• Reporting periodically on media coverage, permissions and presentation requests, and other team metrics;
• Maintaining an electronic library of communications-related materials, including graphics, logos, templates, photos, and PowerPoint slides and presentations; and
• Scheduling meetings, phone calls, and video conferences as needed.

Possible new skills to learn or utilize on the job:
• Layout and design, using tools such as Adobe Photoshop and InDesign and MailChimp; and
• Communications and marketing writing.

This is a two year term position with possibility of renewal

Basic Qualifications
Two years of relevant administrative or editorial experience required.

Applicants must provide a cover letter with a resume in order to be considered.

The cover letter or resume must indicate how the applicant meets the position's basic qualifications.


Additional Qualifications
Bachelor's degree preferred. Ability to communicate professionally, particularly the ability to write email responses that are clear and error-free. Other desired qualifications: attention to detail; strong customer relations skills; ability to juggle many tasks and deadlines at the same time; grace under pressure; a sense of humor; flexibility; and an interest in the early childhood eld and/or non-prot communications. Prior experience with Microsoft Oce (PowerPoint, Word, Excel) is preferred. Prior experience proofreading and/or with Salesforce.com and mass e-mail communication tools (such as MailChimp, ConstantContact, or similar) is a plus.



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

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Job Function
General Administration

Sub Unit
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Location
USA - MA - Cambridge

Department
CDC

Time Status
Full-time

Union
55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Salary Grade
053

Pre-Employment Screening
Identity

EEO Statement
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