In October, 2020, Harvard Divinity School launched Religion and Public Life (RPL) – an innovative, nondenominational cross-disciplinary program to promote a robust understanding of the rich, complex role that religion plays in all facets of human existence.
RPL serves as an umbrella for programs, research and scholarship on the many ways religion interacts with, and influences, institutions such as government, education, journalism and other professions, and more. RPL includes a new degree program, the Masters in Religion and Public Life (MRPL), and related certificate programs; the Religion, Conflict & Peace Initiative; and the Religious Literacy and the Professions Initiative.
Reporting to the RPL Program Director, the RPL Communications Specialist provides strategic and operational leadership in proposing, developing and advancing RPL communications in order to amplify the reach and impact of its mission to advance the public understanding of religion. Working closely with RPL and HDS Communications staff, faculty, fellows and others, the RPL Communications specialist leads on a range of projects related to website content and design, special events planning, publicity and marketing, teaching materials and other collateral. The RPL Communications Specialist also leads on development of an overall communication strategy for the program, including developing content guidelines and best practices, and proposing methods for assessing progress and effectiveness.
This is a term position ending no later than June 30, 2022.
Website content and design
Events, Publicity and Marketing
Additional Qualifications and Skills:
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Please Note: During the current period of COVID-19 related restrictions, this position will start as a remote position, with transition to onsite in Cambridge when the HDS campus reopens. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.
***This is term position ending no later than June 30, 2022.***
The Harvard Divinity School (HDS) seeks to respect, understand, and learn from the cultures and beliefs of the members of our diverse community and cultivate an environment in which all members of our community can participate and thrive. We endeavor to accept responsibility for the impact of our actions on our community, our environment, and the world as we advance our shared commitment to education and scholarship. We are dedicated to building a community, and, ultimately, a world, in which people can peacefully live and work together across religious and cultural divides. HDS actively seeks and welcomes people of color, women, the LGBTQIA+ community, persons with disabilities, and people at intersections of these identities, from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods to contribute to our mission to educate students of religion for intellectual leadership, professional service, and ministry.
In October, 2020, Harvard Divinity School launched Religion and Public Life (RPL) – an innovative, nondenominational cross-disciplinary program to promote a robust understanding of the rich, complex role that religion plays in all facets of…