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Communications and Social Media Manager for Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program

Location: Cambridge, MA or Remote

This is a full-time Temp, non-benefitted position at 35 hours/week that will run from January through June 2021. The responsibilities for this position are divided into two main categories: communications management for the Crossroads program (25 hours/week) and social media management (10 hours/week).

Communications Management for Crossroads (25 hours/week): 

Strategic Planning: The Communications Manager will lead organization of press relations and development and virtual implementation of a comprehensive communications strategy for the Crossroads Emerging Leaders project’s 2021 cycle. This role is the overall lead for all content and communication materials and will be responsible for envisioning and creating all outreach and publicity material for the program, including posters, invitations, articles, podcasts, press releases and announcements. This position will strategize an outreach plan with Karim Lakhani and Tarun Khanna, the faculty directors of Crossroads, regional centers across Harvard, and their offices in the region. This position is the global point of contact in Cambridge for all public relations content related to the Crossroads program and is expected to lead meetings with Executive Directors and faculty members at Harvard, as needed, to ensure that support needed for the program is met at the university. This role is also expected to partner with point people identified through the program on any materials related to communications (in the Middle East, South Asia, Latin America, and the Americas).    

Communications Management: This position will lead setting program-appropriate content deadlines and project timelines, making high-level decisions independently and consulting directly with faculty program leaders. This position will generate original content and manage all outward-facing publicity and communications materials with the faculty directors of the program. This position will also be responsible for managing alumni relations with the past three cohorts of Crossroads students. This role will focus on building a community and network amongst the alumni to use their assistance in increasing outreach of the program more broadly and to have them engage with current cohort of students. 

Social Media Management (10 hours/week): 

This position will be responsible for management for the Mittal Institute social media platforms, both for Crossroads and for other MI programs that are currently virtual due to COVID-19 restrictions. This position would advise MI’s Communications Manager on how to manage social media to increase reach and engagement with current and new audiences across MI’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn platforms as well as offering recommendations for what type of content succeeds on social media and how to promote it on MI’s platforms.    

This candidate should possess knowledge of how to develop a comprehensive social media and publicity strategy to enlarge the audience viewing posts on social media. The candidate should also possess knowledge of how to chart and interpret analytics to inform the development of a comprehensive digital strategy and offer guidance on which stories to pursue.

Position dates: January – June 30, 2021  

Hours per week: 35  

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit the following materials in an email to Chelsea Ferrell at with the subject heading: “Communications and Social Media Manager Position.”  

Cover letter and CV

2–3 writing samples. These should be solely authored by the candidate and should include:

  • At least one short piece (<600 words)
  • At least one long piece (1,000+ words)
  • At least one of the above samples should be a news article, press release, or blog post

2–3 design and social media samples. These should be solely created/authored by the candidate and should include:

  • At least one sample of a graphic design product (ex. Instagram post, infographic, etc.)
  • At least one client for whom you have created social posts (ex. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

Names and contact information for 2-3 professional references.

Website Developer

Location: New Delhi, India

Part-time, independent consultant 

The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard University seeks an experienced website developer to work as an independent consultant. The focus of the role would be to design and modify the institute’s website, from layout to function and according to specifications. The role is based out of Delhi and would require a part-time commitment. Work hours and compensation will be discussed in person.


  • Plan and develop intranet websites for the Institute’s projects and research programs.
  • Regular exposure to stakeholders and management, and scope to apply your expertise creatively to many interesting technical problems.
  • Various additional website- or design-related tasks, as needed.



  • Certified course in Web Development with proven experience as a WordPress Developer.
  • Should be comfortable using these computer tools and technologies: Front-end technologies (such as HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and jQuery), Back-end technologies (such as PHP), Website creation tools (WordPress)
  • Good understanding of website architecture and aesthetics
  • Good communication and writing skills



Start work as soon as possible upon selection. Contract will be till October 31, 2020 with potential for another three month extension.


Please send your resume and portfolio to by February 20, 2020.