As Vice President for Communications at Jobs for the Future, Karyl Levinson develops communications strategies that draw on digital, print, and web-based media to publicize Jobs for the Future’s work in education and workforce development. Ms. Levinson has more than 35 years of experience developing and leading internal and external communications in business, corporate, higher education, and journalism.
Before joining JFF, she was Executive Director, Strategic Marketing and Communications, Alumni Affairs & Development at Harvard University. She oversaw a team of more than 20 marketing communications professionals, supporting the university’s Development Office, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, and the Harvard Alumni Association, including the 2013 launch of The Harvard Campaign.
Prior to joining Harvard, Ms. Levinson spent more than 10 years at Forrester Research managing corporate communications for the business technology research firm including oversight of public and media relations, social media, marketing Forrester books, and managing the CEO’s visibility and thought leadership. She has worked for large public relations agencies such as Ogilvy and Golin and is a former reporter for National Public Radio.
Ms. Levinson earned her bachelor's in mass communication and French from the University of Vermont. She also studied strategic marketing at the Harvard University Extension School.