The Communications Manager in the Office of the Vice President/Associate Provost for Community and Inclusion will join a relatively new unit within Boston University focused on aligning the University's stated values regarding community, diversity, equity, and inclusion to its policies, practices, structures, climate, and institutional culture. The manager will play an essential role in helping to develop unified institutional narratives and messaging that promotes a culture of inclusion, intellectual capaciousness, mutual respect, and civility.
Reporting to the Director of Special Projects for Community and Inclusion, the Communications Manager will have a broad range of responsibilities that, when combined, represent the creative and communications content for both the Community: Big Yet Small and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion areas of emphasis at BU. An entirely new position, the inaugural communications manager must thrive in maker space, and function as not only an engineer but as an architect both envisioning a communications strategy and building the infrastructure to effectively operationalize it.
This position will require a communications professional who can synthesize and subsequently integrate University-wide content such that the whole is larger than the sum of its parts; oversee the strategy and design for and production of printed materials; generate creative content (i.e.: stories, profile projects, narratives about institutional histories); maintain and update the newly created BU Diversity & Inclusion website; oversee the production of additional, unit-level websites when appropriate; produce a monthly newsletter; produce an annual report; and oversee the social media for BU D&I. This individual will also generate internal communications; and serve as a liaison support and help train communications specialists across the University in order to help ensure messaging across the University is consistent.
Qualifications will include very strong project management, exemplary writing and communication skills; experience managing a large website; expertise in social media content management; and customer service. Because of the complexity of and sensitivity with regard to DEI communications, the successful candidate will have strong and demonstrated experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion communications. Further, candidates with a great deal of higher education experience will be preferred.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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