Communications Specialist - Tufts Institute of the Environment - (19001471)
This is a limited term position for 1 year.
The Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) is an interdisciplinary university-wide institute that initiates, supports, facilitates, and connects environmental education, research, and outreach toward a sustainable future. The focus of TIE's support can change over time and may include such areas as water, climate change, health, environmental aspects of food security, or ecology. TIE aims to stimulate systemic change in environmental education in undergraduate, graduate and professional education. TIE's programs are directed by an Associate Director and an Academic Director who along with the Provost define university-wide environmental research agendas, identify promising research and funding directions, stimulate multi-investigator proposals and allocate resources to the achievement of specific goals. Through its leadership and its programs, TIE interacts with related school-based programs of the university with the goal of enhancing collaboration and identifying and exploring promising new directions.
The Communications Specialist executes communications strategies that promote the goals and mission of the department, school or division. S/he develops high-quality, effective print materials and messaging, including researching and writing effective communications pieces. S/he creates design and layout of publications, researches, recommends and implements communications and marketing projects and strategies, develops design and content for website, and develops content and strategies for social media communications. This individual evaluates and reports on effectiveness of communications strategies and recommends changes or improvements. S/he develops content and strategies for recruitment and marketing of academic programs. S/he monitors budgets, provides guidance to support staff, students, potential students, and temporary workers and coordinates work with outside vendors and consultants on projects.
Bachelor's degree in related area of study or equivalent and 3 - 5 years of professional communications experience.
Advanced degree and experience in education or non-profit setting preferred.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Tufts is a leader in American higher education, distinctive for its success as a moderately sized university that excels at research and providing students with a personal experience. Our unique combination of research and liberal arts attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.