Description The School of Engineering's mission is to educate engineers committed to the innovative and ethical application of science and technology in addressing the most pressing societal needs; to develop and nurture twenty-first century leadership qualities, perspectives, and skills in our students, faculty, and alumni; to develop and disseminate transformational new knowledge and technologies that further the well-being and sustainability of society; and to provide national leadership in enhancing the role and visibility of the engineering profession in the education of our youth and the development and implementation of public policy. The Director of Communications plans the strategic direction for marketing and communications at Tufts University School of Engineering to further the school's mission. The Communications Director manages all communication clients, both internal and external. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, development of marketing strategies, the creation of publication and marketing materials in conjunction with Tufts' University Relations, Communication Council, Undergraduate Admissions, Office of Graduate Studies, and Advancement; oversight of content management system and development of websites both at department and school levels; positioning of School of Engineering researchers and faculty in collaboration with the Office of Public Relations, promotion of programming and funding achievements with University Advancement; dissemination of engineering news through University Communications channels such as Tufts Web Communications; strengthening of alumni relationships through the Office of Alumni Relations; and maintenance of external relationships with corporate and individual clients through coordination with Corporate and Foundation Relations, and the Office of Career Services. The Director of Communications will guide and/or direct communications activities with executives in these offices.
Organization: School of Engineering
Employee Status: Regular
Qualifications Basic Requirements:
3-5 years of related experience
Master's degree in communication, marketing or journalism
Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, WordPress and Spark tools, and Content Management Systems
Candidates should have a strong working knowledge of marketing, content writing, feature writing and/or reporting and must demonstrate strong writing, editing, interpersonal and verbal skills.
Must have the ability to participate as a self-starting team player.
Must be able to juggle multiple priorities. Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates should be comfortable working with a variety of web development technologies (including HTML, graphic design software, multimedia software and content management tools.)
Skills in search engine optimization of content (SEO) and/or web analytics also a plus. Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement.