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Boston University COMMUNICATIONS & EVENTS SPECIALIST, Institute for Global Sustainability, University Research in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability (IGS) pioneers research to advance a sustainable and equitable future. Our focus on planetary and environmental health, climate governance, and energy systems, is grounded in equity and justice, robust data science, and real-world impact. The Institutes approach combines interdisciplinary research, policy analysis, and collaborative engagement with partners at every level. Learn more at The IGS Communications and Events Specialist will lead events management and assist in executing internal and external communications strategies across digital and print marketing channels.

Tasks will include:

  • In collaboration with the IGS Marketing and Communications Director, lead development of outreach strategies in support of IGS events and research, and conduct promotional outreach to key audiences, including energy, climate, and sustainability scholars; community organizations; media; and industry.

  • Lead content development and promotion of IGS events, including coordination with internal and external partners, promotional content development (e.g. event blurbs, signage, summary blog posts, etc.), logistics including technical needs and photographer/videographer coordination, and outreach.

  • Manage social media accounts, including day-to-day content strategy and creation that includes drafting posts and designing collateral.

  • Manage website content and regular updates in support of events and research marketing.

  • Manage internal communications mechanisms, including regular updates to IGS email lists for the purposes of event marketing and communications with internal and external stakeholders, and management of communications calendar.

  • Recruit and manage student communications assistants.

Required Skills

A cover letter is required for consideration.

  • Bachelor's Degree with 5+ years of experience.

  • This position is based in Boston and requires an in-person presence minimally three days per week.

    Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption ( instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources ( site.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Required Experience