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GRADUATE PROGRAMS COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, Questrom School of Business, Marketing & Communications

Boston University

Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, with dotted line responsibility to the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, this positions main goal is to grow community engagement for our graduate students through functions and responsibilities such as: communications strategic planning and analytics, development of branded communications, digital and social marketing, and marketing of new initiatives and events. The person in this role will lead and manage the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the communication strategies, including social media strategies, to ensure they are aligned with each graduate programs mission and strategic plan. In addition, the person in this role will be responsible for tracking and reporting on the effectiveness of communications outreach and events strategy. Finally, this role will work with the Questrom events planning team to organize graduate program celebrations around commencement. In this capacity, the person in this role will manage the full scope of planning, budgeting, and marketing prior to graduation celebrations as well as the day of logistics.

Required Skills


A cover letter is required for consideration. 

  • BA/BS required in a relevant field with three to five years of related work experience, ideally in a higher education and/or online program setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop comprehensive communication plans and develop content.
  • Hands-on experience with CRM tools (especially Salesforce), email automation software, SEO/SEM, and social media.
  • Experience collaborating with internal and external teams and contributors.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills.



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.

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