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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sustainability Communication Specialist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sustainability Communication Specialist

  • Job Number:

17570

  • Functional Area:

Communications

  • Department:

Office of Sustainability

  • School Area:

Office of Executive Vice President

  • Employment Type:

Full-Time

  • Employment Category:

Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available:

No

  • Schedule:

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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

SUSTAINABILITY COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST, MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS), to serve as communications strategist responsible for executing projects and initiatives that align with strategic priorities of the office. Will execute impactful communication strategies that expand MITOS’ reach across the MIT campus and with its regional and global communities. Responsibilities include developing and managing campus-wide campaign on sustainability initiatives in an effort to broadly communicate MIT’s sustainability commitment and efforts; managing integrated print and digital strategy across platforms (i.e., website, social media, newsletters/brochures, reports, news articles); overseeing design and maintenance of MITOS websites; leading the creation of new digital and print materials; managing contracts with vendors/partners; managing outreach initiatives that advance the objectives of MITOS; building partnerships with other communications and marketing stakeholders across MIT; managing press and media relations in collaboration with MIT’s media relations team; overseeing communications budget; reviewing and analyze metrics; supporting other team members as needed; leveraging local/regional/global partnerships to create awareness of MITOS’ work; and assisting with strategy, logistics, and preparations for events/meetings/conferences.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: B.Sc./B.A. (master’s preferred) in public relations, communications, or relevant field; at least seven years’ communications experience; comfort with the spectrum of digital and print platforms; strong project management and problem-solving skills; demonstrated success working as a team member; experience with web design and content production, copywriting, and editing; highly-level proficiency with MS Office; excellent presentation skills; ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people at various levels; and ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize activities, and promptly raise any obstacles. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and photo and video-editing software a plus, as is experience working in higher education. Job #17570-9 6/11/19

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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