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Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

The Communications Specialist will play a vital role in several aspects of the Center’s core public relations activities, including coordinating conferences and events; assisting with press relations, maintaining and expanding the Center’s social media presence; tracking sales and inventory for the Center’s consumer financial education publications; advertising the Center’s annual grant programs and managing applications; assisting with all aspects of the Center’s desktop publishing efforts, including three weekly blog posts, bi-weekly issue briefs, academic papers, press releases, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, podcasts, and various required reports for the Center’s foundation, corporate, and government funders (commensurate with experience, the desktop publishing role has the opportunity for expansion); distributing publications to the policy, corporate, and academic communities, the media, and the public; responding to queries from these communities; and maintaining the Center’s websites. All of these activities are integral to the Center’s goal of maintaining its reputation as one of the nation’s leading research institutions devoted to retirement income policy issues.

Competitive salary commensurate with relevant experience.


Past experience in communications, public relations or marketing is required.  Prior experience with graphic design is preferred. 
Bachelor’s degree required.  Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is strongly preferred. 

Strong writing and copy-editing skills.Ability to manage deadlines.

Flexibility in juggling multiple assignments and shifting priorities quickly.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
Exceptional interpersonal and oral communication skills.
Exceptional attention to detail.
Ability to develop marketing strategies for various resources and audiences.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access).
InDesign, Photoshop, PowerPoint and knowledge of the WordPress content management system (and/or .html) is strongly preferred.
Some experience in or working knowledge of desktop publishing.
Interest in public relations, communications, graphic design, and/or public policy is desirable.

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at