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Boston College Introduction

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

Communications Specialist (part-time  25 hours per week)
The Boston College Center for Work & Family

The Boston College Center for Work and Family (CWF) is the country's leading university-based research center focused on supporting employers in their efforts to improve the lives of working people and their families. The Center was founded in 1990 and is part of the Carroll School of Management.

The Center has 70 corporate members including many of the country's most progressive and well-respected employers in professional services, healthcare, high technology, insurance, investment banking, manufacturing, and higher education. We provides our members with research, education and information that helps human resource leaders in work-life, diversity & inclusion, wellness, and talent management create more effective workforce management initiatives. CWF is also a major source of information to the media on workforce and workplace issues.

The Communications Specialist will take the leadership for publishing and disseminating our research and benchmarking reports to both our corporate members and the public through a variety of internal mechanisms and major media outlets.

Major Job Responsibilities:

Oversee Development of Center Publications including being the primary author and editor. Specifically the person will:

Continue the development of the Executive Briefing Series, taking the lead for writing and editing

Develop Center White Papers (create new or update existing publications)

Produce Benchmarking Reports

Design, produce and disseminate Center research reports

Produce the annual Kanter Award publication
Develop and disseminate new Tip Sheets and readily accessible brief content

Ensure that new publications receive the maximum exposure through the use of press releases and social media channels as well as direct interaction with media/press contacts.

Develop Center Collateral and Marketing Materials. Assemble materials for prospects and assist with reaching out to potential members

Make design changes, update and maintain the Center's website adding new content as available. Ensure website is attractive and consistently reflects the Center¿s current work.

Write, publish, and distribute monthly e-newsletter (Centerpiece) for all CWF subscribers and monthly Roundtable news (Roundtable Roundup) for members. Track metrics for Center communications.

Maintain and develop Center's Social Media presence. Regularly update original content on social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram) and strategically disseminate original BCCWF content, by implementing new types of media, i.e., infographics, video, etc.

Ensure Center database is updated (with the assistance of the Center¿s student employees) as needed with new contact information.

Additional responsibilities include assisting in the promotion, organization, and logistics for our Center events (2-3 per year), which may include some travel and non-standard working hours.


BA in communications, English, or marketing required. Master¿s degree in Communications desirable. A minimum of 3 years of experience in communications, marketing or human resources. Excellent and proven organizational and written communications skills. Experience developing and maintaining a website and updating web-content, producing electronic newsletters, and the effective use of social media tools to promote and increase the visibility of the Center's work. Experience working with external media is desirable.

A strong interest in the Center's mission involving work-life and workforce effectiveness issues and best practices and a strong desire to work in a small, highly cohesive team providing value-added research, information and services to our highly regarded group of Corporate Partners.

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