Boston University

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BU Spark! seeks a creative technology enthusiast to serve as its Program Outreach and Communication Specialist. BU Spark! is a technology incubator and experiential learning lab for computer science and engineering projects. The Program Outreach and Communications Specialist is responsible for development and implementing an outreach and community engagement strategy in support of Spark!s mission of building an inclusive and innovative computing community at BU. This role is responsible for developing and implementing a marketing and communications plan and associated activities to ensure broad engagement in Spark! programs from students and external partners. Additionally, this role is responsible for Spark! community building efforts through management of the Spark! space, the Spark! Ambassadors program, and special events and initiatives. This role requires a unique combination of creativity, strategy, project management and people skills to implement an ambitious outreach program that will achieve a measurable and continuous increase in engagement of BU students, external partners and mentors. This position reports to the Director of BU Spark and works in close coordination with the staff and leadership of the Faculty of Computing and Data Sciences. Applicants should be self-starters with a passion for engaging with the student community at BU.

Required Skills

  • Minimum of 1-3 years' experience in marketing and communications.

  • Proven work experience managing content creation and implementation of social media

  • Excellent copywriting skills

  • Ability to deliver creative content (text, image and video)

  • Knowledge of online marketing channels

  • Event management experience

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Analytical and multitasking skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required

Please submit a cover letter with your application

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