Communications Manager for City Connects

Growing and dynamic organization seeks an experienced communications professional to capitalize on and create opportunities for media coverage and effective communications to diverse audiences. Housed at Boston College, the City Connects program is an innovative approach to addressing the out-of-school factors that can impact students’ achievement and thriving in schools. Currently implemented in 80 schools across five states, City Connects collaborates closely with districts, schools, and partnering community agencies to connect every student to a tailored set of supports and enrichments in the school and community. City Connects is seeking a full-time Communications Manager to advance the City Connects brand and broaden the program’s visibility. The position responsibilities include:

  • Manage and execute a strategic plan for communications;
  • Initiate strategic opportunities to advance the organization’s communication agenda;
  • Participate as a spokesperson and media contact for the organization;
  • Design, prepare, adapt, and track the use of communications materials including print, electronic, video, written reports, and social media;
  • Drive continued brand development;
  • Identify target audiences and design audience-specific strategies; and
  • Jointly plan and coordinate events, visits, and conferences.

Required: Bachelor’s degree; 5-7 years’ experience in public relations, marketing or a related field; excellent writing skills; project management experience; and experience related to K-12 education

Preferred: Master’s degree in communications, writing, marketing, advertising, or a related field; graphic design experience; experience managing vendors

City Connects is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information to the Administrative Officer for City Connects, at cityconnects@bc.edu