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The mission of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research is to convene varied researchers and practitioners to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity and injustice. We foster exhaustive racial research, research-based policy innovation, data-driven educational and advocacy campaigns, and narrative-change initiatives. We are working toward building an antiracist society that ensures equity and justice for all.

The BU Center for Antiracist Research founded in 2020 by Dr. Ibram Kendi, the Center is rapidly growing and looking for passionate individuals to join their dedicated staff.

The Communication & Events Manager works directly with the Managing Director to build the Center’s overall communication strategy and outreach programs. We are looking for a candidate with strong organizational skills to handle media, news, and stewardship communications. To coordinate all event logistic activities and communication for the center’s public programs, special events, conferences, convenings, webinars, and alike. Will produce and manage a variety of communication vehicles to promote the center’s research initiatives and educational programs, including the newsletter; handle the editing and production of materials.

This role owns all content creation for to public communications, including website and social media outlets, and supervising student interns who work on communication and event related tasks.

As a Research Center, we are passionate about data driven decision making. Therefore, the Manager will develop and run a system to evaluate metrics to ensure the efficiencies of outreach efforts for the Center and recommending improvements and vital changes.

This position is eligible for Boston University's generous benefits package including health, dental, life insurance, tuition remission, paid time off, and so much more!

Required Skills

Bachelor's degree and 5-8 years of work experience required. Master's preferred. Strong interpersonal and effective oral and written communication skills. Familiarity and experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud products, and WordPress is strongly preferred.

To be considered for the role, please include a resume and cover letter. Finalist for the role will be asked to submit an assignment.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular




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Posted: 10/3/2020
Application Due: 1/1/2021
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