Communications and Project Administrator

Massachusetts, United States
17 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

COMMUNICATIONS AND PROJECT ADMINISTRATORSchool of Science (SOS), to provide a wide variety of communications-related support to senior staff members in the Dean’s Office and provide assistance in supporting school-wide communications efforts.  Responsibilities include writing a variety of school-related communications; revising/editing/updating content for newsletter; assisting with or writing a variety of reports including the annual report to the president; managing maintenance/updates/revisions to website; posting content on; handling billing, ensuring developers/designers produce deliverables, and facilitating problem resolution related to website; designing and/or coordinating printed materials, e.g., letterhead, business cards, brochures, etc.; coordinating Careers Across MIT volunteers, tables, and publications; maintaining the school’s honors and awards database and correspondence; managing daily social media; coordinating with the MIT News and Media Relations offices and primary MIT channels to promote SOS research and stories; soliciting stories and publishing weekly roundup of SOS communications; coordinating meetings with SOS communications staff; providing backup administrative support to the dean as needed, including coverage of the main office desk, answering telephones, etc.; and assisting with other projects as directed.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree (masters preferred); at least five years’ relevant science writing, public outreach, PR/media, or journalism experience; excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, and analytical skills; ability to work effectively with a wide range of employees at all levels, work both independently and with a diverse interdisciplinary group, synthesize and organize information, prioritize, meet deadlines, and communicate complete complex concepts to lay audiences; comfort using the tools of modern publishing, website management, and social media; flexibility; and collaboration skills.  Graphic design and/or social media and digital media skills preferred.  

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.