Communications & Public Relations Specialist – The Fletcher School

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Job Title Communications & Public Relations Specialist - The Fletcher School
Category Public Relations
Location Medford/Somerville
Contact Person Beth Nicholson
Contact Email
Website Address
Company Tufts University

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Do you love the thrill of pitching a great story to members of the media in an ever-evolving news cycle? Are you a ‘newshound’ who relishes the idea of working with world-renowned experts across the fields of international affairs, politics, law, diplomacy, and business as they help make sense of the news of the day, while lending insights, expertise, and unique story angles to top-tier audiences? Are you constantly thinking of innovative ways to present information to various audiences and do you crave a bustling, energized office with creative, effective and efficient team members who work hard but have a sense of humor and fun while going about their day?

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy is the United States’ first professional graduate school of international affairs. Since 1933, Fletcher’s multidisciplinary education in international relations, law, and business has prepared the world’s leaders to become innovative problem solvers in government, the private sector and non-governmental organizations. The Fletcher School seeks to fulfill its mission in the most environmentally sensible way possible.

The Fletcher School’s Office of Communications, Public Relations, and Marketing (CPRM) serves to effectively and consistently 1) promote the mission 2) protect and enhance the reputation and unique identity and 3) advance the vision of The Fletcher School at Tufts University through the development and engagement of strategic public relations, marketing and web communications initiatives.

The Office of Communications & Public Relations supports The Fletcher School’s efforts to recruit the world’s top students, to attract financial support for academic programs and financial aid, and promote the expertise and research of its award-winning, world-renowned faculty, alumni and students. Its personnel work in a fast-paced, innovative, and proactive environment to carry out the goals and mission of the office to put Fletcher at the center of best practice in PR and Communications in academia.

The Communications & Public Relations Specialist executes communications strategies that promote the goals and mission of the department, school or division. S/he develops high-quality, effective print materials and messaging, including researching and writing effective communications pieces. S/he creates design and layout of publications, researches, recommends and implements communications and marketing projects and strategies, develops design and content for website, and develops content and strategies for social media communications. This individual evaluates and reports on effectiveness of communications strategies and recommends changes or improvements. S/he monitors budgets, provides guidance to support staff, students and temporary workers and coordinates work with outside vendors and consultants on projects.


Basic Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in related area of study or equivalent and 3 - 5 years of professional communications experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced degree and experience in education or non-profit setting preferred.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.