We’re Hiring! Join our team as a Communications Assistant

The BU URBAN Graduate Program seeks a creative and hard-working undergraduate student for remote work during the Fall 2021 Semester. Given our ultimate goal of helping cities tackle environmental challenges, the Communications Assistant will collaborate with the URBAN Program Manager to ensure our communications are accessible and impactful and reach stakeholder audiences that benefit most from our work.

Tasks will include creating new marketing materials to communicate our mission and impact, improving the accessibility and wow-factor of the BU URBAN website using WordPress, and assisting with the management of our social media pages and newsletter. Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications: To be eligible, applicant must be a current BU undergraduate student and possess:

  • Organization skills and attention to details
  • Professional attitude and self-motivation
  • Graphic design and written communication skills
  • Experience with WordPress and/or HTML
  • Experience managing social media accounts, especially Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube
  • Experience with Mailchimp is a plus

Hours are flexible and may vary, but will be about 4-6 hours per week, and can be coordinated around a student’s course schedule and availability. Vacations (unpaid) or other unpaid time off can be arranged in advance in consultation with supervisor. Having a Work-Study grant is desired, but not required for employment. (Work-Study Job Number = 902394)

Pay: $14/hour

Interested students should email Evan Kuras, BU URBAN Program Manager, at urban@bu.edu with the following:

  1. Resume and a brief paragraph describing your interest in and qualifications for this position (both attached)
  2. A communications sample, such as a website, blog post, Instagram page, or newsletter, (attached or linked in the email body)
  3. Notes about availability on a weekly basis and earliest start date (in the email body)
  4. Indicate whether or not you have an active Work-Study grant (in the email body)

Please use “[First and Last Name] Communications Assistant” for your email subject.

Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe that fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion is essential to the realization of our mission, vision, and values.  As such, we seek to cultivate a supportive, healthy, and respectful community, free from harassment, disruption, violence, and intimidation. We aim to continuously improve our program culture, policies, and operations, guided by a framework of harm reduction and the understanding that identity markers (e.g., race, class, gender) intersect to create systems of privilege and marginalization shaped by social and cultural contexts.

Looking for additional opportunities doing similar work? Check out student staff positions at the Initiative on Cities!