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Communications Specialist

Lesley University


About Lesley University:

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 7,500 students and 86,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills.

Information on the Department:

The Office of Communications reports to the Chief of Staff in the President’s Office and defines, implements, and supervises a strategic communications agenda for the university.

Job Description:

The Communications Specialist reports to the Director of Communications and works in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Communications and the Office of Digital Marketing to develop and post content to and, as appropriate, communicate across interactive platforms, including the Lesley University website, email, and social media channels for audiences such as Lesley faculty and staff, students, prospective students, media organizations, and influencers. The Communications Specialist also works with the Office of the President to develop emails and other communications from the President to any or all of the aforementioned stakeholders. The Communications Specialist also assists in the creation of print materials, as directed, in conjunction with the Office of Advancement or other departments.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least five years of experience writing for the web in a fast-paced, deadline- driven environment.
  • Intermediate to advanced level of computer and web savvy, basic HTML hand-coding and FTP uploading skills, and an ability to learn and master new web skills and content management systems.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects on deadline.
  • Demonstrated high energy level and ability to execute communication activities that range from routine to highly creative.
  • Proven track record of building relationships across an organization.
  • Demonstrated excellent professional judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
  • Flexibility in workday (some evenings, weekends) to cover University events.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Drupal.
  • Experience with mass mailing HTML-based emails using tools such as Mailchimp or other CRM-based email management.

Additional Information:

Salary Grade 24: $44,856 – $53,378


Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

A cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references must be included for full consideration.

Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates.

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