The Office of the Associate Provost for Digital Learning and Innovation drives transformative change in campus-wide pedagogies, processes, and structures that will ensure that Boston University successfully responds to the challenges and opportunities brought forth by technological innovation and the advent of digital learning. The Office consists of three Units:
The Digital Education Incubator supports and incubates new ideas from faculty and staff, and proactively pursues innovation experiments that advance Boston University' strategic agenda.
The Center for Teaching and Learning promotes pedagogy that is inclusive, centered on student learning, and proven to be effective.
The Educational Technology Unit engages faculty in the adoption, development, implementation, and assessment of innovative technologies to support their teaching and learning objectives.
The Manager of Communications reports directly to the Associate Provost for Digital Learning and Innovation. In collaboration with the Associate Provost and the Directors of the Units that report to the Associate Provost, the Manager: executes the communications strategies and vehicles of the Office and all its constituent Units; develops key messages that advance the Office's interests and showcase its activities to internal audiences (including faculty, staff, university leadership and students) and external audiences (including prospective students and faculty, alumni, donors, parents, and the general public); produces a variety of print and digital communications pieces, including writing copy and graphic design work; manages and maintains the Office's websites. In collaboration with Unit directors, the Manager assists in the planning and management of communication-focused Office projects and events.
The Manager of Communications executes the communication plan that is developed by the Associate Provost and DL&I Directors. Produces a variety of print and digital communications pieces, including writing copy; contributes original design work to printed reports, event-related collateral, and other materials that support communications efforts on behalf of DL&I units for both internal and external audiences; creates graphic and other content for DL&I social media and plan and manages marketing exhibits for strategic conferences and events.
Leads website development efforts independently, including site creation, navigation, maintenance, and optimization for search engine rankings. Manages the DL&I office's websites and serves as editor; Initiates consistent web content updates and produces new content with limited supervision (e.g., articles, press releases, videos) to post; prepares images and creates graphics for use on the website using photo editing software; performs updates to web content as requested.
Co-manages communications-focused Office projects and events: In collaboration with the Associate Provost, Office Manager and Unit Directors, participates in the planning, coordination and management of Office and Unit projects that are communication-focused, such as the Digital Multimedia Common (DMC) website and the Teaching with Technology (TwT) annual festival.
Assists the Associate Provost and Unit Directors in authoring and publishing key presentations and opinion pieces; drafts the Office's annual report, including a
B.A./B.S. in communications, marketing, or related field(s), and three to five years related work experience.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to write, edit, proofread, publish, and produce print and web content and communications materials
Ability to handle a high volume of work in a short period of time, handle multiple priorities simultaneously, and operate in a fast-paced work environment
Exceptional organizational skills, detail-oriented and strong ability to multi-task, prioritize work responsibilities and meet deadlines, and work on a cross-functional team
Strong presentation, project management, and time management skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Power Point
Hands-on graphic design experience, including creating and editing original print and digital materials using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
WordPress and HTML proficiency
Prior experience in higher education a plus
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