The Tufts Office of Sustainability is looking for people with 3-5 years of direct experience in communications and marketing, preferably related to sustainability, to join our office as a dedicated Communications Specialist.

This position is responsible for managing internal and external communications for the Office of Sustainability with the goal of promoting Tufts’ sustainability efforts to the university community and building a culture of environmental sustainability on campus. In this position, you will join a small team of dedicated staff and interns who value diversity and welcome people from all backgrounds and interests. You can expect a high degree of autonomy as you work on a wide variety of projects in a fast-paced environment.

Job Responsibilities:

Communications and Publicity

  • Develop compelling digital content for use on multiple channels
  • Keep the Office of Sustainability website and recycling & waste diversion online content up to date
  • Prioritize communications requests
  • Share content that is produced with University Communications and Marketing
  • Pitch story ideas to internal and external media outlets (e.g. Medford/Somerville campus newspaper, AASHE Digest) in coordination with University Media Relations
  • Manage sustainability email account and general office phone

Graphic Design and Production

  • Create publications that comply with the University brand guidelines to reinforce brand and message strategy, including reports, brochures, posters, flyers, web-based products, and newsletters
  • Develop promotional materials for outreach events (e.g. Orientation)
  • Produce educational signage
  • Research/design environmentally sustainable promotional materials
  • Convert data sets to visually compelling content to make sustainability information accessible to a variety of audiences
  • Coordinate with outside vendors and consultants

Marketing Planning & Program Management

  • Develop and implement communications strategies that build support for sustainability across Tufts University
  • Manage editorial calendar
  • Evaluate and report on the effectiveness of communication strategies and identify areas for improvement
  • Prepare annual sustainability progress report
  • Manage the completion and promotion of the AASHE Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) biennially
  • Maintain excellent records of events and activities, campaigns, and initiatives to build the office’s institutional memory


  • Hire, train, and supervise student workers
  • Assist sustainability-related student groups with marketing and communications
  • Participate in university-wide communication committees
  • Build relationships with communications and sustainability professionals within and beyond Tufts
  • Work on other projects and priorities, as necessary
  • Monitor a small marketing budget
  • Provide guidance to other staff and students on communications matters