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Communications Specialist - Center for Black Maternal Health and Reproductive Justice, School of Medicine
Tufts University

Date Posted Jul. 25, 2022
Title Communications Specialist - Center for Black Maternal Health and Reproductive Justice, School of Medicine
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Center for Black Maternal Health and Reproductive Justice, School of Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Communications/Public Relations


The Center for Black Maternal Health and Reproductive Justice (CBMHRJ) is seeking a communications specialist to assist with the development of marketing and social media materials, posts, websites, signage and other communications related duties.


Tufts CBMHRJ is an academic, multi-disciplinary research center at Tufts University School of Medicine. Located on Tufts University’s Boston campus, Tufts CBMHRJ conducts research on Black maternal health trends and provides strategic guidance on addressing maternal health inequities as experienced by Black women. Tufts CBMHRJ is broken down into five integrated units led by internal faculty members, each with individual focuses including: MOTHER Lab, research development, maternal health epidemiology, maternal and child health policy, and community engaged research. Although much of this center’s work focuses on research, the CBMHRJ leadership team also prioritizes policy endeavors, facilitation of education and training for students and public health professionals, and engagement with external community organizations. The Center Manager supports Dr. Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha as the Director of Tufts CBMHRJ in the design and implementation of all CBMHRJ activities and operations, including growth strategies, fundraising and sponsorship, outreach to stakeholders, budgeting and forecasting, space allocation, educational programs, career/professional development courses, compliance with University and government policies, and identification of opportunities for collaboration with internal and external partners.

What You'll Do

This is a part-time, benefits eligible position at 17.5 hours per week.


The Communications 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.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a Bachelor’s degree in related area of study or equivalent and 3 - 5 years of professional health communications experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree and experience in public health, maternal and child health, health equity, and reproductive justice education 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.

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