Communications and Programs Specialist
Job Category: Library
Requisition Number: COMMU001256

Posted: September 29, 2021
Closed: January 4, 2022
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MA - Boston TFCCS
Boston, MA 02115, USA
Job Details
Department: The Mary Baker Eddy Library
You will support two key functions at The Mary Baker Eddy Library (MBEL).
Communications work includes developing and executing website content and interacting with service departments to create content-centered deliverables for web, translation, and promotion. This involves conceptualizing and managing both periodic and episodic deliverables and requires a solid understanding of MBEL’s mission and strategic goals, an understanding of its archival holdings, and a broad overview of its organization.
Programs work focuses on the development and production of programs for youth, families, and adults, including MBEL’s monthly Seekers and Scholars podcast. This involves conceptualizing how programs relate to the Library’s collections and more broadly to the history and contemporary outreach of The First Church of Christ, Scientist.  This leads to facilitating preparation and execution of programming in audio, video, and live formats.
You must be an effective communicator and collaborator, highly organized, technologically capable, detail oriented, and deadline-aware.
MBEL is a trusted and authoritative resource on Mary Baker Eddy and the history of the Christian Science movement, providing public access to original materials and educational experiences about Eddy, the ideas she advanced, her writings, and the institutions she founded and their healing mission.
Editorial (30%)
Manages the periodic execution of research articles, newsletters, and employee bulletins. Under direction of the manager, responsible for the annual execution of 50+ research articles, 32 scheduled newsletters, and a number of employee communications.
Program development (25 %)
Works with Manager of Programs and Scholarly Engagement in:
Promotional and administrative support (15%)
Takes the lead in overseeing promotion of MBEL deliverables for MBEL activities; collaborates on MBEL’s promotional needs, strategies, and design requirements.
Website (15%)
Programs and events production (15%)
Performs other duties as assigned.
Reporting Relationships
Supervisor: Senior Manager, Programs and Communications
Regular Contacts
Manager Programs and Scholarly Engagement; Educational Programs Head; MBEL staff; Mother Church employees; Mother Church members; general public. Collaborates closely with various departments, including PDSG, OLS, BMPS, OGC, JSH, and the Office of the Clerk.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and two to four years work experience.
Required: Strong communication, verbal, and writing skills, including the ability to write quickly with minimal rewriting/editing for communicating with diverse audiences. Ability to prioritize and multitask is essential. Excellent computer skills. Facility with social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.
Preferred: Familiarity with graphic design applications. Experience in project management.
Technology Skills
Familiarity with office software such as Google Suite and MS Office; graphics software (such as Adobe Pro; Illustrator, Photoshop); workflow software (Trello, iContact, Plunet, Asana, Salesforce); content management software (Wordpress); project management software; Concord Study Package. Must be able to apply and innovate with these tools in the organization, management, and tracking of departmental communications and operations.
Work Environment
Works on multiple projects simultaneously in a busy and oftentimes deadline-driven office environment.
Engagement with Christian Science
Membership in The Mother Church required.
Background check required given potential for direct contact with children.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. 
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