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Communications Lead

Ada Developers Academy

Ada Developers Academy

Marketing & Communications
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Communications Lead

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/14/2024 1:36 PM)
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Arts, Culture, and Humanities
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
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Design Studio for Social Intervention


The Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI)(ds4si.org) partners with communities, artists, and social justice practitioners to imagine, demonstrate, and collectively rebuild places to be more just and vibrant. Situated at the intersections of design thinking and practice, social justice and activism, public art and social practice and civic / popular engagement, DS4SI designs and tests social interventions with and on behalf of marginalized populations, controversies and ways of life. DS4SI is a fiscally sponsored program of TSNE (tsne.org).


The Communications Lead is responsible for working with the DS4SI Team to develop and implement a strategic external communications plan, grow our social media and web presence, and ensure quality of all communications materials. The position reports to the Managing Director.

Essential Functions

  • Work closely with the Managing Director and Design Research Lead to develop a communications strategy to advance the DS4SI mission.
  • Create content and develop materials to be used with external constituencies with high-quality, consistent branding and messaging about DS4SI’s goals, programs, events, fund development efforts, etc.
  • Curate, post, and interact on all DS4SI social media accounts and online platforms (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, Corsizio, Eventbrite, etc.)
  • Oversee all aspects of communication projects, including the development and printing of materials for programs and events, in conjunction with the DS4SI team and outside contractors
  • Maintain the DS4SI website ensuring it is up to date with current projects, events, images, and team members
  • Generate and distribute e-blasts (twice a month or as needed), including writing and curating content from internal and external sources
  • Conduct quality control on all communications
  • Attend events (DS4SI and partner events) and support special initiatives as needed


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • Between 3 - 5 years working in communications, social media, or similar marketing role
  • Experience or interest in communicating about conceptual, social practice, performance, and/or public art projects, especially around how they engage with public life and public making
  • Strong written, verbal, and analytical skills, as well as problem-solving capabilities
  • Organizational skills and the ability to multitask and prioritize projects while working on a deadline or in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • The technological ability to work on a variety of digital platforms (utilizing programs such as Mailchimp, Squarespace, Zoom, etc.) and also create web and mobile content
  • Willingness to grow and learn with the organization
  • Respect for economic and cultural diversity, experience working with diverse groups of people
  • Highly motivated and independent, yet team-oriented
  • Able to work occasional weekends and evenings
  • Willing and able to work onsite in Boston at least 3 days/week

Additional Skills and Experience

  • Graphic design and video editing skills, and creativity to produce exciting and interesting content

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Compensation and Benefits

Location: Work will be primarily performed onsite at 600 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA.

Compensation: The salary range for this position is $66,000 - $73,000/yr. and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): twelve paid holidays, three weeks of vacation, one week of personal holiday, and ability to accrue up to 487.5 hours of health leave time for benefited staff.
  • 80% Employer-paid, offering some $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim along with several low-deductible plans;
  • Low-cost Guardian Dental and Vision.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care.
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance.
  • Employer-paid Pension and Employee-paid 403b plan through TIAA.
  • ...and more!

TSNE/DS4SI strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/DS4SI prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/DS4SI celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.

TSNE/DS4SI's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.


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