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Working at NEBHE

About the New England Board of Higher Education

Established in 1955 by six visionary New England governors, the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) is a regional compact organization that helps leaders assess, develop and implement education practices and policies of regional significance; promotes regional cooperation that encourages efficient sharing of education resources; and strengthens the relationship between higher education and the regional economy.

Located in downtown Boston, NEBHE values a diverse team of individuals and a collaborative workplace that support its goals to address the varying needs of the region’s learners and to provide leadership, programs and services that increase equity in postsecondary education outcomes.

Director of Communications & Marketing

Position Description

The Director of Communications & Marketing will develop and lead integrated internal and external communications strategies to more effectively engage with NEBHE stakeholders, including students and parents, postsecondary institutional leaders, state and federal policy makers, and business and industry leaders. The Director will plan, develop, and implement organization-wide communication programs and the organization’s social media strategy in partnership with NEBHE leadership and staff.

We are looking for a team member with relevant communications experience, strong leadership capabilities, creativity and a strategic point of view that aligns with NEBHE’s mission to promote greater educational opportunities and services for the residents of New England. We need an individual who can anticipate the communication needs of the organization, drive development of new communications strategies and notably expand visibility among our stakeholders. We are looking for an experienced leader who can motivate, collaborate internally and externally, and influence across groups.

The Director will possess a strong commitment to postsecondary education, particularly as it pertains to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. They will play a critical role in elevating NEBHE’s roles to provide innovative research, programs and services for students, institution leaders and policy makers to increase equitable attainment of affordable, work-relevant postsecondary credentials.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take the lead on expanding the communications presence of NEBHE and create greater awareness of the organization’s impact through development of media strategies to support NEBHE staff and their respective functional areas.
  • Take the lead on key communications-related initiatives, including a rebranding of the organization and its relevant programs and communication vehicles. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Overseeing the NEBHE website redesign, implementation and ongoing management;
    • Building upon the 30-year impact of the New England Journal of Higher Education (NEJHE) and other existing NEBHE communication vehicles such as the weekly NEJHE NewsBlast, evaluate the future roles of these and other resources in sustaining thoughtful, vibrant dialogue across the New England region on issues relevant to NEBHE stakeholders.
  • Plan, prepare and distribute original promotional content such as articles, news and press releases, email, blog and social media posts, and other updates on behalf of the organization.
    • Ensure that all materials present a clear, unified and positive image for the organization and brand.
    • Maintain a NEBHE editorial style guide to inform publications and communications and to assist in the development and implementation of NEBHE communications policies.
    • Manage website, monitor analytics, and assist staff in maintaining timely and accurate content.
  • Assist in cultivating contacts with education and other reporters at New England media outlets and in developing and disseminating opinion pieces of relevance to the states and region.
  • Support effective marketing of NEBHE’s tuition savings and transfer guarantee programs, improving the organization’s ability to reach students, parents, and relevant secondary and postsecondary counselors/advisors.
  • Promote and attend events, conferences, meetings and functions.
  • Promote and report on organizational milestones and activities such as NEBHE’s strategic plan, goals, priorities and projects; new programs, services or initiatives; organizational impact; ROI to member states and program participants; new grants and funders; and new hires, promotions, and retirements.
  • Oversee, advise, and assist in editing and producing, from concept to completion, a broad array of digital and print promotional and communication materials for the organization in collaboration with NEBHE team members.
  • Design and execute social media plans (including Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) in alignment with overall marketing plan to achieve lead generation and growth; cultivate NEBHE’s social media presence to ensure consistent dissemination of its brand across programs and platforms.

Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize, plan and prioritize work of self and others
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changes quickly
  • Ability to work independently with little direction

Technical/Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of the following applications:

  • Strong social media skills, including LinkedIn and Twitter
  • An understanding of website development and analytical tools

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in communications, marketing, publications, or a related field
  • A strong commitment to postsecondary education, diversity, equity and inclusion.

Employees enjoy a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, paid holidays and vacation, life and disability insurance, retirement plan and more. A hybrid work schedule is also available.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter that summarizes qualifications and work experience and an example of your previous work to careers@nebhe.org.


Journalism Intern

Fall 2022 and beyond

Position Description

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) seeks a journalism intern to support NEBHE’s online New England Journal of Higher Education (NEJHE) and the nonprofit regional organization’s related publications read by leaders and practitioners in higher education, economic development, student success, government, business and other key sectors.

Primary responsibilities include assisting with planning NEJHE content, soliciting and editing NEJHE commentary by staff and outside contributors, drafting content posted to the journal and the NEBHE website and helping with other communications including video and social media.

Reporting to the executive editor of NEJHE, the internship requires a commitment of 10 to 20 hours per week (negotiable). This is a paid position with preference for a student who is eligible for Federal Work Study.

Qualifications

  • Graduate student or upper-class undergraduate student with strong writing, communication and research skills.
  • Preferably majoring in English, communications, journalism, public relations or marketing.
  • Computer skills, especially Microsoft Word, Excel and WordPress, Google Analytics and Constant Contact.
  • Familiarity with social media such as Twitter and Facebook.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with inviting and editing commentary and analysis by staff and outside contributors to NEBHE’s online journal and other communications.
  • Write and edit content posted online at nebhe.org as well as news releases.
  • Create and edit video clips.
  • Assist with social networking and email communications.

How to Apply

Applications accepted on rolling basis. Please submit resume and cover letter to NEJHE Executive Editor and NEBHE Editorial Advisor John O. Harney at jharney@nebhe.org.


Communications Intern

Fall 2022 and beyond

Position Description

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) seeks a communications intern to work closely with members of the Policy & Research team as well as with NEBHE’s journal of higher education, The New England Journal of Higher Education (NEJHE), to push forward NEBHE’s strategic initiatives utilizing social media, advertising and writing.

The intern will work with NEBHE staff to understand programs and priorities and subsequently work with our overarching network of contacts to advertise as such.

Essential Job Duties

  • Use social media channels to advertise priorities and projects
  • Work with graphic design tools like Canva and data visualization tools like Tableau to promote our work and findings in a visually appealing manner
  • Work to build our network of contacts and increasing follower count within the higher education space in New England on social media networks
  • Revitalize NEBHE’s Twitter and Facebook account
  • Work to create a brand kit for social media posting
  • Communicate larger findings from reports and projects into communicable pieces for the broader New England community

Qualifications

  • Senior of junior in college studying strategic communications, advertising or with particular interest or experience with social media marketing
  • 6 months of relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of and experience in social science research, both qualitative and quantitative
  • Knowledge of information and data sources related to higher education, demographics and the economy preferred
  • Understanding and proficiency utilizing social media to communicate with various stakeholders
  • Well organized, with great attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate technical, complex or unfamiliar information to a variety of audiences through writing, data visualizations and presentations
  • Proficiency with project management (e.g. Slack) and data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau), preferred

Hours And Salary Range

This is a part-time internship for up to 15 hours per week. Commensurate with experience. Work-study funding preferred.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • This position is hybrid, split between in-office and remote, depending on applicant’s comfort level and nature of projects.
  • NEBHE will require Covid vaccination for all staff members who may have a presence in the office or at events. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. NEBHE continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its employees, their families and the community.
  • Prolonged period sitting at a desk working on a computer.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.

Key Performance Measures

Fulfills essential job functions adhering to work plan timelines that will be developed and approved by the supervisor.

Applications accepted on rolling basis. Please submit resume and cover letter to NEJHE Executive Editor and NEBHE Editorial Advisor John O. Harney at jharney@nebhe.org.


Working in Higher Education in New England (HERC Joblink)

As part of its mission to tie higher education to the economic well being of New England, NEBHE has partnered with the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NE HERC) to provide access to recruitment and employment resources to address faculty and staff hiring needs. The mission of the NE HERC, which was founded in 2006, is to advance the efforts of member institutions to recruit and retain outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and to assist dual-career couples. Moreover, together with NEBHE, NE HERC seeks to raise the profile of the higher education industry in New England as an employer of choice for diverse and highly qualified professionals across all disciplines and functions.

With nearly 18,000 registered job-seekers, 3,000 faculty and staff jobs, and 2.5 million unique website visits per year, NE HERC provides the largest higher education job board in New England, as well as a community of 62 member institutions sharing best practices and participating in strategic networking events and an assortment of targeted professional development opportunities every year.

Click here to view other NE HERC Resources.


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

NEBHE actively seeks to achieve a diverse workforce. It provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, genetics, protected military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.