CURA Is Hiring
Join the CURA Team!
There are currently two open positions on the CURA team. See below for more details:
Graduate Communications and Outreach Specialist for the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs: CURA (15 hours a week)
The Communications and Outreach specialist will oversee tasks related to the marketing and communication of ongoing activities at CURA, including events and research. This position will regularly update CURA’s external and internal communication platforms including our website, social media, email newsletters, and calendars. The position will also report regularly on activity on the part of CURA affiliates (faculty and fellows) and share CURA research as relevant to current world affairs.
The Communications and Outreach specialist plays a critical role in public engagement and community building, both locally and online (via social media). For this reason, the position requires someone with a background in religion and/or world affairs (we are seeking a graduate student) committed to CURA’s mission of supporting research and education on the role of religion in public affairsto represent the institute across our social media platforms and to help us in raising CURA’s public profile.
The Communications and Outreach Specialist will consistently and proactively share the mission, vision, and work of the institute to relevant audiences within the academic community and in general media, and leverage established channels (email, social media, website) to enable dialogue and connections between CURA and target audiences and stakeholders.
This is a part-time position expected to work approximately 15 hours per week. Hours are flexible but position should be available to attend and report on CURA events.
- Manage daily communication tasks, including website updates and social media posts.
- Manage or support email newsletters.
- Provide formatting, editing, and proofreading support.
- Write copy for newsletters, announcements, etc.
- Ensure the maintenance of CURA’s brand identity online.
- Update internal (CURA, Pardee, BU, CAS, STH) and external calendars (BTI) with events and activities.
- Manage organization and retention of shared documents in coordination with other CURA staff.
- Manage audience lists for communication in coordination with other CURA staff.
- Ensure the implementation of strategic communication plan (profiles, promoting research, etc.)
- Interested applicants should feel free to reach out to email@example.com with any questions.
Applicants should send a CV and cover letter with two references to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sep. 25.
Assistant Director, Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs: CURA, Pardee School of Global Studies
Boston University’s Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA) is an interdisciplinary research center that encourages and supports research on the role of religion in public affairs. Supported by a substantial endowment and grants from various foundations, CURA has sponsored research projects on five continents, leading to the publication of over 150 books and many more articles.
This is a full-time hybrid role located in Boston, MA, with flexibility for some work from home. The Assistant Director will be responsible for overseeing daily operations and supervising staff, managing the budget and financial reports, developing and implementing programs and initiatives, managing communications and publicity, and maintaining strong relationships with partner organizations and stakeholders. The Assistant Director must be able to work collaboratively with the Director, faculty, staff, students, and external partners.
The successful candidate provides administrative and program support to the Director of CURA. The successful candidate will develop, manage, advertise, and schedule a broad range of center events workshops, symposia, conferences, etc. They will oversee the institute’s operational budget and prepare and maintain a variety of reports, correspondences, including filing financial reports. They will build public awareness of the work of CURA’s faculty and students by consistently and proactively sharing the mission, vision, and work of the institute to relevant audiences within the academic community and through media. They will foster partnerships & increase engagement with CURA’s research by leveraging established channels (email, social media, website) to enable dialogue and connections between CURA and target audiences and stakeholders including media, scholars, and partners. They will hire and supervise student workers and contractors as required or needed. Knowledge of religious studies and/or the social sciences preferred, but not required.
Bachelors degree required with 5-8 years of experience.
Excellent writing skills, project management experience, an ability to work independently, and skills engaging with a variety of stakeholders.
Knowledge of religious studies and/or social science preferred, but not required.
Experience with SAP software is a strong plus.
This position is eligible for Boston University’s generous benefits package including health, dental, and retirement. This position directly supervises staff and/or students. Supervision generally includes recommendations for hiring and firing, completing performance evaluations, training, allocation of work, and problem resolution.