Company: Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Job description:

Communications Manager  (230009KX)


About Us:

The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs seeks to protect, preserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s environmental resources while ensuring and promoting a clean energy future for the state’s residents. Through the stewardship of open space, protection of environmental resources, and enhancement of clean energy, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs works tirelessly to make Massachusetts a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family.

Who We Serve:

Massachusetts was the first state in the nation to combine energy and environmental agencies under one Cabinet secretary. The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) serves Commonwealth residents interested in outdoor recreational activities, clean energy solutions and those who work with animals and livestock. Equally, EOEEA works with energy consumers, power companies, clean energy providers and farmers to delicately balance the interaction with environmental protection laws and regulations while being a cornerstone for our economic prosperity.

Secretariat Overview:

The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretariat (EOEEA) provides oversight of the Commonwealth’s energy and environmental agencies, namely, the Division of Energy Resources (DOER), Department of Public Utilities (DPU), Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Department of Fish and Game (DFG), and Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR). EOEEA also has divisions within the Secretariat, including the Office of Law Enforcement (OLE or Massachusetts Environmental Police), Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) office, Coastal Zone Management (CZM) office, and Division of Conservation Services (DCS). All agencies and divisions promote the environmental or energy related goals and initiatives of the Administration and the Secretary of EOEEA.

The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental affairs seeks applicants for the position of Communications Manager.  The Communications Manager will provide media relations, event planning, and administrative support to the EEA Communications team. They will develop a talking points tracker, track inquiries, coordinate interview schedules and manage daily reporting and clips. They will provide advance support for public events for the Secretary and commissioners and help the Communications Director and Deputy Communications Director draft responses to media inquiries and conduct research for speeches. Through this work, they will help advance EEA’s and the Governor’s messaging priorities and provide timely responses to the public.

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

  1. Provide support to the EEA Communications team, including managing the end of day report, clips, sending press releases, maintaining a master talking points and Q&A document, maintaining a press list, and other administrative tasks.
  2. Assist in the planning of press conferences and other media events for EEA officials and the Governor and Lieutenant Governor
  3. Help maintain a proactive media calendar and assist the Communications Director with long term planning
  4. Support the communications team with media relations, including drafting responses to reporters and coordinating with communications teams in EEA’s seven agencies
  5. Help maintain EEA webpages and news media
  6. Assist the Digital Director with copy writing and editing
  7. Manage the Public Records Request tracker and help the Communications team meet deadlines

The Communications Manager will report formally to the Communications Director but would work closely with the Deputy Communications Director and other EEA leadership staff. The Communications Director and Deputy Communications Director would approve their work. Evening and weekend work may be required in order to meet press deadlines or respond to urgent media inquiries. The Manager would be expected to work in the office 3 days per week but would have flexibility in setting a hybrid work schedule. Valid driver’s license strongly preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or communications, or equivalent experience
  • Some experience in public relations, either internship or work
  • Knowledge and interest in government and climate policy preferred
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Highly organized with an ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Skilled in crafting program informational materials, including fact sheets, website         content, social media posts, and newsletters.
  • Demonstrated ability to write press releases, talking points, and Power Point presentations.
  • Proficient in drafting, editing, and reviewing materials accurately and concisely.
  • Strong capability to establish and nurture effective working relationships with diverse groups.
  • Diplomatic and politically astute with the ability to navigate in a fast-paced and evolving environment under high scrutiny.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, OneDrive, and Teams.



Applicants must have at least (A) four (4) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, professional internship, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in: business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.


  1. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.
  2. An Associate’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.

III. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.

  1. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience.
  2. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for the required experience.

Comprehensive Benefits

When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future.

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An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.  Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements.  We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role.

Official Title: Program Manager III

Primary Location : United States-Massachusetts-Boston-100 Cambridge Street

Job: Administrative Services

Organization : Exec Office Of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Posting: Sep 7, 2023, 11:10:54 AM

Number of Openings: 1

Bargaining Unit: M99-Managers (EXE)

Maximum Salary: 64,833.46 – 70,000.00 Yearly

If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Melixza Esenyie – 6176261282

Confidential: No

Job type: Full Time

Fully remote: Hybrid

Salary range: 64,833.46 – 70,000.00 Yearly

Location: Boston Massachusetts


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