School of Social Work seeks PAID communications student assistant

Communications Student Assistant (Journalism)

Appointment type: On-Campus Undergraduate
Categories: Communication/Journalism
Department: School of Social Work

Pay Rate/Pay Range: $7.25/hour

Department/Organization: Communications Office in the School of Social Work

Normal Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm – 15 to 20 hours per week.

Note to Applicant: To be considered, applicants must submit resume, cover letter, and two writing samples with application. These materials may be sent to the School’s Communications Specialist Adrienne Nettles at anettles@ua.edu.

Job Summary: The Communications Student Assistant will assist with writing press releases and feature stories as well as graphic design, social media and producing content for the web. Applicants MUST have and maintain a minimum of 2.25 cumulative GPA to be considered. Must have strong writing skills; applicants with previous interviewing, writing, and editing experience preferred.

Additional Department Summary: The Communications Student Assistant will be primarily responsible for researching, interviewing, and writing news articles and profiles. In addition, the Communications Student Assistant will assist in taking photos, helping to compile mailing lists, designing publicity materials, assisting with annual fundraising events, and performing other tasks as assigned. Other duties may include greeting and directing guests and visitors, answering phones and routing calls, creating/updating documents and spreadsheets, filing, photocopying, and other tasks as assigned.

This position will start in Fall 2017.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Applicants MUST have and maintain a minimum 2.25 cumulative GPA to be considered for this position. To be considered, applicants should submit resume, cover letter, and two writing samples with application.

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must be proficient with basic office equipment, computers, and standard application software (word processing, spreadsheet, database, internet/email). They must have strong working knowledge of with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word.

Skills and Knowledge: Applicants must have strong writing skills and excellent organizational skills. They must be dependable and punctual and be able to complete tasks and meet deadlines with minimal supervision. Applicants must have strong communication skills and the ability to interact and communicate in a professional manner with UA staff, faculty, alumni, and students.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants with previous interviewing, writing, and editing experience preferred. Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator also a plus.

Applicants available to work 15-20 hours per week preferred.

Enrollment Requirements: Applicants must meet enrollment requirements to be eligible for on-campus student employment. Applicants must be enrolled in a UA degree program and meet minimum credit hour requirements during the academic year: Undergraduate Students must be registered for at least 6 credit hours during fall/spring semesters; Graduate Students must be registered for at least 4.5 credit hours during fall/spring semesters; International Students must be registered full-time (Undergraduate = 12 credit hours, Graduate = 9 credit hours) during fall/spring semesters. Enrollment requirements must be maintained for the duration of on-campus employment. Individual hiring departments and programs may also have additional eligibility requirements for employment.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. “EEO is the Law.”