Public Lectures Student Assistant Position

Public Lectures Student Assistant

The UW Office of Public Lectures, within the Graduate School, is responsible for convening people and ideas in a safe and intellectually stimulating space. By offering diverse public lecture experiences, we give reasons for tens of thousands of people ranging from faculty, students, staff and the person on the
street to gather and experience this old school manner of face-to-face meeting and learning.

The ideal applicant will possess strong customer service skills and knowledge of the digital media landscape, including various social media sites. The successful candidate will be responsible for responding to customer inquiries, researching the most effective social media outlets for reaching our broad audiences, monitoring and posting on blogs and social networks, participating in online outreach and promotion, optimizing our social media presence and conducting keyword analysis. Those looking to gain valuable online media experience with an established organization are encouraged to apply.

Pay is $16.00 an hour with a 19.5-hour maximum workweek. Some evening hours required for events.

Note: This position is available to current UW students only. The start date for this position is February 4, 2019 and will continue through the next academic year.

Responsibilities include and are not limited to:
 Attend all evening public lectures and serve as front of house manager
 Assist event volunteers like UW Retirees and middle school students
 Work with the Director of Public Lectures to create and implement campaigns
 Develop content calendars on a weekly and monthly basis for public lectures
 Monitor analytics to identify viable ideas
 Create engaging blog and social media content
 Monitor and respond to mailbox
 Return customer calls, answer customer inquiries

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:
 Study in Communications or related field
 Professional experience in social media/marketing
 Strong customer service skills
 Event experience
 Excellent oral and written communication skills
 In-depth working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+
 Experience with social media analytics, including Google Analytics and Facebook Insights
 Basic knowledge of Photoshop

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to; please put “Student Assistant” in the email subject line. Applications will be accepted through December 2, 2018. Interviews will be conducted in early December.

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