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Communications Assistant

Posting Details

Posting Details

Date Posted 01/09/2018
Working Title Communications Assistant
Anticipated Starting Academic Term Spring
Job Type Student
Job Category Communications Support
Federal Work Study Required? No
Job Summary

This department at the University of Pittsburgh consists of Housing, Food Services, Panther Central, the University Stores, and Conference Services. Our team is responsible for the maintenance, operations, and assignments for all on-campus residence halls and University-owned off-campus apartments. We oversee three retail locations on campus which include The University Store on Fifth, The Pitt Shop, and Maggie & Stella’s Cards & Gifts. Finally, our team provides concierge-level customer service through Panther Central, our 24/7 ID Center on campus, and our Conference Services team. Behind the scenes, our team manages a variety of different areas within the Department such as Communications, Business Systems, Financial Operations, Human Resources, and Data Analysis in order to best serve our customers.

We are seeking a communications and design student worker with a passion for design, social media, and email marketing. The ideal candidate will be able to assist in the planning, and development of marketing campaigns to increase customer service across Panther Central, Housing, Conference Services, as well as sales across the University Stores. The incumbent will also be responsible for assisting in writing, designing projects and handling social media accounts, which includes developing original content, increasing audience engagement and social media advertising.

Job Requirements

• Graphic design skills required (Adobe Creative Cloud, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).

• Relevant experience managing social media marketing campaigns.

• Students obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, marketing, advertising or any other similar area of study is preferred.

• Strong writing and communication skills.

• Ability to edit photos.

• Demonstrates creativity and documented immersion in social media.

• Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.) and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios.

• Candidate must be reliable, punctual, and hard working.

Please include an example of your work with your application.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Hourly Pay Rate $8.00
Anticipated Number of Openings 1
Anticipated Hours per Week 20
Anticipated Weekly Schedule

To be determined based on student’s schedule and Departmental needs.

Campus Pittsburgh
Primary Work Location Tower C
Posting Number S-05956-P

Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently a University of Pittsburgh student or were you enrolled in the previous or upcoming semester?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have a Federal Work Study (FWS) award?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Media Sample
Optional Documents