Public Affairs Student Assistant

University of Alaska
June 30, 2024
Offerd Salary:$14.10
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Public Affairs Student Assistant
  • Job Number: 525304

  • Classification: Student Assistant 2

  • Grade: Student Assistant 2

  • Work type: Hybrid, On Campus, Student Employee

  • Administrative Unit: University of Alaska Statewide

  • School/Business unit: SW Public Affairs

  • Location: Fairbanks

  • Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

  • Position Summary:

    The System Office of Public Affairs is looking for a qualified student to assist the communications team with websites and social media content creation. The position includes website updates, design and management, SEO, digital accessibility, preparing photos and images for web and social applications, and assisting with office support, including event planning and communications. The position also provides the communications team with a student perspective on system communications and marketing. If you possess good computing, web design, coding, communication, and writing skills, and want to add meaningful experience to your resume working in a fast-paced, dynamic office then this is the position for you.


    100%Specific duties may include assisting with the facilitation of communications, web content development, event planning, and public relations. The student employee will be asked to assist in creating written and audio/video material including photography, video, newsletters, flyers, event schedules, etc., proofread, edit, layout and modify documents. Create or assist with creation, development and maintenance of web and other electronic applications. Proofread and edit communications materials for grammar, clarity and style. Coordinate and/or assist with communication activities and events. Assist with implementing short- and long-term communication plans and operations related to the Office of Public Affairs' communication program. Maintain communications and related databases, including obtaining, entering, retrieving, and updating data.Essential

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: This position requires basic computer skills, customer service, and the ability to work independently with intermittent supervision. Knowledge of computer operations such as word processing, spreadsheet, and database. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. Ability to write clearly and accurately, spell and punctuate properly. Ability to follow applicable policies, rules, regulations, and ethical practices. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups and to work successfully as a member of a team. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Knowledge of one or more of the following computer operations: graphic, photographic, and desktop publishing software. Ability to design print, multimedia, Web and collateral material.

    Preferred Experience & Education:

  • Prior work in an office setting
  • Experience with student government
  • Required Experience & Education:

  • Must be a current UA student enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours throughout employment duration. Must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA, unless a first-time freshman.
  • Salary Information:

    This is a part-time, Student Assistant position; pay is $14.10 per hour, based on education and experience.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Please attach a resume and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) of three (3) professional references with your application. If desired, you may also attach a brief cover letter.

    This is a pooled position, which means that candidates will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

    Academic Internship Credit:

    The intern is responsible for requesting credit for this internship through their department. Should their program require an affiliate agreement or internship contract, the Director of Public Relations will be the point of contact as the intern coordinator and will work with the intern to create a proposed plan that satisfies the requirements set out by the intern's department.

    NOTICE: While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university.

    The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

    UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.

    The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

    Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Terra Preslan, UA System Office HR Coordinator, at [email protected] or 907-450-8261.

    Advertised: 03 Aug 2023 Alaskan Daylight Time Applications close: 30 Jun 2024 Alaskan Daylight Time

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