Newsletter and Student Engagement Writer Graduate Assistantship (0.25 FTE) | Graduate Center, University of Arizona

Date Posted: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Position Location: 
Tucson, AZ
Job Description: 

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The Graduate Center is seeking a highly qualified graduate student for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 with the opportunity for continued employment based on performance. The graduate assistant/associate will be responsible for the Graduate Center newsletter and will support the Director and staff in leveraging the newsletter and other tools to raise awareness of the graduate student experience in relation to Graduate Center initiatives. This position will work closely with the Graduate Center Communications and Outreach Graduate Assistant in addition to the Director and staff. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Research and draft articles for the Graduate Center newsletter
  • Manage Graduate Center newsletter distribution and signup
  • Analyze newsletter performance and suggest improvements for greater reach
  • Assess and propose use of technologies or communication strategies to raise awareness of the graduate student experience
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of professionalism
  • Strong computer skills; experience with Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong English written and oral communication skills in an outreach context
  • Journalist, science communication, public relations, or similar experience
  • Working knowledge of the Drupal website platform
  • Working knowledge of Mail Chimp

Approximate Hours Per Week

  • 0.25 FTE (10 hours/week); 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday
  • Flexible work arrangements, upon request and approval of supervisor
  • Graduate Center events occasionally take place after 5 PM or on weekends. Work schedules will be adjusted based on the work needed and the employee's schedule.

Benefits

  • Stipend of $8,559 for the academic year (based on the percent of the appointment time at an annualized rate of $34,234)
  • If a non-resident, tuition reduction to the equivalent of base in-state graduate tuition
  • 50% Base Graduate Tuition Coverage (this does not cover mandatory registration fees, course fees, or differential tuition/program fees)
  • Student Health Insurance premium coverage
  • 10% ASUA Bookstore discount on select items

Application Materials

  • Curriculum Vitae or Résumé
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample (newsletter article or similar document intended for a diverse audience)

About the Graduate Center 

The Graduate Center is a non-academic unit of the Graduate College that serves as a resource for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Our programs and partnerships across campus are designed to help graduate students develop inclusive leadership skills and collaborative opportunities. We support graduate students' academic units by providing professional development that increases student success both within and beyond the Academy. Fostering interdisciplinary engagement with diverse communities, the Graduate Center supports students as they prepare to address society's grand challenges and shape a changing world. In addition, we are the home of the University Fellows Program, a prestigious fellowship and interdisciplinary professional development initiative for the University's top incoming doctoral students. For more information about the Graduate Center, please visit https://gradcenter.arizona.edu.  

About University of Arizona Graduate College 

The Graduate College provides central support and leadership to serve, oversee, and advance all aspects of the graduate enterprise at the University of Arizona. 

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