The Institute for European Studies (EURO) promotes multi- and inter-disciplinary knowledge of Europe by supporting academic programs, the Midwest Model European Union (MMEU), public outreach, and support for educators and students at all levels. EURO seeks a Work Study eligible graduate assistant (GA) for the 2015-2016 academic year to serve as operational support for the program’s newsletter, recruitment, graphic design projects and social media platforms.
This position is a graduate assistantship for eligible Work Study graduate students only. Applicants should expect to work 20 hours per week at the Institute’s new location in the GISB building on campus and will also assist as a consortium resource to support needs for two other centers – IAUNRC and REEI. Duties might vary week-to-week, depending on active projects, but in general the GA will be expected to:
Research, write, and edit the EURO Newsletter and weekly announcement for posting to the website. Compile and disseminate events calendar and announcements, coordinating photography and video posting, recording and editing of speaker series presentations.
Design and create flyers, brochures, cards, etc. using Illustrator or similar software programs. Work closely with other GAs in requesting and proofing accurate copy.
Manage EURO’s social media sites, including blog posts, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. Suggest creative ways to increase EURO’s social media and listserv subscribers.
Work on a team and independently, initiate communication (in-person, phone, email) and finish assignments with limited guidance.
Proficient in Windows, Microsoft Office Suite 2007 and/or 2010 and social media sites (experience with Adobe Illustrator, Creative Suites CS4 and/or CS5 a plus). Perform other office duties as needed, including, but not limited to, handling confidential materials, photocopying, sorting mail, answering phones, and providing clerical services
Be creative, energetic, a master multitasker, and self-leading
Applicants must be a current graduate student at Indiana University Bloomington during the 2015-2016 academic year who is eligible for Work Study funds. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated knowledge of graphic design/publishing software and digital social media. Preferred applicants will have an academic research interest in the EU or the Europe and knowledge of one or more languages of the region.
The GA position includes fee remission, health insurance, and a stipend of $15,750 (paid monthly over 10 months). GAs are usually offered an opportunity to work as an hourly employee in the summer following (Summer 2016), in addition to their fee remission. Typically GAs are eligible to continue their assistantship for a second year, though this is not guaranteed.
Please see https://www.indiana.edu/~vpfaa/saahandbook/index.php/Terms_of_Student_Academic_Appointments for additional information.
Interested applicants should submit a C.V./resume and cover letter explaining interest and qualifications by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, August 21, 2015.
Successful applicants will be notified and interviews scheduled soon after. The ideal applicant will be available to schedule an interview in person or via Skype [http://www.skype.com/en]
Institute for European Studies
102 E. Kirkwood Avenue, BH 542
Bloomington, Indiana 47405