(IUB) Community and School Partnerships, Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, Graduate Assistant Work-Study (Deadline: 04/11/2019)

Alumni and Communications Assistant, Graduate Assistant Work-Study

Community and School Partnerships, UA-DSPA,

Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs

Primary Role: As a member of the Community and School Partnerships (CSP) team, a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, the Alumni and Communications Assistant will work within a collaborative office environment and share responsibility for coordinating initiatives, programs, and events intended to engage alumni and parents in the programs and resources offered by CSP and inspire giving.

Academic Year:  2019-2020, 10 month academic appointment.

Weekly hours:   20 hours per week, 50% of Full Time Equivalent. Schedule to be mutually agreed upon at the onset of employment. This position requires some evening and weekend work.

Compensation:  $10,000 stipend disbursed in 10 monthly payments, a 30 credit hour fee remission with a maximum of 12 credit hours per semester and 6 credit hours during the summer, and health insurance coverage from August 1, 2019 through July 31, 2020.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:


·       Work collaboratively to support initiatives, programs, and events that meet strategic engagement goals and objectives, including but not limited to Herbert Presidential Scholars (HPS) programming;

·       Research information needed to facilitate writing projects;

·       Other duties as assigned based on need and current projects.

Marketing and Communications

·       Assist Marketing and Communications team with design and implementation of IU and OVPDEMA brand in relationship to CSP;

·       Assist the director and full time staff personnel as needed with technical functions related to the administrative operation of CSP, such as website maintenance and social media oversight;

·       Research and develop communications timeline for alumni outreach;

·       Serve as CSP/HPS student liaison to the IU Alumni Association, which involves communicating with future board and alumni members, updating alumni information;

·       Produce copy for programs, reports, newsletters, invitations, proposals, web, and promotional materials in consultation with Director.


Must qualify for Federal Graduate Work-Study funding, as determined by the Bloomington Office of Student Financial Assistance (BOSFA).  Must fill out a FAFSA form for BOSFA to determine if the student qualifies for Work-Study funding.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor degree in related field (I.E. Marketing, Communications, Public Relations). Must be a full time graduate student.

Minimum Experience:

One year of marketing and communications experience required; two years preferred. One year experience using Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter required.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Requires intermediate to advanced knowledge of database/spreadsheet/ word processing/desktop publishing software
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills;
  • Ability to work with wide range of people and respect diversity;
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills;
  • Ability to problem solve and present potential solutions to challenges that arise;
  • Ability to handle uneven workflow and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently (self-motivated) and to work cooperatively in a team environment;
  • Dependability and flexibility;
  • Ability to develop a work plan to create deliverables and timelines for projects;
  • Ability to commit to working scheduled hours. Regular attendance is a condition of employment.


The Graduate Assistant must be a Bloomington campus student and may not concurrently hold a position as Associate Instructor, Graduate Assistant, or Research Assistant, nor be committed to other full time or part time work. The employee will be expected to work evening hours and work weekend events as needed.

To Apply:

  • Applications may be submitted between 3/28/2019 to 4/11/2019
  • Follow the link to IU Career Development Center:

https://iucd-csm.symplicity.com/sso/students/ then login with your IU username and search for “Alumni and Communications Assistant, GA Work-Study” and complete the application including your resume and cover letter.

  • Questions? Please contact the CSP at 812-856-5935 or e-mail cpartner@indiana.edu with any questions

Please note:

Graduate student applicants must qualify for Federal Student Aid.  Applicants must complete and submit a 2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form which can be found at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. The deadline to submit the FAFSA form for Indiana is April 15, 2019 as a received date or as soon as possible, please. FAFSA forms submitted and received after April 15 may have a delay in eligibility determination. After July 1, 2019, the IU Bloomington Office of Student Financial Assistance (IUBOSFA) will advise the unit vacant position supervisor of the applicant’s eligibility assessment results. Applicants should not submit their confidential FAFSA reports to the supervisor.


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