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Graduate Communications Specialist (FWS)

Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

Summary/Objective

The Graduate Communications Specialist will work with the Program Coordinator for the School of International Service’s Global Environmental Politics, International Development, and International Economic Relations graduate programs. The Graduate Communications Specialist will carry out communications, marketing, and event tasks. This includes developing biweekly newsletters, designing event promotional materials, and researching job opportunities for current students.

Essential Functions

  1. Draft biweekly newsletters for three SIS graduate program.
  2. Design event promotional materials.
  3. Assist with event logistics such as maintaining registration list, creating event webpage, and/or running technology for virtual events.
  4. Research and compile relevant professional development and employment opportunities for program students.
  5. As applicable, use social media to promote events and programs.
  6. As applicable, assist with marketing campaigns and website maintenance.
  7. Other duties as determined by the Program Team.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 5 to 10 hours per week.
  • 80-100% remote work.
  • May require occasional evening in-person or virtual event attendance.

Required Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to work self-sufficiently on assigned tasks.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Graphic design skills are a plus.
  • Experience with Canva, MailChimp, and Eventbrite are strongly preferred.
  • Commitment to develop accessible materials for diverse graduate student body.
  • Candidates are invited to include a link to portfolio/graphic design work samples in application materials
  • Knowledge of career paths for International Development, International Economic Relations, and Global Environmental Policy graduate students.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • These qualifications would contribute to being successful in this position. Some candidates may feel that they must have all the skills and experience before applying; we remind you that this is not the case. We will consider other relevant qualifications when evaluating your application for this position.
  • This position is restricted to students with a Federal Work Study Award.


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