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Media and Communications Assistant - FWS

Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

Job Description

The Career Center (CC) seeks individuals with social media, graphic design, video editing, and/or web development skills. This position will work closely with the Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications to establish and maintain CC marketing initiatives. The assistant will help maintain CC social media sites, design web and print materials, and work on marketing campaigns for a range of CC programs and services.

Major Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Use social media to promote CC events and programs. The Career Center uses Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook
  • Research relevant content to share through CC platforms
  • Design web and print materials
  • Assist with CC marketing campaigns and special promotions

This position uses and develops the following skills:

  • Oral/Written Communication
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Ethical Behavior/Professionalism
  • Data and Digital Technology

Educational Requirements

  • Incoming or current AU student.

Minimum Requirements

  • Successful candidates will have social media creation experience; strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be residing in DC, Maryland, or Virginia during school year.
  • Must have a Federal Work Study (FWS) award for the current academic year.

Preferred Requirements

  • Photography, video production, and graphic design skills are a plus. Marketing, communications, art, graphic design, or film majors preferred.
  • Some experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, or other design software is also preferred.
  • Candidates are invited to include a link to portfolio/work samples in application materials.
  • 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.
  • We strongly encourage students of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

Work Environment

  • Remote work may be possible for this position.


  • $15.20/hour.

Work Hours per Week

  • 5-8

Additional Information

  • To apply, submit an AU application via AU Jobs.  Consistent with best job search practices, we highly encourage you to submit a resume and cover letter with your application. Applications without these documents will still be evaluated.
  • The Career Center is a bustling office full of opportunities for part-time student employees. Students work alongside nearly 30 full-time staff members and help to deliver career services and resources to thousands of AU students and alumni. Many student employees re-up with the Career Center year after year and eventually go on to land high quality internships, national scholarships, and great full-time jobs after graduation.
  • The AU Career Center strives to combat racism and advance equity in our work for AU students, alumni and staff. This work is ongoing and incomplete, and we are committed to listening and acting to help everyone achieve their professional goals.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC