Communications Student Specialist

Posted July 15, 2022. Closing August 30, 2022


UW Libraries Administration

Job Title:

Communications Student Specialist

Date Posted:

July 15, 2022

Closing Date:

August 30, 2022

Number Available:



$17.57 per hour


approximately 10- 12 hours, flexible schedule


Co-manage UW Libraries social media accounts in partnership with the Communications Director:

  • Work collaboratively with Libraries staff to develop a social media strategy to increase engagement across multiple platforms.
  • Monitor and post regularly to all main UW Libraries social media accounts.
  • Assess and monitor social media analytics and provide data-driven recommendations on new tactics, approach for Libraries messaging to students/faculty.

Assist with digital and creative content development:

  • Assist with planning, production and content creation and for a wide variety of marketing projects (videos, one pagers, brochures, etc.).
  • Assist in story development and writing for the Libraries blog.
  • Assist with online weekly calendar updates of Libraries events and web site content updates (CMS training provided).
  • Coordination of special projects; photo shoots, communications team meetings, special event materials.

Market Research:

  • Assist in compiling partnership target lists and help to lead outreach to various student groups, academic centers and departments to assess partnership opportunities.
  • Assess various communication tools and provide recommendations on capabilities and services.

Other duties may be assigned as directed.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
    • Basic, introductory level skill set working with digital creative tools:
    • Adobe, Photoshop, InDesign, video editing tools.
    • Some experience managing social media accounts and systems: Hootsuite, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
    • Ability to work with Libraries and other campus staff/students in a professional manner in a variety of tasks.
    • Ability to ask for help and accept supervision and evaluation of your work.
    • Ability to problem-solve independently and be solutions-oriented.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Prior public relations or marketing experience with a group, non-profit or business is preferred, but not required.
    • Some experience writing or contributing to blogs is preferred, but not required.

    Other Details:

    The UW Libraries is seeking a highly-motivated and creative student assistant to support Libraries communications campus-wide. This position will report to the UW Libraries Director of Communications and will work collaboratively with the Director and other staff members across the Libraries to enhance, grow and improve communications through a variety of projects and platforms.  The ideal candidate will have a desire to broaden skills and experience in the field of communications but does not need to be working toward a communications-related major/degree.

    Application Process:

    1. Prepare the following supplemental materials. A single PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred.
      • Resumé
      • Cover letter
      • Include 1-3 examples of digital content creation and/or writing in addition to your cover letter and resume.
    2. Activate UW G Suite for your NetID if you have not already done so.
    3. Log in to the Google forms site with your UW NetID account to fill out an application form and upload your resumé and cover letter.

    Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

    Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination.

    For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities, or for assistance with the application process, please contact the Student Employment Coordinator, UW Libraries:

    Erik Dahl