Program Assistant and Social Media Coordinator

Contact Information
Colin Koopman (legal name Colin Koopford)
1431 Johnson Ln.
Susan Campbell Hall; 2nd Floor
Eugene
OR
97403
Phone: 
831.227.1899
Email: 
koopman@uoregon.edu
Deadline
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 8:21am
Open Until Filled: 
yes
Open until filled, review begins on: 
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 8:21am
Department: 
Graduate School (New Media and Culture Certificate Program)
FTE: 
.49
Terms: 
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
Academic Year: 
2017-18
Duties: 

We are seeking a highly-motivated and research-oriented graduate student for a position as an assistant to the Director of the New Media and Culture Graduate Certificate Program (NMCC).  The successful applicant will work closely with the Director on projects and tasks that will help you enhance your existing skillsets in: social media strategy, curating a cross-platform web presence that includes blogging and basic website development in addition to a variety of social media, networking with UO faculty and outreach with UO students, and basic skills in research, writing, and presentation.  The job duties for this position will be focused on social media engagement, digital humanities toolkits, research, and writing; the position will in addition include administrative duties assisting with regular program operations.  For more information on NMCC please visit our website at newmediaculture.uoregon.edu.

Specific job duties will include:

  • Collaboratively updating and expanding NMCC’s social media presence across twitter, Instagram, facebook, email subscription list, and other platforms standard in academia and industry
  • Collaboratively updating and improving the NMCC blog; curating a regular stream of content geared toward an interdisciplinary group of students all focused on the study and use of new media in their work
  • Researching events, conferences, and other opportunities of value to the NMCC students in order to publicize these opportunities.
  • Active outreach with NMCC faculty and students in order to curate an online presence featuring some of the best work in new media and culture going on across campus; collaborate with NMCC Director on a year-long research and development project to employ existing digital humanities curation and presentation platforms to design user experiences for navigating this content
  • Researching UO course offerings focused on new media and culture, communication with faculty offering these courses, and maintaining data on these courses.
  • Assist NMCC Director in managing applicants to the program and maintaining a database of current and past students; including meeting with students and NMCC Director on occasion
  • Assist NMCC Director and collaborating faculty across campus in preparing for a variety outreach events including NMCC Open Houses, NMCC sponsored events (workshops, lectures, etc.), and the UO Graduate Fair.
  • Assist with other NMCC administrative tasks, as needed
  • Meeting regularly with NMCC Director (on an approximately weekly basis, and more frequently leading up to and following registration)
  • Meeting quarterly with NMCC Director to assist in preparation of quarterly reports
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Graduate students pursuing any master’s or doctoral degree may apply.

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Preference will be given to PhD Students (but this is not a requirement, and all interested UO graduate students are encouraged to apply)
  • Preference will be given to NMCC graduate students (but this is not a requirement, and all interested UO graduate students are encouraged to apply)
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Social media development and maintenance skills (preference for experience)
  • Familiarity and efficiency with a variety of basic software suites, including: social media platforms (especially Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), digital humanities tools (e.g., Omeka, Voyant Tools, TaDiRAH, Google Ngram), internet search engines, data retrieval & organization methods, word processing software (e.g., MS Word and Google Docs), spreadsheet software (e.g., MS Excel)
  • Basic web development experience (at a beginner or above level) is a plus
  • Interdisciplinary interests and some interdisciplinary research experience
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students in writing, over the phone, and in person
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently
Application Procedure: 

Submit your application via email with subject line titled "NMCC GE Application” to Colin Koopman, incoming NMCC Director, at koopman@uoregon.edu.

Your application should include: a cover letter explaining your interest and applicable skills in relation to this position, a brief (no more than 1 side of 1 page) resumé of your social media and web development experience, your academic cv, and the names and contact information for at least two references.

This position will be open for no less than ten business days from date of posting, and will remain open until filled.

This position will be under the UO Graduate School’s GDRS (available online at http://gradschool.uoregon.edu/sites/gradschool1.uoregon.edu/files/GradSchoolGDRS.pdf​).

Our General Duties and Responsibilities Statement (GDRS), which includes our general appointment/reappointment process and criteria, is available online.

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