Digital Communication Assistant

Global Education Oregon (GEO) Study Abroad Office

Check out an opportunity to get professional experience managing and creating content on social media for the GEO Study Abroad office!


Hourly Rate: $11.75

Position Specifics: Part-time, FLSA non-exempt

Duration: Training & Shadowing in Spring quarter 2019

                    Summer ‘19, Fall ‘19, Winter ‘20, and Spring ’20

Hours per week: Training – 4-5 hours/wk

                                 Work – 10-15 hours/wk

Position Summary: This position directly reports to the institutional relations specialist – UO in the Global Education Oregon (GEO) unit in the Office of International Affairs (OIA). The DCA will be responsible for strategic digital outreach and social media platforms for the GEO study abroad office. They will work closely with the international peer assistants (IPAs), study abroad advisors, program coordinators, and the OIA marketing and communications team.


Eligibility: Work study students are encouraged to apply.  Undergraduate students must be enrolled for a minimum of 8 credit hours for the 2019-2020 academic year. Graduate students must be enrolled for a minimum of 5 graduate credit hours. Preference will be given to those able to work more than one year.


Preferred Majors: Advertising, Cinema Studies, Digital Arts, International Studies, Journalism, Marketing, Media Studies, Multimedia, Public Relations. All other majors are welcome to apply.

Description of Duties:

  • Monitor, promote, engage, and create content for social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube)
  • Strategically analyze and monitor data analytics
  • Implement and monitor photo and video contests
  • Create digital marketing materials and email template campaigns
  • Photograph and record content for promotional material (website and social media)
  • Document GEO at select campus events and activities
  • Assist in preparing periodic newsletters regarding changes, news, and additional items of interest
  • Support the OIA Marketing and Communications team with various related projects
  • Additional duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with social media platforms for professional use and analytic tracking (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube)
  • Microsoft office skills, Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with graphic design and/or video editing
  • High degree of initiative, self-direction, and time management
  • Highly developed organizational skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and/or experience with GEO study abroad programs
  • Experience with online marketing tools such as; Buffer, Hootsuite, Mailchimp or CRM system
  • Competency with Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Familiarity with website development
  • Interest and/or experience in communications, public relations, and marketing
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Application Instructions: 

Click HERE for the online application

Or the copy the link:

A complete application package includes:

  • Student Profile
  • Resume and Cover Letter
  • Three (3) work samples (file or links)
    • Examples can be: graphic design, video samples, media campaign projects, professional social media accounts, etc

Contact information:

For application questions or issues, Kayla Grosjean at