1+ months

Communications Assistant - student

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Communications Assistant - student
Requisition Number DU07938
Department Name 8G000:College of Education
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $12 per hour
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education
Must be a UK student.
Required Related Experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Must be able to sit and stand for periods of time. May be required to lift or assist in movement of photography and videography equipment for moderate distances.
Work 10-15 hours per week. Flexible, adjustable to student’s class schedule. Typically, Monday – Friday within the time frames of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Remote work options available. Some evenings and weekends may be required.
Job Summary
This is a student position in the University of Kentucky College of Education Office of Communications. Under the supervision of and in collaboration with the College of Education strategic communications directors for marketing and public relations, the communications assistant will be responsible for maintaining the editorial/content calendar for postings to social media and news, coordinating production schedules, and monitoring deadlines for merchandise/branding requests.

Successful candidates will demonstrate attention to detail, and understanding of communications goals and principles, and ability to work with diverse teams and audiences including staff, faculty, and students. The communications assistant will report to the Director of Public Relations and Director of Marketing Communications.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Qualified candidates will be detail-oriented, creative, and dependable, with proficiency in:

  • Calendar tools such as Outlook, Google, Hootsuite, Asana
  • Ability to work in teams and independently
  • Effective interpersonal communications skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize effectively, while staying on track with long-term projects
  • Attention to detail
  • Positive attitude and customer service mindset
  • Respect for others at all times

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 03/31/2023
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. 

 As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. 

 Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2023-01-16 Expires: 2023-04-19

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UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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