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College Work Study: Student Life: Communications/Web Assistant – Teachers College Columbia University – New York, NY

Company: Teachers College Columbia University

Address: New York, NY

  • Full Time

Teachers College Columbia University

Posting Summary: College Work Study: Communications & Web Assistant (Remote position through COVID Pandemic)

To apply for this opportunity with Grad Student Life, please complete the application in full, upload the below documents to the application system, and separately email [email protected] with your preferred start date and references.


Cover LetterPlease briefly answer the following:

  • Why are you interested in this opportunity?
  • What qualities/attributes will you bring to the position?
  • What do you hope to take away from this opportunity?

Preferred Start Date

Email and phone number for at least 2 References. Contacts can be either academic and/or professional, and ideally should be able to elaborate on items noted in your application.

[email protected]
Orientation portal:

Job Summary/Basic Function:

General responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for website development, improvement and maintenance for the Office of Graduate Student Life & Development (GSLD) including calendars of events, Orientation, Student Organizations, Graduate Writing Center and additional microsites.
  • Responsible for graphic design creation and distribution for the above subareas of GSLD, including print and digital material, Orientation programming (Fall & Spring) and Summer Welcome, Graduate Student Appreciation Week, community/annual programming.
  • Scheduling and posting of GSLD content on social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Various projects throughout the position may also require photography and video editing capabilities (iMovie); skills in both are not required but desirable.
  • Responsible for attending, assisting and managing events, both virtually and in-person (when the pandemic resolves).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a matriculating student in a TC degree-granting program. Full-time TC employees are not eligible for this position. Must be able to abide by the TC Student Confidentiality Agreement, Student Privacy Requirement and Student Code of Conduct.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with social media and web-based communications, specifically with web content and design.
  • Knowledge of basic photo editing preferred. Additional experience with web authoring tools are desirable but are not required.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills; ability to maintain clear lines of communication with TC web and development team (coordinated through GSLD), GSLD Professional Staff Members, and other student staff.
  • Must be a strong team player; possess the ability to work well with others in a diverse group of students and staff, while demonstrating the ability to work effectively independently.
  • Ability to multitask; prioritize work with little or no supervision; remain organized and be able to effectively communicate their need for assistance or clarity.
  • Ability to conceptualize department needs; generate creative and innovative materials; ability to work independently; fast learner with strong motivational capabilities.
  • Must have been awarded federal work-study for the term in which a work-study position is being sought
  • Must be a student matriculated in a TC degree program
  • Must be taking at least 6 credits (or equivalent, which includes full-time equivalent offerings – HBSK 6480, CCPJ 6480, CCPX 6480, or any 8900 course)
  • Full-time TC employees are not eligible for this position
  • Must be able to abide by the Student Confidentiality Agreement
  • Must be able to abide by the Student Privacy Requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates should have experience with the following:

  • Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and Illustrator, CorelDraw or similar programs
  • Canva or other similar graphic design programs
  • Video editing software (iMovie or Final Cut Pro), or similar programs
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Google Apps (Drives [team], Calendar, etc.)
  • Zoom, or other web-based conferencing platforms

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with web publishing (Terminal Four); working knowledge of HTML, Active Server Pages (ASP)/Source code, JavaScript, Structured Query Language (SQL) a plus
  • Familiarity with FTP, Server Side Includes (SSI), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), cross browser design, and accessibility
  • Minimum 12-month appointment; 2 year-commitment preferred (anticipated graduation May 2022 or after)

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