PACS Student Communications Assistant

Applications Due: April 13th, 2018
Contract: Part time, Starting August 2018 - through Fall 2018 and Winter 2019


Skills Required

  • Excellent communication skills – including first-rate writing skills and personable qualities
  • Able to promote the PACS program in various formats – including in-person and various social media forums
  • Working experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Working knowledge of developing and managing Facebook, Twitter, and Blog content
  • Creativity, some knowledge of,  or an “eye” for design principles for the web
  • A vision for connecting to fellow students and assisting in the continued growth of the student-led PACS Society
  • Exceptional competency in time management and prioritizing in an independent work environment
  • Proven in taking initiative and acting as a self-starter
  • Consistent availability throughout the term
    • Starting in August 2018
    • (10 hours per week for the Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 terms)
  • Enrolled in a PACS Plan

Responsibilities

  • Develop the page, and maintain connections with PACS students through PACS social networking sites – including Facebook, Twitter, and the PACS blog. 
    • This would include promoting PACS events; the activities of PACS students and student groups; highlighting PACS alumni; developing and monitoring discussion groups, etc.
  • Assist in promoting, planning, and implementing PACS Sponsored Events including updating online calendars and the Conrad Grebel weekly bulletin as appropriate
  • Design, write, and send-out a bi-weekly bulletin of PACS related news and events that is emailed to students. 
  • In consultation with the PACS Undergraduate Officer, PACS Administrator and the CGUC Communications Coordinator, work to maintain and update the PACS website with information in a timely and attractive manner.  This could include:
    • Updating and re-writing information pages to be web appropriate including maintaining and inserting links;
    • Maintaining Field Studies pages with links and connections to current and past students
    • Developing regularly changing (once per month) “front pages” for the PACS web page
    • Researching and developing current student and alumni profiles that can promote the program
    • Assisting the Graphic design and recruitment department in developing PACS promotional materials.
    • Photographing events for uploading to the webpage
    • Keep the PACS bulletin board up to date with information on upcoming events and happenings in the PACS department
  • Assist in planning and implementing activities that promote PACS
  • Other related duties that may periodically be assigned

Rate of Pay

  • $14.00/hour

Additional Note

As part of developing ideas and activities to promote a sense of community, the PACS Communications Assistant is encouraged to serve with the PACS Society as VP Education. This position involves planning educational events for PACS students and acting as a liaison between PACS students and faculty/staff. 

To Apply

To apply for the above position, please submit a cover letter explaining how you would qualify for the job and attach an up-to-date resume.  Please also include three references that can be contacted as required.

Submit your resume to:

Rachel Reist
rreist@uwaterloo.ca
519-885-0220 ext. 24269        
Conrad Grebel University College
Room 2103B

PACS Student Communications Assistant Job Posting 2018-2019 (PDF)

Deadline for Applications: Friday April 13th, 2018