We're Hiring a 2023-2024 Communications Student Assistant!

August 15, 2023

Student Assistant II

(This is a work-study preferred position) 
Start Date: ASAP
Pay: $18.07/hour, approximately 12 hours per week

Job Description:

The Institute of Governmental Studies is searching for a creative, detail oriented, and engaging, student assistant to support administrative operations and public relations projects and initiatives for the Institute. The Communications Student Assistant reports to the IGS Event and Communications Coordinator. The position provides administrative support for operational activities, including, processing Amazon book orders for the Berkeley Public Policy Printing Press, drafting copy for quarterly departmental newsletter and other email campaigns; drafting social media posts and engaging with our online audiences via SocialPilot, monitoring trending social media topics and analyzing data to support content strategy, organizing and maintaining digital archives and mailing lists, assisting with events, and other duties as assigned.

This position is right for you if you have:

  • The ability to work independently and prioritize objectives to meet deadlines.

  • The ability to exercise effective decision-making and problem resolution skills.

  • Exceptional spoken and written communication skills in English are required. 

  • Proficiency in Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Sheets, and similar applications. 

  • A strong, engaging communicator that enjoys connecting with people. 

  • Experience creating professional copy for newsletters and social media on behalf of public officials, brands, or organizations.

  • A passion for storytelling and developing strong brand identity through written and visual communications

  • Experience with graphic design via Canva, Adobe Photoshop, and/or Adobe Illustrator

  • Experience working with and organizing personal and sensitive information is a plus.

  • Proficiency with spoken and written communication skills in Spanish is a plus.

Please email your resume and course schedule to Ezra Bristow at igs@berkeley.edu, and include the position number in your subject line.