The Office of Communications and Public Relations for the Ivan Allen College is hiring a graduate research assistant.  The position description is below.  Interested students should contact Rebecca Keane at

GRA Position 1:  Communications Writer and Designer                         

Title:  Research Associate for the IAC Communications – Communications & PR
Location:  IAC Dean’s Office – GRA is required to work on site in Dean’s office
Supervisors:  Rebecca Keane (IAC)
Primary Contact Person:  Rebecca Keane (IAC)
Time Commitment:  13 hours per week (spread across 4 days)

Primary Responsibilities

· Manage daily news content for IAC news streams, social media, and monthly newsletter. Gather and/or originate stories, information, and photos. Discern appropriate stories for various communications vehicles and disseminate. Write and post copy, feature stories, and other communications content.

· Manage/update IAC website content through Content Management System.

· Create website page copy, content, and graphics.

· Support efforts to build engagement and presence on social media by creating posts, building links and connections and suggesting strategies.

· Design brochures, programs, invitations, posters, data visualizations, power point presentations, or other digital and print graphics and collateral.

· Event organization and logistics.

· Create and disseminate communication materials to drive attendance for events both internal and external to GT.

· Write press releases.

· Provide administrative support.

· Update and maintain documentation of IAC processes.

· Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills Sets

· The ideal candidate for this position has a journalistic orientation, is tech-savvy and is experienced in design.

· Strong writer with knowledge of grammar and writing.

· Familiarity with communications tasks.

· Strong familiarity in posting to social media

· Web and tech savvy; familiarity with website content management system (CMS)

· Design skills: ability to design graphics for digital and print (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or others in CS5+); ability to manipulate photos for graphic use.

· Highly organized. Ability to keep up with many details

· Decisive. Ability to be flexible as tasks may be re-prioritized in fast-moving environment.

· Collaborative, team player.

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