We’re Hiring: UBC Events Communications Assistant

Job Description
The UBCevents Communications Assistant is responsible for project areas affiliated with the campus-wide events calendar:

  • Working closely with Public Affairs, Student Development and Information Technology to plan, promote, deliver and evaluate all aspects of UBCevents.
  • Promoting and marketing orientation, transition and welcome events through the ongoing development of UBCevents’ orientations view.
  • Maintaining the UBCevents website by managing event content, providing support to calendar administrators and highlighting interesting events.
  • Building relationships with campus groups, faculty partners and student groups.
  • Possessing strong knowledge of current and emerging internet/media technologies.

Position Type
Full Time (35 hours/week, August 1-September 6, 2011)
Part Time (10 hours/week during the 2011/12 academic year)

Skills and Qualifications
The successful applicant will be a current UBC student, with a minimum of one academic year at UBC, and will have:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability and willingness to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team
  • Knowledge of UBC campus resources, academic programs and services and ability to refer accordingly
  • Strong computer skills (web, word processing, e-mail, database, spreadsheet)
  • Good research and organizational skills
  • Strong academic background: a cumulative average of at least 75% is required
  • Creativity, enthusiasm and commitment
  • Ability to liaise with multiple stakeholders and project partners
  • A passion for learning

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience with graphic design and basic digital image editing
  • Excellent editing skills
  • Experience managing data, including use of database software
  • Experience with emerging technologies including wikis, blogs, podcasts, and open-source software

Contact Information
Employer: UBC Student Development & Services
Name: Mr. Jamil Rhajiak at jamil.rhajiak@ubc.ca

To Apply
Submit your cover letter and resume via email to Jamil Rhajiak at jamil.rhajiak@ubc.ca by 11:59pm on July 18th, 2011. Successful applicants will be contacted July 19th-20th. Interviews will take place July 22-26, 2011.