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Student Assistant II/Work Study/Communications Assistant/ELC/Civic Engagement & Social Justice

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Position Information

Position Information

Position Availability:
Position Title: Student Assistant II/Work Study/Communications Assistant/ELC/Civic Engagement & Social Justice
Requisition Number: 0406072231
Location New York City
Position Type: Student
Department: ELC/Dean's Office

The Office of Civic Engagement and Social Justice (Lang CESJ) is situated within the Dean’s Office at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts and is dedicated to promoting, supporting and implementing purposeful community-based teaching, learning and engagement within a social justice framework at Lang, The New School and beyond. Lang CESJ is seeking a Communications Assistant for 10-20 hours per week to support daily communication needs that promote the visibility of office programs and share social justice-related opportunities with Lang students. This position includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

- Work closely with Lang CESJ Director and Assistant Director to develop and implement communications and social media strategy for the office
- Serve as key support staff in ongoing new website project
- Actively research and promote relevant event listings, opportunities, and campus programs focusing on social justice themes
- Create and schedule content to publish on Lang CESJ Facebook Page and Instagram account, and develop strategies for increased followers
- Contribute to content development for weekly e-newsletter
- Coordinate blog posts and original writing from Lang students, staff, and faculty

- Federal Work Study applicants only
- 10-20 hours per week
- Reports to: Christina Dawkins, Director and Kendra Danowski, Assistant Director
- Start date: negotiable

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:
- Student at The New School, actively enrolled during both Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters
- Strong interest in and/or demonstrated commitment to social justice
- Proficient in Google Apps (including Drive/Docs), Microsoft Office
- High attention to detail with excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to commit to the role from September 2017 through May 2018
- Ability to work between the hours of 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday

NOTE: This position is available only to matriculated students of The New School who have a current, valid Federal Work Study Award Letter. For additional information about the Federal Work Study program, please see

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:
- Previous experience in website management, especially with content management tools like Statamic or Wordpress
- Experience maintaining Facebook Pages and Instagram accounts, and knowledge of best practices in social media
- Familiarity with design software for flyers (Adobe Creative Suite)
- Proficient/familiar with e-newsletter apps, such as Tinyletter/MailChimp
- Graduate-level or highly experienced undergraduate student

Job Family: Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
Posting Date: 09/01/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

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Optional & Required Applicant Documents:

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Federal Work Study award letter
Optional Documents