Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York  

STS Graduate Assistant

Fordham IT

Strategic Program Office – IT Communications

Job Description – March 2014




DEPARTMENT:                   Student Technology Services


POSITION:                          Graduate IT Marketing/Communications Assistant


SUPERVISOR:                    Director of Customer Relation and STS




Applicant must have a strong interest in communications/PR or a related discipline such as journalism or English; be dedicated, focused, hard working, and energetic; have the ability to prioritize and multitask; have an eye for detail; and work well independently and on teams. The candidate must have excellent organizational, interpersonal, computing, research, and communications skills - both verbal and written. Benefits include good hourly pay, flexible work hours, collegial work environment, and a very good opportunity to build PR or journalism work samples for resume.





·          Fordham University student working towards a Graduate degree in a communications or marketing related field.

·          Must be and remain in good academic standing with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.70.

·          Must uphold, enforce and abide by all university policies.





·          With oversight from the Director of Communications, assists in coordinating and implementing Fordham IT communications programs directed at internal and external IT audiences.

·          Prepares first drafts and copy edits communications material, including but not limited to, IT press releases, FYI notices, Web news articles, Web headlines/other Web content, IT newsletter articles (Inside Fordham IT),brochure copy, and other written work, following editorial and graphic guidelines.

·          Assists in participating in targeted university activities including prospective student events; student, faculty, and staff orientations; Back to School etc.

·          Assists in the production of IT newsletters, reports, press packets, presentations, articles, and other materials, using such skills as writing, proofreading, fact-finding, photographic services, and/or design skills. Perform some administrative tasks.

·          Investigates and identifies opportunities to tell those in the Fordham University community, the media, and other key publics about Fordham IT initiatives, success stories, and best practices. In addition, develops and maintains media and contact lists and monitors Fordham IT news and Internet coverage.



·          Complete familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite necessary.

·          Working knowledge of web languages (HTML,Java,etc.).

·          Working knowledge of web authoring tools (Dreamweaver / Open source equivalent).

·          Experience in a graphic imaging software (Photoshop / Open source equivalent).

·          A basic working knowledge of InDesign, Flash and Acrobat Pro a plus.



·  For the 2014-15 academic year, the salary will be $15 per hr.


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