Career Opportunity: Communications Assistant Summer Student, Athabasca University

Company or Organization: Athabasca University

Position Title: Communications Assistant, Summer Student

Position Type: Full time – temporary

Position Description and Qualifications:

Communications Assistant Summer Student

Term: Four Months

We’re looking for a summer student to join our team in the role of Communications Assistant. Ideally, this will be someone who can create buzz that will that help us tell stories, spread ideas, and capture the interest of current and future students and alumni. The Communications Assistant will work as part of the Communications and Community Relations team.

Activities include:

  • Video production and editing capabilities
  • Developing and contributing creative ways to feature students, alumni, and faculty
  • Curating and writing content for various mediums; blog, website, social media
  • Various print, video, and social media projects
  • Website auditing and editing
  • Generating and contributing diverse ideas in a team environment
  • Working knowledge of the Adobe suite of products an asset, specifically; InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Assist at various events generally taking place in the evening
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to assist with creation and scheduling of various social media
  • Other duties as required

Compensation and time
This is a temporary, full-time paid position with rate of pay linked to years of post-secondary education ranging from $16 to $19 per hour. Ideally, this position will start in May and will conclude at the end of August (or when the student returns to school, 4 month maximum term).

Normal hours of work are from 8:30 to 4:30, Monday to Friday. There is a possibility of work requirements outside of these hours for special event support, particularly during the University’s Convocation in June.

How to apply: To apply
Send resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Angie Zander, Communications and Community Relations at:

Company website:

Closing Date: May 31, 2018

This career listing expires at 11:59pm on Thursday May 31st, 2018

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