Student Affairs Marketing Positions

Student Affairs Marketing (SAM) tells the story of the Division of Student Affairs and its multiple departments to the Northwestern community through the creation, implementation, and assessment of effective integrated marketing communications. SAM is comprised of the following areas: Graphic Design, Communications, and Visual Communications (Photography, Video).

Website Coordinator

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Website Coordinator reports to and collaborates with the Visual Communications Manager, ensuring the content migration and maintenance of the current and impending redesigned Student Affairs websites. This position also works with various members of the Student Affairs Marketing (SAM) team, such as photographers, graphic designers, and copywriters as well as professional staff/clients from around the Division of Student Affairs. Members of SAM participate in various meetings, workshops, critiques, and brainstorming sessions as necessary. This position is also involved in marketing on the websites for the division.

Each member of SAM is expected to determine creative and effective marketing solutions by thinking big, taking risks, and collaborating to develop strategies that build awareness, engagement, and action from target audiences.
*Students must be available September 2017 through June 2018.

Essential Functions

  • Work with the Visual Communications Manager to migrate web content for all division’s departments.
  • Utilize the website resource Siteimprove to find and correct broken links and misspellings, as well as checking on accessibility standards.
  • Work with SAM colleagues to implement campaigns on the appropriate websites.
  • Assist training division marketing partners on Cascade content management system.

Minimum Skills and Qualifications

  • Current Northwestern University student
  • Basic understanding of Content Management Systems and HTML code
  • Background in Cascade is ideal but not necessary
  • Fine attention to detail
  • Professionalism, dependability, and respect for others
  • Exceptional decision making skills and autonomy
  • Strong time management skills
Graphic Designer

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Graphic Designer reports to the Assistant Director and works closely with various members of the SAM team and professional staff/clients from around the Division of Student Affairs. Members of SAM participate in various meetings, workshops, critiques, and brainstorming sessions as necessary.

Each member of SAM is expected to determine creative and effective marketing solutions by thinking big, taking risks, and collaborating to develop strategies that build awareness, engagement, and action from target audiences.

Work-study is required.

The Graphic Designer creates effective campaigns by way of print and digital designs using various Adobe graphic design programs.

HUMAN RESOURCES DETAILS

Shifts

8-12 hours/week • Weekday mornings and afternoons available

Starting Wage

$10.75/hour

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Works closely with copywriters to collaborate on creative solutions to build effective campaigns.
  • Uses creativity and design principles to clearly communicate purpose of the marketing piece.
  • Follows the project management process steps to accomplish work.
  • Communicates internally regarding critiques and production updates.
  • Communicates with clients in a timely and professional manner. Assures completion of project, provides digital files to client for production.

MINIMUM SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current Northwestern University Undergraduate student
  • Fine attention to detail
  • Professionalism, dependability, and respect for others
  • Exceptional decision making skills and autonomy
  • Exceptional written and communication skills
  • Strong sense of curiosity and creativity
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (CC), Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop.
  • Understanding of typography and design principles

PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of additional Adobe CC programs is a plus
  • Photography skills are a plus

Note: Students interested in our Graphic Design position must have a portfolio available to review for an interview.

Graphic Designer for Campus Inclusion & Community

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Graphic Designer for Campus Inclusion & Community (CIC) reports to the Assistant Director of Student Affairs Marketing (SAM) and to the Administrative Assistant for CIC. This position works closely with various members of SAM and CIC to design campaigns promoting events, programs, and services for Campus Inclusion & Community (CIC) and its three departments: Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA), Social Justice Education (SJE), and Student Enrichment Services (SES).

Each member of SAM is expected to determine creative and effective marketing solutions by thinking big, taking risks, and collaborating to develop strategies that build awareness, engagement, and action from target audiences. Members of SAM participate in various meetings, workshops, critiques, and brainstorming sessions as necessary.

The Graphic Designer for CIC creates effective campaigns by way of print and digital designs using various Adobe graphic design programs. This position will split time between two office locations: Student Affairs Marketing (Norris Center) and Multicultural Center (MCC).

Work-study is strongly preferred but not required for this position.

HUMAN RESOURCES DETAILS

Shifts

8-12 hours/week • Weekday mornings and afternoons available

Starting Wage

$10.75/hour

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Works closely with copywriters to collaborate on creative solutions to build effective campaigns.
  • Uses creativity and design principles to clearly communicate purpose of the marketing piece.
  • Follows the project management process steps to accomplish work.
  • Communicates internally regarding critiques and production updates.
  • Communicates with clients in a timely and professional manner. Assures completion of project, provides digital files to client for production.

MINIMUM SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current Northwestern University Undergraduate student
  • Strong understanding and appreciation of diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
  • Fine attention to detail
  • Professionalism, dependability, and respect for others
  • Exceptional decision making skills and autonomy
  • Exceptional written and communication skills
  • Strong sense of curiosity and creativity
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (CC), Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop.
  • Understanding of typography and design principles

PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of additional Adobe CC programs is a plus
  • Photography skills are a plus
  • Note: Students interested in our Graphic Design position must have a portfolio available to review for an interview
Copywriter

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Copywriter reports to the Director and works closely with various members of the SAM team and professional staff/clients from around the Division of Student Affairs. Members of SAM participate in various meetings, workshops, critiques, and brainstorming sessions as necessary.

Each member of SAM is expected to determine creative and effective marketing solutions by thinking big, taking risks, and collaborating to develop strategies that build awareness, engagement, and action from target audiences.

Work-study is required.

HUMAN RESOURCES DETAILS

Shifts

8-12 hours/week • Weekday mornings and afternoons available

Starting Wage

$10.75/hour

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Works closely with graphic designers to produce creative copy solutions (intentionally overlap schedules with designers)
  • Researches, interviews, writes, edits, and publishes articles, blurbs, and press releases for the Student Affairs Blog and other mediums.
  • Copyedits long-form publications, campaigns, and other communications.
  • Edits and moves copy to Communication Spreadsheets
  • Develops creative solutions/writes copy for advertising campaigns.
  • Ensures constant flow of new and timely blog posts on the Student Affairs Blog.

The Strategist/Copywriter works closely with the Director of Student Affairs Marketing, other full-time staff, and Communications Supervisors to ensure a consistent brand is upheld for the departments within the Division of Student Affairs.

MINIMUM SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current Northwestern University Undergraduate student
  • Exceptional written, editing, and communication skills
  • Fine attention to detail
  • Professionalism, dependability, and respect for others
  • Exceptional decision making skills
  • Strong sense of curiosity and creativity
Social Media Coordinator (Norris Center)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Social Media Coordinator reports to the Director and works closely with various members of the SAM team and professional staff/clients from around the Division of Student Affairs. Members of SAM participate in various meetings, workshops, critiques, and brainstorming sessions as necessary.

Each member of SAM is expected to determine creative and effective marketing solutions by thinking big, taking risks, and collaborating to develop strategies that build awareness, engagement, and action from target audiences.

Work-study is required.

HUMAN RESOURCES DETAILS

Shifts

8-12 hours/week • Weekday mornings and afternoons available, as well as some social media monitoring during nights and weekends

Starting Wage

$10.75/hour

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Strategizes, monitors, and posts on social media accounts to engage with the Northwestern community regarding the services, promotions, events, and other offerings.
  • Maintain the accounts on, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube, and other relevant social media platforms
  • Implements marketing strategies via other digital platforms that connect with integrated marketing communications on social channels and others.
  • Researches and analyzes social media trends to determine which platforms and methods will best reach target markets.
  • Works collaboratively with team members to determine best strategies to implement.

MINIMUM SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current Northwestern University Undergraduate student
  • Exceptional written, editing, and communication skills
  • Fine attention to detail
  • Professionalism, dependability, and respect for others
  • Exceptional decision making skills
  • Strong sense of curiosity and creativity
  • Understanding of various social media accounts, how they are used, and how to strategically engage via these platforms.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience managing social media accounts that were not personal
Social Media Coordinator (Student Affairs)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Social Media Coordinator reports to the Director and works closely with various members of the SAM team and professional staff/clients from around the Division of Student Affairs. Members of SAM participate in various meetings, workshops, critiques, and brainstorming sessions as necessary.

Each member of SAM is expected to determine creative and effective marketing solutions by thinking big, taking risks, and collaborating to develop strategies that build awareness, engagement, and action from target audiences.

Work-study is required.

HUMAN RESOURCES DETAILS

Shifts

8-12 hours/week • Weekday mornings and afternoons available, as well as some social media monitoring during nights and weekends

Starting Wage

$10.75/hour

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Strategizes, monitors, and posts on social media accounts to engage with the Northwestern community regarding the services, promotions, events, and other offerings.
  • Maintain the accounts on, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube, and other relevant social media platforms
  • Implements marketing strategies via other digital platforms that connect with integrated marketing communications on social channels and others.
  • Researches and analyzes social media trends to determine which platforms and methods will best reach target markets.
  • Works collaboratively with team members to determine best strategies to implement.

MINIMUM SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current Northwestern University Undergraduate student
  • Exceptional written, editing, and communication skills
  • Fine attention to detail
  • Professionalism, dependability, and respect for others
  • Exceptional decision making skills
  • Strong sense of curiosity and creativity
  • Understanding of various social media accounts, how they are used, and how to strategically engage via these platforms.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience managing social media accounts that were not personal accounts.
Communications Coordinator (Residential Services)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Under the direction of the Residential Services Graphic Designer, the Residential Services Communications Coordinator develops effective communications solutions to effectively market and communicate Residential Services to the Northwestern Community through various marketing campaigns, social media platforms, blogs, press releases, and other mediums.

The Residential Services Communications Coordinator works closely with the Residential Services Graphic Designer, other student copywriters and graphic designers, and marketing project requestors to tell the Residential Services story to the Northwestern Community through the use of effective voice, tone, headlines, and copy across various mediums.

Work-study is required.

HUMAN RESOURCES DETAILS

Shifts

8-12 hours/week • Weekday mornings and afternoons available with occasional availability evenings and weekends to cover events

Starting Wage

$10.75/hour

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Working collaboratively with members of the Student Affairs Marketing team and colleagues in Residential Services to produce efficient and creative marketing solutions.
  • Writing and copyediting website text to effectively communicate information on the Residential Services website.
  • Creating timely and effective communications through a number of different social media channels to promote Residential Services’ events, services, and updates to the NU community.
  • Working with colleagues in the Residential Services department to collect, proof, and submit articles and stories to various media outlets which include, but are not limited to, Wildcat Family Focus, Student Affairs Monthly, Student Affairs Quarterly, and Northwestern News.
  • Covering Residential Services events and creating articles and blog posts for the Student Affairs Blog. Commonly covered events will include evening and weekend programs held in residence halls, residential colleges, and residential communities
  • Assisting the other members of Student Affairs Marketing with copywriting, strategy, and engagement as needed.
  • Assess the effectiveness of communications by assessing, analyzing, and reporting data based on social media, listserv, website, event stats, and more.

The Residential Services Communications Coordinator works closely with the Graphic Designer for Residential Services, other full-time staff, and Communications Supervisors to ensure a consistent brand is upheld for the departments within the Division of Student Affairs and Residential Services.

MINIMUM SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current Northwestern University student
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with current and emerging social media platforms
  • Knowledge of marketing concepts
  • Fine attention to detail, professionalism, and dependability
  • Exceptional decision making skills
Photographer

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Photographer reports to the Visual Communications Manager and works closely with various members of the SAM team and professional staff/clients from around the Division of Student Affairs. Members of SAM participate in various meetings, workshops, critiques, and brainstorming sessions as necessary.

Each member of SAM is expected to determine creative and effective marketing solutions by thinking big, taking risks, and collaborating to develop strategies that build awareness, engagement, and action from target audiences.

Work-study is required.

The SAM photographer is someone with a creative eye and a flexible schedule who is willing to work some evenings and weekends. They will cover everything from major University events, department functions, marketing campaigns, as well as portraits of staff and students.

HUMAN RESOURCES DETAILS

Shifts

8-12 hours/week • Weekday mornings and afternoons available (Shifts may vary based on projects)

Starting Wage

$10.75/hour

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Photographs events and programs for documentation purposes.
  • Photographs people, places, and scenes for advertising campaigns.
  • Photographs headshots, campus, and other scenes as necessary.
  • Edits and shares photo collections with clients, team members, and the public in a timely manner.
  • Maintains structure of Photo Libraries to optimize search capabilities.
  • Collaborates with video brainstorms if needed

MINIMUM SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current Northwestern University Undergraduate student
  • Basic understanding of DSLR cameras and lighting
  • Experience editing photos with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
  • Professionalism, dependability, and respect for others

PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Fine attention to detail
  • Professionalism, dependability, and respect for others
  • Exceptional time management and decision making skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Strong sense of curiosity and creativity
  • Desire to improve constantly and learn more about photography
  • Comfortable directing others, including full time staff and management.

Note: Students interested in our Photographer position must have a portfolio available to review for an interview.

Videographer

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Videographer reports to the Visual Communications Manager and works closely with various members of the SAM team and professional staff/clients from around the Division of Student Affairs. Members of SAM participate in various meetings, workshops, critiques, and brainstorming sessions as necessary.

Each member of SAM is expected to determine creative and effective marketing solutions by thinking big, taking risks, and collaborating to develop strategies that build awareness, engagement, and action from target audiences.

HUMAN RESOURCES DETAILS

Shifts

8-12 hours/week • Mornings, afternoons during weekdays available (Shifts may vary based on projects)

Starting Wage

$10.75/hour

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Films events and programs for documentation purposes.
  • Plans, films, and edits videos to advertise various promotions and initiatives. Works with clients to storyboard ideas, sets up shoots, films scenes, edits, and communicates with the client and your team throughout the process to ensure goals are met with the video project.

MINIMUM SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current Northwestern University Undergraduate student
  • Basic understanding of working with DSLR and Camcorder equipment
  • Professionalism, dependability, and respect for others
  • Exceptional decision making skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Experience editing photos with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Fine attention to detail
  • Responsible and able to manage time
  • Professionalism, dependability, and respect for others
  • Exceptional decision making skills
  • Strong sense of curiosity and creativity
  • Interest in learning more about the craft of videography

Note: Students interested in our Videographer position must have a portfolio available to review for an interview.

2017-18 Supervisor: Visual Communications Supervisor

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Marketing Account & Project Graduate Assistant reports to the Director of Student Affairs Marketing (SAM) and works closely with various members of the SAM team and professional staff/clients from around the Division of Student Affairs. Members of SAM participate in various meetings, workshops, critiques, and brainstorming sessions as necessary.

Each member of SAM is expected to determine creative and effective marketing solutions by thinking big, taking risks, and collaborating to develop strategies that build awareness, engagement, and action from target audiences.

*Students must be available September 2017 through June 2018.

HUMAN RESOURCES DETAILS

Shifts

15-20 hours/week • Weekday mornings and afternoons available

Starting Wage

$15.00/hour

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Enters and tracks project requests into collaborative project spreadsheet. Ensures all information is accurate and complete. Contributes additional strategies, ideas, and mediums to each project as necessary.
  • Determines if additional information is necessary to proceed with marketing projects.
  • Works closely with student supervisors and full-time staff to plan, create, and implement integrated marketing communications.
  • Compiles post-campaign reports to track distribution efforts and measure success.
  • Serves as client liaison managing expectations and ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Manage assessment efforts within SAM:
    • Internal: Creates, collects, and maintains monthly assessment reports for project completion, websites, social media, and promotional listservs.
    • External: Creates online or paper surveys for events or promotions when requested. Ensure that surveys are distributed, collected, and recorded. Additionally, follows up with requestor regarding success of campaign and/or promotion.
  • Focuses on big picture tasks and solutions by planning, documenting, and assigning tasks based on the academic and Division calendars.
  • Leads and actively participates in a collaborative atmosphere; offering encouragement and constructive criticism to colleagues.

MINIMUM SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current Northwestern University Graduate student
  • Fine attention to detail
  • Professionalism, dependability, and respect for others
  • Exceptional decision making skills and autonomy
  • Exceptional written and communication skills
  • Strong sense of curiosity and creativity
  • Extensive knowledge of marketing concepts
2017-18 Supervisor: Graphic Design Supervisor

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Graphic Design Supervisor reports to the Assistant Director of Student Affairs Marketing (SAM). The Graphic Design Supervisor works closely with the Assistant Director to lead a team of graphic designers to design effective campaigns and strategize with colleagues, implementing various marketing initiatives through creative solutions. The Graphic Design Supervisor works closely with various members of the SAM team and professional staff/clients from around the Division of Student Affairs.

The SAM Graphic Design Supervisor collaborates with the marketing team (other student supervisors, SAM student employees, and full-time staff) and works closely with various Student Affairs colleagues to accomplish marketing and communications goals.

Each member of SAM is expected to determine creative and effective marketing solutions by thinking big, taking risks, and collaborating to develop strategies that build awareness, engagement, and action from targeted audiences. SAM Supervisors lead these efforts by actively participating in various internal and client meetings, workshops, critiques, and brainstorming sessions as necessary.

Two SAM Graphic Design Supervisors are hired each year.

Work-study required.

HUMAN RESOURCES DETAILS

Shifts

8-12 hours/week • Weekday mornings and afternoons available

Starting Wage

$11.00/hour

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • In partnership with the Assistant Director, interviews, hires, trains, supervises, mentors, and evaluates members of the graphic design team.
  • Leads and actively participates in a collaborative atmosphere.
  • Ensures consistent Student Affairs and Northwestern branding across various mediums (print, digital, and social) through own work and work of others. Maintains branding among graphics, typefaces, images, and more.
  • Visually proofs and critiques other designers’ work for internal review according to the SAM Project Checklist throughout the process of each project.
  • Adheres to guidelines and best practices of effective design based on mediums utilized.
  • Works with full-time staff to optimize design procedures and high-level strategy.
  • Continuously strengthens designer education through formal and informal trainings.
  • Strategizes and implements various marketing and design solutions for Student Affairs and its departments.
  • Implements finalized designs via print and digital means (delivery and posting of posters, brochures and postcard drop-offs).
  • Designs effective integrated marketing communications campaigns for both print and digital platforms.
  • Meets weekly with SAM Leadership team for updates, strategies, and brainstorms.
  • Leads and/or attend monthly staff meetings, client meetings, and internal workshops.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current Northwestern University Undergraduate student.
  • Fine attention to detail.
  • Professionalism, dependability, and respect for others.
  • Exceptional decision making skills and autonomy.
  • Exceptional written and communication skills.
  • Self-starter; demonstrates strong autonomous qualities.
  • Strong sense of curiosity and creativity.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (CC), particularly the Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop programs.
  • Understanding of typography and design principles.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of additional Adobe CC programs is a plus.
  • Photography skills are a plus.
  • Prior experience in leadership roles.

Note: Students interested in the Graphic Design Supervisor position must have a portfolio available to review during their interview.

2017-18 Supervisor: Communications Supervisor

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Communications Supervisor reports to the Director of Student Affairs Marketing (SAM). The Communications Supervisor, in coordination with the Director, leads a student team of copywriters and social media coordinators to strategize, write, edit, implement, and assess a variety of communications across digital and print platforms.

The SAM Communications Supervisor collaborates with the marketing team (other student supervisors, SAM student employees, and full-time staff) and works closely with various Student Affairs colleagues to accomplish marketing and communications goals.

Each member of SAM is expected to determine creative and effective marketing solutions by thinking big, taking risks, and collaborating to develop strategies that build awareness, engagement, and action from targeted audiences. SAM Supervisors lead these efforts by actively participating in various internal and client meetings, workshops, critiques, and brainstorming sessions as necessary.

Two SAM Communications Supervisors are hired each year.

Work-study required.

HUMAN RESOURCES DETAILS

Shifts

8-12 hours/week • Weekday mornings and afternoons available

Starting Wage

$11.00/hour

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • In partnership with the Director, interviews, hires, trains, supervises, mentors, and evaluates members of the communications team.
  • Edits and critiques others’ stories and campaign copy for internal review according to the SAM Project Checklist throughout the process of each project.
  • Strategizes and implements various marketing/communications solutions for Student Affairs and its departments; looking ahead to future weeks, months, and quarters.
  • Leads weekly communications meetings to strategize, assign, and provide updates to the team.
  • Continuously strengthens communications team’s education through formal and informal trainings.
  • Collaborates with Graduate Assistants, the Graphic Design team, and Copywriting staff to reach necessary marketing/communication objectives.
  • Ensures a Creative Brief is written by communications team member for all campaigns.
  • Develops creative solutions/writes copy for advertising campaigns.
  • Researches, interviews, writes, edits, and publishes articles, blurbs, and press releases for the Student Affairs Blog and other mediums.
  • Ensures constant flow of new and timely blog posts on the Student Affairs Blog and assigns stories to the copywriting staff.
  • Monitors Student Affairs websites to ensure they are updated with timely and accurate content.
  • Meets weekly with SAM Leadership team for updates, strategies, and brainstorms.
  • Leads and/or attend monthly staff meetings, client meetings, and internal workshops.
  • Documents media mentions and other media and social attention.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current Northwestern University undergraduate student.
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and communication skills.
  • Fine attention to detail.
  • Professionalism, dependability, and respect for others.
  • Exceptional decision making skills.
  • Self-starter; demonstrates strong autonomous qualities.
  • Confident leading others and working collaboratively with students and full-time staff.
  • Strong sense of curiosity and creativity.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience editing others’ copy/writing
  • Prior experiences in leadership roles

Note: Students interested in the Communications Supervisor position must have writing samples available to share.

Graduate Assistant – Accounts & Project Management

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Visual Communications Supervisor reports to the Visual Communications Manager in Student Affairs Marketing (SAM). The Visual Communications Supervisor, in coordination with the Visual Communications Manager, leads a student team of photographers and videographers to strategize, storyboard, capture, edit, publish, and assess photographs and videos.

The SAM Visual Communications Supervisor collaborates with the marketing team (other student supervisors, SAM student employees, and full-time staff) and works closely with various Student Affairs colleagues to accomplish marketing and communications goals.

Each member of SAM is expected to determine creative and effective marketing solutions by thinking big, taking risks, and collaborating to develop strategies that build awareness, engagement, and action from targeted audiences. SAM Supervisors lead these efforts by actively participating in various internal and client meetings, workshops, critiques, and brainstorming sessions as necessary.

One SAM Visual Communications Supervisor is hired each year.

Work-study required.

HUMAN RESOURCES DETAILS

Shifts

8-12 hours/week • Weekday mornings and afternoons available

Starting Wage

$11.00/hour

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • In partnership with the Visual Communications Manager, interviews, hires, trains, supervises, mentors, and evaluates members of the visual communications team.
  • Leads and actively participates in a collaborative atmosphere.
  • Ensures consistent Student Affairs and Northwestern branding through the pictures taken and shared by the VC team.
  • Visually proofs and critiques the work of the photographers and videographers.
  • Works with full-time staff to optimize design procedures and high-level strategy.
  • Manages schedule and assigns team various photo and video requests.
  • Communicates with clients; shares drafts and completed work.
  • Posts final work to online photo gallery, SmugMug, as necessary.
  • Participates in the photography and/or filming of events, editing, and distribution.
  • Collaborates and brainstorms with the creative team to assess and provide the visual needs of a campaign when applicable.
  • Continuously strengthens Visual Communication team’s education through formal and informal trainings.
  • Strategizes and implements various marketing and design solutions for Student Affairs and its departments.
  • Meets weekly with SAM Leadership team for updates, strategies, and brainstorms.
  • Leads and/or attend monthly staff meetings, client meetings, and internal workshops.
  • Serves as a liaison between the student photographers and videographers and the Visual Communications Manager and the Director.
  • Occasionally updates the content on Student Affairs website.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current Northwestern University Undergraduate student.
  • Fine attention to detail.
  • Professionalism, dependability, and respect for others.
  • Exceptional decision making skills.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Self-starter; demonstrates strong autonomous qualities.
  • Strong sense of curiosity and creativity.
  • Strong understanding and experience using a DSLR camera.
  • Experience editing photos with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Prior experience in leadership roles.
  • Knowledge of marketing, design, and communication concepts.
  • Experience with movie editing/effects software (Premiere, AfterEffects) preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) design programs such as Adobe Illustrator and Indesign.

Note: Students interested in the Visual Communications Supervisor position must have a portfolio available to review during their interview.

Graduate Assistant – Norris Center Marketing

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The 2017-18 Norris Center Marketing Graduate Assistant will be responsible for advancing the marketing and communications efforts for the programs, services, and facilities of the Norris University Center.

The Norris Center Graduate Assistant works closely with both the Norris University Center Administration and Department of Student Affairs Marketing to strategize, coordinate, and implement creative marketing solutions.

The Norris Center Graduate Assistant will think big, take risks, and collaborate to develop strategies that drive awareness, engagement, and action from target audiences.

*Students must be available September 2017 through June 2018.

HUMAN RESOURCES DETAILS

Shifts

15-20 hours/week • Weekday mornings and afternoons available with occasional availability evenings and weekends as needed

Starting Wage

$15.00/hour

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Develops, monitors, and assesses marketing and communications strategies to promote various events, programs, and services of the Norris Center.
  • Creates and implements a marketing plan for the Norris Center that targets various key audiences.
  • Works closely with Student Affairs Marketing (graphic designers, copywriters, photographers, and videographers) to ensure campaigns are designed and implemented across intentional digital, print, and social media channels.
  • Writes articles, blog posts, website content, and more to share updates and stories regarding the Norris Center.
  • Works with Social Media Coordinator to strategize and implement social media messages across a number of platforms (i.e. Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter)
  • Collaborates with the Norris Center to optimize communications procedures and high-level strategy
  • Works closely with Norris Programming team to help promote events and programs for ARTica Studios, Dittmar Gallery, the Game Room, Norris Outdoors, Mini Courses and more.
  • Strategizes communications for the planned move and temporary locations of the student center during the renovation of the Norris University Center.
  • Creates online or paper surveys for events or promotions as needed. Ensures that surveys are distributed, collected, and recorded. Uses assessment data to determine opportunities for further student engagement.
  • Monitors Norris University Center website to ensure it is updated with timely content.

MINIMUM SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current Northwestern University Graduate student
  • Fine attention to detail
  • Professionalism, dependability, and respect for others
  • Exceptional decision making skills and autonomy
  • Exceptional written and communication skills
  • Strong sense of curiosity and creativity
  • Extensive knowledge of marketing concepts
  • Understanding and management of various social media platforms (Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)

PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Event planning and development
  • Strong copywriting skills
  • Strategy background
  • Additional marketing skills such as graphic design, photography, or video editing skills