Graduate Assistantship (Non-Teaching) and Internship opportunities

ORIS Communications Specialist (Graduate Student Position)

Job Title: ​Graduate Assistant (Non-Teaching): ORIS Communications Specialist

Position Details:

The Office of Research and Innovation Services (ORIS) is the central support for the research community and is critical to ensuring that the research activity at the University continues to grow. ORIS is seeking a junior colleague for up to three academic terms to work 120 hours per academic terms. The individual will assist ORIS, Research Chairs, research centres and institutes, and faculty researchers to develop coherent and effective communications platforms and strategies in celebration of research. The goal is to increase the profile of research activities and build capacity in promoting research accomplishments.

ORIS is seeking a graduate student with a broad range of communication skills and competencies to work with the grant facilitation team in ORIS and contacts in Advancement to work with faculty (including research centres and institutes representatives, Research Chairs, and selected faculty members) to prepare high quality publicity materials such as websites, research profiles, press releases, announcements, and nominations for honours and awards. Tasks for this position include:

  • Familiarizing yourself with the work of ORIS, select faculty members, Research Chairs, and research centres and institutes
  • Learning institutional research priorities as described in the University of Lethbridge Strategic Research Plan
  • Developing consistent templates for use of ORIS staff, faculty, research centres and institutes, and Research Chairs in celebrating research, nominating colleagues for awards, acknowledging appointments, etc.
  • Establishing and utilizing social media to celebrate researchers, research centres and institutes, Research Chairs, and their accomplishments
  • Developing and delivering workshops to faculty members on building an effective and professional presence on social media, online, and in traditional print media
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Hiring Salary

$3,600, for 120 hours of work per academic term. Initial appointment will be for one academic term, with renewal up to a total of three academic terms, based on performance.

Qualifications:

Given the broad applicability of knowledge mobilization to all facets of society and the broad range of clients who will be served by the ORIS Communications Specialist, the position is not limited to a specific field of study. Instead, the successful candidate must possess the following traits, all which are crucial to developing relationships necessary for successful knowledge mobilization:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, as well as the ability to work as a team member in a high-volume, service-oriented workplace
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with individuals from a broad range of disciplines and backgrounds
  • A strong understanding of and commitment to academic research
  • Knowledge of social media strategies and knowledge translation for varied audiences—from the academy to the general public
  • An interest in knowledge mobilization and the benefits of university research to society
  • Strong critical and thinking attributes
  • Technical skills in communications and knowledge mobilization
  • A self-starter, able to multi-task and work independently

Student Eligibility

This is a University of Lethbridge Graduate Assistantship (Non-Teaching), and is subject to the tenets of the GSA Collective Agreement. Only registered graduate students at the University of Lethbridge are eligible.

Campus

Lethbridge

Employment Group

Graduate Assistant (ulethbridge.ca/hr/graduate-student-association-gsa-collective-agreement)

Posting Detail Information

Close Date:            04/30/2018
Start Date:            05/01/2018

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please provide the following to pickpj@uleth.ca

  • Your CV
  • Unofficial copy of your transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
  • A writing sample
  • The names of two referees

 

Graduate Assistant (Non-Teaching), Limited Term Position

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title: Graduate Assistant (Non-Teaching), Limited Term Position

The School of Graduate Studies at the University of Lethbridge is seeking applications for a Graduate Assistant for a four-month position starting October 15, 2017.

Position Details: This position will play a key role in developing and implementing a Graduate Student Ambassador Program for THRIVE – Professional Skills Program for Graduate Students.

The main duties of the position are:

  • Research existing Student Ambassador Programs to determine best practices
  • Develop a Graduate Student Ambassador Program framework and structure
  • Draft marketing and recruitment materials
  • Create web content
  • Prepare a communication plan
  • Develop strategies for recruiting graduate volunteers
  • Prepare operational materials and documents (e.g., volunteer application form, training materials, program evaluation form, etc.)
  • Other duties as required

The incumbent will also collaborate with the Experiential Learning Coordinator for this initiative and report to the Associate Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.

The candidate must be a registered graduate student in good standing in a master’s or doctoral degree program for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 terms.

Position Qualifications: The successful candidate must possess strong project management, organizational, written and oral communication, and team skills, and have experience with digital asset development. Abilities to build and maintain strong working relationships with staff and students are essential. The successful candidate must be a self-starter and work with minimal supervision.

Rate of Pay: $3,600 for 120 hours of work

Campus: Lethbridge

Position Details

Application Open Date: September 25, 2017

Application Close Date: October 4, 2017

Special Instructions: Submit cover letter, CV and references to sgs@uleth.ca with the subject line of “THRIVE Ambassador Program”.


Graduate Assistant (Non-Teaching), Limited Term Position

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title: Graduate Assistant (Non-Teaching), Limited Term Position

The School of Graduate Studies at the University of Lethbridge is seeking applications for a Graduate Assistant for a four-month position starting October 15, 2017.

Position Details: This position will play a key role in designing an interactive micro-website for the THRIVE - Professional Skills Program for Graduate Students.

The main duties of the position are:

  • Develop project plan for the initiative in consultation with IT and Experiential Learning Coordinator
  • Determine best practices by benchmarking the proposed micro-website via systemic reviews of the Professional Development Programs for Graduate Students websites of other post-secondary institutions
  • Create website assets for interactive micro-website (e.g., images, videos, graphics, etc.)
  • Prepare web content and other website assets (e.g., forms, graphics, interactive materials)
  • Draft an Individual Professional Development Plan (IDP) workbook/tool and related materials
  • Populate content and rollout micro-website
  • Other duties as required

The incumbent will also collaborate with the Experiential Learning Coordinator for this initiative and report to the Associate Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.

The candidate must be a registered graduate student in good standing in a master’s or doctoral degree program for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 terms.

Position Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a strong background in digital and website design and have working experience with web development tools. In addition, strong project management, organizational, written and oral communication, and team skills are essential. The successful candidate must be a self-starter and work with minimal supervision.

Rate of Pay: $3,600 for 120 hours of work

Campus: Lethbridge

Position Details

Application Open Date: September 25, 2017

Application Close Date: October 4, 2017

Special Instructions: Submit cover letter, CV and references to sgs@uleth.ca with the subject line of “THRIVE Microsite Designer”.