Student Job: Communications Assistant

Student Job: Communications Assistant

July 29, 2019

Dahdaleh Building

Eligibility Requirements:

Rate: $14/hour

Hours: Up to 10 hours/week

Start and End date: Sept 4, 2019 – April 24, 2020

Application close date: Sunday August 25th@11:59pm

Applications are only accepted through the Career Centre. Go to and search for the posting with the JobID.


Under the direction of the Director, Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research (DIGHR), and day-to-day supervision by the Knowledge Dissemination Strategist, DIGHR, the Communications Assistant designs and writes both print and digital communications material.
Basic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design creative materials to support research & operational projects
  • Develop & schedule twitter & facebook posts
  • Update the primary DIGHR website. This includes writing News posts and Events descriptions
  • Update internal activity database
  • Design communications material & conduct outreach to promote DIGHR events
  • Stay in regular contact with supervisors and meet regularly to keep all parties informed
  • Act as a representative of the DIGHR at events as assigned
  • Complete other duties as assigned


Education & Experience

  • Current undergraduate York student (we encourage applicants from diverse programs of study)
  • Experience writing in a professional capacity, including copywriting for web and print
  • Demonstrated knowledge of general design principles
  • Experience with current design software, particularly Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Experience with social media, particularly Facebook & Twitter
  • Experience with content management systems, particularly WordPress
  • Basic knowledge of and experience in HTML and CSS an asset
  • Experience with Airtable an asset

Skills & Qualifications

  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience developing communication materials according to brand guidelines
  • Excellent communication skills: professional email/phone correspondence, public speaking and presentation proficiency
  • Experience working with people from a variety of backgrounds/cultures
  • Excellent computer skills (word processing, email, database management, spreadsheets)
  • Demonstrates an eagerness to learn and take on initiative
  • Demonstrates organizational and time management skills
  • Students who are a good fit for this position are approachable, knowledgeable, and well organized. They will show ability and willingness to work both independently and as part of a team.

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