The Weatherhead East Asian Institute is seeking a Federal Work-Study student worker to assist with Events and Communications.
Working with Weatherhead East Asian Institute’s Communications Coordinator and Events Coordinator, the student worker will assist in the development, design, editing, and circulation of print and web materials that bring public attention to the WEAI’s events, academic programs, faculty and student research, and publications. The student will create promotional literature and visuals in the form of posters, blog posts, etc. Additional duties include assisting with event set-up and activities as well as clerical and administration functions such as posting fliers, photocopying, filing, faxing, and scanning documents, running errands, collecting mail, answering telephones, greeting visitors, creating business cards, and assisting with events and office projects.
The student worker must be able to work at least 10-20 hours per week. The student must be enrolled in a Columbia University degree program and be FWS eligible. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required. General office experience is preferred. The student must have familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, website content writing, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube). Ideal candidates will have experience with (or be willing to learn) website CMS platforms (such as Drupal, Squarespace, or WordPress) and design tools such as Figma and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign). Video editing experience is a plus. Students that can work onsite and towards the end of the workday are preferred. A demonstrated interest in East Asia is helpful but not necessary.