Communication & Engagement Student Fellow, IUAA
Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana


Department

ALUMNI RELATIONS (UA-ALUM-IUBLA)

Department Information

The Indiana University Alumni Association's mission is to activate and support the global alumni network of more than 750,000 IU graduates - encouraging alumni to grow a lifelong connection with Indiana University, and inspiring their ongoing generosity toward each other and the university.

As we pursue our mission, a core set of values guides our approach:

Collaboration | We work together to achieve common goals.

Commitment | We serve each other, our alumni and the university with professionalism and integrity.

Inclusion | We work to create an inclusive culture that is committed to diversity, belonging, and equity.

Pride | We share and celebrate the best of the past, present, and future of IU.

As we undertake our mission of activating and supporting the global alumni network, we have three priorities that guide our work. Each of these priorities is supported by strategies that direct our efforts in the years to come.

Cultivate belonging | To ensure a welcoming, equitable, diverse, and inclusive community, we will challenge discrimination and our inherent biases.

Deepen alumni loyalty | To build the alumni community, we will learn how alumni identify with IU and each other, and then offer relevant experiences that encourage stronger commitment.

Strengthen alumni relations across IU | We will collaborate with IU stakeholders and support efforts to engage more deeply with their alumni audiences.

The IUAA activates IU's powerful global network through live and virtual events, volunteer opportunities, scholarship programs, compelling IU content, and seriously fun traditions.

Additionally, the association develops and supports volunteer leadership, serves as a voice for alumni as the university evolves, and provides lifelong learning opportunities.

Job Summary

The Communications and Content Creation Fellow will primarily be responsible for creating content and designing materials that enhance our current programming and communications designed for alumni and volunteers from each of Indiana University's nine campuses and centers.

Department Specific Responsibilities

  • Weekly newsletter
    • Creates and sends bi-weekly newsletter, with volunteers as primary audience and purpose to communicate important updates and share/celebrate in good work of alumni volunteers and the university.
  • Digital Asset Creation
    • Designs social media posts and other forms of digital material/marketing content that complement our Chartered Communities campaigns and major department initiatives/programs.
    • Creates graphics to support campaign milestones for dissemination on socials and the VAN to support CACP.
    • Supports the new Individual Volunteer Program to create graphics or other forms of virtual content to promote the program, and, to separate its identity from a chapter-based system (highlighting key messages, ways to engage, where to start your volunteer journey, etc.)
    • Ensures that graphics are universal, and as needed, have IUPUI specificity/personalization.
  • VAN Content Creation
    • Creates and publishes a series of articles, videos, or other content designed to drive alumni to the. Virtual Alumni Network (VAN).
  • Affinity Content Creation
    • Supports the Director of Affinity Engagement with the creation of a quarterly newsletter to highlight successes, updates, and other news for our various affinity-based communities
  • Events and Engagement Work
    • Occasionally responsible for staffing signature events to engage with alumni, students, and the wider IU community to ensure our events promote the creation of a sense of belonging and further deepen alumni loyalty.
    • Creates mixed-media content (programs, signage, social media posts, etc.) to support events run by the Communities Team (ex. Advancement Partner Summit, Alumni In series, etc.)
  • Strategy
    • If interested, helps the team dive into best practices to engage and support alumni relations in the virtual space through the VAN; create templates on standardizing our event processes; and highlighting opportunities to revitalize and innovate current practices.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

Required
  • Currently enrolled as a student at Indiana University
SKILLS

Required
  • Strong editing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Graphic design experience and proficiency in Canva or Adobe Creative Suite software products, although strong interest in graphic design may be considered
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at a time
  • High level of organization
  • Relationship-building experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard officeproductivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an officeenvironment and the campus. The person in this rolemust be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Additional Information

Two positions are available for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Work Location

Virgil T. DeVault Alumni Center

1000 East 17th Street

Bloomington, Indiana

47408-1521

Advertised Salary

$15.00 per hour (12-15 hours per week)

Job Classification

Career Level: Part Time Employee

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Part Time Employee

Job Family: Part Time Student Employee

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Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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