Outreach and Marketing Graduate Assistant

Anna Radkowski-Lee Graduate Assistantship

Academic Year 2022-2023

University Library

The Anna Radkowski-Lee Graduate Assistantship was created in memory of the long-time Personnel Officer for the University at Albany Libraries.

The University at Albany Libraries are seeking a graduate student to assist with a student outreach initiative: Library Ambassadors. Library Ambassadors are undergraduate and graduate students who engage in conversations on the UAlbany Libraries and promote library resources, services, and events to the campus community.

The Outreach and Marketing Graduate Assistant will support the execution of a strategic marketing plan for recruitment of  students for this volunteer program, as well as aid in the training program for new recruits. Learning how to successfully  manage library social media accounts, with a primary focus on Instagram, will also be a responsibility. The successful candidate for this position may also be assigned additional small projects as they relate to student outreach.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the execution of cohesive marketing, recruitment, and training of students for the University Libraries’ Library Ambassador program.
  • Assist in the management of library social media accounts with a focus on Instagram.
  • Help create and assist with library outreach activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
     

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled in a University at Albany graduate degree program on a full-time basis during each semester of work.
  • A friendly public service-oriented attitude is a must. 
  • Self-motivated: able to complete tasks in a timely manner and make significant progress with minimal supervision.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in using social media platforms to communicate or market to diverse populations, or a strong interest in learning this skill.
  • Strong computer skills, especially as they relate to the creation of multimedia items and content.
  • Flexibility in adjusting to new outreach-related assignments as needs arise.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with customer service atmosphere and a diverse population.
  • Interest in working in libraries or information science field, particularly in relation to library outreach and marketing.

Hours/Compensation:

  • 20 hours per week with a flexible schedule. Most work will be performed during the traditional workweek (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.). Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required. Student may work during semester breaks and intersession hours, though this must be discussed with the supervisor beforehand. 
  • Stipend of $10,361 for the 2022-2023 academic year and a tuition scholarship for 9 graduate credits per semester at the in-state rate.
  • The work of this position is intended to be performed in-person and on-site at the University Library on the uptown campus.

Supervisor: Amanda M. Lowe, Outreach and Marketing Librarian

TO APPLY: E-mail the following items to amlowe@albany.edu (Amanda M. Lowe, Outreach and Marketing Librarian):

  • resume
  • cover letter specifically addressing the position requirements
  • email addresses and phone numbers of three professional references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


For information on enrollment requirements and other details regarding UAlbany graduate assistantships, see The Graduate School’s “2022-2023 Scholarships, Assistantships & Fellowships Guidelines for Students.”
 

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