Graduate Research Assistant - Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA)

The Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) has an available 25% Graduate Assistantship position. Under the supervision of Dr. Stafford Hood, this individual will be responsible for media and communications activities for the center. This individual will apply their creativity and professional skills to day-to-day internal and external communications needs for web, print, social and mobile media. This RA will report to the Director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA).

Roles and Responsibilities: • Write press releases for departmental initiatives, programs, and events • Assist in writing and compiling content for CREA blog • Support Director in updating and delivering on listserv calendar • Maintain and update content for web, mobile media, and social media • Design promotional materials and create graphics to accompany content on web, social, print and mobile media • Actively seek news stories and generate ideas for content by learning about the center and attending events, programs, and activities hosted by departments and college • Administrative tasks as needed • Other duties as assigned Qualifications: • Must be a current University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduate student, or have applied to Graduate School for the coming academic year. • Pursuing a master’s degree, or higher, full-time, in the College of Education • Strong writing and editing skills • Experience writing content for a variety of channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Blogs) • Ability to communicate and collaborate with people at all levels of the organization • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects • Takes initiative and is comfortable working independently; organized and detail-oriented • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; Adobe Creative Suite, a plus • Proficiency with drag-and-drop web editing systems (i.e. Sitefinity and Weebly) Preferred Qualifications: • General understanding of current issues in higher education •  Basic understanding of evaluation and assessment • Basic proficiency with HTML and CSS • Good social media marketing skills

Procedure: For full consideration submit a resume and cover letter to:

Timothy Leyhe, Administrative Aide Email: tleyhe@illinois.edu   

Please submit all materials electronically in PDF or Word format.  Links to digital portfolios or examples of related work are encouraged. 

It should be noted that the RA will be working with the CREA team in the organization of the annual CREA conference. They will be using conference management system (which they will be trained at) and be responsible from the in-system acquisitions along with other team members. Day to day internal and external com…. And related email to assigned tasks.  RA should have experience with online survey tools such as Survey Monkey and organizational skills for the conference.