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Creativity and Communications Specialist

center for student formation

Job Title: Creativity and Communications Specialist--Graduate Assistantship

Reports to: Michael Sacco, Director

Hours per week: 20 hours per week

Position start and end date:  Start June 1, 2011 – End May 31, 2013

Stipend/Salary/Compensation/Remuneration: The Creativity and Communications Specialist Graduate Assistantship compensation is full tuition remission (including summer classes), a laptop computer to be used for the duration of the assistantship, and a yearly $20,000 stipend.

Objectives of position:  The Center for Student Formation is looking for a Graduate Assistant to work 20 hours per week for 12 months to serve as the Creativity and Communications Specialist Graduate Assistant.  This position is a two year appointment, and requires a full two year commitment.

Position responsibilities:  The Creativity and Communications Specialist will be responsible for the overall marketing and communications for the Center.  The position will supervise three undergraduate creative media lab interns who will design videos, commercials, flyers and electronic media for the Center and the Division of University Mission and Ministry.  This will require oversight of production budget, media lab inventory and student hiring.  In addition to the undergraduate staff supervision, the GA will maintain the Center website, oversee all email communications, Facebook, Twitter and other social media networks. The Creativity and Communications Specialist will also mentor and guide students through one or two of the several formational programs by the Center for Student Formation. 

Interpersonal duties center on the ability to connect with undergraduate Boston College students.  The GA must possess a sincere, outgoing personality that will assist them in interacting with students in order to explain the mission and various programs of the Center for Student Formation.  The ideal candidate for the GA position will be a goal driven self-starter with the demonstrated ability to work independently.  The GA will have a keen understanding of college student trends and of the Boston College culture.  As an excellent conversation partner, the GA will spend significant time with undergraduate students, both as a supervisor and mentor. 

Technical/Creative duties include creating logos, graphic emails, banners, videos and other promotional materials.  The GA must also possess an “out of the box” imagination and ability to come up with new program ideas and marketing concepts.


  • Experience in graphic design, event marketing, planning and execution helpful
  • Macintosh knowledge, good working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, MS Word, and iMovie (Final Cut Pro a plus)
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Experience in working with diverse undergraduate student populations
  • Proven ability to supervise and mentor students- both individually and in groups
  • Leadership experience at the undergraduate level
  • Experience in using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social networking programs
  • The self discipline necessary to set and meet monthly goals
  • Must be able to work flexible hours that revolve around the undergraduate lifestyle
    (including the occasional evenings and weekends)
  • *Preference for candidates with strong understanding of the Boston College student culture

Priority consideration will be given to applications received before February 18, 2011 for graduate students attending the Lynch School of Education Field Experience Interview Day and for others who would like to be considered in the first round of resume review.  The final deadline to apply for the position is March 15, 2011.