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Communications Assistant

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job No: 502887
Division/Organization: Extension
Department: North Central Regional Water Network Program
Job Type: UW Student Jobs
Remote Eligbility: Not Remote
Location: HENRY MALL 445
Salary/Wage Range or Lump Sum: $15.00
Job Categories: Interpersonal Communication, Leadership, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Digital Technology, Teamwork/Collaboration, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Communications, Broadcasting, and Media Arts, Education and Training, Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization, Career Management


Department Overview:

This position is based at the Division of Extension Natural Resources Institute and will work with the North Central Region Water Network Program. The North Central Region Water Network works in a multi-state capacity to ensure safe and sufficient water supplies by increasing the scope and positive impact of multi-state water-related outreach and research efforts in the North Central Region of the United States.

Anticipated Start Date:


Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):

Flexible, though priority will be given to students who are open to working the full academic year.

Remote Work Eligibility Detail:

Work will be onsite.

Anticipated Hours Per Week:

Roughly 15 hours a week


Flexible - make your own schedule!

Salary/Wage Range/Lump Sum:


Number of Positions:



The ideal candidate will be creative, fun-loving, self-motivated, have strong writing and editing skills, and have experience navigating web-based media including WordPress and email marketing. Experience managing social media, specifically Twitter and Facebook, is preferred. Knowledge of and interest in agriculture and natural resources and Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

-Strong writing and editing skills. Experience writing blogs, newspaper articles, etc. a plus

-Experience managing social media in a professional setting - specifically Twitter and Facebook

-Experience maintaining websites and email marketing campaigns a bonus!

Position Summary/Job Duties:

We are seeking a Communications Assistant with demonstrated skills in communications and marketing to support implementation of the North Central Region Water Network’s communications plan. The Communications Assistant will work closely with the Network Marketing Manager and Communication Specialist to develop engaging multimedia content, promote upcoming network events, and manage ongoing network communications including social media, email marketing, and website content.  

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Physical Demands:


Institutional Statements:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

UW-Madison is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background-people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit:

Accommodation Statement:

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:


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