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Communications Assistant

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Division/Organization: College of Engineering
Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
Job Type: UW Student Jobs
Remote Eligbility: Partially Remote
Salary/Wage Range or Lump Sum: $11.00
Job Categories: Leadership, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Interpersonal Communication, Teamwork/Collaboration, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Communications, Broadcasting, and Media Arts, Department and Office Assistants

Department Overview:

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department within the College of Engineering at UW-Madison is one of the top-ranked programs nationally and internationally. Steeped in over 150 years of academic excellence, we are proud to offer research and educational programs in civil and environmental engineering, geological engineering, and environmental chemistry and technology.

Anticipated Start Date:

Flexible, but no later than early September 2021.

Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):

Early May 2022. The student in this position may also have the option to return for the 22-23 academic year.

Remote Work Eligibility Detail:

This position allows for a mix of in-person and remote work, depending on Department needs and the candidate's schedule. Work that may be completed remotely includes assistance with social media and the creation of graphics, while event assistance and other tasks may only be completed onsite. While working onsite, campus guidance for testing and safety must be followed.

Anticipated Hours Per Week:

5-10 (average)


Flexible, based on student's schedule and department needs.

Salary/Wage Range/Lump Sum:

$11.00 per hour

Number of Positions:



Currently enrolled at UW-Madison, ideally pursuing a degree in civil or geological engineering, communication, journalism, or a related field. Must have at least one year of undergraduate studies remaining.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Social media savvy (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Eager to learn and assist with a variety of tasks
  • Works well independently and as part of a team
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated, and creative
  • Previous communications, marketing, and/or social media experience
  • Comfortable receiving and implementing constructive feedback


  • Familiarity with (or an openness to learn) graphic design and desktop publishing software/programs, such as Canva and Adobe InDesign
  • Knowledge of civil engineering or a related field

Position Summary/Job Duties:

Working collaboratively with the CEE Communications Specialist, the person in this position will provide a variety of marketing, communication, and event support assistance. Typical tasks include social media management and scheduling, the creation of promotional marketing pieces (posters, graphics, etc.), and a monthly newsletter. The person in this position will also contribute to the development and implementation of the department’s social media strategy and communications initiatives.

COVID-19 Workplace Safety:

Please review and be aware of the Student Employee COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy.

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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