Communications Office Assistant

Position Summary

The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH) at Michigan State University is hiring a part-time Communications Staff Assistant to work 15 hours per week during the 2019-2020 academic year on communications and marketing projects. Main responsibilities include the compilation, writing, editing, and graphic design of newsletters for a variety of audiences, as well as social media for RCAH’s social accounts. Other duties include web, online calendars, communications, and marketing responsibilities as assigned.


Successful candidates will be able to:

  • Effectively communicate across multiple platforms with important audiences, including alumni, donors, students, faculty, parents, prospective students and their families, friends of the College, and the general public.
  • Write and edit engaging and entertaining content.
  • Design graphic assets.
  • Determine and prioritize content for a variety of projects.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

  • Associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing degree program in communications, design, marketing, public relations, writing, or related fields preferred.
  • One to three years of experience in marketing, communications, public relations, journalism, news, social media, and/or advertising.

Desired Qualifications

  • Strong writing ability.
  • Track record of dependability and efficiency.
  • Familiarity with G Suite; email marketing software such as Mailchimp; social media; Cascade web system; HTML coding; AP Style; RCAH; and Michigan State University.
  • Ability to work in Adobe design programs.
  • Creative thinker with ability to produce engaging content.
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to work on a team with a diverse group of people.
  • Quick, independent learner who does not require constant oversight.

Work Hours/Rate

  • Fifteen hour per week, in the RCAH offices, between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Infrequent night and weekend hours as needed. This is a temporary position for the 2019-2020 academic year, with the possibility of renewal during the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • $18/hour


Applications are due by midnight on December 23, 2019.
Send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to:

Morris Arvoy
Director of Communications

Or mail to:

Morris Arvoy
Director of Communications
Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH)
Michigan State University
Snyder Hall, Suite C210
362 Bogue Street
East Lansing, Michigan 48825