Media Coordinator

The OSU Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) is a student-fee funded, student-led program in the Department of Student Leadership & Involvement. Our mission is to advance student efforts to create a culture of sustainability at OSU through action, education, and opportunity.  All SSI are responsible for furthering the SSI’s mission in the following ways: 1) model student leadership for sustainability; 2) educate OSU students about environmental, social, economic sustainability and offer resources to make a difference; 3) encourage and support students pursuing their own vision of sustainability on campus; and 4) advocate for action at the institutional level for sustainable infrastructure and policies.

The Media Coordinator is a member of the SSI Marketing Team. This team includes the Design, Media, and Outreach Coordinators, and is tasked with publicizing the SSI and its activities. Of that work, this position is responsible for promoting the SSI through digital, print, and in-person visibility and outreach efforts.

  • Work with project coordinators and other marketing team members to promote events and opportunities through digital media (website, facebook, newsletter, Axis slides)
  • Maintain and update the SSI website
  • Maintain SSI’s listserv contacts and send out a weekly newsletter
  • Maintain and update SSI’s Facebook page
  • Take photos and manage SSI’s photo albums
  • Work with other members of the SSI marketing team to develop marketing timelines for each term
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Meet individually with the Director bi-weekly
  • Work weekly office hours
  • Be knowledgeable about SSI organization, current projects, events, grants, volunteer/job opportunities
  • Complete evaluation and assessment forms
  • Write blog posts for Ecologue
Required Qualifications: 

●      An understanding of, and passion for, sustainability

●      Detail oriented

●      Problem solving skills

●      Strong communication skills

●      Experience working with diverse groups of people

●      Ability to work individually and as part of a team

●      Great people skills

●      Experience working with volunteers or interns

●      Online visibility experience: web, social media, etc.

●      Demonstrated writing ability

●      Demonstrated inclination to take initiative

●      Experience doing advertising, marketing, or outreach for projects or organizations

Preferred Qualifications: 

●      Knowledge of the SSI, its history, and its activities

●      Experience coordinating an advertising, outreach, or marketing campaign

●      Experience coordinating volunteers, interns, or staff

●      Experience working with the media (press release, letters to the editor, etc.)

●      Demonstrated leadership abilities

●      Experience with Drupal

●      Web design experience: PHP, HTML, etc.

●      Design, photography, or multimedia experience

●      Knowledge of visibility opportunities and tactics at OSU

●      Awareness of, and connections to, campus and community sustainability groups

Open to Applications
Employment Dates and Hours: 

Staff transition training will begin around May 5th, 2014 and run approximately 10 hours during the spring term. Summer hours may be available. All-staff training is required and runs from approximately September 10th-26th, 2014.  Staff work from 10-15 hours per week during the academic year.

Pay rate will start at $9.60 per hour.
Terms and Conditions: 
Applicants must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher, be enrolled in at least 6 credits at OSU during the employment period, and must not be on academic probation. OSU seeks diversity as a source of enrichment for our university community. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who share our vision of an inclusive community.
Application Instructions: 

Please send a resume and cover letter as a single PDF titled SSI application [your last name] to Olivia Poblacion, SSI Director at SSI.director@oregonstate.edu. Your cover letter should state which position you are applying for and detail your relevant experience. Applications are due by April 18, 2014 at 5 pm.

Additional Information: 
Please address questions to the current Director at ssi.director@oregonstate.edu. For more information about the SSI, please visit http://oregonstate.edu/ssi/.