University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications

Knight Division Graduate Assistantship

Assistantship Description

August 2018 – May 2019

The Knight Division is a support resource within the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications (CJC).   The College of Journalism and Communications is a leader in preparing the next generation of communication professionals and scholars.  In CJC, students may major in Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, or Telecommunications, as well as an array of professional and academic graduate programs.

The Knight Division is housed in the Professional Advising and Teaching Hub (PATH), and currently awards over $330,000 in scholarships each school year, manages an internal job and internship database, leads the college’s minority recruitment efforts, and hosts a student organization fair and two annual career days for students majoring in journalism and communications fields.  In addition the Knight Division now conducts research to monitor college demographics, learning outcomes, and graduate job placement rates, while remaining a resource for programming, data, and training in career development, student involvement, scholarships, and multicultural affairs.

We are committed to providing programming and information through multiple outlets, targeting potential and current students, as well as recent alumni. The Knight Division Graduate Assistant will be an active member of the team, with the opportunity to contribute knowledge, ideas, and effort towards the Knight Division goals. Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·         Manage weekly e-newsletter

·         Contribute creative ideas on increasing student and alumni engagement

·         Represent the office at various outreach events

·         Assist with data assessments/presentations

·         Assist with mentorship program development

·         Employer and potential student outreach/engagement

·         Service, event and resource  marketing/promotion

·         Contributions to Social Media

·         Assist in implementation of Career Fairs and Student Involvement Fairs

Position preferences:

·         Experience working with college students as a mentor, coach, advisor, or teacher.

·         Interest in or experience providing support to underrepresented college student populations

·         Strong relationship building and communication skills

·         A passion for diversity and inclusion

·         Strong work ethic with the ability to take initiative and work independently

·         Graduate study in a related field such as Journalism and Communications, Higher Education Administration, Family, Youth, & Community Sciences, etc.

·         Experience with technology and/or social media.

*Must be a campus based, full time graduate student to apply. Distance program students are not eligible*

The position is 10 hours per week (.25 FTE) with the possibility of occasional after-hour events. The position begins in August 2018 and continues through the end of the spring semester in May 2019.  Official university dates of employment will be 8/20/18-12/31/18 and 1/1/19-5/15/19. Compensation includes a competitive stipend plus fee waiver (9 credits).

If interested, please submit a statement of interest and resume to Dr. Katrice Graham, Director of the Knight Division for Scholarships, Career Services, and Multicultural Affairs, at [log in to unmask] . Contact Katrice at 352-294-0808 with questions.

The goal is to fill the position by the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester.


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