GSAS Fellowships in Academic Administration: Communications with Columbia’s GSAS

GSAS Fellowships in Academic Administration

Spring 2016 Descriptions

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences – Communications

The GSAS Office of Communications is responsible for distributing information on academic policies, events and opportunities, and community announcements to the students, faculty, and alumni of the Graduate School through a variety of multimedia channels.

Fellowship Description

For five to ten hours per week, the Fellow supports the GSAS Office of Communications in its efforts to enhance student life and improve communications channels for the GSAS Offices and the graduate student community. The fellow will help to identify topics and media relevant to GSAS, graduate education, and associated threads of conversation within academia, as well as advance GSAS’s place as a leading community of scholars; assist with the development of content for distribution in various digital channels; communicate with and conduct outreach to student groups, centers, and departments to promote GSAS programming and events; and evaluate metrics for communications materials sent to various constituents. This Fellowship will provide a well-rounded perspective on planning, developing, and executing communications strategies in a university setting.

Responsibilities Include:

 Assist with GSAS content management, including creation and distribution of blog and social media postings, interviews, calendars and promotional materials for events, audiovisual media, and website updates

 Manage focus groups with graduate students at various points in their academic careers to advise on communications trends and improve GSAS messaging strategy

 Coordinate with arts and sciences departments, GSAC, and other student groups to maximize attendance of events and opportunities

 Create reports for web analytics and newsletter metrics

 Monitor news and media outlets relevant to GSAS students, faculty, and alumni, and conduct online research relevant to the promotion of the Graduate School


 Superior oral and written communication skills

 Excellent organizational and analytical skills; strong attention to detail

 Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office

 Experience with content management software and/or Adobe Creative Suite preferred

 Interest or previous experience in scholarly and web publishing, journalism, marketing, or communications preferred

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