Social Media Intern – Inclusive Excellence and Diversity Education (IEDE)

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Job Title:

Social Media Intern – Inclusive Excellence and Diversity Education (IEDE)

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Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Salary Range:

$10 - $15

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Required Education:

pursuing undergraduate or graduate degree

Required Related Experience:

social media; graphics,

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Physical Requirements:

currently working remotely – eventual on-campus office setting; sitting for extended periods of time


Approximately 15 hours per week to be determined by availability Monday – Friday

Job Summary:

The Social Media Intern will be a highly motivated, creative individual with experience in community building via online social media platforms. The Social Media Intern will assist IEDE’s Program Coordinator in designing original, relevant, and high-quality content for distribution across all social media channels. The Social Media Intern will have an opportunity to help shape the social media strategy for the office with the purpose of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion across campus. This is a short-term paid position (approximately four-months), with the possibility of extension. The position is currently remote, though the intern will be expected to work on-campus in the IEDE office after the University returns to normal operations. The Social Media Intern is expected to work approximately 15 hours/week and to have reliable access to the internet and Zoom, as well as all relevant social media platforms.

Candidates are asked to submit up to four samples of original work (graphic and text) intended for social media distribution. These samples may be designed for any platform and should highlight the candidate’s strengths.
-Design engaging content for social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter)
-Create polls, surveys, and other interactive materials
-Work alongside a team to create a social media strategy
-Identify and recommend online social media trends
-Ability to be self-directed
-Experience using digital publishing to generate traffic and engagement; Adobe Creative Suite is preferred
-Interact with followers by communicating and answering questions through the office’s social media channels
-Knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion topics
-Serve as co-host for technical assistance during live social media events
-Track and record social media metrics

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 4/25/2021
Application Due: 5/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time