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Learning Commons Communications Specialist - FWS ONLY(21/22)

University of La Verne
La Verne Central Campus
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Jul 23, 2021

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Job Title:

Learning Commons Communications Specialist - FWS ONLY(21/22)

Student Position Type:

Federal Work Study

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Work Schedule:

We are looking for students who can work 8-12 hours per week Monday-Friday between 8a-5p during the academic school year (August 16, 2021-May 31, 2021).

Weekly schedule will be set at the beginning of each semester based on the student’s availability. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

This position will work a hybrid schedule with shifts that must be worked on campus and shifts that may be worked remotely.

Hiring Manager:

Sabrina Mora, Donna Williams

Job Description Summary:

The Libraries and Learning Commons (located in the Wilson Library) is looking for a creative, energetic student with excellent communications skills to assist and collaborate with other students on social media content, displays, flyers, programming and other outreach initiatives.

Specific Duties:

The student assistant will:
•Work with professional and student staff on various programming, displays, exhibits, and other events.
•Plan and create engaging social media content for the Libraries & Learning Commons’ social media outlets (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tik Tok)
•Plan and create videos, flyers, and digital signage
•Develop strategies to increase followership and engagement.
•Develop and write blogs
•Work independently and collaborate with a team
•Participate in weekly meetings

Minimum Qualifications:

•Currently enrolled University of La Verne Student
•Interest in graphic design, photography, video creation and editing, creative writing, marketing, promotions, public relations, event planning
•Strong interpersonal, oral, and communications skills (verbal and written)
•Knowledge and familiarity of social media platforms
•Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
•Strong attention to detail
•Strong organizational skills
•Strong project management skills to meet deadlines
•Ability to handle multiple projects efficiently and effectively

Preferred Qualifications:

•Strong knowledge of graphic design and social media principles and practices
•Familiarity with Canva, Photoshop, InDesign and/or other graphic design tools
•Familiarity with iMovie, Premiere Pro, or other video editing tools

Benefits Summary:

Employees are eligible for the following benefits:

One hour of Paid Sick Leave for every 30 hours worked, with a maximum accrual of 24 hours of Paid Sick Leave per year and capped at 48 hours.

University of La Verne Defined Contribution Retirement Plan – can contribute employee voluntary contributions, excluding wages derived from federal work study funds.

In accordance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employees who work an average of 30 or more hours per week, will be eligible for medical coverage through the University of La Verne.

Covered under the University of La Verne Workers Compensation Insurance.


La Verne Central Campus

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The University of La Verne is a 124 year old, independent, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in southern California with an emphasis on research and publication. Classified by Carnegie as a Community-Engaged University, La Verne offers high quality, liberal arts and professional degree programs at the undergraduate to doctoral levels to traditional-age and adult learners. The main campus is located in La Verne, 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 40% of the student population identifying itself as “Hispanic/Latino,” 55% students of color, 10% international students, and a large proportion first-generation. All programs have high retention and graduation rates for underrepresented minorities.  The University has a strong commitment to diversity and places a high priority on creating an environment that supports the growth and success of underrepresented and underserved populations.

The La Verne Experience is at the center of a strategic plan that is focused on serving an ethnically and economically diverse student population, one that is representative of the demographics of California.  The La Verne Experience pedagogical features include learning communities, theory-to-practice, experiential learning, community engagement and reflective practice.  Two prominent annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges - U.S. News & World Report, and Forbes Magazine recognize the University of La Verne as one of the nation’s top national universities. 

For more information regarding the University of La Verne, visit our website at

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