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Department: Department of Community Engagement

Term of appointment: Two-year assignment (with the option to renew for a third year if pursuing a doctoral program), beginning with the fall 2024 semester. Assignment is 8 months, late August until late April.

Salary: $10.00 per hour (required 10 hours/week), up to $1,600 per semester, plus half tuition.

Requirements: Undergraduate degree in journalism, graphic design, marketing, social media, community engagement or similar.  Professional and/or student media experience in journalism, public relations, marketing, graphic design or mass communication field preferred. Nonprofit experience a plus.  Applicants for this assistantship must already have been admitted into a University graduate program (either Masters or Doctoral level) and must be a full-time student, enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) credits per semester for Masters students, six (6) credits per semester for Doctoral students. The application processes for the graduate programs and graduate assistantships are separate. 

Primary duties: Graduate assistant will support the Department of Community Engagement in marketing the department and working on nonprofit outreach with Wood Street Communications. Duties will include assisting the program director with outreach, marketing and administration; maintaining and growing our social media presence, creating and implementing outreach and public relations campaigns and initiatives for the program, and overseeing and implementing strategies in recruiting, retention and event planning for the program. Student will be expected to work on campus an average of 10 hours per week.

Qualified applicants should submit materials by June 10, 2024. However, applications will be accepted until position is filled, but the successful applicant should be notified by July 1, 2024.

Qualified applicants should forward a cover letter, resume and names/contact information for at least three references via email to (preferred) or mail to: 
Dr. Heather Starr Fiedler
Chair, Department of Community Engagement
Point Park University
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1984

When responding via email please reference - GRADUATE ASSISTANT – DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT  & Leadership - in the subject line.

Please submit documents in Rich Text (.txt) Word document (.doc) or Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf).

All emails submitted will receive an automatic confirmation email. Due to some junk mail filters, the confirmation email may not reach you. To ensure receipt of the confirmation email, utilize the return receipt option built into your email program when sending your information.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Due to the high volume of resumes received, Point Park University will not be able to respond to inquiries regarding the status of your resume. If we determine that your skills and experience match the position requirements, we will contact you to discuss the opportunity further. If you do not hear from us, we encourage you to revisit our website at for the status of the position and future opportunities.

Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.