Communications and Social Media Job!

The Coalition For Property Tax Justice is seeking applicants to assist with communications and social media related to the tax foreclosure crisis. The Coalition’s work focuses on the following problem:

From 2011-2015, 1 in 4 Detroit homes have been subject to property tax foreclosure. We have not seen this number of property tax foreclosures since the Great Depression. More troubling, a recent study found that over this period the City assessed between 55%-85% of Detroit homes at rates that violated the Michigan Constitution, placing the unprecedented number of property tax foreclosures in disrepute. For more information, read this op-ed in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/11/opinion/coronavirus-cities-property-taxes.html 

Applicants can expect to do impactful communications work directly related to solving the ongoing property tax foreclosure crisis in Wayne County. Projects include but are not limited to: Developing media and social media strategies to effectuate Coalition goals, drafting press releases and communicating with press contacts, creatively framing the issue to bring in a variety of audiences, exploring storytelling strategies to communicate the human impact of the issue, utilizing a variety of web tools to implement Coalition priorities, supporting community organizers and providing online event logistic support, and more. The applicant can expect to work on a small, collaborative team and bring their own ideas to the table. 

Requirements: Applicants must have stellar research and writing skills, who are able to work independently and meet deadlines. Applicants with basic design skills, such as making flyers and social media posts on Canva, preferred. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Marie Sheehan at msevelyn@umich.edu as soon as possible. Please indicate in your cover letter the number of hours per week and the time period during which you would be available to work.

Do you love space,  are you seeking an opportunity to gain experience, and want to start building a professional network? 

BLiSS is an organization centered around researching, building, and testing deep space habitat technology. BLiSS is currently undertaken the biggest project has ever seen by partnering up with ICON (sponsored by NASA) to implement an automated 3D printer on the moon to create space habitation using lunar resources.

If you are interested in being part of the team email michiganbliss@umich.edu

The responsibilities includes anything from, but not limited to:

  • Managing website 
  • Updating and managing social media
  • Advertising seminars and outreach/recruiting events

Communications Assistant

Job Description
The Communications Assistant at The Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety (CHEPS) will assist the Center’s Marketing & Communications Specialist in promoting the Center and sharing our work with a wide audience. Depending on skills of candidate work may involve advertising events such as our seminar series, web maintenance/updates/design, social media, print design, photography, writing, shooting and editing video, as well as general administrative tasks.

Flexible work hours based on program needs including the ability to work remotely on certain projects.  Must be available to work 6-8 hours/week. Please upload a resume and supply a link to any relevant work examples (writing, web work, design, etc.) in your application or by email to Liz Fisher at egf@umich.edu.

Educational value of this job.
You’ll work with a multi-disciplinary team, develop your communication skills, and be able to learn about marketing and communications in higher education while applying that learning in real-world instances.

Job Requirements
Strong writing skills, some knowledge of WordPress and/or Adobe Creative Suite, creativity, ability to work independently and with a team. Experience in photography and or video (both shooting and editing) is a bonus but not required.

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Communication Specialist is wanted1

The University of Michigan Center for Disability Health and Wellness (CDHW) and the Investigating Disability factors and promoting Environmental healthy Living Rehabilitation Research Training Center (IDEAL RRTC) would like to invite interested applicants to join a dynamic team to facilitate the development of a nationally recognized center for disability health at the University of Michigan. The person in this role will be leading communication activities for both entities.

The ideal candidate will have experience writing to translate scientific research for a lay audience and in developing and implementing communication and outreach strategies using a variety of methods, including social media, infographics, research briefs and magazine articles. They will also be able to set up webinars and provide technical support for online webinars and Facebook live events. The candidate will also have experience developing marketing strategies and outputs to be shared with a wide audience, including people with disabilities. This individual should be a creative problem solver who is comfortable with sharing ideas with stakeholders, community partners, and interdepartmental collaborators.

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Michigan Fashion Media Summit!

The Michigan Fashion Media Summit Student Planning Team is taking applications for the 2021-2022 school year!

As a member of our team, you will help to plan, create, and execute our annual Summit. #MFMS2022 will be filled with industry-defying speakers, exclusive networking opportunities with the world’s largest brands, and a student brand showcase featuring up-and-coming talent.

APPLY NOW! Applications close September 22nd at 11:59 PM EST. More information can be found on our website.

Give Merit Mentorship Porgram.

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that engages youth in Detroit? If so, Give Merit’s mentorship program, FATE, is looking for University of Michigan students to become mentors!  

FATE is a four-year, cohort-based program for high school students in Detroit who attend the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. Its mission is to provide resources and opportunities for Detroit youth to embrace education and become world-class citizens, with a goal to motivate each student to graduate high school and attend college.

Mentors help facilitate workshop activities where students learn skills in business, marketing, and design-thinking while also supporting their mentees as they develop personally and academically. The curriculum is complemented by ongoing soft-skill building activities and typically has regular excursion workshops with community partners such as Zingerman’s, Google, Carhartt, and Plante Moran. 

Check out this video to learn more about the FATE Program! 

If you are interested in mentoring for the FATE Program during the 2021-2022 academic year, email Give Merit’s Stakeholder Strategy Director, Rachel Mazzaro, at rmazzaro@meritgoodness.com for more information!

Announcing the Public Humanities Internship Program.

Open to all undergraduate juniors and seniors
Now accepting applications!

Overview
The Public Humanities Internship is a paid internship program that provides 8 selected undergraduate students at the University of Michigan with the opportunity to participate in the life of the Institute for the Humanities through a unique combination of program development, event marketing, and writing about humanities topics. If you believe in the value of the humanities or are interested in expanding your understanding of the humanities, are interested in communicating the value of the humanities to your peers and the broader public, want to work with people who share those values, and would like to gain leadership, programming, and marketing skills, the Public Humanities Internship may be for you.

Educational Value
This internship is an opportunity for undergraduate students to gain an enhanced understanding of and involvement with the humanities and to acquire practical, real-life experience with event planning and marketing, communication and publicity through social media, and leadership and teamwork skills development. 

Intern Requirements

  • Approx 5 hours per week in-person at the Institute for the Humanities; programming weeks may require additional time
  • Meet bi-weekly with intern cohort and intern coordinator
  • Write 2 blog posts per semester
  • Plan, promote and execute a fall 2021 public humanities event 
  • Plan, promote and execute Octavia Butler Week, March 2022
  • Plan, promote and execute “Poetry Blast,” a celebration of National Poetry Month, April 2022
  • Additional projects/tasks as assigned

Criteria

  • Undergraduate student with junior or senior status
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • We welcome majors from across the disciplines (including non-humanities)
  • Submit 1 confidential letter of recommendation (must be from a faculty member/prior instructor, a previous employer, or someone who can attest to your qualification and ability for this position; family members are explicitly excluded)

Compensation
Interns are paid $20/hour

To Apply
Submit the following by Friday, September 24 through the Student Employment application portal:

  • A cover letter indicating why you are interested in this internship and what you believe you can bring to this experience in terms of programming ideas, talents or knowledge
  • Your resume
  • In a short essay of 300 words or less, tell us about an instance where something humanities-related impacted you or someone you know
  • Have your recommender submit their confidential letter of recommendation via email to sharrell@umich.edu by Friday, September 24, 2021. Please instruct your recommender to include your name in the letter.
  • Applicants will be notified of results by October 8, 2021.

180 Degrees Consulting is hiring!

If you are interested in consulting/ strategy and problem solving in business, then come check out 180 Degrees Consulting. We are the world’s largest university based consultancy with branches at many prestigious universities! 180 Degrees Consulting specializes in working with nonprofits and social impact based businesses with all different problems. Some of our past clients that many of you may be familiar with are the American Red Cross, UNICEF, World Wildlife Fund, and even Venture for America. There is a lot more information at 180dcmichigan.com for those of you who are interested! On our website, there are some more details on our upcoming recruiting events. We encourage you to attend as many events as possible to learn more about what 180DC has to offer and meet our current members. 

Please fill out the interest form link attached here to receive future emails about the recruiting process! 

And lastly, a reminder that our application is due Wednesday, September 22nd by 11:59 PM. For any questions or concerns, please reach out to achinsax@umich.edu or rjwkim@umich.edu. Follow us on Instagram (@180dcmichigan) to catch up with what our members are up to, and check out our website for FAQs about the application process. 

Comm & Media Looking to Hire Student Office Assistant!

The Department of Communication and Media seeks students to work in our front office and handle a variety of office tasks in the department’s main office.  We anticipate a weekly work schedule of 5-10 hours a week and are looking for students who can work during fall term with possible continuation into winter/spring/summer. 
 
Job duties consist of general office work in support of the Main Office and Student Administration.  This includes actively greeting guests, photocopying, faxing, running errands, answering questions from visitors to the department, answering general questions about the program, website and social media updates, preparing correspondence, receiving deliveries, mail distribution, directing student advising appointment traffic, checking out keys and other small projects as they arise.
 
Selected students will also provide assistance with departmental event and meeting set-up activities (table arranging, beverage and food setups, etc.) within the Department.  
 
Job Requirements:
Selected student should be able to work 5-10 hours per week with occasional late afternoon work during departmental events.  Must be reliable, detail-oriented, and have interest in providing excellent customer service to our staff, faculty, and students.  Prior office experience is helpful, but not required.  Experience with event planning as well as a variety of computer programs including Microsoft Word (especially letter merging), Excel, PowerPoint, and social media platforms would be a plus. 

Compensation:
$12-$14 per hour, depends on prior experience

To apply, please email your resume, fall term class schedule, and amount of work-study award, if applicable to comm.media.dept@umich.edu.
Application deadline: Friday, September 10, 2021