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LAUNCH is currently hiring student workers for media, marketing, and communications positions. Click on the job title in the boxes below to learn more about the job and how to apply.
 
  • Flexible work schedule that prioritizes your classes 
  • Competitive pay 
  • Work 12-20 hours per week
  • Build your portfolio and work experience in preparation for future career or graduate school

Application OPEN until September 26, 2021
Pay: $12/hr
Work load: 12-20 hours per week

Instructions
  • Apply through Jobs for Aggies: Job ID 167749
  • Please include a link to your current design portfolio.

What we believe:
Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.
 
Who we are:
LAUNCH provides high-impact educational experiences and challenges students in all academic disciplines to graduate from an enriched, demanding curriculum. The programs administered by the office bring together outstanding students and faculty to build a community of knowledge-producers, life-long learners, nationally-recognized scholars, and world citizens. Through LAUNCH, motivated students have access to Honors courses, co-curricular enrichment activities, scholarly engagement, and/or research programs that can be customized to enhance each student's personal, professional, and intellectual development. LAUNCH joins the university community in making Texas A&M a welcoming environment for all individuals. We are committed to helping our students understand the experiences that make each of us unique and appreciate the shared values that bring us together.
 
What we want:
LAUNCH (specifically Innovation[X] and MaroonBase) is looking for a Student Technician in Social Media to serve as a member of the media team. We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring a positive attitude as well as willingness to experiment and a strong drive to always produce a high-quality product. This person must be professional, enjoy working in a high-volume environment and be able to apply strong organizational skills while being flexible in their daily routine. If this is you, we invite you to apply to become a member of our team.
 
Job Duties
  • Drafts written content for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Schedules content to create a consistent stream of new content for audience interaction while analyzing, managing, and altering schedules where necessary to optimize visits
  • Engages in social media presence creation by commenting on followers’ accounts and liking/following other relevant accounts.
  • Report and analyze social media analytics
  • Designs graphics and images to promote on social media and websites
  • Assists social media management with related projects and events
  • Has an awareness of local campus news and events and ties that into social media posts when relevant
  • Has the ability to follow and implement multiple brand guides
  • Has an awareness of current design and color trends and the ability to implement them where appropriate
  • Has the ability to produce work quickly under tight deadlines
  • Creates work that is original or properly cited if sources are borrowed
Qualifications
  • One year of experience working on graphic design projects and social media content creation in a professional or student organization setting
  • Proficient in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Ability to work remotely if needed
  • Must be available to work during the spring, summer, and fall semesters (not including breaks)
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Undergraduate students preferred
 
Learning Outcomes
  • To develop their ability to gather and interpret social media analytics. To gain experience working with a team of creative people. To learn to work within a brand guide and create content that is appropriate for a professional organization to put on social media. To improve their basic professional skills like communication, teamwork, and critical thinking.
  
 
Application OPEN until September 25, 2021
Pay: $12
Work load: 12-20 hours per week

Instructions

Who we are:

LAUNCH provides high-impact educational experiences and challenges students in all academic disciplines to graduate from an enriched, demanding curriculum. The programs administered by the office bring together outstanding students and faculty to build a community of knowledge-producers, life-long learners, nationally-recognized scholars, and world citizens. Through LAUNCH, motivated students have access to Honors courses, co-curricular enrichment activities, scholarly engagement, and/or research programs that can be customized to enhance each student's personal, professional, and intellectual development. LAUNCH joins the university community in making Texas A&M a welcoming environment for all individuals. We are committed to helping our students understand the experiences that make each of us unique and appreciate the shared values that bring us together.

What we want:

LAUNCH is looking for a Student Technician in Information and Communications to help manage the style and substance of the MaroonBase Student App. This job is for someone capable of doing lots of data entry, gathering information about TAMU activities and communities, developing and maintaining relationships with “group owners” (units across campus that give away their own points within MaroonBase),“event runners” (units across campus that run events for which we offer incentives to attend), “users” (students from entering freshman to Ph.Ds, as well as assorted staff, faculty, and administration), and other LAUNCH team members in planning campaigns related to email, print, and social media.

We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring a positive attitude as well as willingness to experiment and a strong drive to always produce a high-quality product. This person must be professional, enjoy working in a high-volume environment and be able to apply strong organizational skills while being flexible in their daily routine. If this is you, we invite you to apply to become a member of our team.

Overview

We are constantly looking for new opportunities for students to use MaroonBase to engage with TAMU and help track their experience outside of the classroom, through lectures, service projects, workshops, performances, etc. This student worker will balance working with other people by talking/presenting about MaroonBase, corresponding with users, and working with technical helpers for troubleshooting, as well as more independent tasks like research and data entry.

Job Duties

  • Become an expert on all facets of MaroonBase Program.
  • Able to discuss or present information to potential users and event owners.
  • Enter event information into MaroonBase admin site (with training).
  • Bulk upload event and point information (with training).
  • Search for appropriate events for MaroonBase.
  • Picks out events that need to be promoted on the website and social media via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Offer customer service and troubleshoot app issues with users (with training).
  • Draft PPTs and instructional materials for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Maintains and develops relationships with MaroonBase partners around campus (units that can have their events added, student orgs, groups that give away their own points, etc.).
  • Assist in monthly drawings and other giveaways.
  • Works with external technology vendors on app maintenance.
  • Has the ability to produce work quickly under tight deadlines.
  • Works with Assistant Director to continually analyze the app and system for improvement.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative thinker
  • Must be a self-starter and have the ability to think independently.
  • Great organizational skills and ability to problem solve are important.
  • Ability to critically think about student needs and opportunities for connection.
  • Other skills may be needed or can be developed, based on future project requirements

Learning Outcomes

  • To develop their ability to gather, interpret, and communicate information about the program.
  • To provide customer service to students, faculty, and staff.
  • To gain experience working with a team of creative people.
  • To improve their basic professional skills like communication, teamwork, and critical thinking.