Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

The Life Span Institute strives to improve the quality of life for individuals across the life span and in communities throughout the world. Our research spans education, intellectual and physical disabilities, community health and development, health policy, addiction, childhood obesity and more. We are accepting applications for the following positions:

Communications Intern

Student Hourly

We are seeking a content creator to be our next communications intern. The ideal candidate is a strong writer interested in science and discovery. The communications intern will work closely with communications team members to develop written content across web, print and social media projects.  Specific tasks may include conducting interviews with researchers and developing content for lifespan.ku.edu, including news releases, blog posts, profiles and features; creating content for social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and MailChimp; and assisting with communications to the public, media, and donors.


Required Qualifications:

  • Junior, senior or graduate student level standing majoring in journalism, English or a related field, as shown in application materials.
  • Strong English writing and editing skills as demonstrated by coursework, resume and cover letter;
  • Availability to work 12-15 hours per week on weekdays between 9 am and 5 pm, as expressed in application materials.
  • During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience writing for a public audience
  • Experience developing video content
  • Coursework in strategic communications or marketing

Apply through the KU Human Resources website.

Application review begins 11/4/19 and continues until filled.
Contact Information: Jen Humphrey,  jenhumphrey@ku.edu

 

Communications Project Manager

Student Hourly

We are seeking a student project manager to join our communications department.The ideal candidate for this position is a creative problem solver who enjoys following through, isn’t afraid to drill down into the details to bring projects into reality, and is driven by curiosity. Experience with website creation platforms is a plus, but it’s most important that the candidate be willing to learn. Examples of the work include:

  • Managing projects ranging from data entry to online newsletters to website projects, and helping to keep communications projects on track.
  • Creating pages from templates and adding content to Life Span Institute website properties such as lifespan.ku.edu
  • Reviewing new research grants awarded to Life Span Institute faculty and preparing summaries for communications staff members.

Required Qualifications

  • Junior or senior or graduate student as expressed in application materials.
  • Strong English writing skills as demonstrated by coursework, resume and cover letter.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs Excel and Word, as demonstrated in application materials.
  • Availability to work 12 to 15 hours per week weekdays between 9 am and 5 pm., as shown in application materials.
  • Organized and detail oriented as demonstrated by application materials.
  • During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience preparing content for websites.
  • Experience with social media management.

Apply through the KU Human Resources website.

Application review begins 11/4/19 and continues until filled.
Contact Information: Jen Humphrey,  jenhumphrey@ku.edu

 

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