Web Content Developer/Coordinator—Graduate Assistant

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 9082017
Title: Graduate Assistant
Functional Title: Web Content Developer/Coordinator—Graduate Assistant
Category Status: 04-Graduate Assistant
Applicant Search Category: Graduate Assistant
University Authorized FTE: .50
Unit: BSOS-College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
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Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Communications and Marketing unit of the Office of External Relations within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) seeks a creative and committed graduate student to fill the position of Web Content Developer/Coordinator. This Graduate Assistantship position will be responsible for developing and editing content for the College’s websites under the guidance of the Director of Communications and Marketing and the Associate Director of Communications and Marketing. This position also will be responsible for staging text/images in e-newsletter format using iModules or similar software. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a UMCP graduate program.

Job Description:
Supports the Communications and Marketing unit and the unit’s internal and external clients by:

• Building customized models and pages within the Drupal framework to accommodate a wide range of content types;
• Working with clients across the College to update/edit content for a variety of BSOS Drupal users and to help other Drupal users build content management skills;
• Assisting with the regular updating of content on the College’s websites and coordinating applicable Web services to include the staging of graphics, text and embedded multimedia;
• Staging/designing text and images into e-newsletters/e-messages using iModules and/or similar e-mail distribution systems—training will be provided;
• Assisting in the population of visual content using the Visix Digital Signage (video screen) platform—training will be provided;
• Assisting with the creation and upkeep of blogs and social media platforms for BSOS and related units;
• Assisting with event planning and event staffing as needed;
• Assisting with the distribution/delivery of event materials and print materials as needed;
• Performing a limited number of administrative tasks and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be currently enrolled in a UMCP Graduate Program.
• Experience with current versions of Drupal
• Excellent interpersonal skills and comfort working in both a team environment and independently
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to prioritize workload and respond appropriately to deadline pressures
• Familiarity with iModules or similar e-newsletter/designed e-mail distribution systems


• Thorough knowledge of Drupal best practices and experience working on enterprise websites

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Available to work a few hours every day M-F; alternative schedule of longer hours over fewer workdays can be determined as needed.

• Available to work a few hours every day M-F; alternative schedule of longer hours over fewer workdays can be determined as needed

• Payment consistent with the regular University of Maryland graduate assistantship rate
• Benefits of this appointment include: 10 Credits for Spring Semester, 10 Credits for Fall Semester, 8 Credits for Summer Term, 4 Credits for Winter Term, and participation in the employees’ health benefits program

Posting Date: 09/07/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 09/22/2017
Physical Demands

Sitting for long periods of time working on a computer

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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