Job Information

University of Utah Social Media Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/17/2023

Requisition Number PRN14091N

Job Title UU Student - Admin/Clerical

Working Title Social Media Assistant

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Varies according to office needs, some evenings and weekend may be required.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01541 - Office for Global Engagement

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $12-$15 per hour

Close Date

Job Summary

Reporting to the Office for Global Engagement Marketing Manager, the Social Media Assistant plays an integral role in content strategy, creation, and execution for the office’s social media channels (primarily Instagram and Facebook).


The Social Media Assistant will produce polished photo, video and design content, have strong storytelling skills, and a comprehensive knowledge of social media best practices.

This position will require attendance and documentation of events related to the Office for Global Engagement, the U Asia Campus, and other affiliated offices. Additional effort/hours will be required leading up to International Education Week (mid-November).

The Social Media Assistant engages in brainstorming and team meetings to generate ideas for promoting events, initiatives, and the international activity of the U via social media.

With guidance and support from a supervisor, they will independently create content for and publish social posts using a scheduling tool, monitoring for and encouraging engagement once live.

The Social Media Assistant also tracks analytics, creates reports, and reviews past efforts to determine effectiveness and guide future strategies.

This position will regularly collaborate with various areas within the University of Utah to support marketing efforts through social platforms.

Other reception, clerical, and office duties as assigned, such as coordinating events and assisting with special projects and initiatives.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment. Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking. Often: Repetitive

Minimum Qualifications


  • Understanding of current social media best practices and guidelines.
  • Strong professional writing skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience with design programs, especially Adobe CC and Canva.
  • Willingness to appear in front of camera and professionally represent the University of Utah.
  • Demonstrated creative approach to content development.
  • Willingness to uphold and champion University brand guidelines.
  • Enjoys engaging with an audience via social media.
  • Organized with scheduling and completes tasks in a timely manner.
  • Professional, punctual, and dependable.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions.
  • Experience working with diverse and/or international populations.
  • Be able to take initiative and work independently.
  • Be competent user of computers and the internet.
  • Ability to speak one or more languages in addition to English.
  • Experience with data analysis and organization to support reporting and decision-making processes.

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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