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University of Utah Social Media Program Assistant (work-study) in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 12/08/2017

Requisition Number PRN07544N

Job Title Program Assistant

Working Title Social Media Program Assistant (work-study)

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week up to 20 hours

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary


Is this a work study job? Yes

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00251 - Physical Med & Rehab - Oper

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 10.00

Close Date

Job Summary

If you have graphic design skills, an interest in photography/videography and a knack for promoting programs and people through social media this position is for you! Come support our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Team and theTRAILSprogram with your talent. Don’t delay in applying, as this position is in high demand and fills quickly.


1. Manage day-to-day presence in social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, and other community sites, posting on relevant blogs, and seeding content into social applications as needed

2. Work with theTRAILSteam to ensure social media tools are up to date

3. Become an advocate of the program in social media spaces, engaging in dialogues and answering questions where appropriate

4. Monitor effective benchmarks for measuring the impact of social media

5. Monitor trends in social media tools, trends and applications

Skills and Characteristics:

1. Exceptional written and verbal communications skills

2. Knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and their participants (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)

3. Instinctive know-how to clearly articulate relevant messages and engage on social media platforms

4. Ability to effectively communicate/present information and ideas in written and verbal format

5. Team player, with the confidence to take the lead and guide others when necessary

6. Detail oriented; highly organized

7. Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations

• 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 hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree in a related field or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education) required. Two years of related experience, ability to use logic and reasoning to prioritize tasks, expertise using MS Office software, and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills also required. Database experience preferred. Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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