Available Positions

Communications GSA for AY 2020-2021
The ESC seeks a Graduate Student Assistant from the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh to collect, manage, and maintain information relevant to Center activities, alumni, funders, and contacts; serve as editor for the Center’s Newsletter and weekly updates, and promote effective communication with Center constituents through a variety of traditional and new media channels.  The position is for the 2020-2021 academic year, with the possibility of renewal.

The GSA must be able to work 20 hours every week during the fall and spring semesters.  The position will cover full tuition and most fees (except the student activity fee) and includes a monthly stipend for 8 months. (Stipend will be based upon standard University rates which have not yet been announced for the 2020-2021 academic year.)

Duties and Qualifications:

  • Primary responsibility for communications through the Center’s social media outlets, development of a social media strategy in coordination with Center staff and UCIS Marketing and Communications team.
  • Edit 4-5 issues per year of the Center’s Newsletter highlighting Center activities and faculty and student research related to Europe.  Write articles as needed.
  • Draft press releases, as needed.
  • Coordinate the production of other print and electronic communications, including a Weekly Update, flyers, and/or other publications with Center staff. 
  • Assist in maintaining the ESC contact and activities databases.
  • Prepare reports from the database (and other sources).
  • Other duties as assigned by ESC staff.

Skills:

  • Excellent writing skills with ability to connect with different audiences required.
  • Strong computer skills desired, knowledge of InDesign strongly preferred; knowledge of MS Access preferred
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and strategies
  • Professional demeanor, highly organized, detail-oriented
  • The ideal candidate will have a demonstrable understanding of Europe (contemporary or historical). Proficiency in a European language other than English preferred, but not required.

An interview will be required.  Students must be enrolled in or entering the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.  Please send questions to: europeanstudies@pitt.edu

To apply, please send a letter of interest, a resume, a sample of your writing, and contact information for two references to europeanstudies@pitt.edu by April 24, 2020 with the subject line “Communications GSA Application.” 

 

Events Coordinator GSA for AY 2020-2021
The ESC seeks a qualified graduate student from GSPIA for a Graduate Student Assistantship as an Events Coordinator to help plan and execute a variety of Center events, including high school outreach, conferences, simulations, and workshops, held throughout the academic year. The position is for the 2020-2021 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

The GSA must be able to work 20 hours every week during the fall and spring semesters.  The position will cover full tuition and most fees (except the student activity fee) and includes a monthly stipend for 8 months. (Stipend will be based upon standard University rates which have not yet been announced for the 2020-21 academic year.)

The ideal candidate will have a strong general background or interest in event planning and an understanding of Europe (contemporary or historical).  Excellent communication and organization skills required.  Proficiency in a European language other than English preferred, but not required.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Tracking events and attendance through the Center’s Activities Database/Calendar, ensuring all calendars are updated. 
  • In consultation with and guidance from the ESC staff, assist with the coordination and logistical planning for 2-3 conferences per year, 7-8 videoconferences, 2 simulations, 3-5 workshops, various visits, and other events as needed.  (Some Saturdays may be required, with advanced notice.)
  • Supporting high school and college-level Model EU simulations, including presiding at both simulations.
  • Produce high-quality flyers for events and disseminating information about events.
  • Coordinate with and assist the ESC Communications GSA in electronic/social media communications and/or publications.
  • Assisting in data collection to support the Center’s grant reporting responsibilities.
  • Other duties as assigned by ESC staff.

An interview will be required (remote participation possible).  Applicants must be enrolled in or entering the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs GSPIA.  Please send questions to: europeanstudies@pitt.edu. To apply, please send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae and contact information for two references by April 24, 2020 to europeanstudies@pitt.edu with the subject line “Events Coordinator GSA Application”.