Communications and Marketing Graduate Assistant

Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce. We encourage those from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply.

Job Summary:

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Communications and Marketing Graduate Assistant (DEI GA) will support the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and its sub-departments with a wide-range of marketing and communications related initiatives. The program assistant may work on web and content management, social media, publications, reports, promotional campaigns, materials and/or promotional events.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities of the DEI GA shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Assist with organizing and training staff on communications and marketing related information and standards
    --Support training of sub-department Marketing Interns in the areas of public relations, marketing, graphic design, social media, and content management/web design.
  • Help with enhancing and increasing awareness of the division and its initiatives through a variety of methods to include:
    --Develop outreach and marketing materials and publications
    --Assist with development of divisional communications plan and manage social media channels and divisional website
    --Assist with creation of divisional communications such as Dateline and B-line news announcements, newsletter, print and email campaigns
    --Work with university communications and marketing staff as necessary
  • Conduct assessments, research and benchmarking surveys as needed
  • Attend all cultural competency and diversity trainings as requested
  • Attend regular supervision and staff meetings; review literature as provided
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Staff, as requested.


  • Must have a bachelors degree or be enrolled as a graduate student
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Excellent creative, customer service, problem solving, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team or in team setting
  • Experience in writing, marketing, social media, and graphic design preferred
  • Experience in event planning, workshop development, facilitation, training, and marketing a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google documents, Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks and Indesign) and social media platforms; knowledge of photography and video production software a plus
  • Some night and weekend hours are required

Term: Flexible start date as early as June 3, 2019; flexible end date as late as June 21, 2020
Hours: 15-20 hrs per week
Pay: Graduate Stipend of $4,657.76 per semester, GSEU eligible

To Apply: Persons interested should submit the general application from the Student Affairs website. Questions related to this position should be directed to Tanyah Barnes, MRC associate director at or 607-777-4472.