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Graduate Assistant - Public Relations Coordinator
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Date Posted:
March 10, 2017
Closing Date:
April 21, 2017
Salary Information:
$1706 a month
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Full Time/Part Time:
Part Time - Full Time Equivalency: 50%
Temporary - Not to Exceed: August 14, 2017

Other Conditions:
  • Pending position clearance and availability of funds. Continuation dependent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Translate, subtitle, and edit Vietnamese language film/database/stream library as assigned by associate director.
  2. Assist associate director with all communications with film project partner in Vietnam.
  3. Arrange and organize academic talks, conferences, receptions and community outreach activities.
  4. Design and reproduce informational announcements for Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) programs, including academic talks, special event announcements, online surveys, and podcasts of events as needed.
  5. Work with CSEAS staff to manage the Center's social networking efforts via the Hootsuite social media dashboard.
  6. Coordinate with the web resources coordinator to manage communication with website visitors; maintain, update and create web content; and assist with the CSEAS annual report and other assignments as required.
  7. Assist the associate director with data gathering for program reports, Center-related administrative needs and hosting public relations jobs skills training workshop as needed.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Full time, classified graduate student in good standing, focusing on Southeast Asian studies or computer science/humanities/social science/business/language related discipline at the University of Hawai'i.
  2. Native Vietnamese language proficiency in speaking, reading and writing.
  3. Near native English language proficiency in speaking, reading and writing.
  4. Strong knowledge of Mac interface and use of Apple software for Mac-only office.
  5. Intermediate-Advance proficiency with WordPress (web content management system) with previous experience posting and managing web content.
  6. Experience with social media marketing and management, i.e. Twitter, Linkedin, Hootsuite, Instagram
  7. Organizational ability that includes attention to detail, be self-initiating, work with minimum supervision in a sometimes fast paced office environment and work as part of a team.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Familiarity with Southeast Asian language/culture.
  2. Familiarity with Mail Chimp/other email marketing software.
  3. Intermediate-Advance proficiency with Photoshop and Pages for digital media creation.
  4. Intermediate proficiency with HTML and a keen eye for detail.
  5. Previous work experience with professional public relations organizations.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, resume and names and contact information including email addresses of 3 professional references to the address below. Please put "CSEAS_PR POSITION_your family" in the subject line. If you have examples of your on-line design work, please include up to three urls/pdfs samples in your email application. No hard copy applications will be accepted.
  1. Paul Rausch;

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