● Current U of MN - Twin Cities degree-seeking student. See Student employment eligibility
● Basic understanding of introductory marketing and communications principles
(this could be obtained through coursework or class projects).
● Must demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
● Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
● Basic understanding and experience with social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter,
Instagram, Snapchat, etc.)
● Experience working in marketing
● Editorial, persuasive and copywriting experience
● Media relations experience
● Marketing, Advertising, or related major
● Multimedia (photography and video) experience
Marketing Assistants work with staff Marketing Managers in developing content for
various mediums (ads, posters, brochures, web pages, social media, press releases,
etc.). They gather and analyze research, including competitive, market, and customer
research. The Marketing Assistants work designated events to administer surveys and
hand out promotional materials.
● 45% Create Content: Develop content for various mediums including but not
limited to ads, posters, brochures, web pages, listservs, videos, social media,
and press releases
● 30% Administrative: Meet with assigned areas to implement and assess ongoing
● 15% Compile and Analyze Research: Gather and analyze research including
categories of competitive, market, traffic and web usage data
● 10% Other Duties: Other duties as assigned, including, but not limited to
customer service, implementation of promotional events and general office
Students participate in experiences outside the classroom which allow them to develop and demonstrate life skills. These skills and characteristics for success and citizenship are learned and refined during their college years and beyond. The Office for Student Affairs has developed seven Student Development Outcomes that the Student Unions & Activities has incorporated into the student employment system in the Unions. Here is a listing of the Student Development Outcomes with some examples of how you can learn or further develop your own skills set.
Appreciation of Differences
Tolerance of Ambiguity
*The employer reserves the right to change or add duties to this position as long as the changes and/or additions are consistent with the job classification.