Student Assistant - Social Media Specialist - Faculty of Education

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Student Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Faculty of Education
Student Assistant - Social Media Specialist
Hours of Work:
5 hours per week
$11.70 per hour (vacation pay included)

As soon as possible until April 4, 2018

Working under the supervision of Dr. Sean Wiebe and affiliated with the Canadian Creative Economy Research Team, comprised of Dr. Gouzouasis (UBC), Dr. Richardson (Royal Roads), Dr. Ricketts (UoR), Dr. Carter (McGill), M. McLarnon (McGill), and Dr. Howard (CBU), a part-time social media specialist is required to work on initiatives related to Reconceptualizing Teachers' Roles for Canada's Creative Economy. This Pan Canadian research team has been developed to co-create knowledge on how (1) how creative pedagogies develop through the multiple interconnections among (a) artmaking, (b) research and (c) design thinking; and, (2) how developing an ethos to position teachers within society as a/r/tographers can establish more measurable and immediate pathways for teacher and student contributions to the Creative Economy.


The successful candidate will:

• Share research team activities via social media

• Create reports that track reader engagement

• Provide input in the generation of social media content

• Collaborate with the Research Team to advance/promote findings


Applicants should possess the following qualifications:

• Competence in social media communications

• Experience with readership engagement

• Strong writing and editing skills

• Able to work independently with good time-management

Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website ( Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit will be given priority.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.