Work for the Pozen Center: Student Communications / Operations Assistant

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Review of applications begins November 15, 2023

Position Description

This student position will assist with Pozen Center events, communications/social media, and special projects throughout the academic year. Under the supervision of the Pozen Center Assistant Director, the Communications / Operations Assistant works closely with staff to plan, implement, and report on events and operations throughout the school year. The assistant will help with event logistics and outreach, website and database updates, and other communication projects throughout the academic year. Duties include:

  1. Assisting with event outreach: designing event posters and flyers with a consistent visual identity; creating and contacting curated outreach lists; communicating with on-campus partners; writing and posting event copy on Pozen Center website and other promotional sites
  2. Creating content and building the Pozen Center’s online presence via our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  3. Writing news stories, event recaps, and other short features for the Pozen Center website
  4. Assisting at Pozen Center events and providing logistical support for programs
  5. Additional duties as assigned

The position requires and guarantees at least 10 hours of work per week, logged during a consistent weekly schedule set up with staff, with the exception of additional or rearranged hours to work during Center events. The position is open to students of all years and may be fulfilled from Chicago or remotely. The position begins in November 2023 and ends in May 2024. While we have a preference for someone who might be available to remain in the position for a second academic year, this is not a requirement.


The student assistant must be a current University of Chicago student, with preference given to Human Rights majors, minors, interns, graduate students, or those otherwise familiar with the Center. The assistant must reliably fulfill deadline requirements, have excellent communication skills, and pay impeccable attention to detail. 

Excellent technical skills in Adobe Creative Suite, website content management, social media, writing short news articles, and graphic design are strongly preferred. The student must be able to work independently, interact effectively with supervisors and peers, and exercise good judgment. Podcast and video editing is a plus.

Pay Rate

College students: $16.00 per hour

Graduate students: $18.00 per hour 

Student employees will log their hours through Workday and be paid bi-weekly.

Pozen Center Overview

The Human Rights Program of the University of Chicago was founded in 1998 and renamed the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights in July 2014. The Pozen Center supports innovative, interdisciplinary teaching and research initiatives that critically explore the theory and practice of global human rights. 

Questions? Contact Cliff Chan, Assistant Director, at