Marketing and Social Media Student Assistant

Now accepting applications!

The Marketing and Social Media Assistant will support Recreation & Wellness marketing and communication efforts through development, production and implementation of strategic marketing initiatives aimed at increasing customer engagement, retention, promoting brand image, improving program awareness and strengthening current collaboration efforts with campus partners.  On-the-job training is provided. 

The position is reports to Recreation & Wellness' Marketing and Communications Coordinator and works in collaboration with other students on the team.



  • Complete the Employment Application.
  • Please submit resume, cover letter, and availability.
  • It is encouraged but not required that you submit marketing projects or samples of work with your application. 


Now Accepting Applications!

Interested applicants are welcome to apply for future open positions! 

Compensation: this position starts at $11.53/hour and is based on experience. 

Location: GVSU Allendale Campus 



  • Assist with social media, including developing ideas for content scheduling, posting, recording and editing. 
  • Track and report web and social media analytics.
  • Collaborate with marketing team and program areas on special projects. 
  • Serve as a RecWell representative at internal events, campus events including outreach. 
  • Educate and generate awareness for Recreation & Wellness with the GV community.
  • Assist with digital media including photo, video, website, newsletters etc. 
  • Attend weekly meetings and maintain communication via email & Trello. 
  • Collaborate with other campus departments and social channels to promote events.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Must be a current GVSU student enrolled in at least 6 credits.
  • Majoring in Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Writing, or related field 
  • Strong understanding of how to manage social media accounts for a business, specifically for a university/college.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills with strong attention to detail. 
  • Strong organizational skills & good time management.
  • Ability to think both creatively and strategically. 
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Professional attitude and preferably involved with Recreation & Wellness.



Compensation: starts at Step A class 4 : Fall 2024 = $11.53/hr. and is based on experience 

If you decide to pursue this opportunity as a credit-bearing internship, you will need to get approval from your academic department prior to the start of the academic semester in which you wish to register for the internship. 

If you obtain this internship and register to receive academic credit, you may be eligible to receive a monetary GVSU Career Services Internship Award (provided you have financial need documented through a FAFSA). Award criteria and application materials are available under the Internship section on our web site at

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