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Student Assistant

Time: 5-10 hours per week. Pay: $13.00-$15.00/hour. Must be able to make a full quarter commitment, with the possibility for extension. Ideal start date is September 2018.

This is an opportunity for enthusiastic and engaged students to receive meaningful non-profit experience and a “behind the scenes” look at a growing and well-connected organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Student Assistant will provide project and general support to the Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Drafting social media posts and Medium articles.

  • Making updates to the Center website.

  • Conducting research related to the programs and initiatives in the Blum Center.

  • Preparing and disseminating various marketing materials e.g. facilitation of email blasts, hanging posters on campus, etc.

  • Assisting with special events, as needed.

  • Conduct initial outreach to potential partners.

  • Working on various projects related to all aspects of the Center.


  • Must be a current UCI Undergraduate student. Work study students are encouraged to apply.

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills. Strong detail orientation.

  • Strong internet research skills.

  • Ability to think creatively and work well in a multi-tasked environment.

  • Ability to maintain excellent attendance and be prompt

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff; faculty, students, etc., both verbally and in writing.

  • Office work experience (desirable but not required).

  • Intermediate or better proficiency in using MS Office applications (i.e. excel and word), Wordpress, Buffer, Mailchimp, etc. (desirable but not required).

  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and take initiative.

  • Proven record of maintaining confidentiality.

  • Interest in poverty related issues and past engagement with Blum Center events and courses preferred!