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Videographer Paid Student Assistant Opportunity with Donor and Alumni Relations

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Student Assistant, Student Job Opportunities

Office of Donor and Alumni Communications
Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement

Student Assistant Job Description

The Office of Communications in the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement develops strategies and tactics aimed at engaging alumni and encouraging donors and prospective donors to financially support the university’s fundraising goals. Staff members work with colleagues in the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, the Office of University Communications and school-based communications officers to develop audience-specific messages that speak to the importance of private philanthropy at UB.

The student assistant (SA) will work collaboratively with the director of digital communications to enhance the online communication efforts and goals of our office. This position will help to increase engagement among alumni and increase awareness of the importance of private philanthropy among our student, donor and alumni populations through the integration of video in all digital outreach initiatives.


Social media support

  • Strategize, write and coordinate video content for social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn
  • Maintain reporting and tracking statistics for posts on social media
  • Conduct research on emerging social media video technology and new methods of engagement
  • Identify trends and opportunities on various student and young alumni social channels

Video recording

  • Videotape and interview UB students, faculty and staff for short videos to use on social media, in emails and on websites
  • Record video at various UB events
  • Capture b-roll video around all three University at Buffalo campuses
  • Produce high quality videos including scripted and non-scripted productions for use in division communication initiatives

Qualifications/ Skills

  • Graduate or Undergraduate student in good academic standing
  • Capable of accomplishing multiple tasks concurrently
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, writing and time management skills
  • Ability to take initiative with projects
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Passion for higher education and philanthropy
  • Familiarity with Adobe Premiere and Photoshop

Educational value

  • Networking opportunities across the university
  • Establish a knowledge of alumni communications, fundraising in higher education and social media
  • Enhance written and oral communication and marketing skills
  • Deepen video production portfolio


$10-$12 per hour for a maximum of 20 hours per week during the academic year. Additional hours available during the summer. A two-year commitment is preferable, but negotiable.

Start date January 23, 2017.

Contact Information
Joseph DiDomizio
Director of Digital Communications
255 Harriman Hall
University at Buffalo, South Campus