CBLR Graphics and Communications Student Assistant

Deadline to Apply: May 4th, 2018

Department Description

The Office of Community-Based Learning and Research’s mission is the advancement of mutually beneficial relationships between the university and the extra-campus community through service learning for the purposes of education and growth among all involved parties. We coordinate collaborative events, academic projects, research, and co-curricular activities that support civic engagement, participatory research, and meaningful community partnerships.

CBLR Mission Statement

The Office of Community-Based Learning and Research (CBLR) holds as its mission the advancement of mutually beneficial relationships between the university and the extra-campus community through community-based learning and research for the purposes of education and growth among all involved parties. CBLR supports the University of Washington Bothell in its mission to be a "transformational learning community," and to "serve as a catalyst to enhance quality of life throughout our region" while fostering a "dynamic community of multicultural learning."

Diversity Statement

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity, and justice for all.

Job Hours and Pay Rate

Time: 12 – 19 hours a week

Pay: $15.45/hour

GPA: Minimum 3.0

Duration: June 1st 2018 through May 31st 2019

Supervisor: CBLR Program Manager, Layla Taylor, laylat@uw.edu

Position Overview

This student position will support the back-end administration of Community-Based Learning and Research (CBLR) courses, as well as communications and marketing for the CBLR Office. The student will be trained on Kentico content management system, accessibility and on EXPO database which helps track community partners, students, and faculty engaged in community-based learning course work. The student will also help out with tabling and the CBLR Annual Report. Event planning, social media outreach, marketing, and networking opportunities are central to the opportunities that this student will have.



  • Develop and provide original graphic design work, from conceptual to layout to final work.
  • Create marketing materials for web, social media, and email outreach
  • Create CBLR Annual report using InDesign keeping accessibility in mind
  • Analyze content/numbers to create graphs, charts and other data visualization elements for the Annual Report

CBLR Webpages

  • Back-end administration of courses on the website in a timely manner
  • Keep track of changes made on web pages and send emails to Program Manager for approval


  • Ensure that all content on CBLR website is accessible (AA standards). Training provided.
  • Remediating PDFs, word files and InDesign files


  • Give presentations to incoming students about CBLR
  • Observe/participate/help out/ with candidate presentations/presentations related to CBLR


  • Update CBLR Facebook Page
  • Disseminate CBLR flyers via email
  • Planning, marketing and implementing CBLR events
  • Table at student outreach fairs and admitted student events – familiarize students with CBLR

EXPO Admin

  • Assist in updating and maintaining EXPO database
  • Send out mass emails to students on EXPO regarding opportunities/internships

Data collection/organization

  • Prepare documents, spreadsheets, display and marketing materials in various formats
  • Arrange and edit content on CBLR web page


  • Take part in the CBLR hiring process (resumes, interviews, evaluation) for new additions to the team
  • Correspond with administration, faculty and staff regarding CBLR programs and services
  • Attend staff and planning meetings, as needed

Desired Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled UW Bothell student
  • Solid client/customer service and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate with diverse constituencies
  • Strong writing skills and email professionalism
  • Experience and desire to develop websites, social media, and graphic design
  • Proficient in or willing to learn Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Ability to handle multiple details and meet project deadlines
  • Able to commit to at least four consecutive quarters (preferably summer, autumn, winter, and spring), but would love for a student to commit two years if it’s a good fit

Learning Competencies

  • Currently enrolled UW Bothell student
  • Communications and marketing skills: public speaking and presentation, website and social media development and accessibility, graphic design and art direction
  • Interpersonal skills and building relationships with internal/external organizations
  • Develop strong leadership and effective communication skills
  • Time management and the ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work
  • Increased self-awareness and cultural competence
  • Training (web) Accessibility, Kentico CMS, EXPO database, and MS Outlook
  • Student will have access to professional development trainings and conferences on campus 

Application Instructions

  • To apply send a resume and cover letter to uwbcblr@uw.edu with subject Graphic Design Student Assistant Position.

  • We strongly encourage applicants to visit Career Services to prepare and review their resume and cover letter, as well as conduct a mock interview.

If you have any questions or are having any trouble with the application, please email Layla Taylor, layat@uw.edu