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NOW HIRING: Web Assistant

The following is a Career Boost position, learn more at ryerson.ca/careerboost.

Supervisor Information

Supervisor’s Name: Donica Willis
Department: Student Affairs Creative
Extension: 3423
Email: donica.willis@ryerson.ca

Student Application Materials Required:

  • Career Boost Approval Email (Mandatory) (send the approval email to the supervisor when the Career Boost approval application becomes available on the Student Financial Assistance website)
  • Resume
  • Portfolio

Method Of Student Application: Email

Position Information

Job Family: Multimedia & Design
Job Title: Web Assistant
Hours per week: 10
Number of Positions: 1
Hourly Rate of Pay: $12.00
Start Date: Sep-06-2016
End Date: Apr-07-2017

Position supports the following priorities from the Ryerson University Academic Plan:

  • Enable greater student engagement and success through exceptional experience

Position Description:

You will work closely with the Graphic & Web Specialist of Student Affairs to ensure the continual production and maintenance of creative and dynamic webpages. Your primary role will be assistance in the building of webpages and ensuring/implementing the best possible user experience for students.

Major Responsibilities

  • Assists in the designing, building of webpages for Student Affairs
  • Assists in the designing, building of webpages for RU Student Life
  • Assists in the maintenance of webpages for Student Affairs
  • Assists in the maintenance of webpages for RU Student Life
  • Assists in the management/organization of a project archive

Responsibility Breakdown:

  • Assists in the designing, building of webpages for Student Affairs – 10%
  • Assists in the designing, building of webpages for RU Student Life – 10%
  • Assists in the maintenance of webpages for Student Affairs – 35%
  • Assists in the maintenance of webpages for RU Student Life – 35%
  • Assists in the management/organization of a project archive – 10%

Staff Supervision:

  • Initial Analysis of where the student is at in regards to web skills. This will include an initial activity and workshops based on their need.
  • Goal Setting for the semester and development of plan.
  • Bi-weekly one-on-one’s to reflect, chat and check-in.
  • Brainstorming Sessions before major projects.
  • Exit analysis of where the student is at in regards to web skills. This will include the same activity they completed upon entry of the position.

Skills Required:

Academic:

  • Good oral communication
  • Knowledge of computer software
  • Problem solving and thinking

Personal Management Skills:

  • Goal setting
  • Positive attitude and behaviours
  • Task initiative
  • Time management

Teamwork Skills:

  • Event and project planning
  • Participate in projects and tasks
  • Respect differences
  • Work well with others

Technical or Software Knowledge Required:

  • Programming in XHTML, Cascading StyleSheets(CSS), WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign).
  • Knowledge of UX and AODA best practices will be considered a strong asset.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Communication: Enhance customer service skills
  • Digital Literacy & Technical Aptitude: Apply graphic and web application knowledge and skills
  • Project Management: Learn to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Teamwork & Collaboration: Gain experience working as part of a team

We appreciate your interest in this position, however, only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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