Social Media (paid Intern)

The Social Media Coordinator is responsible for promoting the key messages for the State University System Chancellor and for the Board of Governors, which oversees the State University System of Florida. The coordinator will use various social media platforms; identify and recommend to the director new social media platforms or strategies to proactively push out messages; reach out to media and other audiences and cultivate an accessible, approachable web presence. The coordinator reports to the Director of Communications to ensure coordinated messaging efforts.
Job duties include:
*Twitter: Promote State University System news, publish the weekly Did U Know feature and Think Florida features, and connect with other institutions. Audience: universities, students, media, businesses
*Facebook: Provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the work of the Board of Governors– including messages from the Chancellor and individual Board members, promote and showcase events, curate State University System photo albums. Audience: universities, students.
*YouTube: Archive Board of Governors’ meeting videos, promote video messages from the Chancellor or individual Board members, curate video news clips (and Florida Channel clips if possible). Audience: media for meeting catch-up, stakeholders interested in higher education
*Daily clips: Collect and distribute daily news clips about the State University System, Board of Governors and other pertinent higher education issues.
*Rotating homepage stories: Find interesting campus or research news, including photos, from each university for the monthly rotating homepage feature.
*Press releases: Draft press releases for distribution to the media.
*Advertising materials: Create simple graphics and advertising using publisher or other design software
Minimum Qualifications
*Full time student with background in marketing and/or communications;
*Available to work each weekday morning (exact timing is flexible);
*Excellent writing skills.
*Senior or Graduate Student with 3.0 GPA;
*Experience with Adobe Suite, Movie Maker, and other creative software.
How to Apply
Submit resume, available work hours, copy of current class schedule, and State of Florida application to or fax before the deadline. Applicants selected for interview may be required to submit additional information.
Hiring Range
$10.00 per hour
To receive college credit or recognition under the university’s guidelines, the student must meet the enrollment deadlines and any other requirements of their university. Students are advised to meet with their academic advisor or similar position for guidance.
Pre-employment Screening
This position requires pre-employment background screening.
As one of the nation’s largest university systems, the State University System of Florida is comprised of 12 institutions- ranging from a nationally-ranked liberal arts college to top-ranked comprehensive research universities- serving more than 330,000 students. The Florida Board of Governors is the constitutionally created body that oversees the System, ensuring its well-planned coordination and operation. The 17-member Board appoints a Chancellor who serves as the chief executive officer of the System, providing guidance to the Board and oversight of the Board Office, which is located in Tallahassee, Florida. The Board of Governors Office: Is an EEO/AA Employer | Does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace | Only hires U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. | Contact us if you require an accommodation to participate in the selection process.
Post Date: 2016-03-02
Close Date: 2016-03-18
Ref #: 001
For questions regarding current vacancies, please contact Personnel and Administrative Services via email at
Personnel and Administrative Services
Board of Governors
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1626
Tallahassee, Fl 32399-0400
Fax: 850-245-9981
Phone: 850-245-9143