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Marketing Representative

Rate of pay: $10.50/hour

Work location: Iowa Memorial Union, Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, University Housing & Dining

What you will learn

Division of Student Life Marketing and Design creates a real-world ad agency environment for up and coming marketers, designers, photographers, bloggers, animators, coders, illustrators, and videographers. We strive to hire outstanding and talented students studying in different areas of the university and will help you grow in your specific field.

As a student, we use you as our greatest resource to tap into what college students want when it comes to communicating on-trend messaging and creative work. Your work will be featured within the Division of Student Life and throughout the campus community. The skills you learn here will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your portfolio, resume, and self-branding. Our goal is to help you grow into exceptional students, as well as focused creatives, that will lead the way in your professions after graduation. We offer alumni connections and two speaker series each year as outreach to build your communication in the marketing, design, and digital community.

You can expect to learn skills such as time management, conflict resolution, balancing priorities, managing finances, interpersonal communication, customer service experience, working with people from diverse backgrounds, and working as part of a team.

The skills you learn in your job within the Division of Student Life will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your resume and portfolio. With the completion of applicable paperwork, this role qualifies for internship status.

Basic job function

Assist in the development and implementation of marketing and communications campaigns and needs for the Division of Student Life and other external campus offices. Through direct contact with clients and the design/digital teams, you will brainstorm creative ideas, develop project timelines, coordinate and implement marketing efforts, to deliver a quality, on-time product. After completion, you apply analytical skills to measure campaign success. Work may include assisting with event planning and assisting at various divisional events and fairs throughout the year.


  • Meet regularly with clients to discuss daily needs and long-term plans associated with their advertising and promotional activities.
  • Prepare marketing plans for clients under direction of the manager.
  • Create project management orders for clients and process with design and digital teams.
  • Plan and execute promotional activities for each assigned client.
  • Assist marketing manager with miscellaneous projects.
  • Assist with updating and maintaining Division of Student Life website content.
  • Provide copywriting and proofing/editing for marketing materials and newsletters.
  • Assist clients with social media channels.
  • Follow up with clients to ensure effective project management.
  • Participate in budget planning and client billing.
  • May be required to work special events outside of normal hours of operations.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


  • Candidates must be enrolled as a student at the University of Iowa majoring in marketing, communications, journalism, or a related area of study.
  • Resume is required.
  • Some computer experience, preferably MAC, is desired.
  • Ability to interact with diverse groups through a variety of situations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including copy-editing and proofreading skills.
  • Possible Driver’s License Check upon hire
  • One-year commitment required. You may start first or second semester, but you must be available to work the first full summer of employment (30 – 40 hours per week). All subsequent summers are not required.

Training requirements

  • IMU Emergency Response Staff (depending on physical location)
  • Student Life Marketing and Design Orientation

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