Marketing Representative

Rate of pay: $10.50/hour

Work location: Marketing & Design

What you will learn

You learn to orchestrate large-scale marketing, design, and communication campaigns in an efficient, creative, and timely manner. Through direct contact with both the client and creative team members, you garner the skills associated with team work, collaboration, and leadership. Some financial tracking skills will be learned in association with the in-house billing system. Although your job in the Division of Student Life may not be directly related to your future profession, the skills you learn here will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your resume. With the completion of applicable paperwork, this role qualifies for internship status.

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

Basic job function

You assist in the development and implementation of marketing and communications campaigns for the Division of Student Life and other external campus offices. Through direct contact with clients and the design/digital teams, you brainstorm creative ideas, develop project timelines, and help deliver a quality, on-time product. After completion, you apply analytical skills to measure campaign success.


  • 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
  • Follow up with clients to ensure effective project management
  • Participate in budget planning and client billing


  • Candidates should be majoring in marketing, communications, or a related area of study
  • Resume is required
  • Some computer experience, preferably MAC, is desired
  • Valid driver’s license is preferred
  • 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 Student Orientation
  • IMU Emergency Response Staff
  • Fleet Safety
  • M+D Orientation

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