Job: Part Time Administrative and Communications Assistant

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: Competitive

Location: Stanford, CA


Provides social media and website  support to the Department of Global Ecology (DGE). Creates, publishes, and manages written and graphic content for  the Department’s outward-facing communications. This is a part time position.


  • Assist in coordinating and implementing communications and outreach across DGE’s websites and social media platforms.
  • Keep the DGE website updated and accurate, including personnel, lab, seminar, news, and other related information.
  • Provide help with communications and outreach efforts. Includes tasks such as working with ecology researchers to develop text and/or visual content for the website and other public facing materials, and helping to promote this content on social and other media.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, providing communications  support in a high professional, fast-paced work environment. 
  • Ability to deal appropriately with confidential information and work independently.
  • High levels of organization, reliability, trustworthiness, intelligence, communication skills, and motivation.
  • Strong writing, editing, proofreading, and spelling skills.
  • Experience or training in obtaining, managing and storing image copyright permissions. Original photography and/or illustration a plus. 
  • Highly empathetic, collegial and service-oriented with strong customer service skills and ability to collaborate with a diverse group of internal and external people.
  • Familiarity with a range of  technology applications, which may include, for example, social media management platforms such as Hootsuite; social networking services such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; video editors such as Adobe Premiere Pro; content management systems such as WordPress and Drupal and their associated analytics; and standard office applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat.An ability to learn new technologies as needed. Self-motivated and self-directed person with a helping personality, able to achieve job satisfaction by helping a team be more successful.

Application Documents & Submission:  Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter with names of at least three references and (2) a curriculum vitae. Questions about these positions can be addressed to Clare Tuma, Human Resources Business Partner, at All materials must be submitted through Carnegie’s online application portal:

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