Student - Media Power Youth Social Media and Program Assistant

Global Education Movement at Southern New Hampshire University

Global Education Movement at Southern New Hampshire University

Marketing & Communications
New Hampshire, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2024

Southern New Hampshire University is a team of innovators. World changers. Individuals who believe in progress with purpose. Since 1932, our people-centered strategy has defined us — and helped us grow a team that now serves over 180,000 learners worldwide.

Our mission to transform lives is made possible by talented people who bring diverse industry experience, backgrounds and skills to the university. And today, we're ready to expand our reach. All we need is you.

The opportunity

Southern New Hampshire University is seeking a student employee to fill the role of Social Media and Program Assistant at Media Power Youth in Manchester, NH.

Do you want to help create a community that supports children and teens on their journey to becoming inspiring and effective leaders?

Do you love connecting with others on social media and pop culture, yet are concerned about the stress

and anxiety these phenomena are having on youth?

Media Power Youth, a Manchester-based nonprofit, is seeking a social media and Program Assistant to help us build communities of support for young people experiencing the joys and challenges of our media-driven world. Our mission is to inspire youth to engage with media in thoughtful and creative ways that support physical and mental well-being. We help children and teens become healthy communicators by providing learning experiences on social media, advocacy, filmmaking, music, STEAM, healthy relationships, environmental conservation, and other social issues impacted by technology use.

Applicants must have federal work study as part of their financial aid package.

Description of Duties:

As a Social Media and Program Assistant, you will assist in the creation and delivery of media literacy programs and online resources for youth, families, and teachers. Your duties will include:

  • Collaborate in the design of social media content, such as short videos, social posts, and email newsletters.
  • Support the facilitation of events and workshops (online and in-person)
  • Conduct online research on social media platforms, technology trends, youth culture, and positive youth development strategies to inform program development.
  • Assist in the curation of materials for experiential learning programs, such as identifying films, games, and music samples for group discussions.
  • Assist in program assessment, including collecting feedback from participants and making recommendations for program improvements.
  • Conduct outreach to schools, child-care centers, and youth-serving organizations to build awareness of our programs and the benefits of teaching youth media literacy skills.
  • Assist in administrative and operational tasks as needed to carry out the mission of Media Power Youth.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in SNHU degree program in a related field (e.g., marketing, event management, education, public health, nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship, psychology, or other relevant major).
  • Work study as part of financial aid package.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Prior experience leading clubs and/or teams.
  • Experience working directly with youth as part of an educational, recreational, and/or mentoring program.
  • Video production and creative writing skills a plus

Work Schedule:

Hours are flexible with the greatest need being after school from 2pm to 6pm. Occasional weekends/evenings to support educational programming.

We believe real innovation comes from inclusion - where different experiences, perspectives and talents are celebrated. So if you're wondering whether SNHU is right for you, take the leap and apply. You might be just the person we're looking for.