CBU WORK STUDY BURSARY PROGRAM – Research Assistant: Social Media, Digital – Department of Education – 2016F025


Job/Project Description: Research Assistant – Social Media Marketing, Digital Strategies and Content Creation


The position will involve providing research assistance to education faculty including but not limited to: assisting in data compilation, literature review, interviewing,  transcription services, editing.  The position also involves managing the department social media channels. This involves creating compelling content, attending department/community events, interviewing, writing, photography and videography as required.


  • good social and communication skills
  • research skills
  • experience with setting up websites
  • social media
  • photography
  • marketing experience
  • editing and providing research assistance
  • basic training will be provided if necessary
  • preference will be given to an upper level or post baccalaureate student with an interest in and experience with education related content and issues.



The student is responsible for working independently under the direction of faculty and staff. Providing research assistance. Managing the marketing initiatives and social media content creation to meet deadlines  and provide updated content as required.  The position will require the pitching of ideas for ‘stories’ and taking the pitch from idea stage to publication and dissemination.

Application Details

Start Date:  September 19

End Date:  December 2016

Hours:  All positions are part-time, hours TBD

Only eligible students can apply to a CBU Work Study Bursary position.  If eligible send resume, cover letter and an application to the CBU Work Study Bursary Program to:  awards@cbu.ca     Submissions that do not include an application to the CBU Work Study Bursary Program will not be considered.  All applications must also reference the above Job Number.

To determine eligibility and to complete an application go to: http://www.cbu.ca/come-to-cbu/tuition-finances/scholarships-bursaries/work-study-bursary-program/