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(Non-Work Study or Work Study)

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) has one (1) part-time position available. This position requires an independent thinker to assist with the coordination and facilitation of OPA professional development programs and special events.

The Communications & Program Specialist will be responsible for the following:

  • Monitor and post to OPA social media including Facebook and Twitter
  • Write press releases, scripts, marketing materials, etc.
  • Video production (short videos)
  • Assist with mailings and print production
  • Assist with event logistics, including attending planning meetings and events as needed
  • Assist in the creation of signage, circulars, mock ups, e-mail campaigns, online promotions, etc.
  • Assist in the distribution or delivery of marketing materials
  • Assist with the preparation and delivery of program materials


The Communications and Program Specialist must be highly motivated and organized –able to effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines. He or she must be able to function with minimal supervision. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Knowledge of MS Office is required. Graphic design experience is a plus. The pay range is $10-$15 per hour depending on skills, availability, and whether or not the candidate is non-work study or work study.  The successful candidate will be expected to work an average of 10 hours per week.  Option to work remote with flexible hours.

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to Sibby Anderson-Thompkins in the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, by email at The application deadline is Friday, September 16, 2016.

About Us

The mission of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is to enhance, support and promote postdoctoral training at the university. OPA is supported by the Office of the Provost, the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the School of Medicine, the office services postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and staff in all disciplines, schools, and colleges at the University.

Our goals are:

  • To administer, monitor, and support the UNC Postdoctoral Scholars Policies
  • To serve as the central resource unit on the UNC campus for postdoctoral issues (i.e. postdoc health insurance, benefits, or grievances)
  • To provide career services and professional development programs for postdocs
  • To develop a sense of community among UNC postdocs and integrate postdocs into the larger university community
  • To support faculty in the recruitment, retention, and success of postdocs at UNC

For additional information, visit our website at

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