Apply to be next year’s French or Italian department assistant!

Job Opening: Undergraduate Student Assistant, Department of French & Italian

This is a unique opportunity for a student of French or Italian to work closely with faculty and staff of the department, acquire skills that will greatly increase job opportunities after graduation, while learning more about opportunities in the community and abroad. One assistant will be hired in each language, and they will work together to a certain extent.

 Term: 5- 10 hours per week starting in Fall 2015 but with introduction this May. Candidates must be able to work during the 2015-2016 school year (holidays excluded), and longer if possible.

 Salary: $10.00 per hour.

 

Duties:

  • Publish the Culture Shock blog ( which you are now reading! );
  • Put out FRITnews, the departmental e-mail list. This requires adding and deleting new members to the list, sending out messages to students about scholarships, internships, employment opportunities, cultural events, tutoring, study abroad and more;
  • Recruit qualified undergraduate French/Italian majors/minors for the tutoring program, and organize the tutoring program itself to match the wishes of the tutors and the students they tutor;
  • Organize and facilitate weekly French or Italian conversation groups;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

 REQUIRED:

  • French, Italian or Frit upper division major or minor who will NOT graduate until Spring Semester 2016, or later;
  • Leadership abilities;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (mainly Word and Excel); Excellent communication skills, including good writing skills;
  • Detail-oriented, and capable of keeping a tight schedule;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to share work and be a part of a team;
  • Ability to have fun!

PREFERRED, BUT TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED:

  • Some experience using internet applications
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe PhotoShop.

To apply, please submit a resume, transcript (unofficial is okay), and brief cover letter describing your interest, background, and vision for Culture Shock blog to: Professor Hakim Abderrezak, Department of French and Italian at abder002@umn.edu. Please direct any questions to Prof. Abderrezak, or to the current co-editors Li Parrent and Sara Glesne at fritnews@umn.edu.

 

Deadline: 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 17, 2015.

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