Student Business Manager
(IRA Funded Position) – 2018-2019 Academic Year
PRactical ADvantage Communications, the student-run advertising and public relations agency in the Department of Communications, seeks a responsible, detail-oriented student to serve as Student Business Manager for fall 2018 with the option to continue through the end of spring 2019.
This is a part-time, minimum wage, student employment position (not work study) with no benefit package. The position involves approximately 100 hours of work each semester, at the Irvine Campus, on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons when classes are in session. A specific work schedule will be established upon hiring and can be flexible based on the successful candidate’s class schedule.
The Student Business Manager is responsible for overseeing business functions of the student-run agency (COMM 474) and assuring the individual students and student work teams meet their obligations to the agency and their clients.
Strong communication skills, interpersonal skills, and attention to detail are essential. Basic business knowledge and interest is also essential, as this position involves dealing with client agreements, invoices, time management software and spreadsheets for data reporting.
The Student Business Manager must take a leadership role, demonstrating assertive communication and peer-to-peer mentoring to see that ethical business record-keeping standards are met by students in multiple sections of the student agency.
Applications are welcome from undergraduates and graduate students, but applicants who are majors in Communications or Business will be given top consideration. The student hired for this position may not be enrolled in COMM 474 during the time of employment.
Specific duties include:
Applications are being accepted now, with the goal of hiring a Student Business Manager over summer to begin work in the fall.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume as soon as possible to: