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Ramblin' Around Summer Intern

Summer 2014 Ramblin’ Around Project Manager and Advertising Consultant

Type of job: Paid Internship

Hours: 10-15 per week

Rate: $1,500 stipend

About the position:

The Ramblin’ Around Guide is a business directory produced by the Department of Community Relations to connect first-year and transfer students with, and increase purchasing and foot traffic in, the larger business community surrounding Loyola’s Lake Shore and Water Tower Campuses. The guide is exclusively funded by the advertising sales generated within the guide. Intern works collaboratively with several partners including Business Engagement Intern, University Marketing Communications, Office of Sustainability, Edgewater Chamber of Commerce and Rogers Park Business Alliance on content, layout and design features and map designed to educate students while encouraging public, bicycle and pedestrian transportation options. Development and distribution of the guide has a 12-week schedule from late May through August 2013.

Promoting our New Ramblin’ Around Blog

In addition to the printed guide, we will be launching the Ramblin Around Blog, which will be linked directly from the Rambler Buzz web app. The new blog will provide updated information regarding students discounts/specials, events, etc. happening the local communities of Rogers Park and Edgewater. The new blog presents an opportunity for local businesses to purchase ad-space and offer special student-oriented promotions. In effect, the blog is designed to support the local business community and encourage LUC students and staff to practice sustainable shopping and dining patterns.

Learning Goals

Develop web-management, web-design skill-set. Develop digital editing skills (digital files for both print guide and blog). Develop understanding of social media & advertisement interface. Develop ability to conduct community outreach. Gain awareness of economic development initiatives. Gain project-management skills; ability to manage print and web publications. Become a Blog Expert!

*Student will work closely with Community Relations Specialist to ensure learning goals are met.

What we’re looking for:

The ideal candidate will be an extremely effective communicator and display enthusiasm and confidence in-person, on the phone and via email while initiating dialog with new people of varying ages and backgrounds; possess ability to multi-task and prioritize with keen attention to detail; be a team player; be highly self-directed; possess ability to negotiate and problem-solve effectively.

Job Responsibilities:

Working primarily under the direction of the Community Relations Specialist, our intern will have primary responsibility for creation and distribution of Ramblin’ Around Guide to 3,500 incoming freshman and transfer student initiation and outreach. Solicit advertising from local business to fund the cost of publication. Coordinate, organize, and integrate data from multiple sources. Manage on-time production schedule and distribution channels. Update New Ramblin’ Around Blog with events, digital advertisements, and photos. Create calendar for digital advertisements.

Job Function:

Sales, Web Development/Design, Advertising, BUS - Marketing, Digital/Social Media, Economic/Community Development, Administrative/Support Services

Skills Required:

• Strong ability to edit for web or print

• Basic knowledge and proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite

• Basic knowledge MS Publisher

• Basic knowledge with print, layout, and design

• Ability to understand Loyola’s web publishing software

• Exceptional time-management skills

• Exceptional customer service skills

• Ability to develop relationships with local business owners


To apply, email your resume and cover letter to Mary Miro, mmiro@luc.edu.



Student Assistant and Events/Communications Coordinator

Campus and Community Planning Department

Type of job: Student Assistant

Hours: 20-25 per week

Rate: $11 per hour

The successful candidate will play a key role in increasing visibility of Loyola University Chicago community programming within the external community through event execution and talent coordination.

The Communication and Special Events Coordinator reports to the Administrative Assistant in accordance with strategies set for by the Director. The Communication and Special Events Coordinator will focus on the programming of new public spaces on campus, including the Loyola CTA Plaza and Kenmore Sustainability Corridor. Candidate will work on external program initiatives, implementing a schedule and promoting these events through department and university-wide communication channels via website, social media and electronic newsletter. This person will also assist in the coordination of events with 15-20 non-profit organizations with which the University enjoys strategic partnerships.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Create and maintain contact database of artists, business organizations, nonprofit organizations and other performance-based groups in order to develop proactive  programming in the public spaces.
  2. Edit and upload text, photos and other media to the University Terminal 4 system.
  3. Serve as social media point person for promotion of internal and external events through use of Facebook and Twitter. Seek out external partner channels to gain visibility for public events.
  4. Work within a specified budget to book artists, schedule performances and host community activities May through September on the Loyola CTA Plaza.
  5. Receive and process internal and external space reservation requests through R25 and serve as the administrator of reservations.
  6. Work with facilities, campus safety and other internal partners as appropriate to coordinate event logistics and follow-up  to ensure smooth execution of all scheduled activities.
  7. Develop promotion pieces through print and e-publications to garner external visibility for public events.
  8. Other duties as assigned.


 To apply, email your resume and cover letter to April Whitworth, awhitworth@luc.edu and Mary Miro, mmiro@luc.edu.


About Community Relations and Campus & Community Planning Departments

The Department of Campus and Community Planning is responsible for strategic planning and public relations for Lake Shore, Water Tower and Bull Valley campus.  Housed within Campus and Community Planning, the Department of Community Relations serves as Loyola's connection between the University and the surrounding neighborhoods of Loyola's campuses. Community Relations supports and encourages the vitality and sustainability of our neighborhoods by building relationships with the City of Chicago, local schools, community policing, block clubs, chambers of commerce, neighborhood organizations and nonprofits.




Community Relations
6330 N. Sheridan Road · Castle House - 3rd Floor
Lake Shore Campus · Chicago, IL 60660 · Phone: (773) 508-7450

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