C-PLAN Student Communications and Research

  • Job starts
  • Job ends
    May 3, 2021
  • Work schedule
    Work hours may be scheduled around your class schedule, within the timeframe of M – F between 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Pay Level C
    $10.85 starting wage, then $11.25 after 1,000 hours worked at this level

Major job duties

This position is ideal for students interested in any of the following: communications, project-based research, public relations, and their associated fields.

Communications/Public Relations

1.       Identify and develop affinity group lists, for example deans, department chairs, and faculty for specific projects/subject areas.

2.       Act as backup for meeting coordination, including research, meeting preparation, and stakeholder follow up.

Content Development  

1.       Assist in the research, drafting, and adapting of content for a credit for prior learning web platform (CPL), such as creating how-to manuals for specific audiences.

2.       Assist with other communication-related tasks, as assigned.


1.       Search, identify, and organize CPL campus policies/practices, for example cost of CPL assessments, availability of course offerings, and CPL graduate level credit.

2.       Search, compare, and organize state/national practices.


1.       Help develop one-page briefs for constituencies.

2.       Assist with other related content creation or outreach notification, as assigned.

Qualifications and experience

Students who are interested in, and/or have had experience with, adult learning, higher education policy, workforce/community-based training, and credit for prior learning (CPL) are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Ability to self-assign work priorities while meeting established deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively with computer tools and internet technology to collaborate with work teams
  • Strong intrapersonal communication skills
  • Strong proficiency in English language, grammar, and style, including proof-reading and copy writing for diverse audiences
  • Uses best research practices to find information via various Internet browsers and databases
  • Familiarity with a variety of computer platforms and software, including CRMs such as Salesforce
  • Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat

To apply

Email cpl@minnstate.edu with a resume that reflects relevant experience to the project; list your major on the resume or in the email. Work samples are appreciated but not required for application.