Published: Oct. 7, 2019

Position Description

ASSETT seeks an undergraduate student to support the BuffsCreate pilot project for Domain of One’s Own (DoOO) through technical support and user-population building. BuffsCreate gives all learners in Arts & Sciences the opportunity to own a domain and provides server space to freely design a web page to host their academic, research, professional, and/or creative works. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who enjoys learning about and using various technologies, is comfortable speaking to large groups, and is open to working with students and faculty alike.


  • Become familiar with several open-source applications associated with BuffsCreate
  • Provide technical support and answer questions about BuffsCreate and associated applications
  • Help with student outreach efforts
  • Give presentations in classrooms and to student groups in order to introduce BuffsCreate
  • Host weekly drop-in support sessions for buffscreate
  • Co-facilitate student focus groups
  • Collect other feedback from BuffsCreate users
  • Curate or develop tutorials for open-source applications hosted with BuffsCreate
  • Other duties as needed

Required Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled undergraduate student
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Dependable and organized, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability and desire to learn new technologies quickly

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiar with website design and development, ideally open-source applications
  • Familiar with and interested in information and digital literacy
  • Experience giving workshops or presentations to groups

Application Instructions

This is a paid undergraduate position requiring a commitment of approximately 10 hours per week. This position reports to the ASSETT Faculty Services Portfolio Manager, but works closely with other staff members. To apply, please submit a cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications related to this position, along with your resume, to Sara Myers. This position is open until filled.