Social Isolation Project Manager & Social Media Specialist

Application deadline:

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 8:00am


CRIS Healthy-Aging Center


The Social Isolation project for older adults was designed in partnership with the U of I Human Factors and Aging Laboratory / CHART to focus on using smart technology, such as Amazon Echo, to increase social connectedness, individual autonomy, and happiness to reduce social isolation and loneliness and improve the lives of older adults.

The project manager will oversee the project, including the following responsibilities:
• Manage communication with the senior housing complexes in Champaign and Vermilion counties
• Provide staff for training on Amazon Echo device capabilities
• Develop process and vehicle for capturing participant information
• Distribute Amazon Echo devices to participants
• Administer follow-up contact with participants to collect pre and post data
• De-identify and share participant data with CHART (with participant consent)
• Provide UCLA Loneliness Scale (including a pre-assessment and post assessment for comparison)

Social Media Specialist Job Description: The social media specialist will assist the Director of Communication with creating and implementing the marketing plan and executing on tactical communications and advertising, including but not limited to the following responsibilities:
• Manage the creation and collection of all marketing and advertising materials
• Manage social media sites and their continuous messaging
• Monitor and foster communication through social media sites
• Maintain and promote calendar of events
• Maintain knowledge of marketing trends, developments, and best practices


Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in related field
• Demonstrated familiarity with video/voice-assisted technology
• Experience working with older adults and technology
• Experience in using social media as a marketing platform
• Access to reliable transportation
• Ability to pass background check and all occupational health employment physical requirements.

Employment type: 

  • Full time

Days per week: 

Monday - Friday



Required degree level: 

  • Bachelor's degree