Staff Position


Position Details

Job ID # 17-902
Department International Studies
Reports To Assistant Director for Short Term Programs

Position Summary

This summer, CELE will host several groups of university and high school students from China, Korea, and Mexico. Students will take ESL classes in the morning and will participate in cultural field trips in the afternoon. CELE also will host several groups of primary and secondary teachers from China for Teacher Training. To support these Summer 2017 Short Term Programs (STPs), CELE is looking for outgoing NU students and recent graduates with strong leadership and organizational skills to serve in key leadership and service roles.

The CELE Videographer will capture and package a highlights video for each Short Term Program group in Summer 2017, as well as taking still photography that fits the Northwest University Style Guide for marketing purposes.

The Videographer will work independently with guidance from the Assistant Director for Short-Term Programs to plan, prepare, and deliver a series of videos that reflect the Northwest University brand and visual style. A 5 – 7 minute video should be prepared for each Closing Ceremony during the summer, to represent the experience of the group(s) participating in that Closing Ceremony. As part of the training and preparation for the program, the Videographer will collaborate with the Culture Guide team to research the cultural background of each guest group, in order to represent the cross-cultural experience of our guests in a nuanced way. At the end of the summer, the Videographer will be expected to upload the completed videos and photographs to a shared location for CELE Short Term Programs, as a contribution to the program’s marketing materials for future use. The Videographer also will create solutions for delivering a soft copy of each video to the participant groups represented in that video. Finally, the Videographer will be expected to write a two- to three-page reflection paper summarizing their cultural experiences from the summer.

The Videographer will attend field trips in the afternoon as well as well as rotate between capturing footage in the morning, evenings, and weekend time to capture arrival, orientation, classroom, and recreational activities. This is a full-time seasonal position (1.0 FTE). The Videographer will receive hourly pay plus room and board.

Position Details

Anticipated dates:  June 21nd - August 2nd (subject to change due to STP scheduling).

Typical work hours:  Afternoons, plus some mornings, evenings, and weekends; averaging 40 hours per week with some variation.

Compensation:  Hourly pay plus room and board.

Applications due Monday, February 22nd.

Essential Functions

1.  Videography and Photography

  • Fulfill a videographer role with a fast-paced, self-managed production schedule.
  • Attend and video-record a representative selection of group field trips.
  • Attend and video-record arrival, orientation, and departure activities.
  • Attend and video-record occasional morning, evening and weekend activities.
  • Participate in performance review and implement constructive feedback from supervisor.

2.  Video Production

  • Plan, prepare, and deliver a cohesive summary video for each Short-Term ESL group, in keeping with the NU Style Guide.
  • Edit and produce a 5-7 minute video for each Short Term Program group, to be shown at the closing event for each group.
  • Contribute a series of videos at the end of the program, for ongoing use by CELE Short Term Programs (by upload to Google Drive or another file-sharing site).

3.  Intercultural Communication

  • Conduct background research in order to film participants in a cross-cultural experience with sensitivity to their cultural background.
  • Read assigned intercultural communication text.
  • Write a 1 to 3 page reflection on the leadership, project management, and intercultural communication experience to demonstrate the application of NU course content and prior leadership training to the internship process.

4.  Perform other work-related duties as assigned.


  1. NU students with majors in Film Studies, Media Studies, Organizational Communication, Marketing or Management will be given priority for the Culture Guide-Videographer position.
  2. Videography and film editing experience is required.
  3. Strong cross-cultural experience and demonstrated cross-cultural interest preferred.
  4. Relevant coursework: Intercultural Communication, Anthropology, Message Design, etc.
  5. Strong ability to manage a production schedule and to deliver quality results on time.
  6. Ability to maintain positive, high-energy interactions with large groups of people.
  7. Ability to take initiative to resolve challenges with minimal direction.
  8. Ability to follow through on commitments in a fast-paced team setting.
  9. Morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend availability.
  10. Clean driving record.
  11. Demonstrated commitment to maintaining a safe work environment free of harassment, violence, and unlawful discrimination.
  12. Ability to communicate effectively, get along well with co-workers, and deal effectively and professionally with colleagues.

Lifestyle Standards

Recognize, understand, and agree to live by the moral and ethical standards of Northwest University as outlined in the Assemblies of God Statement of Faith, the Northwest University Community Affirmation statement, and the Northwest University Statement of Principles.

Application Procedure

Please submit your resume, a letter of interest describing your qualifications, and a completed application form to the Human Resources office. Applications are available online (, or in the Human Resources Office of Northwest University.

You may submit your package by mail, scan and email, or fax.

Northwest University
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083-0579
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Fax: (425) 739-0695

Inquiries regarding staff positions may be made to:

Human Resources Office
Northwest University
5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
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Northwest University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in admissions and access to, employment, or treatment in its programs or activities. Northwest University is an "At Will" employer.

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