Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Professional
Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff
Department: Office of the Dean - College of Education
Bachelor's degree in related field. Four years of experience in communications, marketing, public relations or related areas. Experience with web development, graphic design, digital media, communication strategies, and recruitment activities in higher education organizations preferred. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Assists the Dean and other managerial staff in increasing college visibility by directing communications, marketing, public relations, website development, and strategic recruitment activities for the College of Education.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Directs and monitors the development and implementation of the College of Education Communication plan and strategies. Provides vision, management, and expertise in communication, website development, digital marketing, partnership development, and recruitment strategies. Assists college administration with implementing robust communication strategies for marketing, public relations, website development, and strategic student recruitment for the College of Education, including digital media. Develops and maintains partner relationships with other educational organizations and professional organizations. Establishes and maintains cross-campus relationships to support the University and College strategic plan. Supports communications and outreach with community liaisons, alumni, potential students, educational partners, professional organizations, and agencies. Supports dissemination of information to students, faculty, staff, and potential graduate and undergraduate students. Ensures website is current and appealing to outside stakeholders. Maintains an active social media presence for the college. Develops external written materials and acquires promotional items. Supervises the Coordinator for Undergraduate recruitment. Ensures maintenance of current content for the College of Education website, chairs the website committee, and facilitates communication with the College of Education and University regarding the college website. Maintains active public relations and communications in physical and digital spaces, including professional social media sites. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 20746
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.