Associates Degree in public relations, marketing, advertising, or a related field. Bachelor's degree preferred. Three years of fundraising, sponsorship solicitation, marketing, promotions, special events and campus wide programming in a student oriented environment, or related experience. Knowledge of university alumni relations and database management is preferred. Knowledge of Sam Houston State University (SHSU) would be helpful. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Performs large scale campus events, activities and membership drives to actively engage students and encourage active student participation.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Responsible for creating, designing, implementing, leading, and coordinating all aspects of university-wide student engagement programs, parent member programs, student/alumni mentor programs and philanthropic programs. Leads courses of action, and implements proposed solutions that increase student engagement and align to the Office of Alumni Relations mission and engagement outcomes. Encourages participation through alumni membership and programs (both leadership and career driven). Provides a seamless transition from student to alumni following graduation. Develops market and promotes student engagement programs, events, and activities throughout the year including freshman orientations, the university ring program/ceremony, activities with alumni, alumni clubs, and campus organizations, such as mentoring and leadership type programs. Works directly with the Official Ring Committee to promote ring sales throughout the year and coordinates the ring ceremony each semester. Works closely with the Senior Legacy Program currently active on campus through the development office to enhance synergy for both programs. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 22236
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.