Department: Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP)
Associates degree with coursework in Business, Fine Arts, Communications, or related field. Three years of administrative and writing experience in an educational, research, government environment, or a related field. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is seeking a creative individual to work with the Associate Vice President to develop and implement a communications/media plan that promotes all aspects of the faculty/staff success in research and creative endeavors within the university, to the general public, and to potential sponsors. Thus, the successful applicant will be responsible for all marketing, communication, and outreach efforts of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Specifically, the successful applicant will maintain a contemporary and up-to-date website, develop promotional material, create media broadcasts promoting faculty accomplishments, develop press-releases and other announcements, publish a quarterly newsletter, write articles announcing grant awards, and assists with organizing ORSP related events. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position:
Position requires excellent detail oriented and administrative skills. Strong writing ability is required with a writing sample to be submitted at time of job application. Excellent interpersonal skills.
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 it...s 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.