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(Archived) Specialist III - Student Engagement and Program Coordinator at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

Last Updated: 12/02/22

Job Description

Requisition 202200444S

Position Title Specialist III - Student Engagement and Program Coordinator

FLSA status Non-Exempt

Hiring Salary This position is a pay grade 11. Please see Pay Grade Table at:

Occupational Category Technical/Para-Professional

Department Alumni Relations

Division of University Advancement

Educational Requirements for the Position

Associates Degree in a related field. Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business, or related field preferred. Three years of program development, marketing, promotions, campus-wide programming in a student-oriented environment, or related experience. Knowledge of University alumni relations and database management is preferred. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position

Coordinates, markets, and implements campus events, activities, and membership drives to engage students and encourage participation actively. Build a relationship with students to transition them through the student-to-alumni life cycle.

Primary Responsibilities

Responsible for creating, implementing, leading, and coordinating all aspects of the university-wide student engagement program, student and family member programs, student/alumni mentor programs, and philanthropic and community service programs. Leads courses of action and implements proposed solutions that increase student engagement aligned to the Office of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving engagement outcomes and the university strategic plan. Oversees the Alumni Association scholarship program for students and provides direct guidance and support for the Alumni Association Board of Directors scholarship committee. Provides a seamless transition from student to alumni following graduation. Develops, coordinates, and markets student engagement programs, events, and activities throughout the year. Work closely with campus partners to provide student/alumni mentoring, leadership activities, and programming. Works closely with the Student Giving Program through the Office of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving Office to enhance synergy for both programs. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

Contact with student organizations, university departments/colleges, personnel, and outside agencies is required. Careful focus and attention will be dedicated to managing relationships with key University administrators, department heads, alumni leaders, and donors. Must have excellent interpersonal communication and phone skills, demonstrated organizational ability, and focused on details and quality control. Must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines with little supervision., Must be a take-charge professional with the ability to plan and manage logistics and multiple projects in support of the Office of Alumni Relations in a fast-paced environment. The position requires some work during the evening and on weekends, and occasional travel according to the department’s needs.

Full Time

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States
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