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Sam Houston State University Associate Director II - Associate Director of Communications in Huntsville, Texas

Requisition: 202100009S

Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Professional

Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff

Department: Office of the Provost

General Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Writing for Media, Communications, Journalism, Advertising/Marketing, Public Relations, English, or related field. Four years of experience with demonstrated skills in the following areas: writing, verbal communication, editing/proofreading, website and social media/website content creation. Experience in an academic environment is desirable. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:

Support communication and outreach across Academic Affairs with community liaisons, alumni, potential students, educational partners, professional organizations, and other agencies.

Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):

Develops and implements a cohesive, robust communication plan for Academic Affairs, including effective strategies, protocols, and initiatives focusing on and in support of internal communications. Evaluates plan annually and recommends and implements updates. Creates compelling content for a range of communication media, both online and print to convey and share information such as organizational goals, strategic plans used to achieve those goals, policies, rules and regulations. Identifies, researches topics or subjects, and interviews sources. Ensures quality control of information released. Designs, prepares, reviews, curates, revises and distributes reports, documents, correspondence, news releases, newsletters, web pages, videos, and publications for distribution within Academic Affairs. Projects and cultivates a positive and open organizational image. Determines strategic communications campaigns to further organizational goals. Defines key performance indicators for each communications channel used and monitors success. Works independently as well as with members of Academic Affairs’ leadership team, staff, and faculty towards specific targeted outputs. Builds relationships and interacts with internal organizational members at all unit levels. Serves as liaison, maintains contacts across Academic Affairs (AA) and assists other AA units by providing vision, management, and expertise in communication and content development. Serves as liaison with other divisions as needed. Partners on activities, programs, publications, and general matters of interest. Assists with keeping content for the Academic Affairs website current and appealing. Facilitates communication with/within the office regarding the department’s website. Assists with social media presence per the Academic Affairs communication plan. Adheres to all university branding guidelines and Marketing & Communications policies. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered. Performs other related duties as assigned.

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