Sam Houston State University Specialist IV - Outreach Specialist (Temporary, full-time) in Huntsville, Texas
Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Technical/Para-Professional
Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff
Department: SH ELITE
Bachelor’s degree in Higher Education, Communications, Marketing, Education, or other related field. Two years relevant specialist experience or experience in a related field. Experience in Higher Education and specialized work is desirable. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Performs highly advanced specialist duties for the Sam Houston State University Establishing Leadership In & Through Education (ELITE) department.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Contributes to expanding Sam Houston Establishing Leadership In & Through Education (ELITE) and evolve program. Accomplishes expansion efforts through coordinating outreach and programming with several regional two-year colleges in order to provide a transfer path to Sam Houston State University to traditionally underserved student population groups. Recruits student participants at community colleges. Provides assistance to regional two-year colleges in the development of similar ELITE and evolve programs at these institutions. Coordinates, plans, advertises and hosts ELITE/evolve programs on campus as well as with outside constituents at regional two-year colleges. Plans, coordinates, and implements ELITE/evolve recruitment-focused campus visits. Conducts transfer/recruitment presentations to prospective students/families. Communicates academic and non-academic recruitment opportunities on and off campus to ELITE/evolve staff. Assists with the daily operations of ELITE/evolve department, including overall program implementation. Contacts on campus departments regarding student programming and recruitment efforts to promote ELITE/evolve to regional two-year colleges. Develops marketing documents and techniques geared towards the recruitment of regional two-year college students and translates the goals and values of the university and ELITE/evolve in recruitment materials. Generates new events/program ideas with department staff members to increase outreach to prospective students/visitors. Serves as program liaison at regional two-year colleges building positive relationships in order to ensure quality recruitment opportunities are available for these programs at institutions. Responsible for providing outreach and case management services to students on-site at community colleges via individual and group programming/mentoring. Organizes on-site monthly/bi-monthly meetings with regional two-year college administrators and Admissions/Advising/Recruitment staff. Responsible for the timely and accurate preparation and submission of weekly/monthly reports on all major areas of responsibility including the progress of program participants at area community colleges. Advocates for regional two-year college program participants by working collaboratively with university Admissions/Advising departments to ensure successful transfer to Sam Houston State University. Performs other related duties as assigned.