Student Development Specialist I

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San Marcos, TX

Texas State University

Student Development Specialist I

Job Number: 2018362

Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.
Must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Marketing, Communications, or an academic discipline which would support functions of the position;

Experience coordinating outreach efforts and/or student success programs at an institution of higher education;

Experience working at an institution of higher education;

Demonstrated experience in the creation, development and management of publication materials, web content, or social media sites;

Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative team environment;

Demonstrated experience and commitment to serving and working with a diverse student body;

Demonstrated experience designing, administrating and working on large projects;

Demonstrated experience communicating effectively with students, faculty, and staff at all levels.

Preferred Qualifications
A master's degree in communication, marketing, higher education administration, student services, education administration, or a closely related field;

At least two years of experience working at an institution of higher education;

Five years of experience coordinating outreach efforts and/or student success programs at an institution of higher education;

Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory and practices used to foster student learning;

Must have a commitment to student success;

Knowledge of retention planning experience.

Job Description

The University College Outreach Coordinator will assist in the delivery of first-year PACE outreach services and the development of the communication plan for University College. They will oversee key communication efforts and special program coordination; including the PACE Success Teams. They will assist in the articulation of the vision and services of University College to students, strategic partners, and the campus community; foster a spirit of cross-campus communication and collaboration; support institutional, University College and PACE assessment initiatives; implement and provide a strategic communication plan in support of the PACE initiative enhancing the first-year experience of incoming students; coordinate cross-campus events and collaborations on campus within vision and mission of University College.

Essential Functions

Reporting to the Associate Dean of University College, Student Services, the University College Outreach Coordinator is responsible for developing and/or implementing outreach programming and communication strategies of University College; including all incoming first-year students within Texas State's Personalized Academic Advising and Career Exploration (PACE) Center. The Outreach Coordinator will also oversee publications, web content, and social media sites; disseminate information to campus-wide partners; participate in campus-wide special programs/events; serve on committees; assist with retention efforts; and conduct ongoing assessment to meet student and University College needs.

Job Duties
Develop and implement outreach programming and communication strategy.

Provide accurate information about University College; including a PACE communication plan as well as PACE Center program services and events.

Oversee University College publications, web content, and social media sites.

Assist with dissemination of information on a campus-wide basis; participate in special events (i.e., Bobcat Day, New Student Orientation, Discover Texas State, PAWS Preview, etc.), serve on committees, assist in training new advisors, peer mentors and academic coaches, etc.

Assist with special projects as assigned by the Associate Dean, Student Services.

Assist with recruitment for services and retention efforts.

Assist in conducting assessment activities to facilitate the continuous improvement of University College outreach services.

Other duties as assigned.

Legal and Required Notices
Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans' status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Why work @ Texas State?

  • Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
  • Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
  • Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
  • Great professional development opportunities: choose from a variety of workshops, training, online learning and even access educational leave opportunities and reimbursement for academic courses
  • An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
  • Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

    By joining our Texas State Bobcat community, you'll also work on one of the most beautiful campuses in Texas, with teams that value teamwork.

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    Posted: 5/9/2018
    Application Due: 5/23/2018
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