Specialist III - Communications Assistant for Grants (Part-time)

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Specialist III - Communications Assistant for Grants (Part-time)


Specialist III - Communications Assistant for Grants (Part-time)

FLSA status

Hiring Salary
$1,260 – $1,854 per month (This is a part-time, 20 hours per week, benefits-eligible position.)

Occupational Category

Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

Open Until Filled

Educational and Experience Requirement
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
Works with the Associate Vice President of Research & Sponsored Programs 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.

Primary Responsibilities
Responsible for all marketing, communication, and outreach efforts of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Maintains a contemporary and up-to-date website. Develops promotional material and creates media broadcasts promoting faculty accomplishments. Develops press-releases and other announcements, publishes a quarterly newsletter, writes articles announcing grant awards, and assists with organizing the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) related events. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications
Requires professional, creative, detail-oriented, collegial, and strong interpersonal skills. Must possess exceptional writing skills and a knowledge of programs used for web development, publishing and creation of promotional material. Applicants are required to submit a writing sample. Writing sample should be a recent submitted work (ex: research report, publication, essay, etc.).

Full Time Part Time
Part Time


EEO Statement
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan 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, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
Optional Documents
    Screening Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * How did you learn about this position?
      • The Chronicle of Higher Education
      • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
      • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
      • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
      • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
      • Association for Women in Science
      • TWC - Work in Texas
      • Inside Higher Ed
      • Higher Ed Jobs
      • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
      • SHSU Website
      • SHSU Employee
      • Other
    2. If your response to the question above was "Other" please indicate from what source.

      (Open Ended Question)




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    Job No:
    Posted: 9/9/2020
    Application Due: 12/8/2020
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