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College Recruiter and Media Relations

Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas

Job Details

The School of Art seeks to hire a forward-thinking individual who will foster and inspire students in a highly collaborative environment.  This position works closely with faculty, staff, and students and their primary role is to serve in recruitment and media relations. Additionally, this position supports the University's commitment to fostering an environment that promotes inclusive access while attracting committed and high-achieving students.

Position Description

Represent Texas Tech University both on and off campus to prospective students, parents, staff, and faculty of colleges and universities to attract quality applicants and achieve enrollment goals. Coordinate and contribute to the success of various visit schedules for colleges and universities in the assigned area. Plan assigned recruiting events and programs. Counsel prospective applicants on the admissions process and opportunities at the university.

Those duties include:

  • Recruit undergraduate and graduate students to the School of Art through activities and events on and off campus, communicating comprehensive knowledge of all degree programs and associated educational and career opportunities for students before and after graduation. Develop and foster relationships with high school and community college counselors, teachers, and other strategic partners for student recruitment efforts. Work with admissions, academic advisors, coordinators, and faculty/staff for recruiting at university and community events. Coordinate and execute all recruitment planning, conducting department tours, and activities involving faculty, staff, students, volunteers and document School of Art-sponsored events. Manage informative, professional, and timely recruitment communications, including email, text messaging, social media, recruitment software services, and programs, and the School of Art websites. Tracks statistical trends and patterns regarding recruiting and alumni activities including job placement, prospective student demographics, and other data points. Create, update, and maintain content that can be used across multiple platforms, including social media, websites, news releases, marketing materials, and recruitment literature. Support the marketing with other projects as needed and serve as liaison with the TCVPA Student Success Initiative regarding recruitment.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience with all phases of the recruitment process. Travel to local, regional, and national schools and events on a monthly basis or as needed. Be proficient in setting and achieving goals and objectives. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a diverse group of employees and students. Have excellent interpersonal skills. Organize simultaneous projects and timelines, effectively. Be effective and efficient through time management and resourcefulness while anticipating and responding to the School of Art needs. Work with limited supervision.


REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree plus one-year related experience; OR a combination of education and/or related experience to equal five years. PREFERRED: Valid driver's license, experience in recruitment or admissions desirable, public relations experience.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in coordinating and evaluating program activities. Previous experience working with high schools and colleges.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Strong written skills, including academic writing experience. Problem solver who works well under pressure.
  • Knowledge of the history and traditions of Texas Tech University. Knowledgeable and culturally responsive to diverse communities.
  • Experience with email marketing and platforms. Bachelor’s degree in a related arts field (such as graphic design or advertising).

About the Department and College

Diversity and Equity in education are broad concepts that encompass all the unique characteristics that students, staff, and faculty can bring to an institution.  At the School of Art, we are committed to inclusive excellence. Within the letter of application, we highly encourage applicants to explain how their previous and potential contributions enhance a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The School of Art is NASAD accredited and offers the BA in Art History, BA in Art, the BFA in Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Visual Studies (teacher certification), the MAE, the MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History, and the Ph.D. in Fine Arts with a major in Art termed “Critical Studies and Artistic Practice.” A faculty of 31 full-time professors serves approximately 250 undergraduate students and 60 students involved in graduate study. The School has many prominent alumni, including Caleb Bennett, John Hitchcock, Rob Wilson, Ken Little, Real Musgrave, and Lana Rigsby. Technical and administrative support includes a total of 13 staff positions.  The School’s Visual Resource Center maintains art reference books, current art periodicals, instructional media, digital classrooms, a legacy slide collection, and an expanding collection of digital images for teaching and research.  Additional images are available through ARTstor and online at the university library. The program also supports the Landmark Arts Galleries and the Standing Room Only Photography Gallery (SRO). For more information, visit

The J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts comprises the School of Art, the School of Music, and the School of Theatre & Dance, accredited by NASAD, NASM, NAST, and NASD, respectively. TTU is the only public university in the state accredited in all four arts areas and boasts many acclaimed alumni, including Susan Graham, Terry Cook, Ann Sanders, G.W. Bailey, Barry Corbin, Jennifer Smith, Scott Dadich, Susanne Klotz, and D.J. Stout. With more than 120 faculty members and approximately 1,100 students, the College offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including the terminal M.F.A., D.M.A., and Ph.D. degrees.  Our unique Ph.D. program in Fine Arts provides interdisciplinary education in the visual & performing arts combined with philosophical aesthetics. For more information, visit

Texas Tech University, established in 1923, is a Carnegie Highest Research Activity university and the largest comprehensive institution of higher education in the western two-thirds of the state (a region larger than 46 of the nation’s 50 states). Texas Tech University is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The university’s 1,839-acre Spanish Renaissance style campus, which serves approximately 40,000 students, is the only one in Texas that is home to a major university, law school and medical school. Lubbock, the hub of the South Plains, has a multicultural area population of almost 300,000 and offers a quality living experience with a semi-arid climate and housing costs below the national average. Texas Tech University recently surpassed the Hispanic student population threshold necessary for designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The city supports a symphony orchestra; several museums; the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts; numerous galleries; and a variety of music, dance, and theatre performances. Lubbock’s airport offers direct flights to Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Denver, Las Vegas, and Phoenix.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

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Please provide the following with your application:
1. Professional/Personal References

2. Resume / CV

3. Letter of Application (cover letter). Briefly address all qualifications related to the position.

4. Work Sample (portfolio); in one PDF file, include mock or actual examples of design work or social media/marketing materials.

CONTACT: Senior Academic Advisor, Tricia Earl, MFA and Chair of the College Recruiter and Media Relations staff position for more information, [email protected], or visit



Texas Tech University, established in 1923, is a Carnegie Highest Research Activity university and the largest comprehensive institution of higher education in the western two-thirds of the state of Texas (a region larger than 46 of the nation’s 50 states). The School of Art is NASAD accredited and offers the BA in Art History, BA in Art, the BFA in Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Visual Studies (teacher certification), the MAE, the MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History, and the Ph.D. in Fine Arts with a major in Art.

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