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Southern Methodist University — Marketing Specialist – Residence Life and Student Housing – (RES00000065)

Salary Range:
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

About SMU
SMU’s more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 80 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through eight schools.

Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. The University’s entrepreneurial spirit lives in people from every academic discipline who see opportunities to create something new in the world – and work hard to bring their innovations to life. SMU’s relationship with Dallas – the dynamic center of one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions – offers unique learning, research, social and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for our students, faculty and alumni to make a global impact. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities – from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor.

About the Department:
Residence Life & Student Housing fosters the foundational SMU experience where every student belongs, learns, and connects through their residential community.

About the Position:
This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

Residence Life & Student Housing (RLSH) at Southern Methodist University (SMU), is seeking a Marketing and Communications Specialist to coordinate the marketing, social media, promotions, communication, and overall brand management for RLSH. This professional will streamline internal and external marketing requests to ensure an effective and cohesive brand for RLSH.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates and implements marketing communication projects that include public relations, advertising, creating brand awareness and special events management for the RLSH department. Coordinates promotions including selecting and ordering promotional items and overseeing the design, printing, mailing, and delivery of promotional materials.
    Recruits, hires, evaluates, trains, and supervises the RLSH Street Team, a student-led, marketing and communications team of five to ten students who provide administrative and content generation support for the department.
  • Coordinates the Residence Life & Student Housing websites. Develops and monitors RLSH social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, ISSU, YouTube, etc.).
  • Manages and reconciles a marketing and communications budget. Performs requests for proposals, purchasing, and invoice payments related to the area. Maintains the audio and visual equipment for the unit.
  • Serves as a liaison and representative for RLSH for recruitment and campus events.
  • Supports the implementation and realization of the goals and learning domains in the Student Affairs strategic plan and RLSH strategic plan, including other duties as assigned.
  • Occasional evening/weekend hours will be required for department events.

Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree is preferred. A degree in Marketing or a related field is preferred.
  • A minimum of three years work experience is required. Experience working in university housing programs is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate broadly across the University and develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Must also demonstrate strong written communication skills.
  • Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems, as well as devise solutions. Must also have strong organizational, planning and time management skills.
  • Candidate must be attentive to detail, accuracy and ability to appropriately handle budgetary data, procurement, and monitoring of expenses.
  • Candidate must be able to demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Candidate familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, Qualtrics, Canvas, Hootsuite and ISSUU, or other similar programs, is preferred.

Physical and Environmental Demands:

  • Sit for long periods of time
  • Carry/lift 25 lbs.
  • Handle objects (dexterity)

Deadline to Apply:
This position is open until filled.

EEO Statement:
SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,

SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.

SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU’s retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.

The value of learning at SMU isn’t just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities, including tuition benefits.

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