Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Mass Communications, Journalism, Public Relations/Advertising, or related field. Two years professional experience in writing, marketing, social media, public relations, event planning. Experience in a library and/or an academic environment is preferred. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Provide vision, leadership, policy development, and management for an integrated marketing program and related communications and events to promote and advance the Newton Gresham Library's mission and priorities.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Serves as library liaison to University Marketing & Communications and other University units for marketing and communications functions.
Participates in the development, implementation, and management of the Library's marketing plan to promote library services and resources internally to students, faculty, and staff, and externally to prospective students, their families, alumni, and the surrounding community.
Coordinates and provides professional leadership in developing and maintaining the Library's social media presence.
Creates compelling content for print and online outlets to promote and support the Library's priorities and goals.
Conducts market research and assess the effectiveness of marketing & communication efforts.
Exhibits knowledge of and adherence to all university branding guidelines and Marketing & Communications policies.
Oversees Library event operations which includes planning, organizing, marketing, budgeting, and staffing. Coordinates venue, equipment, invitations, and correspondence material.
Creates programs, agendas, and promotional literature for Library events, including content graphic design.
Maintains project files, including documentation and correspondence.
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For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
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