INSTITUTION/DEPARTMENT: University of Houston is a Tier One institution with over 42,000 undergraduate and post graduate students enrolled. This campus is considered to be one of the most diverse student populations in the nation. The Department of Campus Recreation has an indoor facility that contains five basketball courts, five volleyball courts, a Multi-Activity-Court for indoor soccer, in-line hockey, team handball, badminton and tennis. The quarter mile suspended track surrounds all of the courts, one of the largest indoor climbing walls in Texas, as well as a 24,000 square foot fitness zone containing free weights, selectorized and cardio equipment. The 70-meter indoor pool contains a competitive diving well and floating bulkheads. Included in the outdoor leisure pool is a slide, sand volleyball court and plenty of deck space.
RESPONSIBILITIES: For two years, this professionally minded individual will help the Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications in the daily coordination and management of a comprehensive campus recreation Marketing program. Direct responsibility will be determined by an individual’s skill set, as well as the needs of the Department. Evening and weekend hours will be required. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Recruit, train, evaluate and supervise marketing staff of up to 20 students • Edit graphic designers and videographer’s work • Serve on departmental committees • Coordinate and/or facilitate development opportunities for student staff • Oversee project management platform (Basecamp), including assigning tasks and meeting deadlines • Build relationships with Professional Staff to satisfy marketing needs • Create schedules for student staff and manage scheduling account (WhenToWork) • Attend and assist special events • Organize community outreach at campus organizational events • Write weekly news briefing for university’s student eNewsletter (CoogNews) • Track and assess marketing efforts • Monitor department website for accuracy • Assist with special projects • Assist in the development, implementation and assessment of marketing plan, timelines and goals • Assist in development and implementation of sponsorship program • Evaluate marketing strategies and provide recommendations for improvement • Create and assess social media content, while engaging with followers • Research and purchase promotional items in alignment with marketing plan • Other duties as assigned
EDUCATION: The University of Houston offers quality advanced degree programs in several areas that typically match the skills and interests of students looking for IA positions within the Department of Campus Recreation. For general information about graduate degrees at UH please visit http://www.uh.edu/admissions/apply/graduate/index. More detailed information about Department of Health and Human Performance degrees can be found at http://www.uh.edu/class
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO GRADUATE SCHOOL: Deadlines are based on each program’s published dates and guidelines. Most application deadlines fall in February so please apply early. Interested candidates should apply for graduate admission as soon as possible to have the best chance of being admitted. All those seeking admission to these programs must have the appropriate GPA and entrance exam scores (GRE and/or MAT) to be fully admitted. Any IA offer will be conditional on the individual being approved for admission to a UH graduate level program.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Sports Management, Recreation, Business, Marketing, or related field and acceptance to a University of Houston graduate program. Minimum requirements are at least one year of experience working in a leadership or supervisory capacity or similar student based group. Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as demonstrated leadership ability are also desirable. Team oriented ideals, willingness to work hard, and a desire to learn is important in this position.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Submit cover letter, resume, GPA, GRE test scores and a list of 3 references (complete with phone and email) via email to Vyckie Avila, Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resume review will begin immediately. Resumes will be accepted until this position is filled.
Additional Salary Information: University approved out of state tuition waiver and stipend of approximately $1500/month pending acceptance into a University of Houston graduate program. Stipend is for ten months effective August – May. Summer hourly employment may be available. Health insurance is available and information can be found at http://www.uh.edu/healthcenter/insurance/.
Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is a culturally diverse public urban institution seeking to become one of the nation’s top research universities. The University is located on 567 beautifully landscaped acres near downtown Houston. The University has over 42,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The student population has more than 60% minority stude...nts (African American, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American) and 9.4% are international students representing more than 100 countries. UH is considered to have one of the most diverse student populations in the nation. UH is located in Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth-largest city and the energy capital of the world.