Associate's Degree in public relations, marketing, advertising, or a related field. Bachelor's degree desirable. Three years of special event, sponsorship fundraising, marketing, or related experience. Knowledge of university alumni relations and database management is preferred. Knowledge of Sam Houston State University (SHSU) would be helpful. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Manages event planning and sponsorship acquisition activities. Arranges, manages, and implements logistical details for Sam Houston State University (SHSU) alumni events. Identifies event funding opportunities and secures needed financial commitments for funding of major events.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Manages, and implements logistical details for SHSU alumni events. Identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards alumni and donors, specifically related to raising funds to support events. Secures needed financial commitments for funding of major events. Manages and plans logistical details for all events; such as selecting all site locations, vendors, and event needs. Manages accurate databases of event sponsors and attendees for alumni relations and development office use. Creates sponsor benefits tailored for levels of support for each alumni event. Communicates regularly with the Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations, as well as the volunteer event Chairs and Co-chairs during the planning process. Works closely with the University Development Office to identify potential alumni event sponsor prospects and devise strategies to engage these individuals/groups. Follows up and maintains regular communication with sponsors and other event supporters, alumni, and donors to engage them more closely with the Alumni Association and University. Maintains effective dialogue and ongoing stewardship with event stakeholders, thus continually strengthening these key relationships. Identifies, recruits, manages, and motivates event volunteers. Provides support to appropriate alumni board committees as assigned by the Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations. Attends special events and other University related events as needed. Performs other related duties as assigned.
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor it...s historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.