Open Staff Positions

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Applicants for employment are required to submit a resume, complete the HSU Employment Application and KSAs .

More information about working at HSU is available on the Human Resources page.

An application for this position consists of an HSU Application, a resume and a document detailing your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (see below). The completed application package should be emailed to Human Resources at careers@hsutx.edu and cc: jjones@hsutx.edu

DEPARTMENT: Enrollment Management

POSITION: Part-Time Regional Ambassador – Houston Region (Non-Exempt)

LOCATION: Houston, TX

START DATE: Negotiable

SUPERVISOR: Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services

HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT – Candidate must profess a Christian Faith and commitment to Jesus Christ, maintain an active church involvement, and hold the Old Testament and New Testament to be sacred scriptures.

SCOPE: This position is a part-time (less than 30 hours per week), hourly position serving as the Regional Ambassador for the Houston, Texas region. The Regional Ambassador promotes student recruitment through development of school, church, and alumni relationships. The Regional Ambassador will also engage alumni in the student referral process through personal contacts, alumni events, and other meetings.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs

TRAVEL/TIME REQUIREMENTS: Travel required within the territory as needed

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Candidate will live in the Houston area.
  • Candidate will be an alumnus of Hardin-Simmons University (preferred)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Work with South Texas Admission Counselor to enlist prospective students, follow-up with applicants and admitted students in the region, and assist with the enrollment process.
  • Attend TACRAO/NACCAP fairs not covered by territory admission counselor.
  • Coordinate visits in churches of prospective students, particularly where alumni/trustees attend or are employed.
  • Coordinate visits in private/public schools of prospective students, particularly where alumni/trustees are employed or where their children or grandchildren attend.
  • Meet, inform and involve alumni/trustees in the region regarding HSU news, updates, and events. Contact lists will be provided by Alumni and Advancement Offices.
  • Assist Alumni Office in planning of cooperative alumni/prospective student events.
  • Coordinate alumni events in the region. Assist Alumni Office locating venues for events.
  • Provide weekly activity reports. Coordinate alumni events in the region. Assist Alumni Office locating venues for events.
  • Work effectively with various offices on campus in addition to the primary offices of Enrollment Services, University Advancement, and Alumni Relations.

KSA’s (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) on a separate sheet of paper, complete the KSA information listed below. Using any standard word processing program, please write a paragraph for each KSA listed describing your knowledge, skills, and abilities. This is your opportunity to express your background and qualifications in each area. Relate the KSAs to the Essential Duties when possible. Explain your qualifications from your background, education, current job and/or previous jobs as they relate to each function. Interview decisions will be based on the information provided.

  1. Computer Skills: Professional/Business Office Experience:
  2. Human Relations/Customer Service: 
  3. Communication:
  4. Christian:

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary.

EEO / ADA Statement:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.

BACKGROUND SCREEN:

HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.

A complete application packet for this position consists of an HSU Employment Application, Resume, Statement of Christian Faith and a separate page detailing the required Competencies (see instructions below). The completed application packet should be emailed to Human Resources at careers@hsutx.edu and cc: lwheeler@hsutx.edu

JOB TITLE/POSITION: Assistant Theater Technical Director

HSU JOB FAMILY CLASSIFICATION: Theatre Production II /Stage Technician II

DEPARTMENT: College of Fine Arts – Theater Department

SUPERVISOR: Department Head, Assistant Professor of Theater

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

EXEMPTIONS: N/A

LOCATION: Abilene TX

START DATE: As Soon As Possible

HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT:

Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.

SUMMARY/SCOPE:

The Assistant Theatre Technical Director shares Technical Direction duties with a tenure line faculty member. This position will assist the Technical Director and the Theatre Department in all technical production aspects involved in producing a heavy production schedule in two theatre venues that include musicals, plays, operas, student-directed plays and student showcases.  The Assistant Theatre Technical Director supervises and works with theatre student work-study employees and assists with technical production aspects related to events in the chapel/auditorium facility.

HSU JOB FAMILY CLASSIFICATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Reads stage layout specifications and blueprints and confers with Department Head to determine type and location of sets, props, scenery, lighting, and sound equipment required for specific event. Assembles props provided by production company, constructs additional props, scenery, or stages, and attaches braces that support scenery frames in upright position.

Climbs ladder or scaffolding to ceiling grid, crawls and balances on beams.

Positions lighting fixtures on and around stage area, clamps light fixtures to supports, connects electrical wiring from fixtures to power source and control panel, positions sound equipment on and around stage area, and connects electrical lines to power source and mixing console.

Pulls cables that raise and lower scenery, curtains, and equipment and operates lighting and sound equipment during rehearsals and performances, following audio or visual cues.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: These examples do not include all possible tasks & do not limit the assignment of related tasks.  

Work with scenic, lighting, and properties designers and other production areas as part of collaborative team to stage 2 musicals and 3-4 mainstage plays each year, along with other productions in our lab theatre and auditorium.

Willingness to work with undergraduate students and expand capabilities in all areas of technical production in support of the BA, BBS, and BFA Major in theatre with concentration in technical production.

Work with the student and faculty designers to develop construction, paint and load-in plans as required.

Work with student work study crews to facilitate load-in of scenery and props. Attend tech/dress rehearsals of assigned shows as well as occasional performances.

Assist in teaching courses in the technical production area that may include stagecraft and lighting, stage rigging, welding, drafting, or advanced stagecraft as well as supervision of associated lab work.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities, however may instruct and oversee the activities of student employees performing the same type of work.

COMPETENCIES: Intellectual, Interpersonal, Leadership, Organization and Self- Management.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies. On a separate sheet of paper, write a paragraph for each competency listed below describing your background and qualifications in each area. This is your opportunity to demonstrate how your education and/or experience in your current or previous job relates to each function of this position. Interview decisions are partially based on this information.

Job Knowledge: – Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Cooperation: – Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.

Delegation: – Delegates work assignments; matches the responsibility to the person; gives authority to work independently; sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; provides recognition for results.

Problem Solving: – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Teamwork: – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

High school diploma or GED; at least 1 – 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified

BA/ BS may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Bachelor’s degree in theatre with an emphasis in technical production preferred.

KSA’s (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):

Strong verbal, written communication and organizational skills.

A positive attitude and the ability to effectively collaborate with others.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

COMPUTER SKILLS: Basic computer skills, data entry, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: N/A

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.  The employee is regularly required to climb stairs.

This job is active in nature. Must be able to stand for long periods of time while performing various duties. Moderate to heavy lifting (25 – 100 pounds) required

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must possess skills in carpentry, painting, welding, electrical/lighting and associated skills typical of scenic construction and rigging as well as organizing skills

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

A regular 40-hour workweek is required (plus overtime, when needed).

Must have the ability to work non-traditional hours, including nights & week-ends

All hours worked beyond 40 hours in a single work week will be compensated at time and a half, per FSLA guidelines.

Must have an maintain a valid Class C Drivers License and maintain a clear driving record to be insurable under the university liability policy.

Must be able to drive to complete work assignments on and off campus, as needed.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.

EEO / ADA STATEMENT:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.

BACKGROUND SCREEN:

HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

No Longer Accepting Applications For This Position

 

A complete application packet for this position consists of an HSU Employment Application, Resume, Statement of Christian Faith and a separate page detailing the required Competencies (see instructions below). The completed application packet should be emailed to Human Resources at careers@hsutx.edu and cc: vhouse@hsutx.edu

JOB TITLE/POSITION: International Admission Counselor

HSU JOB FAMILY CLASSIFICATION: Student Services Professional II

DEPARTMENT: Enrollment Management

SUPERVISOR: Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

EXEMPTIONS: N/A

LOCATION: Abilene TX

START DATE: As Soon As Possible

HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT:

Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.

SUMMARY/SCOPE:

The International Admission Counselor is a professional admission officer responsible for the recruitment and enrollment of new international undergraduate and graduate students (domestically and internationally) at Hardin-Simmons University.

Coordinate special events on and off campus for the engagement of prospective students. Conduct church visits, high school visits in Texas with F1 visa students, and recruit in a limited number of countries designated by HSU leadership.

Strong international travel experience and cultural familiarity; experience in higher education and cross-departmental collaboration.

Ability to work in a team environment and in partnership with other admission counselors; must support the decisions made by HSU leadership.

Desire to attain ownership in individual responsibilities and the success of the university.

Must be self-motivated and driven to achieve results.

Strong organizational skills, ability to multitask on time sensitive projects while fostering a high volume of relationships.

Advanced interpersonal capabilities, ability to engage an audience of all ages through presentations and individual relationship development.

HSU JOB FAMILY CLASSIFICATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

Second level student services professional provides professional support in a specific area(s) of student services/programs such as recruiting, admissions, student finance, student affairs, enrollment, registration, immigration laws and compliance, etc.

These examples do not include all possible tasks & do not limit the assignment of related tasks.

  1. Recruits, evaluates, and participates in the selection of candidates for admission.
  2. Develops public presentations designed to promote the school and program.
  3. Develops and conducts informational sessions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: These examples do not include all possible tasks & do not limit the assignment of related tasks.  

  1. Responsible for recruiting and enrolling international undergraduate and graduate students (domestically and internationally) to achieve recruitment and enrollment goals established by HSU leadership:
  2. Achieve weekly, monthly, and yearly goals set by the Enrollment Management senior leadership.
  3. Responsible for the collection and completion of all required documentation and checkpoints for each prospective student; move students from the status of inquiry/prospect to an enrolled student.
  4. Become an expert in the international admissions process and personalized care to guide students through the admission and visa application process.
  5. Cultivate personal relationships with key influencers including, but not limited to international agencies, high school principals, counselors, pastors, HSU Alumni, parents, HSU leadership and student leaders.
  6. Become involved in the campus culture to actively promote what is happening at HSU to prospective students.
  7. Collaborate with the DSO for the distribution of initial student I-20 and counsel students through the visa process.
  8. Collaborate with Graduate studies, Logsdon Seminary, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Physician Assistant programs and Doctor of Leadership (EdD) program regarding their admission efforts involving international students.
  9. Coordinate special events on and off campus for the engagement of prospective international students:
  10. Conduct church, high school, and student information sessions that target international students and families.
  11. Present at New Student Orientation and other campus events as assigned.
  12. (CAMPUS-BASED) Facilitate campus tours and admission visits for international visitors.
  13. Responsible for generating recruiting and enrollment reports as needed for the Enrollment Management senior leadership team:
  14. Provide weekly, quarterly and annual territory reports to Admission leadership team.
  15. Assist with daily campus visits as well as seasonal activities, projects and/or events.
  16. Weekend and night work required.
  17. Additional departmental administrative duties may be assigned.
  18. (CAMPUS-BASED) Maintain relationships with enrolled international students to continue encouraging and connecting them to resources within the university.
  19. (CAMPUS-BASED) Manage activities and schedules of international call center staff:
  20. Provide call lists and instructions for calls each week.
  21. Ensure that staff is adequately trained and equipped to answer questions from prospective students.
  22. Other duties as assigned by the Enrollment Services leadership and HSU administration.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Directly supervises approximately five student workers who work in the international call center. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

COMPETENCIES: Intellectual, Interpersonal, Leadership, Organization and Self- Management.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies. On a separate sheet of paper, write a paragraph for each competency listed below describing your background and qualifications in each area. This is your opportunity to demonstrate how your education and/or experience in your current or previous job relates to each function of this position. Interview decisions are partially based on this information.

Continuous Learning: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.

Job Knowledge: Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Customer Service: Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.

Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.

Organizational Support: Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Sales Skills: Achieves sales goals; overcomes objections with persuasion and persistence; initiates new contacts; maintains customer satisfaction; maintains records and promptly submits information.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

Minimum requirement is three years related experience and/or training.

Preferred requirement is a bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university.

KSA’s (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, personnel handbooks and/or procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals as well as calculate figures and amounts such as discounts and percentages.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Familiarity with Slate (Customer Relationship Management System) preferred.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

None are required for this position at this time.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand or walk. Must be able to endure long periods of standing and walking.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

May be required to climb stairs on occasion.

Must be able to work under pressure and remain calm.

Strong voice to endure extended periods of oral communication.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

A regular 40-hour workweek is required (plus occasional overtime).

All hours worked beyond 40 hours in a single work week will be compensated at time and a half, per FSLA guidelines.

Ability to travel abroad extensively and work efficiently in various time zones.

Irregular work hours including some nights and weekends are required.

Must have and maintain a valid Class C Drivers License and maintain a clear driving record to be insurable under the university liability policy.

Must be able to drive to complete work assignments on and off campus, as needed.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.

EEO / ADA STATEMENT:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.

BACKGROUND SCREEN:

HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

A complete application packet for this position consists of an HSU Employment Application, Resume, Statement of Christian Faith and a separate page detailing the required Competencies (see instructions below).

The completed application packet should be emailed to Human Resources at careers@hsutx.edu and cc: greg.hollabaugh@hsutx.edu

JOB TITLE/POSITION: Visual Media Coordinator

HSU JOB FAMILY CLASSIFICATION: Audio/Visual Producer I

DEPARTMENT: University Marketing

SUPERVISOR: Director of Media Services  

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt                                EXEMPTIONS: N/A

LOCATION: Abilene TX

START DATE: As Soon As Possible

HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT:

Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.

SUMMARY/SCOPE: The Visual Media Coordinator serves the principal leadership role on the University Marketing Team responsible to produce professional video, photography, live streaming and other visual media events/elements. Oversee and coordinate the visual media team’s efforts in creatively engaging key audiences through the development of compelling, video and photography that reinforces the mission, vision, and values of Hardin-Simmons University.

HSU JOB FAMILY CLASSIFICATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

First level professional communications work in the areas of producing, filming, and editing video, media productions, or photography, including production for integration into multimedia projects.

These examples do not include all possible tasks & do not limit the assignment of related tasks.

Identifies and determines appropriate production plans for video, audio, streaming, and other digital or multimedia platforms.

Develops production estimates and budgets for internal and external clients.

Creates pre-production elements, developing video concepts and styles to convey information, story, and message; designs lighting for video production shoots in the studio or field.

Makes aesthetic judgments and artistic choices in production and editing.

Writes scripts, hosts, and produces programs that combine pre-recorded and live features; designs technological aspects of producing live features.

Determines visual elements of complex photo shoots to meet client goals and overall image effect.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES:

These examples do not include all possible tasks & do not limit the assignment of related tasks.           

Strategy: Responsible for the vision and strategic direction of all visual media products across the university; build a professional team who align with this vision and are compelled to execute this strategy.

Develop consistent, accurate, and cutting-edge products that capture the hearts and minds of our audience. Ensure visual media maintains a style and tone that complements the vision of HSU, our brand, and messaging efforts.

Create initiatives for the engagement of identified audiences through visual media production, live streaming, and digital photo events.

Plan processes and systems facilitating the organization, viewing, and use of visual media resources both internally and externally.

Collaboration: Assess needs and seek cooperative application of HSU visual media strategy and best practices across all university units.

Dialogue with clients and organizational staff about creative ideas, requirements, and challenges inherent in visual media projects.

Engage creative communication of HSU’s visual media strategy and services offered through the Office of University Marketing.

Assist in serving as a source of professional knowledge about production, techniques, and best practices for the HSU community, providing regular opportunities for training of student workers as well as faculty, staff, and students through campus education initiatives.

Collaborate with University Marketing leadership and other team members; properly align campaigns, initiatives, marketing pieces, publications and projects together with visual media efforts for maximum impact.

Implementation: Lead, support, and coordinate the visual documentation of special and significant campus events.

Provide professional, post-production video/audio editing as well as the production of digital graphics for use in all production.

Produce high-quality digital images suitable for use in university publications, advertisements, online media, displays, and other internal and external uses.

Create and administer an interactive and searchable archive of HSU visual media through Flickr, YouTube, and other media resources utilized by the institution.

Develop and produce professional compelling video-based initiatives that advance the strategic goals of the University.

Manage all HSU visual resources and equipment.

Build and maintain distribution channels for HSU visual resources.

Develop and maintain professional “Best Practices” for video and audio production.

Capture, transfer, and log all video, digital images and other media captured or used by HSU.

Administration: Organize and direct intake, process, delivery, and invoicing systems for all photography, videography, and live streaming clients and/or freelancers.

Maintain appropriate records and data pertaining to the registration and oversight of all visual copyrights.

Assist in the development and maintenance of university policies, standards, and procedures related to visual media production and use

Prepare and provide regular reports of visual media projects timeline and allocation of resources. Administrate project management software and calendar scheduling systems for the visual media area.

Collect and analyze available metrics related to HSU-produced visual media.

Primary supervisory role for the Visual Media and student worker team.

Inspiring Visual Media team members to create professional world-class media products.

Educate and develop team members to ensure that there is strength in the visual media area and new people are given opportunity to grow and mature.

Coordinate the services of freelancers as necessary and oversee compliance of HSU copyright and quality control for deliverables.

Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under direction from the Director of Media Services:

Oversees 6-8 student workers in the University Marketing Department.

Incumbents in this classification may have the authority to perform or to effectively recommend the following actions: hire, transfer, suspend, promote, discharge, assign work, reward, discipline, direct the work of other employees, and adjust grievances.

Incumbents in this classification who do not have formal supervisory authority may be assigned these responsibilities: mentor/coach or provide guidance; lead project teams, committees and/or other collaborative efforts; interview applicants; assign, schedule, direct work, and/or evaluate the work of colleagues and/or co-workers.

Incumbents may have authority to supervise student employees.

COMPETENCIES: Intellectual, Interpersonal, Leadership, Organization and Self- Management. To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies. On a separate sheet of paper, write a paragraph for each competency listed below describing your background and qualifications in each area. This is your opportunity to demonstrate how your education and/or experience in your current or previous job relates to each function of this position. Interview decisions are partially based on this information.

Job Knowledge: Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Communications: Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Team Leadership: Fosters team cooperation; defines team roles and responsibilities; supports group problem solving; ensures progress toward goals; acknowledges team accomplishments.

Recruitment & Staffing: Utilizes recruitment sources; exhibits sound interviewing skills; presents positive, realistic view of the organization; analyzes and forecasts staffing needs; makes quality hiring decisions.

Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

BA/BS degree preferred with preference in marketing, communications, or other professionally related field. Relevant production and team leadership experience preferred.

Must develop and stay current on presentation, broadcast, video, and audio editing software. These include but are not limited to: Adobe Creative suite, Premiere, Light Room, Photoshop; Apple Final Cut; ProPresenter.

Passionate desire to utilize visual media in a compelling way to advance the cause of Christ and capture the hearts and minds of audiences within Christian higher education and around the globe.

Exceptionally organized and detail-oriented with very advanced coordinating skills. Position requires great strength in organization and the implementation of projects across the university.

Strong interpersonal, communication, and problem solution skills are required to work with a wide range of people and provide world-class visual media for our university.

Desire to attain ownership in individual responsibilities and the activities of the university. Able to develop strategic goals independent and with support from management.

KSA’s (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

COMPUTER SKILLS: Computer: Excel, PowerPoint and Word processing abilities along with competent skills in Adobe Creative suite, Premiere, Light Room, Photoshop; Apple Final Cut; ProPresenter.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: None required at this time.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The job is active in nature. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Use of carts, hand trucks, and trunks required

Regular lifting and setting up of production equipment/materials weighing 25+ pounds

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and high, precarious places. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Must develop and stay current on presentation, broadcast, video, and audio editing software. These include but are not limited to: Adobe Creative suite, Premiere, Light Room, Photoshop; Apple Final Cut; ProPresenter.

A 40-hour workweek is required, with frequent work on evenings and weekends

All hours worked beyond 40 hours in a single work week will be compensated at time and a half, per FSLA guidelines.

Must have an maintain a valid Class C Drivers License and maintain a clear driving record to be insurable under the university liability policy.

Must be able to drive to complete work assignments on and off campus, as needed.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.

EEO / ADA STATEMENT:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.

BACKGROUND SCREEN:

HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.