Job Description

Employment Period

Summer position; 40 hours per week for approximately 11 weeks.

May 22, 2023 - July 28, 2023

Responsibilities

SMU Public Relations
  • Provides positive public relations for SMU to the Conference Groups
  • Serves as a representative for SMU to the Conference Guests
  • Acts as a campus Host or Hostess to the Conference Guests
  • Aids in recruitment of prospective students
Conference Planning
  • Assists in coordinating all conference activities for each assigned group
  • Acts as daily contact person to assigned groups; serves to "personalize" SMU's services for the conference
  • Works closely with other departments of SMU and communicates with many campus personnel
  • Attends weekly staff meetings
  • Performs work as assigned by the Director of Operations for Campus Services
  • Assists in gathering required documents to include Protection of Minors Certification, Certificates of Insurance, Reunification Plans and Liability Forms ahead of each conference
  • Attend check-in to provide directions to campus venues, answer overall questions regarding the conference and be a welcome to attendees
Conference Follow-up
  • Cooperates with the Director in preparing the fiscal reports required at checkout for each assigned conference
  • Writes a final evaluation for each assigned conference
  • Turns in all pertinent information to the SMU Office of Conference Services

Requirements

  • College student of current Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Graduate Student standing preferred.
  • Ability to assume responsibility for assigned duties and use own initiative in solving problems.
  • Typing and/or computer skills is a plus. 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • If selected, staff member is required to attend training sessions.

Experience

  • Must have knowledge of SMU campus.

Benefits

  • In addition to regular wages, Conference Ambassadors may choose to live on campus for free and receive a partial meal plan.

Interested?

Contact Abigail Smith at abigails@smu.edu with an email of interest and your current resume.  Interviews will be scheduled on an ongoing basis beginning in February until all positions are filled.