Job Description

Employment Period

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

May 22, 2023 - July 28, 2023


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


  • 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.


  • Must have knowledge of SMU campus.


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


Contact Abigail Smith at 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.