Job Description - Supervisor, Student Life Communications
Description View created on 08/30/2015

Supervisor, Student Life Communications

FLSA Status: Exempt
Pay Grade: 15
Job Title ID: 123011
Job Series/Job Family: Student Support & Success Series / Student Life Family

Reports To

Director, Student Life

Job Purpose

To supervise Student Life staff and daily operations of assigned campuses and program areas; serves as process holder for Student Life college-wide media/communications areas.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Supervises the daily operations of Student Life staffing; and schedules, trains, prioritizes work assignments, and reviews first level financial requests of Student Life staff, student interns, hourly workers, and volunteers.
  2. Collects data, analyzes, and reports on findings related to Student Life area.
  3. Provides leadership on markets, web, and publication projects.  Researches and collaborates on strategy and web content, and maintains communication with campus teams.
  4. Generates, edits, reviews and revises copy for Student Life communications including brochures, print, videos, websites, presentations, direct mail, and other media.
  5. Creates visual concepts, designs, layouts and pre-press activities for print and other communications.  Oversees the creation of graphic images.  Establishes design standards and templates for core Student Life communication vehicles.
  6. Tracks jobs, requirements, timelines, and other project variables.
  7. Works with Director to oversee management and progress of Student Life publication project team.  Creates reports and provides training as needed.
  8. Works with vendors, freelancers, advertising/design agencies, print media and bureaus as needed.
  9. Coordinates Student Life presence on social networking sites.
  10. Collaborates on strategy and content development.
  11. Ensures accurate accounting of all Student Life communications and assigned programming expenditures.
  12. Serves in an advisory capacity to student groups and organizations.
  13. Serves as a process holder for college-wide student (development programming) communications areas that include:  program, development, implementation, evaluation, and assessment; serves on college-wide committees related to the program area.
  14. Interprets and implements policies and procedures.  Works with Director to communicate, recommend action plans, generate alternatives, consider risks, and evaluate programs.


Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.



Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


Computer Skills


Physical Requirements

Work Experience