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Spec Asst to the President

Posting Information

Posting Information

Posting Number 2018007
Posting/Functional Title Special Assistant to the President
University Pay Plan Title Spec Asst to the President
Location San Marcos
Department President's Office
Recruitment Type University Employees Only
Job Type Full-Time
Monthly Salary Commensurate with experience
Job Category Exempt
Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.

• At least five years of full time employment at Texas State University is required.
• Some administrative experience is required.
• Knowledge of higher education issues, System and University governance and policies; the legislative process, strategic planning; organizational processes and communication systems.
• Skill in working effectively with the executive team; establishing rapport with a variety of individuals and groups; meeting deadlines, working independently; communicating effectively; thinking critically; identifying problems or concerns; time management; leadership.
• Ability to prioritize workload; read, understand, and interpret statistics, quantitative and qualitative research, legislation, and policies and procedures; prepare clear, concise, and compelling presentations, reports, and recommendations; negotiate; establish productive relationships with diverse internal and external individuals and groups; promote effective planning, decision making, and assessment.
• Education and experience: combination of experience and education that produces the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Although tenured faculty status is highly desirable, it is not required.

Job Description

Provide ongoing, direct support for the University President.

Job Duties

• Prepare quarterly briefings for the Board of Regents and for the Local Committee Chair, and the President’s Annual Review by the Board.
• Prepare background material for quarterly Chancellor’s Meeting with Presidents.
• Coordinate state governmental relations, including preparation and follow-up for biennial Legislative Sessions and interactions with System governmental affairs staff members.
• Prepare agenda and minutes for President’s Cabinet meetings and coordinate annual Cabinet Retreat.
• Serve on University councils and committees, including Equity and Access Committee, Athletic Advisory Committee, and Enrollment Management Council; and chair Regents’ meeting planning committee for San Marcos meetings.
• Serve as a liaison with the Department of Athletics.
• Prepare and review correspondence, presentations, and statements to internal and external audiences.
• Represent President or University at internal and external events.
• Supervise personnel in the Office of Equity and Access and assist with budget and staff matters in The Texas State University System Office of General Counsel located at Texas State.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Will require some weekend and evening hours.

Additional Information to Applicants
Job Open Date 09/06/2017
Job Close Date<br><br>Job Close Date (Posting closes at midnight)
Open Until Filled Yes
Normal Work Days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Normal Work Hours Start 8:00AM
Normal Work Hours End 5:00PM
Posting Notices YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO YOUR APPLICATION.
Legal and Required Notices

Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.


Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.


Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.


Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.


Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Applicant Document

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. DD 214/DD1300
  2. Curriculum Vitae

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current Texas State University employee?
    • Yes
    • No