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Part-time Office Manager for Residential Life

Office Manager for Residential Life
Louisiana State University Alexandria
Alexandria, LA

Under the supervision of the Director of Residential Life, the Office Manager is responsible for developing and implementing a variety of creative strategies focused on campus housing occupancy and retention for The Oaks Residence. The office manager utilizes social media, video, web, print, special events, and orientation activities to continuously promote campus living worldwide. Plans, designs, and maintains all promotional and procedural materials related to housing assignments. Identifies assessment and market research strategies to analyze student needs and communication trends, and develops a variety of marketing initiatives to address assessment findings. Designs and maintains the department website and manages the office day-to-day operations of supervising desk staff, keeps inventory of office supplies and works with a broad network of campus partners, including LSUA Dining, Admissions, and Division of Student Engagement, to promote the benefits of on-campus living.

• Create and implement yearlong communications plans dedicated to marketing on-campus student housing.
• Develop and maintain an annual planning calendar for social media, and other unique promotions, that inform our incoming students, parents, and The Oaks community audiences.
• Develop team based approaches for assignments and office operations to create seamless and effective systems to plan and implement content and communication strategies for each of the multiple and overlapping stages of returning, and new student processes. Partner with Admissions on room assignment and move-in communication strategies for new students.
• Support and maintain the department website using web design best practices with a focus on enhancing student and guardian experiences with room selection and arrival processes on an ongoing basis, update housing assignments portal content, e-mail templates, and occupancy content. Independently evaluate overall content and organization to present recommendations for improvements. Web site content to engage and inform students and parents.
• Play key role directing and coordinating front desk assistants and facilities workers with communications related to all residence hall opening and closing operations and day-to-day operations.
• Assist with the crafting and dissemination of critical information during campus and or department crisis situations.
• Design and coordinate activities, promotions, and large-scale events to encourage students to remain on campus. Design, coordinate, and lead events such as hall tours, open houses, launch parties, etc.
• Supervise a team of student staff tasked with creatively marketing and communicating about the residence hall experience on social media during trainings.
• Produce marketing content for departments' social media channels, including advertisements for upcoming dates, deadlines, and events. Develop both print and digital marketing materials.
• Develop a comprehensive communications strategy for multiple Living Learning Communities (LLC), including marketing materials, and promotional features related to LLC student success. Assist with annual LLC reports for academic and Division of Student Engagement.
• Serve as key planning and coordinating member of hall opening, early arrival, break housing, and all closing periods. Coordinate Residence Life & Housing presence and lead all department efforts for Admissions recruitment weekends, such as Orientation and The Oaks open houses.
• Train and educate all levels of departmental staff on room assignment promotions and processes. Develop on-going presentations and documents for Admissions tour guides and New Student Orientation Leaders on telling the residential life story.
• Lead and coordinate Residence Life & Housing staff presence and presentations throughout summer New Student Orientation. Develop presentation talking points and slides.
• Manage departmental budget as it relates to promoting on-campus living and assignment events and marketing campaigns.
• Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

• Supervision, marketing, branding, and communications background as well as experience in graphic design, assessment, event planning, public speaking, preferred.
• Proven ability to work independently as well as effectively in teamwork situations within a diverse university community
• Ability to manage multiple priorities. Requires organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Advanced knowledge and experience with e-communication and social media as a marketing tool
• Must possess outstanding oral, written, presentation and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to compose and edit written materials.

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