Manager 1 (Simmons School of Education & Human Development) at Southern Methodist University Inc

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Location: Dallas, Texas

Job Description:


Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

About SMU

SMU's more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of the University's small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through eight schools.

Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities - from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor.

About the Position:

This Manager will be a collaborative team player, have strong communication and customer service skills, be highly organized and have a solutions-oriented mindset in order to perform several key functions for the Simmons School of Education and Human Development. These key functions include scheduling and planning events; editing Simmons' webpages in Sitecore; coordinating building operations, projects and facility repairs; preparing and placing Social Media; managing inventories of Simmons equipment and branded materials; and supporting the delivery of Simmons Advanced Placement program.

Essential Functions:

  • Schedule and help organize events and re-locate academic classes as needed. Space scheduling is currently managed through but will move to a new software tool in January 2022. In some cases, will negotiate the services and space arrangements which can be provided and if needed, ensure that an appropriate event contract is executed.

  • Functions as the primary website editor for the School--some Sitecore coding involved.

  • Oversees building operations. Works with the Facilities Office to manage the repair of equipment and damaged property (e.g., HVAC). Coordinates office moves. Manages the key and swipe-card system for Simmons buildings, including locking them when necessary.

  • Assist the Assistant Dean for Public Relations develop and place Social Media, for which communication skills are critical.

  • Inventory management. Inventories equipment and furniture annually and orders and maintains Simmons' branded inventory used for recruitment and special events.

  • Assist in the delivery of the School's summer Advanced Placement program.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree is required.

Must have 2 years' professional office experience. Experience with coordination of office moves, inventory management, building operations, and event management is preferred.

Experience with social media and webpage editing, preferably in SiteCore, is strongly preferred.

Work experience at a college or university is a plus.

Proficiency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively and positively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Must be very customer oriented.

Must have excellent written communication skills, including proper spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Candidate must have well developed organizational skills that include effective planning, time management and project management skills.

Must be detail oriented and able to produce very accurate work while meeting deadlines. Must be able to accurately inventory equipment, furniture, and branded inventory.

Candidate must demonstrate strong problem solving and analytical skills.

Must be able to handle information with complete confidentiality and professionalism.

Must be able to work independently as well as a team player.

Occasionally may require evening or weekend work for Simmons events.

Physical and Environmental Demands:

  • Sit for long periods of time

  • Bend

  • Carry/lift 25 lbs.

  • Climb

  • Handle objects (dexterity)

  • Kneel

  • Stand

  • Push/pull

Deadline to Apply:

Deadline to Apply: January 28, 2022

EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,


SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.

SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU's retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.

The value of learning at SMU isn't just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities, including tuition benefits.
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