Public Relations Director-Student Hourly

Position Overview

The University of Kansas Student Senate is the primary advocate for students on campus. As one of higher education's finest models of self-governance, 110 senators and 11 executive staff members work together to allocate about $25 million in student fees in ways that best serve students. Student Senate also represents the KU student voice within University, State, and National Governance, working to address and develop policy in students' best interests.

    Job Description

    Duties of Public Relations Director:
    Responsible for all communications, public relations, and official correspondence on behalf of the University of Kansas Student Senate. Their duties include, but are not limited to the following:
    • The Public Relations Director is responsible for formulating and coordinating a Student Senate Outreach Plan for the academic year.
    • The Public Relations Director shall be responsible for distributing news releases to local media sources with pertinent Student Senate news, as well as monitoring coverage of senate in local media sources.
    • The Public Relations Director shall be responsible for distributing news releases outlining the decisions of the line-item, block, and fee review committees to the Student Senate website and Student Senate social media accounts, as well as to local media outlets at 38 their discretion, within 72 hours of the conclusion of line-item, block, and fee-review committees.
    • The Public Relations Director shall be responsible for maintaining the Student Senate social media accounts, and website.
    • The Public Relations Director shall be responsible for sending and correspondence, on behalf of the Student Senate, to individuals, organizations, and businesses.
    • The Public Relations Director shall be responsible for publicizing the Spring General Election, which shall include the creation of an election guide on the Student Senate website and a non-partisan guide of the Student Coalitions and Candidates running in the election.
    • The Public Relations Director shall be responsible for creating and maintaining a calendar on the Student Senate website with all publicly available Student Senate council, committee, board, and other relevant meetings and events sent to the Public Relations Director, via email.
    • Serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Students Assembly and Student Executive Council.
    • Coordinate and ensure streaming all Students Assembly meetings.
    • Create and/or approve all Student Senate logos and branding directions.
    • Maintain an up-to-date list of all Student Senate passwords.
    • Work with the Outreach Director to support them through social media and official communications to student organizations.
    • Work with the Social Justice Director to coordinate social media posts and outreach materials focusing on DEIB related events, opportunities, and resources.
    • Be responsible for other tasks as may be assigned by the Student Senate Constitution, the Student Body President, the Student Executive Council, or the Student’s Assembly.

    Required Qualifications

    • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at KU.
    • Available on Wednesday nights from 5pm-10pm for Student Senate meetings.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Public Relations experience
    • Social Media experience
    • Knowledge of Student Senate
    • Great communications skills
    • Initiative and innovative
    • Microsoft Word experience
    • Web experience
    • Adobe Suite experience

    Additional Candidate Instructions

    Complete application includes:
    • Completion of online application
    • Must include resume and PowerPoint presentation explaining what you are looking to accomplish through the role.
    • Resume should include any skills, qualifications, and/or experiences that would be applicable to this position.
    Review of applications begins May 22, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

    Contact Information to Applicants

    Madison Orrange, Student Senate Coordinator, Student Involvement and Leadership Center

    Advertised Salary Range


    Work Schedule

    up to 10 hours per week during the academic year and winter break.

    Anticipated Start Date

    Friday June 2, 2023

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    Posting Information

    • Posting ID:  25239BR
    • Department:  Student Senate
    • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
    • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
    • Employee Class:  S-Student

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