POSTING DATE: July 1, 2013

Wayland Baptist University - Plainview Campus


Public Relations and Communications/Alumni Development


Director of Public Relations/Director of Alumni Development


The Public Relations Coordinator in the Office of Public Relations and Communications is responsible for representing the office to all of the University’s public in a positive manner and provide assistance in all aspects of the office.


1.  Serve as office manager, coordinating supplies, mail, files, bookkeeping/requisition processes, student timesheets and budget monitoring for both the public relations and alumni offices.

2.  Act as advisor and supervisor for the yearbook staff, making sure deadlines are met and the yearbook is properly packaged and sent off for publication.

3.  Write and prepare press releases as needed.

4.  Assist with basic graphic design of brochures/posters/ads etc. …

5.  Assist Director of Alumni Development with graduation and homecoming as needed.

6.  Use the online monitoring service (meltwater) to prepare reports on publication and social media hits regarding Wayland Baptist University.

7.  Maintain online calendar and provide photo and writing assignments for yearbook staff based on campus events.

8.  Serve as the office web manager, loading press releases, online newsletter and keeping communications website updated.

9.  Monitor and keep the official university social media sites updated.

10.  Assist the university community with business card and stationary orders.

11.  Help staff distribute media releases and bid requests as needed.

12.  Provide support for staff in terms of ideas and strategies for university communications efforts.

13.  Provide support for other advancement offices as needed.


The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job.  Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Public Relations and Communications or the Director of Alumni Development.

QUALIFICATIONS: A commitment of Christian Higher education and in agreement with the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in general and Wayland Baptist University in particular.
Education, Certification and Licence:

1.  High School Diploma or G.E.D. required.

2.  College degree preferred.

Experience & Knowledge:

1.  Proven office experience.

2.  Experience working with the public both in person and on the telephone required.

3.  Experience with journalism.

4.  Experience and knowledge of the basic elements of graphic design.

Skills & Abilities:

1.  Must have strong interpersonal skills and a pleasant demeanor both in person and by telephone.

2.  Excellent communication skills both written and oral.

3.  A strong work ethic.

4.  Proficiency in computer applications, specifically Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Power Point and Excel.

5.  Experience with Adobe design software is a plus

6.  Ability to multi-task and organize projects.

7.  Excellent skills in project and detail management.

Physical Demands & Work Conditions:

Ability to lift files, open file drawers and perform repetitive arm and hand movements. Stopping, bending and standing is required. Sitting at a desk or workstation. Viewing a computer monitor. Physical dexterity and coordination.


Work as a team player. Indoors, environmentally controlled. Importance of being exact or accurate. Repetitive motions and tasks. Transportation to and from work provided by individual. May require travel to other locations.

Additional Requirements:

Must have no delinquent or defaulted Student Loans.  A credit check may be conducted to insure the requirement is met.

THE UNIVERSITY: Wayland Baptist University is a four-year liberal arts university. The institution is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Wayland Baptist University System is comprised of the Plainview campus, which is predominately a residential campus, twelve external campuses, and the Virtual Campus offering courses in a broad range of academic areas.

Applications may be submitted online or you may download it from the top of this web page by clicking on Application for Employment.

Interested individuals MUST submit the following information:

1. Letter of Interest

2. Completed University Application of Employment with Faith Statement (Link to Application Below)

3. Current Resume

4. List of Current References

Please send this information to:

Ron Appling, Director of Human Resources

Wayland Baptist University
1900 W. 7th Street, CMB #389
Plainview, TX 79072
Phone: (806) 291-3451
Fax: (806) 291-1981


Position will remain open until filled.

Wayland Baptist University does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its mission and purposes.