Research assistant - marketing / graphic design Job at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

  • Sam Houston State University
  • Huntsville, TX

Job Description

Posting Information




Graduate Research Assistant - Marketing/ Graphic Design

Employee Class

Student Employee

College Work Study Position



Dept of Educational Leadership


Division of Academic Affairs

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Preferred Student Classification

Nature & Purpose of Position

The Graduate Research Assistant plays a crucial role in advancing the mission of the Center for Assessment, Research, and Educational Safety (CARES), dedicated to the development, engagement, and dissemination of innovative research. The focus areas include threat assessment, behavioral health, and educational safety, spanning from grade school through higher education. The graduate research assistant is expected to contribute significantly to the research process, showcasing excellent communication skills and a commitment to supporting CARES in achieving its objectives.

Key Qualifications:

  • Exceptional Communication Skills
  • Proficiency in marketing and graphic design skills
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, or Canva are preferred


  • Assist the Principal Investigator, Graduate Research Assistants, and other Professional Staff in both research projects and operational needs of CARES.
  • Maintain all social media and marketing-related products
  • Assist in designing, advertising, and promoting materials, including social media posts, flyers, table tents, and other promotional items
  • Experience creating designs and layout of campaigns and advertisements
  • Maintain professional communication in person, via phone, and through email.
  • Conceptualize creative designs for projects, reports, and publications.
  • Collect and enter data while maintaining the confidentiality of information.
  • Assist in creating research products, including survey and interview questionnaires.
  • Write reports/publications and conduct literature reviews.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Engage in trainings, webinars, and other professional development opportunities.
  • Present research findings at conferences, webinars, and other relevant platforms.
  • Assist in finding, drafting, and applying for grant funding.
  • Undertake additional responsibilities as assigned.
  • Some in-state travel is possible.

Other Requirements for the Position

Open Date


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Contact Information

Contact Name & Title

Jayde Casper, Administrative Assistant

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Contact Instructions Summary

HR Contact/Student Supervisor – Stacie Haynes –

EEO Statement

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Job Tags

Contract work, Part time,

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