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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F

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Job Description Summary / TWC Summary

Under general supervision supports the Director for the Center for Justice Research ( CJR ) to promote the various initiatives of the Center for Justice Research, including media launches, events, partnerships, and the CJR staff, as well as making the public award of CJR research and programs. plans, coordinates and manages the department activities. Counsels program participants and implements program activities.

Essential Duties Summary
  • Develops, implements, and coordinates program activities. Writes and placement of blog posts and editing and proofreading of CJR research reports, coordinating media launch events and promotion.
  • Assists in the planning, development and achievement of established goals and objectives for programs, projects, events or activities of the department. Secures CJR research and speaking engagements key forums and events. Write blogs and articles for CJR websites, and content for CJR’s social accounts where necessary. Drafts and placement of Op-Eds and featured articles
  • Supervises, coordinates and directs activities and work of interns and/or students. Organizes CJR events, securing high level speakers and generating appropriate interest and publicity.
  • Represents the department at various University or community meetings and special events to promote existing and new programs, projects, events or activities. Develops and tracks relationships with journalists and news agencies. Develops relationships with the necessary outlets for regular discussion of key issues related to CJR . Maintains database of think tanks and media contacts, including bloggers.
  • Composes, reviews and distributes correspondence. Helps develop collaborative relationships with relevant think tanks, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs and academic institutions.
  • Gathers data, researches information, and generates reports on program status and activities. Establishes and maintains departmental files, records and reports. Formulates procedures for systematic retention, protection, retrieval, transfer, and disposal of files and records.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Hiring Range
$48,273.00 - $60,341.00


Bachelor’s degree or higher. Master’s degree preferred.
University degree in communication/journalism/international relations/political sciences or closely related field.

Required Licensing/Certification

Valid Texas Driver’s License preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications.

Skill in:
  • Problem-solving and decision-making. Detail oriented
  • Multitasking and time management. Problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Coordinating work of others. Internal and external communication.
  • Planning activities. Strong organizational.
  • Both verbal and written communication.

Ability to:
  • Prepare detailed reports. Perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly.
  • Work independently.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and donors.
Work Experience
  • One (1) to three (3) years of experience.
  • Show increasing responsibilities in public affairs, communications and related fields, specifically demonstrating capabilities to effectively write, edit and present public information on complex subjects for print and digital media, preferably at local, state, and national level.
  • Experience in developing content that may utilize social media, multimedia, apps and web publishing tools.
Working/Environmental Conditions
  • Limited standing and/or walking.
  • Handling light weight objects.
  • Using or carrying equipment.
  • Stoop, bend or lift.
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Position End Date (if temporary)

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It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

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Open Until Filled (overrides close field)

Special Instructions to Applicants
Open to all applicants.
Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in communication/journalism/international relations/political sciences or closely related field? Master’s degree preferred.
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have one (1) to three (3) years of experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience in developing content that may utilize social media, multimedia, apps and web publishing tools?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have the capability to effectively write, edit and present public information on complex subjects for print and digital media, preferably at local, state, and national level?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Official Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Reference Letter 3

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