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Outreach and Operations Specialist

Outreach and Operations Specialist

Outreach and Operations Specialist

Banners Cultural Series
McNeese State University invites qualified applicants for the position of Outreach and Operations Specialist for the Banners Cultural Series. This is a full-time, 12-month, unclassified position. The appointment begins immediately.

Position Description and Responsibilities:

The Outreach and Operations Specialist is responsible for the following:
  • Initiate and foster relationships that bring Banners Engages into schools and other public venues such as public libraries, senior centers, and non-profit agencies
  • Coordinate outreach schedule and handle all logistics involved in production, including the gathering and design of curriculum materials to support programming
  • Coordinate and design MSU and SOWELA faculty and student outreach committee, manage university relations program
  • Research and secure all Banners Engages participating artists and lecturers, and assist with artist research for Banners Presents as well as the Banners Cultural Season
  • Oversee sponsor acquisition, grant writing, grant submission, and timely post-event grant and backer reports on grants that support Banners outreach programming
  • Reporting requirements: ability to generate reports as requested, coordinating evaluation methods, compiling results, dispersing and collecting evaluation documents
  • Responsible for developing and managing a Banners Engages Committee
  • Responsible for developing and managing a Banners volunteer core and for appointing and working with a volunteer coordinator
  • Artist Relations Liaison: covers logistics for all Banners performers, lecturers, and practitioners including coordination of transportation, lodging, general needs, and venue needs of all Banners Engages, Presents, Rouge et Blanc, and Cultural Season workers
  • Responsible for overseeing royalties, documentation, film research, and archiving
  • Support and participate in total management of Rouge et Blanc, the annual fundraiser
  • Create and oversee marketing and social media plans for Banners outreach and events
  • Assist in design and upkeep of online ticketing, as well as volunteer, member, and sponsor management through Vendini


  • B.A. or B.S. Degree
  • Communication: public speaking abilities, and the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with schools, the press, McNeese faculty and staff, and others in the community
  • Computer skills: must be proficient with computer and various software, including all programs in the Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.), survey/evaluation software, and other programs as needed
  • Technical skills: knowledge of and ability to procure and manage technical requirements for events such as sound, staging, equipment delivery, and lighting
  • Availability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as needed
  • Ability to work responsibly within budgets and track event-related finances
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment


$30,000 - $33,500


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Application Materials and Contact:

Applicants should submit: Letter of Application, Resume, References (name, phone number, and e-mail address of at least three), and Unofficial Transcripts for the application process. Please submit the required documents to:

Jessica Hutchings, Chair
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
McNeese State University 
Box 91540
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Voice: (337) 475-5512
Fax: (337) 475-5511
TDD: (337) 562-4227

Additional Information:

McNeese State University, located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is a public university and a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and al l supporting materials will become public record. All applicants are expected to submit complete and accurate materials as specified in the position announcement. A background check and an English Proficiency assessment will be conducted on selected finalists. We comply with Louisiana Revised Statute 49:1001, et seq, and State of Louisiana Executive Order 98-38, which provides for drug testing of employees, appointees, prospective employees, and prospective appointees. Prospective employees and employees are informed if a drug test is required.

McNeese State University is an AA/EEO/ADA employer committed to excellence through diversity.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires McNeese State University to inform applicants that the University can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and right to accept employment.

McNeese State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and all supporting materials will become public record. An executive session pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. 42:6.1(A) may be required.

Persons needing reasonable accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Equal Opportunity Office: Voice: (337) 475-5428; TDD/TTY, Hearing Impaired: (337) 562-4227; Fax: (337) 475-5960; or

Instructional Faculty Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees, an official comprehensive course-by-course report and U.S. Equivalency Statement, from World Education Services. The official Credential Evaluation Report and U.S. Equivalency Statement must be submitted directly to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, Box 93220, Lake Charles, LA 70609; (337)475-5508. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice and will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.