The George Mason University, Student Centers invites applications for the position of Marketing and Communications Manager. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Position:
The Marketing and Communications Manager for Student Centers at George Mason University is a classified staff position responsible for the coordination, creation, and management of all marketing, communication, web content, and social media engagement for Student Centers.
The Manager will be responsible for collaborating with the Associate Director to design an implementation plan for the newly formed Student Center Foundation account. The Manager will work, in conjunction with the Associate Director and Office Manager, to attract alumni and external corporate partner donors.
The Manager will be in a public relationsrole, working to promote Student Centers facilities, programs, services, and resources available to the campus community and general public using various social media, print advertising, website communications, and personal appearances at special events. Participation and representation in various campus events, committees, and working groups are essential. The Manager will create newsletters to share with all tenants and university stakeholders regarding facility updates and service offerings.
WEBSITECONTENTMANAGEMENT This position will help capitalize and produce online media elements used to enhance online student services, education, training, and development within Student Centers. They will guide unit staff to new possibilities for utilizing online capabilities, and ensure content is current and engaging while being designed in a way that matches the Student Centers identity.
GRAPHICDESIGN This position will support efforts in branding the department and setting standards for the Student Centers' identity. The Marketing and Communications Manager will conceptualize, design, and produce electronic and print publications, give away promotional items, social media, and other forms of advertisements. Projects include but are not limited to generating graphics and videos for social media, signage, website, and promotions for programs organized by the Student Centers Foundation, Corner Pocket, and Event Services.
SOCIALMEDIA The Marketing and Communications Team will use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other forms used by our students, faculty, and staff to find creative ways to promote all Student Centers services, programs, resources, facilities, and other timely information.
TENANT/UNIVERSITYRELATIONS Keep tenants located with Student Centers facilities along with university stakeholders informed of ongoing projects, policies and procedures changes, and service updates.
FOUNDATION Collaborate with the Associate Director to create a print and online marketing campaign to promote the foundation, attract donors, and assess the performance of the annual giving initiatives. This position is responsible for learning and adhering to campus policies, local and commonwealth laws for donor engagement and fundraising.
TRAINING Collaborate with the Associate Director and Student Centers Supervisors to develop content for the Student Centers Online Training Portal utilizing Microsoft Team to input content for both student employees and professional staff to continue their onboarding process and further develop their skills.
PUBLICRELATIONS Serve as the Student Centers representative at various events, including but not limited to:
shopMason Kiosk Days
Student Centers Kiosk Days
Admissions Open House
Orientation Green & Gold Showcases
Welcome 2 Mason Events
SUPERVISION Supervise the Marketing and Communications student employee team which is made up of a Web Developer and PR Assistant, Graphic Designer, Photography and Videography Assistant, and Data and Assessment Assistant.
A bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, or a related field. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and work experience will be considered in lieu of the bachelor's degree requirement;
Experience in higher education assessment practices and key performance indicator tracking and reporting;
Impeccable communication (written and verbal) skills;
Analytical and organizational skills—with attention to detail and ability to set and meet deadlines while working on multiple projects at one time—are essential skill sets;
Thorough working knowledge of MS Windows, Linux, and Macintosh OS (P); and in Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox Web browsers;
Demonstrated experience supervising student wage and part-time wage experience preferred;
Must be able to continuously expand one's knowledge about technology and methods supportive of Student Center management processes; and
Intermediate level experience of web development work, graphic design, social media management, content writing, some of which includes working closely with non-technical clients.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience. Salary will not exceed the mid 50's.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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George Mason University is a public, comprehensive, research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia located in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. Mason was initially founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1949, and became an independent institution in 1972. George Mason University is an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world.
George Mason University has 37,000 students from all 50 states and 130 countries and a residential population of more than 6,000 students. Mason is a vibrant and dynamic community of scholars. 80% of our students are employed within six months of graduation. Nearly two-thirds of the 140,000 Mason alumni live and work in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Mason is a young university that, in just a short time, has made impressive strides in size, stature and influence. Today, as Virginia’s largest public research university, we are setting the benchmark for a bold, progressive education that serves the needs of our students and communities. To that end, we have 10 schools and colleges devoted to a variety of study.
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George Mason, for whom our university is named, was one of the greatest of the founding fathers of the United States. Mason drafted the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which became a model for the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights.
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Mason is committed to creating a more just, free and prosperous world. Located in one of the most important political, economic and intellectual hubs in the world, we accept our responsibility to serve others: to help our students succeed, enrich the life of our community, and contribute to solving some of the most complex global problems of our time.
Washington, D.C.: Land of Opportunity.
Mason’s main campus is in Fairfax, Virginia, just 15 miles outside of Washington, D.C. The nation’s capital is easily accessible by car or public transportation.
At Mason, you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a beautiful wooded residential campus and outstanding college experience, as well as numerous internship and recreational opportunities that only a world-class urban setting like D.C. can offer.
You can intern with National Geographic or the Justice Department, visit the numerous museums with your Art History classmates, take a selfie in front of Lincoln Memorial, catch a Nationals baseball game, kayak along the Potomac, or check out the many neighborhoods where you’ll discover lots of great shopping, places to eat, art galleries, music venues, and much more. You can attend events and hear nationally recognized speakers. You’ll run out of time before you run out of things to do.
There’s more to explore. Students participate in a field trip to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., organized by the Office of International Programs and Services.
In just a short drive, you can be hiking in the Shenandoah Mountains or walking the boardwalk in either Ocean City, Maryland, or Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Our closest airports are Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport, and Mason is easily accessible by public transportation. Free shuttle buses help you get to the nearest Metro station in Vienna, Virginia, just a short distance from our Fairfax Campus. The Arlington Campus is within walking distance of the Virginia Square-GMU stop on the Orange Line.
Enriching Work Environment.
We will invest in recruiting, retaining, and developing talented and diverse faculty and academic and professional staff. We will create a vibrant campus life in which all members can grow and thrive.
Diversity is one of our core values; everyone is welcome here. Mason was recently named the most diverse university in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report.
We bring together a multitude of people and ideas in everything that we do. Our culture of inclusion, our multidisciplinary approach, and our global perspective makes us more effective educators and scholars.
While at Mason, you’ll be making your own decisions and forming your own view of the world. Engaging with diverse groups of individuals, including students, faculty, and staff, will enrich this experience. You will learn from them, and they will learn from you.
We have a variety of communities here, and you're sure to find a group of people who are like you. The great thing is you'll also be embraced by communities of people who are not like you. At Mason, you'll be in a place where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Interacting with people from a variety of backgrounds will:
•Widen your outlook of the world,
•Show you how to work and collaborate with people of differing views,
•Expose you to new perspectives from people with disparate life experiences, and
•Give you the social skills to interact with all kinds of people.
Diversity also enhances learning and creative thinking by prompting the study of new material and the awareness of fresh viewpoints. The power of many perspectives will boost your capacity to explore original ideas and solutions. Seeing issues in a new way heightens your creativity and problem-solving abilities.
Another benefit: As our nation becomes more diverse, students who learn in a diverse environment will be more competitive in an increasingly global economy. You’ll enhance your critical thinking skills and improve your ability to develop nuanced solutions to real-world problems.
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