Assistant Director, Constituent Relations

Fairfax, VA
$50,000 - $55,000; Commensurate with education and experience.
May 19, 2022
Sep 10, 2022
Full Time
Assistant Director, Constituent RelationsThe George Mason University, Office of University Advancement and Alumni Relations is seeking an Assistant Director, Constituent Relations.This position offers:Potential for flexible telework and hybrid telework scheduling;Competitive salary; andOutstanding benefits, including:Health & life insurance, multiple industry-leading retirement plans available including state VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan, accrued paid days off per year, paid holidays, paid winter break, paid sick leave, professional development, tuition reimbursement at GMU, and employee assistance programs.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:Reporting to the Director of Development, the Assistant Director of Constituent Relations supports the Director and the Office of Alumni Relations to create and execute effective ways of engaging with over 2,000 Carter School alumni, at all degree levels.The Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations is responsible for all aspects of fundraising for George Mason University which includes the successful discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of all donors. Advancement's mission is to build strong, lifelong relationships with George Mason University's alumni and constituents, while matching their philanthropic interests with the university's aspirations and priorities. The division is committed to serving the needs of the university, our alumni, and the greater community by providing access to quality education and lifelong learning. Respect, service, integrity, collaboration, diversity, transparency, and creativity are the values that guide our work and culture.Responsibilities:The Assistant Director of Constituent Relations is responsible for working with alumni and volunteer leadership to design and implement engagement programs and activities related to the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution. The Assistant Director of Constituent Relations is responsible for engagement, cultivation, and stewardship strategies for alumni and volunteer leadership.Duties Include:Work closely with the Director of Development and the Office of Alumni Relations to create and execute an engagement strategy with current students and over 2,000 Carter School alumni;Organize and implement events including but not limited to: Carter School Peace Week, networking events, educational panels and symposiums, Mason alumni events, and School celebrations;Manage communication to Carter School alumni through the alumni webpages, social media channels, alumni surveys, congratulatory letters, and philanthropic outreach;Support the Carter School Alumni Chapter and Carter School Advisory Board as needed; attend Chapter and Advisory Board meetings and events; andEncourage volunteer participation and facilitate engagement in School or University activities.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of training/experience;Experience in alumni relations, advancement/development, or closely related experience including demonstrated success in working with volunteers, membership development, cultivation, and stewardship;Events management skills;Program development skills;Demonstrated computer skills and familiarity with data management systems and computer software, i.e., Microsoft Office, and donor database, i.e., Advance, Salesforce;Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills;High level of organization and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;Demonstrated interpersonal skills working with colleagues and volunteers;Ability to work both as a team member and to work independently on assigned tasks;Alumni relations or closely related experience including demonstrated success in working with volunteers, donor engagement, and/or events management;Demonstrated research skills with databases;Ability to work creatively, independently, and be a team player; andDemonstrated written and verbal presentation skills.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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