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Communications and Marketing Coordinator

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Salary starting in the low $50k's, commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date
Oct 27, 2022

Job Details

Communications and Marketing CoordinatorThe George Mason University Libraries is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced, skillful, and collaborative person for the position of Communications and Marketing Coordinator in the Administration unit of the Office of the Dean of Libraries and University Librarian.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 Libraries' Director of Communications, Grants and Marketing, the Communications and Marketing Coordinator will assist in the development and execution of communications and marketing in support of the Libraries' various units, teams, programs, and strategic priorities. The incumbent will contribute to and perform internal and external communications and effect outreach initiatives for sharing of information and building affinity and support among students, faculty, alumni, donors, and friends.Responsibilities:The position's role encompasses focus on the following priorities:Communications - support the overall communications efforts of the Libraries, through writing, editing, proofreading and ensuring adherence to University Brand in all created assets;Marketing - assist with the development and implementation of multi-faceted and multi-channel campaigns that connect the Libraries to key constituencies;Social Media - develop and manage a comprehensive social media strategy for the Libraries, to include assessing current channels and proposing solutions, as well as crafting messaging and proposing ideas for special campaigns; andGraphic Design - design, brand, produce, and disseminate promotional materials (e.g., posters, signage, programs, handouts, etc.) in support of Libraries' initiatives and events; create/edit photography and videos (or liaise with relevant office or vendors to arrange creation of assets).Required Qualifications:Applicants should bring the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to this position:Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in the communications or marketing disciplines;Experience managing social media channels/platforms;Experience or training in digital marketing and graphic design;Experience with content management systems (WordPress, etc.);Demonstrated experience in communications or marketing;Demonstrated written and oral communications skills;Proficiency with Microsoft Suite and Adobe Creative cloud software;Attention to detail; andAbility to prioritize tasks and effectively manage duties.Preferred Qualifications:The following education and/or skill sets are preferred:Ability to learn new software/content systems quickly;Photography and/or videography experience; andTwo or more (2+) years of related experience.The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and three other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington, D.C., region. Serving an R1 University, the Mason Libraries pursues an ambitious programmatic agenda in all areas that are key to a 21st century academic research library - innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled staff members, growing collections, digital scholarship, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational partnerships. For more information, visit us at

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three current professional references with names, addresses (including e-mail), and phone numbers.Questions should be directed to Diana Tippett ( or Della Patrick (, Office of the Dean of Libraries.Review of applications will begin August 3, 2022.

"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.


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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