Assistant Director of Events and Community Engagement

7 days left

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Aug 03, 2022
Aug 22, 2022
Full Time
Assistant Director of Events and Community EngagementThe George Mason University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Events and Community Engagement. 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:Together with development team in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Assistant Director of Events and Community Engagement will plan and implement alumni relations and fundraising events for the College, with the goal of donor cultivation, alumni engagement and stewardship. In addition to the large signature events, this person will plan strategic engagement and mentoring events, alumni outreach gatherings, scholarship events, and small intimate donor cultivation events. These responsibilities will require and showcase creativity, digital comfort, strong project management skills and the ability to collaborate with a dedicated team.Responsibilities:Responsible for managing and facilitating events for both on and off-campus, both in-person and virtually;Ensure proper setup for events and other activities - setup includes but not limited to: furnishings (table, chairs, podiums, staging, pipe & drape skirting, etc.), advertising materials (banners, easels, signs, etc.), and aesthetics (cleanliness, blinds/shades adjusted, lighting adjusted, client access);Secure space, and provide project management, logistic, and administrative services as needed for meetings, workshops, seminars, presentations, and conferences;Work with Mason and external groups to fulfill event needs such as catering, transportation, facilities management, and more;Coordinate, facilitate and lead virtual events, webinars and meetings using video conferencing platforms such as Zoom and Teams. Understand how to organize breakout rooms, recordings, and facilitate Q&As for those meetings. Investigate other video conferencing platforms, as needed, for larger events;Design print and electronic marketing materials such as brochures, flyers and postcards, email graphics, social media graphics, or logos in support of events;Maintain a dashboard that clearly demonstrates project progress and deliverable timelines;Work collaboratively with all necessary university staff, students, vendors, partners, etc.;Additional tasks may include drafting/coordinating the distribution of marketing materials, and assisting with event outreach activities;Update content on CHSS webpages and Anthology registration pages; andDesigning, developing, and executing special projects as assigned.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience;Experience in events management, ideally in a higher education setting;Experience in a variety of areas to include house management, facilities/contractor coordination, event planning and a strong administrative skill set;Demonstrated analytical and project management skills, preferably related to fundraising goals;Demonstrated, effective interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with donors, volunteers and faculty members;Ability to analyze and solve problems with minimal supervision;Ability to organize, facilitate and lead video conference meetings, webinars, and other events;Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment;Ability to identify and forecast operational needs and manage operations;Ability to set goals, multi-task, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines;Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and administrators across multiple disciplines and administrative offices; andAbility to work well with co-workers and diverse faculty.Preferred Qualifications:Knowledge of Mason event applications and operational needs in university academic buildings;Knowledge of university policies and procedures;Familiarity with University scheduling applications (25Live; calendar/scheduling) and events management;Familiarity with Teams, Zoom, and other video conference platforms;Advanced skills with Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Canva; andAbility to manage an event/project from conception through execution to include all aspects of project and volunteer management.

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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