Development Support Associate

Fairfax, VA
$25 per hour
Aug 13, 2022
Oct 05, 2022
Full Time
Development Support Associate, AdvancementThe George Mason University, School of Business invites applications for the position of Development Associate for the Advancement & Alumni Relations department. This position will support programs, events, and activities focusing on donor and alumni engagement. The position will collaborate with University Development, Alumni Relations, University Events Management, University Events Production, hotels and conference venues, caterers and various units within the School of Business. This is a temporary (anticipated dates are August 2022 through December 2022) wage position at the rate of $25 per hour. The anticipated hours for this position are 40 hours per week.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. Mason is the most diverse public university in Virginia and 12th nationally, based on the U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Colleges list. Washington, D.C. is ranked the 30th most racially and ethnically diverse city nationally amongst cities with a population of at least 300,000 people according to the U.S. News & World Report 2018 Diversity Ranking.Responsibilities:The Development Support Associate has responsibilities in the following areas:General Events ManagementSupports event management for the school's development and alumni efforts. These events include Building Campaign-related events, and the Annual Business Celebration (300-400 attendees expected). Duties include, but are not limited to: consulting with faculty and administrators to reach event goals, logistics, and financial aspects; managing event budgets and project management flow; contributing to the strategy of event programming (speaker selection and sponsorship ideas); briefing the Dean and other administrators on event objectives and agendas; prospect identification prior to events, cultivation during, and stewardship after (who are the top 10 prospects in the room and how are we ensuring the appropriate business school faculty/administrator connects with them; and meet deadlines established by supervisor;Assists the Director of Advancement in implementing effective ways of engaging Business alumni and managing the Business Alumni Chapter and alumni events. Acts as a contact and resource for Business departments and programs seeking to contact and engage alumni;Generate gift and event attendee/registration reports using ORBIS: To assist in gift and pledge tracking as well as the production of suspect/prospect lists for discovery & cultivation in support of the scholarship campaign priority; andStewardship support: Assist with ensuring that major donors are included in university sponsored stewardship events. Thank event attendees and donors through personal and e-thank you notes.Event SystemsWorks with central Advancement and Alumni Relations to request, build independently, and manage all event registration pages.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in marketing, public relations, communications, journalism, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and work experience;Intermediate degree of project management experience;Experience with Mason's university donor system (CRM) and the state procurement system (eVA) procedures are a plus;Demonstrated experience managing events in a university setting and working with high-level executives, speakers, or senior-level administrators;Experience working within a fundraising operation; andExperience interacting and negotiating with event venues.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number WG846z at by August 24, 2022; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and list of professional references. We will contact you directly if we require additional materials. Please note candidates will only be contacted if we believe the candidate is a strong match.As a state agency, George Mason is required to limit wage employee hours to 29 hours per week (on average) and no more than 1450 hours per wage year. The wage year, or standard measurement period, is May 1 to April 30. Each year on May 1, wage employees' hours will reset to zero.

"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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