Associate Director, Constituent Engagement

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Sep 24, 2022
Mar 15, 2023
Full Time
Office of Advancement and Alumni RelationsAssociate Director, Constituent EngagementThe George Mason University Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations, within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), seeks a goal-oriented and collaborative Associate Director, Constituent 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.Responsibilities:Organize and implement special events for alumni engagement for CEC and the departments within the College including CEC Giving Day;Coordinate with College faculty, centers, and programs on alumni engagement events and projects;Develop and maintain an event(s) timeline with goal targets, benchmarks, actual results, deadlines, and follow-up plans;Serve as the lead manager for the CEC Alumni Chapter by working with volunteer leadership to plan strategy, elections, events, and communications;Encourage volunteer participation and facilitate engagement in CEC activities;Support the qualification efforts of the Advancement team by performing discovery work through one-on-one visits with volunteers and donor prospects;Manage budget for events to accomplish event goals within the budget assigned by the Senior Director of Advancement;Develop strategies to support the cultivation of a portfolio of engaged alumni and prospects; andUtilize data-driven reporting, engage and move alumni through engagement opportunities, individual appeals, recognition events, and advisory board work.Required Qualifications:Master's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skill, and abilities have been achieved;Significant experience, preferably 5+ years, in constituent engagement;Demonstrated success at alumni relations and planning special events;Strong interpersonal skills working with colleagues and constituents;Excellent organizational and administrative skills, with the ability to multitask;Strong written and verbal communication skills; andFamiliarity with Microsoft Office and willingness to learn donor database, Salesforce.Preferred Qualifications:An understanding of and appreciation for higher education institutional advancement.Mason Engineering and Computing: The Future of Engineering and Computing is HereThe College of Engineering and Computing at George Mason University is comprised of the Volgenau School of Engineering and the School of Computing. The College is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education. Ranked nationally in the top 100 in both undergraduate and graduate education, the College boasts more than 10,000 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 302 full-time faculty who comprise the College, 93 are tenured, 75 are tenure-track, 82 are instructional faculty, and 52 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended more than $70 million in sponsored research awards last year and has projects with over $400 million in current and anticipated awards. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia's technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its research in many leading areas including artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, autonomous systems, 5G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, community-based healthcare, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more.The College highly encourages multidisciplinary research and provides faculty with opportunities to work with other disciplines.George Mason University is the largest and most diverse public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of 40,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It was classified as an R1 research institution in 2016 by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. Mason is located in the city of Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, with unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories. Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation, providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry. Fairfax is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country, and has an outstanding local public school system.In conjunction with Amazon's decision to establish a second headquarters in Northern Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia announced a multi-year plan to invest in the growth of degree programs in computing. George Mason University has committed to accelerate its plans to increase its capacity in engineering and computing. Some of the university's exciting plans are the launch of the Institute for Digital InnovAtion, a university think tank and incubator to serve the digital economy, and the expansion of its Arlington Campus with a 360,000 square foot building-Fuse at Mason Square. Fuse will become the nexus of Mason's transdisciplinary research, entrepreneurship, and academic program efforts in digital innovation, and will unite the public and private sectors in a collaborative alliance to address the world's grand challenges.

For full consideration, applicants must complete the online application at for position number FA11KZ; and attach a cover letter, resume, a statement of what diversity and inclusion mean to you (to attach as 'Other Doc'), and a list of three professional references with contact information.Full consideration will apply to applicants who submit their completed application by October 7, 2022; however, review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

"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."

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