Communications and Outreach Assistant

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Dec 07, 2022
Feb 04, 2023
Full Time
Communications and Outreach Assistant, AbuSulayman Center for Global Islamic StudiesThe AbuSulayman Center for Global Islamic Studies seeks a part-time (15-20 hrs/wk) Communications and Outreach Assistant who will be responsible for maintaining and updating the Center website in coordination with the College of Humanities and Social Science web team; managing the Center's social media presence and listserv; handling publicity for Center activities; and video recording and video editing Center events and programs. The Communications and Outreach Assistant will work with Center leadership and staff to develop public outreach and communications strategies for Center activities using various media, and design and create digital and print promotional materials for the Center and its programs, projects, and events. The Communications and Outreach Assistant will also provide logistical support and assistance to Center staff during in-person and virtual events, and he/she is expected to be present for in-person events to video record the proceedings. Please note that this is an in-person position. While some meetings and work can be conducted remotely, the candidate must be able to work regularly on George Mason University's Fairfax campus.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.Required Qualifications:Relevant training or experience in website, social media, and publicity management (generally 1 or more years);Experience with video recording and editing;Strong written and oral communication skills;Ability to work independently and efficiently to ensure the Center's many events are well-publicized and promoted effectively;Flexibility and time-management skills to adapt working hours to the Center's programming needs;Knowledge of relevant applications and programs, including Wordpress or similar web management tools, iMovie or other digital editing tools, Canva, Mail Chimp, Constant Contact; andAbility to work on-site (not remotely).Preferred Qualifications:Two or more years of relevant training or experience in web and social media management, publicity, and video recording/editing;Familiarity with George Mason University or another higher education work environment; andSome interest in Islamic Studies or Muslim-majority regions.Pay: $25.00/hourPosition will remain open until filled.AbuSulayman Center for Global Islamic Studies: The AbuSulayman Center for Global Islamic Studies works to advance a sound and nuanced understanding of Muslim societies and the Islamic faith, its role in world history, and its current patterns of globalization. The Center recognizes that Islam is a universal faith and a world civilization with a global community. Thus, the center provides a global, rather than regional, framework for exploring Islam. The Center for Global Islamic Studies supports research, interdisciplinary academic programs, and community outreach. By providing educational and research opportunities for students, faculty, and visiting scholars, it is helping develop 21st century leaders with a sophisticated understanding of the complex dynamics that shape Muslim communities worldwide.George Mason University:The University is an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world. As the largest comprehensive public university in Virginia, with over 38,000 students, 85 undergraduate majors, 87 master's programs, 36 doctoral programs, and a law school, Mason continues to expand on all fronts essential to a leading global university.

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