Communications Coordinator

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Feb 18, 2023
Apr 09, 2023
Full Time
Communications CoordinatorThe George Mason University, College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), invites applications for a Communications Coordinator position, to manage internal and external college-level and school-level communications initiatives. This is a full-time classified staff position reporting to the Director of Communications and Marketing.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:Specific responsibilities of this position include:Managing content and posting for flagship CEHD social media accounts for the purpose of recruitment and outreach;Communicating with faculty and staff about their news requests, and serving as the central knowledge base for internal and external announcements;Liaising with central university communications staff to share content that is relevant for other university channels;Monitoring CEHD earned media coverage;Determining appropriate channel plan for each piece of CEHD news according to CEHD communications strategy developed by the Director of Communications;Tracking all communications projects and providing direction to freelance and wage employees to ensure on-time delivery of all communications assets, including photos, videos, and written pieces;Managing internal CEHD communications channels, including web-based content hub, bi-weekly email newsletters, and listservs; andManaging content for, and deployment of, CEHD recruitment email communications plans through Salesforce/TargetX CRM; andOccasional evening/weekend activities may be required due to the nature of this position's oversight of social media channels.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and related experience;Experience executing communication strategies across multiple platforms; experience managing complex projects with many stakeholders; demonstrated success in engaging audiences using social media, and a deep understanding of social media and newsletter best practices;Knowledge of marketing and communications fundamentals, including communication strategies across multiple platforms;Deep understanding of social media and newsletter best practices;Specific software skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Mailchimp;Demonstrated project management skills, and experience managing complex projects with many stakeholders;Demonstrated skill in written and oral communication; andAbility to work with a team, organize information, be a self-starter, and take responsibility.Preferred Qualifications:Ability to analyze data and use it to make strategic decisions about content and engagement;Experience in Higher Ed communications; andExperience with customer relationship management systems such as Salesforce.

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.