VIVA Event & Outreach Coordinator

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Mar 23, 2023
May 21, 2023
Program Manager
Full Time
VIVA Event & Outreach Coordinator The Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), Virginia's academic library consortium, with its central office at the George Mason University Libraries, seeks to fill the position of Event & Outreach Coordinator. VIVA and George Mason University have a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among their faculty and staff, and strongly encourage candidates to apply who will enrich VIVA's and Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environments. About the Position: The VIVA Event & Outreach Coordinator will be an integral part of the VIVA program, supporting community engagement efforts across the consortium. The Event & Outreach Coordinator develops, manages, coordinates, implements, promotes, and assesses a variety of educational outreach and other virtual and in-person events, programs, and meetings for the VIVA consortium. These include, but are not limited to, the Collections Forum, the Interlibrary Loan Forum, the Open & Affordable Forum, and the Annual VIVA Member Meeting, among others. As the primary liaison for VIVA Events, this position is the point person for all event communication and will work closely with the VIVA Director and VIVA Budget and Operations Manager to manage event budgets, locations, catering, technologies, and overall logistics. Additionally, this position works to streamline consortial communication by developing promotional pieces about VIVA resources and services for both internal and external audiences, maintains the VIVA website, and manages VIVA's social media accounts. This position performs regular departmental responsibilities, including engaging in departmental meetings, assisting with special projects as needed, and supporting the VIVA Outreach Committee. Required Qualifications:The following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities are required:Experience in creating smooth and dependable logistical arrangements for events and programs. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats to diverse audiences. Commitment to exceptional, proactive customer service;Ability to edit and maintain web pages;Working knowledge of virtual meeting and office software;Ability to maintain effective working relationships with multiple diverse audiences and higher education employees at all levels throughout the state;Attention to detail;Ability to grow with technological changes;Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment as well as independently; andCan travel, when necessary, within Virginia.Preferred Qualifications:The following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities are preferred:Bachelor's Degree in Communications or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience;Familiarity with social networking sites for varied communications purposes related to events promotions;Graphic design skills or training; andExperience working within academic libraries or higher education.

All applications for this position MUST be submitted online at George Mason's employment page ( Applicants must submit the application, cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail), and phone numbers of three current references. Questions should be directed to Brian Royer (, Office of the Dean of Libraries. The review of applications will begin after the full consideration, apply by date of 4/14/2023.

"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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