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Development Operations, Alumni & Constituent Engagement Manager

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date
Nov 7, 2023

Job Details

Development Operations, Alumni & Constituent Engagement ManagerThe George Mason University, College of Science invites well-qualified candidates to apply to become our Development Operations, Alumni & Constituent Engagement Manager. 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.George Mason University College of Science (Mason Science) is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (AJEDI) throughout our STEM community, including within our hiring and retention practices. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes Anti-Racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is what provides vibrancy, innovation and growth to an academic community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision.Responsibilities:Under direction of the Senior Director of Advancement, the Manager is responsible for coordinating with the COS Development team in the management of alumni and constituent engagement and pipeline activities in partnership, with a focus on communications, events, operations, and stewardship with the goal of engaging constituents to develop future donors and increase philanthropy from current and past donors.This position will collaborate with COS Development Team and relevant offices in Central Advancement on annual communications plans, and lead execution of unit communications and development of unit materials. This individual will also plan and execute strategic events in support of unit Development and Alumni Relations mission and goals.The Operations Manager will also support the Dean and COS Development Team in reporting, database management, stewardship coordination, and prospect research.Additional duties include but are not limited to:Provide weekly and as-needed reports for Dean and Development team on Development progress and goals;Collaborate with Development Officers in the coordination, cultivation, and stewardship of major prospects and donors through strategic communications, and identifying intersections among constituents and College activities;Support Dean and Senior Director in Advancement database updates and management;Audit College Foundation accounts and provide routine updates;Process financial requests, etc. for Development expenses, etc.;Develops communications, promotional materials, programs, and activities while being intentional with a lens of donor cultivation and stewardship;In coordination with COS Development team, plans a comprehensive calendar of communications and events and manages the execution of each, including the Mason Science Series, Dean's Advisory Board, and other activities as directed by the Dean and Senior Advisor;Prepares and sends COS Friends & Alumni Newsletter, with a minimum goal of 3 newsletters per semester;Identifies opportunities and content for "real time" announcements of awards or newsworthy articles and circulate among constituents in timely manner;Assists in tracking / drafting /sending acknowledgment, stewardship, and personal correspondence on behalf of Dean and Senior Director;Collaborate on website updates related to Development activities;Supervise student workers in assisting with events, mailings, and other related activities;Develop and incorporate alumni and constituent engagement strategies, focused on driving the fundraising pipeline as part of an integrated advancement model; andLead coordination of the COS Alumni Chapter and Mentorship programs, in tandem with outreach activities.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in Non-profit Management; Business; Communications; Sciences or Humanities, or related field; or, equivalent combination of education and related experience;Demonstrated experience, preferably in development and/or higher education, or comparable experience in a nonprofit or private sector institution (typically3+ years);Demonstrated experience in events planning and execution for small and large groups (typically 3+ years);Skill in the use of computers to include Microsoft Office applications, Adobe, and various communications platforms and database systems;Ability to work as a collaborative team member, while also independently on areas of leadership/ownership;Highly detailed, with strong organizational and project management skills, including the ability to manage deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously;Ability to work effectively with diverse constituent groups and senior institutional staff;Commitment to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where access, justice equity diversity, and inclusion (AJEDI) are both celebrated and core values; andAbility to work evenings and weekends as needed.Preferred Qualifications:Master's / Advanced Degree in a related field;Substantial experience in related fields: higher education, development, events, and/or alumni outreach (typically 5+ years); andFamiliarity with Mason Advancement & Alumni Relations platforms and processes.

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.


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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