Graduate Communications Coordinator

7 days left

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
May 22, 2023
Jun 11, 2023
Full Time
Office of Graduate StudiesGraduate Communications CoordinatorThe George Mason University Office of Graduate Studies, within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), seeks a motivated, proactive, organized, and self-reliant Graduate Communications Coordinator. George Mason 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. About the Position:The Graduate Communications Coordinator will plan, organize, and implement graduate admissions communication and outreach services for the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), performing duties across all graduate communication efforts. This position provides marketing and communications support by managing and developing various communication plans, event campaigns, and content across platforms managed by CEC's Office of Graduate Studies (CECGS), including webpages, web-based recruitment efforts, report building and student inquiry data management.Reporting to the Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment the Coordinator supports CECGS with recruitment and retention efforts and may have responsibility for training and supervising student/non-student wage employees to assist with communication-related projects, as needed. Responsibilities:Content ManagementDevelop and update the CEC Graduate Studies webpage content;Work strategically with CEC's Communications team to ensure delivery of content; announcements, and social media promotions to an expanded audience; and Manage and promote recruitment events on various platforms.Communications and OutreachDevelop and manage the CEC graduate admissions communication plan;Create and enhance personalized email templates to inform prospective students of graduate education opportunities and programs;Coordinate with CEC stakeholders to produce successful results for the communication plan;Create and maintain a comprehensive communication plan calendar for the office;Track campaign statistics and broadcasts through the university CRM;Oversee and manage student inquiry data loads, dashboards, and report creation;Identify needs and strategize enhancements to the communication plan; andResearch and remain current on communications and marketing strategies to optimize graduate recruitment efforts.Campaign Operations and Recruitment SupportBuild and execute email campaigns for the purpose of inviting and attracting prospective students to graduate events;Manage and optimize recruitment materials, both print and digital, to ensure they are current and accurate; andSupport various recruitment efforts and projects.Other duties as assigned.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in communications, business administration, public relations, or related field and/or combination of equivalent education and work experience in communications, marketing, student recruitment or business administration and/or working in a higher education;Excellent communication skills;Effective organizational, planning, and time management skills with strong attention to detail;Proactive and critical thinker;Goal driven, self-starter;Experience working effectively both independently and collaboratively in a team;Ability to be decisive, take initiative and complete projects and/or assignments with minimal supervision;Excellent computer literacy; andWillingness to work occasional evenings and weekend hours.Preferred Qualifications:Experience working in higher education administration with a focus in marketing and/or communications;Working experience with a CRM, preferably Salesforce; andAbility to work with and analyze data and build reports.*Please note that this is not a 100% remote/virtual position, but it is telework friendly. Depending on your department/office, you may have the ability to telework up to 2 days per week.*Mason Engineering: The Future of Engineering 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 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 00954Z; and attach a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Full consideration will apply to applicants who submit their completed application by March 15, 2023; 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."

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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