Communications Specialist

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
May 22, 2023
May 27, 2023
Full Time
Communications Specialist, College of Education and Human Development (Part-Time)The George Mason University College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) invites applications for a part-time Communications Specialist. 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.About the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD):Located just a short distance from Washington, D.C., CEHD is a dynamic academic unit committed to innovation and excellence in its research and teaching activities. The College offers a wide range of academic programs. For a full description of the College's diverse program offerings, visit Communications Specialist is responsible for developing new communication channels that raise the profile of CEHD in the Northern Virginia region. This person will work closely with the Dean of the College to advance the communication goals of key initiatives, including the Research Practice Partnership (RPP). The RPP brings together educational leaders, educators, and other community partners to examine challenges, opportunities, and pressing issues impacting K-12 education in the Northern Virginia region. The Communications Specialist will work with the RPP planning group to develop a communication plan and tactics to meet the goals of the RPP. This will include developing a database of regional education leaders; distributing an RPP digest that translates the most relevant research for a lay audience; developing an online knowledge base of evidenced-based practices; organizing quarterly RPP symposia; and coordinating internal communications relevant to the RPP. In addition to advancing key communications initiatives such as the RPP, the Communications Specialist will serve as the communications liaison between the Dean's office and other Mason stakeholders, and will work to raise the profile of CEHD more generally by promoting dean and faculty thought leadership.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in communications or relevant field;Experience managing communications or public relations;Excellent writing skills;Demonstrated ability to manage projects involving multiple stakeholders;Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally; andDemonstrated ability to multitask, prioritize, organize, and take lead on complex initiatives.Preferred Qualifications:Experience working in higher education communications or public relations.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, writing sample, 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.

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