Program Operations and Public Relations Specialist

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Sep 09, 2023
Oct 12, 2023
Full Time
Program Operations and Public Relations SpecialistThe George Mason University School of Business Research Partnerships group, invites applications for a Program Operations and Public Relations position. This is a part-time wage position.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. Mason is the most diverse public university in Virginia and 12th nationally, based on the U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Colleges list. Washington, D.C. is ranked the 30th most racially and ethnically diverse city nationally amongst cities with a population of at least 300,000 people according to the U.S. News & World Report 2018 Diversity Ranking.Background:The School of Business Research Partnership group supports the development and fostering of research partnerships between the School of Business, government, and private sector, both in the U.S. and internationally. In addition, this position will support the Center for Assurance Research and Engineering (CARE), a research to practice cybersecurity research and emerging technology center with technical, policy and leadership, and governance projects and initiatives. CARE also has international partnerships in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Africa.Responsibilities:This Program Operations and Public Relations Specialist will be responsible for contributing to overall day-to-day operations of Research Partnerships and CARE, including public relations, event planning and coordination, and financial administration/reporting. This position will be assigned a wide range of responsibilities, including:Create, plan, and execute integrated marketing/branding plans with measureable results and promotion strategies targeted at the maximum reach of stakeholders;Oversee external media relations to achieve favorable and frequent coverage and contribute to building relationships with industry writers and reporters;Write and edit all types of communication (including, but not limited to, marketing materials, speaker bios, e-mails, newsletters, etc.), and propose and assist with the systematic testing of new ideas;Plan and coordinate events, to include driving attendance to events, booking venues, and managing on-site activities;Manage social media presence and implementation of social media plans;Assist with financial reporting and administration including monthly financial reports and procurement; andAssist with research project administration.Required Qualifications:Demonstrated experience (three to five years preferred) in university or other customer service-oriented environment;Background and experience in using social media to promote programs and increase awareness;Exceptional customer service skills and good communication skills;Experience and background working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment; andBackground and capability with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.Preferred Qualifications:Experience in planning and coordinating events; andExperience and ability to engage well with a variety of industry and government stakeholders.

For full consideration, applicants must apply by September 22, 2023 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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