Education Support Specialist II
Job Category : Classified Staff
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Salary : $35,000 - $40,000; commensurate with education and experience.
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Graduate Programs Assistant
The George Mason University Economics Department is seeking a Graduate Programs Assistant to support the departmentâ€™s marketing strategy of its graduate programs as well as assist the Director of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Coordinator with all other aspects of the economics graduate programs as needed. 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 Masonâ€™s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Responsibilities: The Graduate Programs Assistant reports to the Economics Director of Graduate Studies and will be responsible for coordinating with the Director of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Coordinator to develop a marketing strategy to improve outreach and communications with potential and actual applicants and then implementing the marketing strategy by maintaining the Department website, electronic communications, and other methods of outreach. Duties include: * Liaise with the collegeâ€™s marketing team and facilitate the flow of information between the collegeâ€™s marketing team and the Graduate Studies Office to refine, finalize, and continually update the departmentâ€™s marketing strategy; * Collaborate with other relevant university units on digital marketing initiatives and printed documents; and * Assist the Director of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Coordinator with the admissions process and, as needed, with other academic affairs.
Required Qualifications: * Bachelorâ€™s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; * Familiarity with the use of technology and media (web, Twitter, Facebook, other social media) and/or other techniques to promote academic programs; * Excellent analytical and organizational skills; * Excellent oral and written communication skills; * Strong creative skills; * Ability to work with diverse constituencies; * Ability to work well with others as part of a team; and * Responsible management of data.
Preferred Qualifications: * Masterâ€™s degree or equivalent; * Background in marketing in an academic context; * Experience with Ellucian Banner; * Experience with web analytics tools, MicroStrategy, Hobsonâ€™s Radius and application products; and * Understanding of and commitment to promoting the value of an education in the liberal arts.
Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02758z at http://jobs.gmu.edu by July 17, 2017; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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Job Close Date : 2017-07-17