Public Relations and Marketing Specialist III

Fairfax, VA
Aug 30, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Full Time

Job Category : Classified Staff

Working hours :

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

Web Announcement :
Communications Specialist, Human Resources and Payroll

The George Mason University Human Resources (HR) and Payroll Office is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic individual to serve as a 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.

Responsibilities: * Write, design and coordinate communications to employees and department liaisons on key initiatives, programs, policies, changes or issues, including: ** Weekly communication to university faculty and staff on HR and Payroll issues, events and opportunities; ** Regular communication with the university’s HR Liaison network; ** Compilation, drafting and editing of bi-annual newsletters; ** Creating talking points as needed to facilitate communication on HR and Payroll issues; ** Editing all official communication from HR and Payroll; and ** Assessing, editing and creating communications for the HR and Payroll Web site. * Build and foster collaborative relationships with the university community to expand and strengthen marketing efforts and to develop innovative techniques to reach varying constituencies, including prospective and current employees, department heads and leaders; * Collaborate with HR and Payroll colleagues to plan, develop and implement communications strategies; and to execute those communication plans for new programs or initiatives, to include: use of e-mail, Instant HR, Around Mason, HR and Payroll Web site, social media, print media and other media; * Take on special interest projects on an as needed basis; * Design or introduce new policies, guidelines and new programs; * Promote and nominate the university, departments or individuals for recognition opportunities related to employer programs, regional organizations or professional associations; * Serve on various committees as needed and support HR and Payroll outreach and promotion efforts (e.g., Wellness by Mason, etc.); and * Identify opportunities to support departmental and university initiatives, and develop communications materials and programs to promote and publicize these activities in a clear and professional manner.

Required Qualifications: * Strong writing and editing skills; * Experience with Microsoft Office suite of programs; * Social media experience; * Effective interpersonal communication and customer service skills, including tact, diplomacy and confidentiality; * Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and prioritize multiple tasks; * Ability to translate technical policies into language and tone which is easily understood by our customers in a friendly and professional manner; * Collaborates and works well with diverse individuals with differing needs; * Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of training and experience; and * Demonstrated experience in communications or marketing.

Preferred Qualifications: * Bachelor’s degree in writing, journalism, communications, marketing or other applicable programs; * Web content writing skills; * One to three years of experience in communications or marketing; * Higher education experience; and * HR experience.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 00207z at by September 14, 2017; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

MasonAd : 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 Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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Equity Statement : 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.

Job Close Date : 2017-09-14

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