Education Support Specialist III

Fairfax, VA, VA
Dec 04, 2018
Feb 11, 2019
Analyst, Research
Full Time

Job Category : Classified Staff

Working hours :

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

Web Announcement :
Event Planner

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC) at George Mason University (GMU), is seeking a qualified, self-motivated individual to provide event planning for conferences, workshops, trainings, and meeting management services for a team of program specialists who hold events throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. 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.

The individual will design, organize, and coordinate all aspects of these events, particularly as they relate to event registration, event accommodations and transportation, facilities arrangement, catering, signage, displays, audio-visual equipment, coordinating and printing of marketing materials such as brochures and conference programs, special needs requirements, and security. In addition, the individual will coordinate and monitor budgets to support these events. The event planner should be well organized and skilled in coordinating event logistics. She or he must be able to communicate information effectively and in a timely manner. The job requires some travel throughout Virginia.


  • Work closely with the TTAC Director, TTAC faculty point person, VDOE leadership, and TTAC office manager, to determine objectives and requirements for an event, establish a budget, and determine logistical needs, such as event location, meeting and training rooms, overnight lodging, and food/beverage orders;
  • Coordinate all aspects of events, particularly as they relate to registration, lodging and transportation, facilities arrangement, catering, signage, audio-visual equipment, coordinating and printing of marketing and training materials such as brochures, handouts, manuals, and conference programs, and ensure that participant needs are met based on their special accommodations requests.

Required Qualifications: Experience in event management or event coordination, to include, for example, monitoring budgets and negotiating and securing contracts with hotels, and negotiating and securing contracts with professional speakers/consultants. The candidate must have excellent planning and organizational skills, excellent communication skills, both written and oral, the ability to work with others as well as independently, and competence in the use of Microsoft Office Suite. This job requires some travel throughout Virginia.

Preferred Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in event management or related field and knowledge of or experience using online technology/software related to conference management services.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply at; 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.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

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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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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