Public Relations and Marketing Specialist III

Fairfax, VA, VA
Mar 20, 2019
Apr 05, 2019
Full Time

Job Category : Classified Staff

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Salary : $47,000-$50,000; commensurate with experience.

Web Announcement :
Senior Assistant Director of Events

The Office of Admissions is searching for an individual with a passion for events and a dedication for creating a high-quality guest experience to fill the position of Senior Assistant Director of Events. 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 Senior Assistant Director of Events in the Office of Admissions is responsible for the planning and implementation of all freshmen, transfer, and graduate recruitment events. The position also plans and implements three college fairs. The Senior Assistant Director serves as the voice of the Admissions office for all event planning on the Recruitment Action Council (RAC) and the Admissions Stakeholders group to ensure all academic units and campus departments are represented at admissions’ events. This person also strategically works with the Director of Undergraduate Admissions to anticipate the need for future events to meet the enrollment goals of the University. The Senior Assistant Director manages two Event Coordinators and works across the Office of Admissions and the University to ensure each event is planned in accordance with university and office-wide budgets and goals. The Senior Assistant Director will also serve as the Director of Logistics for the Washington Scholars Programs in June and July. He/she will hire and manage a team to oversee the logistics of the three residential programs designed for high school students.

Required Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education/training and experience; * Demonstrated event planning experience; * Significant experience managing a team of professionals; * Must be extremely detail-oriented and organized; * Demonstrated ability to handle several projects at once, adhering to tight deadlines; * Team oriented, but able to work independently in a fast-paced environment; * Strong listening and comprehension skills; * Strong communication skills with the ability to write clearly, and speak effectively in front of a large group; * Excellent interpersonal skills; * Ability to make independent decisions on event planning and coordination in line with office goals, objectives, and budgets; * Exhibit a genuine, professional, and positive impression of the university; * Confident driving in and around Washington, DC; * A driver’s license and the ability to meet eligibility requirements for operating state-owned vehicles; * Experience working with high school or college aged groups; * Demonstrated customer service experience; * Comfortable working with diverse populations; * Computer skills in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Publisher and Word; * Must be willing to frequently work nights and weekends; * Must be available and willing to work a full day on the day before and day of each major event, which includes some weekends; week-of preparations include several evening work hours and physical labor; * Must be able to reside on campus for three weeks during the summer to manage logistics for Washington Scholars Program; and * Physical labor—ability to safely and independently move up to 50 pounds and ability to stand for long periods of time.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Salesforce experience; and * Experience planning events at a college or university.

Employment offer is contingent on meeting eligibility requirements for operating state-owned vehicles per Policy 1411: Vehicle Use Procedures. (

Special Instructions : For full consideration, current George Mason University employee applicants only may apply for position number 02881z at; 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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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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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