Assistant Director of Communications

Fairfax, VA
Low to Mid 50's
Oct 21, 2019
Oct 22, 2019
Full Time
Assistant Director of Communications

The Division of University Life at George Mason University is seeking interested and qualified candidates for the newly created Assistant Director of Communications position. Reporting to the Director of Communications and Marketing, this position coordinates and manages high-priority communications for Mason undergraduate students, focusing on the first-year experience. This role will also oversee content creation to inform various student populations using multiple distribution channels. 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: Developing and maintaining comprehensive communication for incoming students focusing on undergraduate first-time, full-time, and transfer students. Leading and supporting a campus-wide, cross-divisional communications stakeholder group to disseminate information about deadlines, processes, and programs. Additional responsibilities include working with various campus partners to identify communication needs, developing and executing plans to leverage Mason technology platforms to facilitate a digital first-year experience, and coordinate special projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications: * An earned master's degree in communications, marketing, higher education, or a related field; combination of education and experience equivalent to the earned degree may be considered. * Strong project management skills and experience, including: identifying and creating teams; identifying the process, roles, and timeline to reach key goals and produce deliverables, integrating information and input to create project plans that will achieve team objectives; tracking tasks and recommending actions to correct course, as needed; and ensuring that projects achieve the agreed-upon level of quality while remaining on schedule and on budget. * Demonstrated ability to create content and communicate clearly using different channels and audiences. * Knowledge of writing styles for public relations and publication procedures, as well as communication styles using multi-media and content for websites. * Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills. * Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. * Ability to handle confidential and sensitive communications with discretion.

Preferred Qualifications: * Advanced capability with social media applications; familiarity with graphic design software (Illustrator, PhotoShop, InDesign). * Previous experience working in an educational setting.

"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."

"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.

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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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