Associate Director, Events, Law & Economics Center

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Sep 16, 2021
Sep 17, 2021
Full Time
Associate Director of Events

George Mason University's, Law & Economics Center (LEC), within the Antonin Scalia Law School, invites applications for an Associate 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.

About the Law & Economics Center (LEC):

The LEC of the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School is a national center for research and education that focuses on the timely and relevant economic analysis of legal and public policy issues. To fulfill its education mission, the LEC provides dynamic training programs in law and economics to audiences including federal and state judges, state attorneys general, congressional staff members, academics, and other legal professionals.

About the Position:

The Associate Director of Events will plan and effectively execute multiple projects through an ever-changing environment. The ideal person will have a keen sense for meeting Center objectives and those of both internal and external stakeholders. The incumbent will work collaboratively across all LEC divisions and leadership (Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director, and Chief of Staff) with duties in planning and executing the mission, vision, and identity of the Law & Economics Center through educational programs.


The Associate Director of Events will be responsible for overseeing the LEC's Event division and handling the logistical elements of the large number of education programs offered by the LEC and the GMU Law School with an appreciation for the well-educated audiences the LEC and the Law School serves and the ability to execute professional and polished events with excellence.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field or equivalent training and experience;
  • Significant (10+ years preferred) experience in event planning and production;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and a familiarity with database software;
  • Ability to travel independently and ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends;
  • Professional demeanor and customer service orientation. Striving to exceed expectations of internal and external constituencies;
  • Able to prioritize and seek clarification when priorities are unclear;
  • Thorough understanding of event venue and vendor contracts as well as successful contract negotiation resulting in appropriate and accurate event contracts;
  • Professional demeanor and strong communication skills, both written and spoken;
  • High level of attention to detail;
  • Team oriented, problem-solving approach to tasks.

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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