Senior Marketing Associate

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Sep 17, 2021
Nov 04, 2021
Full Time
Senior Marketing Associate

The George Mason University College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) is seeking an experienced Senior Marketing Associate with strong project management and strategic development skills and a commitment to superior client service. 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 Position:

Reporting to the Chief Marketing and Recruitment Officer, the Senior Marketing Associate is a full-time professional faculty member focused on supporting and strengthening the college's enrollment-related marketing efforts. The incumbent serves in a leadership role with faculty program representatives at multiple levels to develop, implement, and assess the effectiveness of marketing strategies and initiatives to support student recruitment and enrollment across CEHD.

Consistent with this commitment, remote work may be considered for exceptionally well qualified candidates.


  • Manage and continuously improve upon marketing processes and systems at the College, which are structured on an internal agency model designed to execute a high volume and diverse array of enrollment marketing projects across CEHD. Key areas of oversight include digital content management, college level marketing program management (primarily digital), project request processes and protocols, training of staff and faculty on technology used to support project and content management, and management of creative staff (full-time, part-time, and contract) and client service experience to ensure projects are on time, on budget, of high quality, and aligned with CEHD and George Mason University branding and positioning priorities;
  • Serve as the College's resident expert on marketing, advertising, and other forms of paid media, and in that role, lead and foster an environment that promotes a culture of strategic thinking and planning;
  • Build, maintain, and optimize partnerships with external marketing resources (graphic designers, writers, video producers) and centralized marketing resources within George Mason University;
  • Track the effectiveness of marketing investments utilizing the university's customer relationship management, web analytics, and other assessment tools.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Marketing, Business, Communications, or related field, or training and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree;
  • Demonstrated experience in marketing-related positions (at least three years is preferred);
  • Demonstrated success in the development and implementation of marketing strategies;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Agency experience in digital marketing/advertising, branding, or public relations;
  • Experience working in a higher education setting;
  • Strong professional development orientation.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA40Bz 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.

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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