Communications Assistant

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Nov 03, 2021
Dec 12, 2021
Full Time
Communications Assistant

The George Mason University Law and Economics Center (LEC), within the Antonin Scalia Law School, is searching for a Communications Assistant. 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 Center:

The Law and Economics Center (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.

About the Position:

The LEC seeks a self-motivated and detailed Communications Assistant whose primary responsibilities will include the maintenance and effective deployment of the LEC website and the LEC contact engagement databases and software (Cvent). This includes creating program sites, updating records, undertaking quality-control measures, to build event registration sites and send email communication. The position will assume management of these tools over time.


  • Prepare and send e-newsletters and emails;
  • Edit and post video and audio clips;
  • Manage Facebook and Twitter accounts with an eye toward curating engaging content and building community;
  • Manage LEC's photo library and conduct photo searches using external sources for use in our publications;
  • Provide general support to LEC's events team on conferences (including taking pictures), publications, media outreach, and other areas as needed;
  • Responsible for a wide range of other web-based, multimedia, writing, social media, and administrative assignments as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, with demonstrated relevant work experience;
  • Strong interest in web-based communication and engagement (in both content creation and technical aspects);
  • Flexibility; proven ability to work on a team; outstanding organization and time-management skills; exacting attention to detail; cool-headedness in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style strongly preferred;
  • Strong experience in Microsoft Office and Adobe; familiarity with website content-management systems (HTML required, Cvent and CSS skills an advantage); familiarity with contact databases and email campaigns a strong advantage;
  • Audio/video software skills a strong plus;
  • Experience using social media for organizational outreach;
  • Knowledge of and commitment to LEC's mission, vision, and values.

The successful candidate will be/have:

  • Committed to, and enthusiastic about, the mission and vision of the Law & Economics Center;
  • Adaptable, flexible problem-solver;
  • Able to work flexible hours and weekends;
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities effectively;
  • Results oriented;
  • Highly self-motivated, detailed oriented, accuracy driven;
  • A professional demeanor with strong written and oral communication skills.

For full consideration, applicants must apply online at for position number 10495z; complete the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references with their 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 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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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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