CDS Media and Events Specialist (Part-Time position)

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Nov 03, 2021
Dec 09, 2021
Full Time
CDS Media and Events Specialist (Part-Time position)

The George Mason University Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS), within the College of Science, invites applications for the Media and Events Specialist position. 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:

The Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS) is seeking a dedicated and well-organized Media and Events administrator to provide a wide range of administrative support to the Chair and the department in areas of web/social media presence, events management, and CDS STARS (undergraduate Teaching Assistants) program administration.

Working up to 20 hours a week, in a part-time capacity, the incumbent will divide its time between three main areas: maintaining and creating materials for publication in all media avenues in use by the department, assisting with events management, and coordinating the CDS STARS program.

The selected candidate will be given training and access to appropriate Mason systems and must be able to handle confidential information and data as per Mason's policies.


  • Updating and maintaining the CDS webpages and social media venues (such as Twitter and Facebook). The incumbent will also produce public materials for advertising and recruitment purposes;
  • Planning, coordinating, and conducting multiple departmental events (such as the weekly seminars, visiting scholars' lectures, student events, etc.). Organization and purchasing related to events will fall within this position's responsibilities;
  • Administration of the CDS STARS (undergraduate Teaching Assistants) program, including scheduling assignment, creating contracts, time sheet approvals, and other related duties;
  • Other duties may include assisting in the maintenance of the departmental databases, assisting with purchasing and other internal processes, as well as other related tasks on an as-needed basis.

Required Qualifications:

  • One or more years of experience working in an administrative setting;
  • Knowledge of web development software; strong web-editing skills, and familiarity with design software (Adobe, Photoshop or similar);
  • Knowledge of social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with proven experience in professional writing/editing in the English language;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently and proactively and to learn new skills as needed;
  • Intermediate to expert levels in MS Office suite software;
  • Strong attention to details.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with event coordination;
  • Familiarity with web editors such as Drupal or similar open-source CMS;
  • Experience in working in higher education institutions;
  • Knowledge and/or experience with Banner-Ellucian and MicroStrategy systems.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at ; complete and submit the online application; upload a cover letter, resume, two (2) samples of written or published work (or URL addresses, if published digitally) (as Other Doc.), and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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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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