Lead Event Assistant

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Dec 04, 2021
Jan 05, 2022
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Lead Event Assistant George Mason University's Office of Communication and Marketing seeks a part-time Lead Event Assistant responsible for assisting professional staff in all aspects of event management. The University Events team supports Mason's mission by producing events that align with the strategic goals of the University and their students, faculty, alumni, and other stakeholders. 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 Lead Event Assistant will report directly to the Manager of Operations of University Events. This individual will be an experienced team member charged with supporting full time staff with the coordination of all stages of event management including but not limited to: event scheduling, website management, registration management, and social media management. The Lead Event Assistant will oversee the day to day front of the office operations which include answering phones, maintaining the generic email inbox, intercepting packages, inventory of supplies and orders, and other duties as assigned. Will also be responsible for the direct management of any student wage employees that are employed in the University Events office. Required Qualifications: Proven ability to assist coordinators with initiate, plan, schedule, and manage on and off-site university events to include coordination of locations, facilities, technical services, supplies, marketing, and print materials; Ability to effectively communicate standards of facility use, program operations, campus policies, regulations, and procedures to customers and the University community; Exhibits strong attention to detail and organizational skills;Demonstrates outstanding interpersonal skill and the ability to work effectively with a diverse audience; Demonstrated excellence in customer service;Strong verbal, written, and communications skills;Ability to work up to 29 hours per week including evenings and weekends as needed; andMust be in good standing (driver's license and insurable) to operate state or personal vehicle(s); and must have reliable personal transportation. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in public relations, communications, marketing, or a related field; and Experience with scheduling database, event registration systems preferred.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; 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 jobs.gmu.edu/! George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements."

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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