Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Mason Community Arts Academy

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jan 11, 2022
Jan 27, 2022
Full Time
Marketing and Communications Coordinator, MCAAGeorge Mason University's Mason Community Arts Academy (MCAA) seeks qualified candidates for the Marketing and Communications Coordinator position. This position works closely with staff members of MCAA to design, coordinate, and implement the Academy's Marketing and Communications strategies and goals. 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. Responsibilities: MarketingPlan and track annual marketing expenses and optimize spending through creative solutions;Manage Google Adwords, Facebook Ads, Google Analytics; track ROI and report analytic information to staff; Coordinate, track, and analyze program survey evaluation and timely inform program coordinator and director on attentive issues;Create email campaigns to previous customers for all seasons to promote registration;Coordinate the distribution of summer postcards to campus and local libraries and community centers, etc.;Collect/manage testimonials inventory for advertising and publicity purposes;Photography/video editing and updating; Liaison to CVPA for Marketing/Communications; andTracking summer and year-round enrollment in association with marketing channels and trends.WebsiteSEO management & Webmaster Admin (Google Search Console, Webmaster Tools, etc.);Website updates and maintenance (shared with Programming position);Web asset management (photos, logos, etc.); andWork with website developer when/if needed.Communications/Social MediaRegular blogpost story writing, coordination, and editing;Bi-Weekly e-newsletter coordination/dissemination;Manage all social media channels content & coordinate posting calendar; andCreating media kits to share Academy stories with CVPA and central communications.Graphic DesignAdvertising artwork design and layout (and manage assets);Promotional print collateral design & layout;T-shirt design and production coordination;Special event designs (display tables, photo stations, etc.); andMonitor and enforce cohesive branding in other areas (PMI Google forms, ActiveNet email templates, miscellaneous program printouts, supply lists, forms, etc.).Advertising/PromotionsPrint/electronic ad creation & placement (contact outlets, contract for ads);Promotional pieces: creation & distribution; andSummer catalog content and production management.Extra/As NeededAssist customers in person and on the phone as needed (secondary to other positions);Attend Academy-organized events as a photographer, Academy representative, and event staff support (Arts By George, Spotlight on the Arts, Recitals, community outreach events, faculty appreciation events, etc.);Serve as a point of contact for technology-interface requests from programming coordinator or faculty (YouTube live-stream, Dropbox Folder file sharing, performance recording, etc.); andProvide administrative assistance for program registration as needed.Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in marketing or arts/arts management discipline; Training in digital marketing/communications and graphic design; Demonstrated experience in marketing and advertising creation; Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Cloud software; Experience with content Management system (WordPress preferred) and web traffic analytics (Google Analytics, Goode Ads, Facebook ads preferred). Basic HTML coding is desired;An understanding of current advertising and marketing best practices and website/SEO management; Strong written and oral communication skills are required for publicity and other promotional materials; andThe ability to prioritize tasks and effectively manage duties.

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. If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at! 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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