The George Mason University Office of Alumni Relations seeks a detail-oriented, collaborative, and highly motivated individual to serve as Assistant Director of Alumni Communications. 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.
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations the Assistant Director is part of a team of staff and volunteer leaders dedicated to developing and strengthening lifelong relationships between alumni and George Mason University. The Assistant Director of Alumni Communications is responsible for developing and managing the integrated alumni communication strategy for Alumni Relations and the Alumni Association.
Manages all forms of alumni communications produced by the Office of Alumni Relations inclusive of print, social media, and e-communications as well as content development using iModules (online alumni engagement platform for content management, e-mail marketing, event management, online giving, and directory);
Adheres to Advancement goals and objectives by working collaboratively with Annual Giving, Advancement Communications, and the Office of Communications and Marketing as well as unit advancement staff and the Alumni Association;
Serves as the webmaster for alumni relations and the Alumni Association, overseeing content development and accuracy;
Ensures alumni messaging and branding align with university standards and guidelines;
Coordinates e-communications with Alumni Relations staff and unit advancement staff and develops the Scroll (monthly alumni newsletter), segmented and unit based e-newsletters, event promotions and announcements;
Manages communications for all alumni programs and services of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Association, working collaboratively with program and event staff;
Participates in all Alumni Association programs and events in collaboration with Alumni Relations and unit advancement staff; and
Provides leadership and expertise on the e-mail management task force and other communications-related committees.
Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, mass communications, marketing, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
Demonstrated significant experience in e-marketing or e-communications and a proven track record of successfully developing strategy and content for e-communications;
Strong writing ability, and experience developing written content for e-communications; and demonstrated success in gathering and using research to develop initiatives that support online content and marketing;
Experience in the use of e-communications software and tools (particularly with Web content management systems and e-mail marketing software);
Strong strategic, organizational and project leadership skills; and ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively;
Excellent interpersonal communications skills;
An understanding of George Mason University's identity and mission, and an ability to articulate it clearly;
Ability to work with a diverse range of individuals;
Knowledge of Web site best practices;
Knowledge of HTML, Adobe Creative Suite/and or similar tools, CSS and copy-editing; and
Ability to work evenings/weekends as necessary.
Experience in higher education or nonprofit environment; and
Experience with iModules Encompass Enterprise.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check
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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/!
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02254z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, writing sample, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.