Department: School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution (SCAR)
Meeting and Event Manager
The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution is seeking to hire a Meeting and Event Manager, responsible for organizing S-CAR's special events, coordination and consultation of events within the department, including ensuring deadlines and budgets are adhered to as well as supporting standing committee meetings of the academic unit and logistical support. Knowledge and understanding of the field of conflict resolution is desirable. This position is a good fit for someone who needs little supervision, has an ability to work well on teams and with diverse populations, has attention to detail and is seeking an opportunity to be creative in planning and executing signature events. 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.
Event Planning duties are as follows:
Plan and coordinate in a collaborative setting annual events and special events including welcome picnic, celebration of achievements, guest lectures and conferences
Event logistics including: room reservations; order and processing catering orders; room setup and take-down; posting events on the website; setup and training others on the technology; creating promotional material; and processing honorariums, travel, catering orders, hotels payment
Support logistics for student and career services events
Supervise part time Event Coordinator
Manage scheduling of S-CAR's three conference rooms, and assist in reservations in other spaces at George Mason
Use of software and scheduling systems
Monitor policies and procedures for event planning
Event Communications duties are as follows:
Manage promotion of events including weekly event emails
Utilize social media to promote events via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, among others
Design fliers, posters and promotions material to assist in marketing and branding the events and the School
Manage Email Marketing platform (Constant Contact), including contact lists and support for other weekly email campaigns
Meeting Manager Responsibilities include:
Point of contact for scheduling with the Dean
Support S-CAR Standing Committees: Faculty Board and Advisory Board (monthly) and Executive Committee (bi-weekly). Support duties include agenda collation, room set-up, catering order (faculty board only), and taking minutes.
B.A. or equivalent combination of education and experience
Demonstrated experience with project management
Good communication skills
Ability to communicate and work with diverse populations
Familiarity with conflict resolution topics and themes desired
Experience in higher education administration
Salary: $17 per hour
Location: Arlington, VA
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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.
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Internal Number: 44032
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