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The George Mason University, Mason Recreation Department invites applications for the Graduate Professional Assistant of Outreach. 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 Mason Recreation:
Mason Recreation oversees three facilities on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University including the Recreation Athletic Complex (RAC), the Aquatic Fitness Center (AFC), and Skyline Fitness Center. These facilities boast four gymnasiums, racquetball/squash courts, several locker rooms, fitness galleries and dedicated rooms for yoga, cycling, group exercise, and marital arts/self-defense classes. We house and maintain a recreation and competition pool, sauna, whirlpool, and several exterior facilities including a pavilion, turf and grass fields, jogging/walking trails, and a team challenge course on our Science and Technology Campus. We provide the following programs and services for the campus community: Fitness, Aquatics, Outdoor Adventures, Intramural Sports, Club Sports, the EDGE (team building programming), as well as a Summer Youth Camp.
Graduate Assistant position will consist of a $26,400 compensation package that includes a minimum stipend payment of $16,800. The remaining compensation will be applied towards tuition, evenly distributed between the Fall and Spring semesters. The position will be from August 10, 2022 to May 9, 2023, and is eligible for renewal upon mutual agreement.
Work closely with Assistant Director of Business Services and the University Life Shared Services Marketing team to coordinate promotional and outreach needs for all areas within Mason Recreation;
Assist the department in transitioning from an independent to a divisional shared services marketing model;
Oversee departmental social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Mason 360, etc.);
Assist with outreach area staff oversight, work closely with supervisor in developing work schedules, inventory, and maintenance of equipment;
Plan and execute outreach staff meetings in conjunction with supervisor;
Assist departmental staff with the divisional marketing request and project management system;
Assist with departmental newsletters, articles, and other writing projects;
Assist with website updates and content;
Maintain Departmental bulletin boards and digital displays and ensure that signage is up-to-date in each facility;
Provide supplemental graphic design support to departmental projects;
Attend and represent department at tabling and promotional events, on- and off-campus when needed (may include weekend and evening events);
Assist with special campus events, departmental events, and civic engagement programs;
Assist with the development and generation of new outreach concepts, mediums, and ideas;
Facilitate periodic communication with departmental staff to determine needs and monitor progress;
Perform additional tasks for the Business Services area related to memberships, sponsorship, alumni engagement, and fiscal management; and
Assist with assessment initiatives and data collection for analysis.
Work designated office hours, as approved by supervisor;
Dress and act in professional manner;
Be present and engage at bi-weekly staff meetings;
Represent department and university to the highest standards at all times;
Possess strong supervisory and leadership skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills; and
Be willing to learn, eager to help, and ready to have fun as a member of the Mason Nation.
Bachelor's degree required from an accredited college or university. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in marketing, communication, public relations, advertising, art, or a related field;
Candidates must possess an academic background which will satisfy the graduate entrance requirements of George Mason University;
Graduate Assistants must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours each semester and maintain a 3.0 GPA;
This position requires a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week;
Duties may require weekend or evening hours; and
Must be able to become CPR/ First Aid/ AED certified for first responder within 6 weeks of employment.
Experience in advertising, marketing, assessment, strategic planning or public relations; and
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and/ or photo or video editing.
Salary: $26,400 compensation package
Location: Fairfax, VA
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George Mason University is a public, comprehensive, research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia located in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. Mason was initially founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1949, and became an independent institution in 1972. George Mason University is an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world.
George Mason University has 37,000 students from all 50 states and 130 countries and a residential population of more than 6,000 students. Mason is a vibrant and dynamic community of scholars. 80% of our students are employed within six months of graduation. Nearly two-thirds of the 140,000 Mason alumni live and work in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Mason is a young university that, in just a short time, has made impressive strides in size, stature and influence. Today, as Virginia’s largest public research university, we are setting the benchmark for a bold, progressive education that serves the needs of our students and communities. To that end, we have 10 schools and colleges devoted to a variety of study.
We prepa...re Mason students for the demands of work, social responsibility, and life in an ever-changing global society. University Life's mission statement is core to our work. We support every student at Mason, from orientation through graduation.
George Mason: Patriotism Personified.
George Mason, for whom our university is named, was one of the greatest of the founding fathers of the United States. Mason drafted the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which became a model for the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights.
We Are in Virginia. But We Serve the World.
Mason is committed to creating a more just, free and prosperous world. Located in one of the most important political, economic and intellectual hubs in the world, we accept our responsibility to serve others: to help our students succeed, enrich the life of our community, and contribute to solving some of the most complex global problems of our time.
Washington, D.C.: Land of Opportunity.
Mason’s main campus is in Fairfax, Virginia, just 15 miles outside of Washington, D.C. The nation’s capital is easily accessible by car or public transportation.
At Mason, you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a beautiful wooded residential campus and outstanding college experience, as well as numerous internship and recreational opportunities that only a world-class urban setting like D.C. can offer.
You can intern with National Geographic or the Justice Department, visit the numerous museums with your Art History classmates, take a selfie in front of Lincoln Memorial, catch a Nationals baseball game, kayak along the Potomac, or check out the many neighborhoods where you’ll discover lots of great shopping, places to eat, art galleries, music venues, and much more. You can attend events and hear nationally recognized speakers. You’ll run out of time before you run out of things to do.
There’s more to explore. Students participate in a field trip to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., organized by the Office of International Programs and Services.
In just a short drive, you can be hiking in the Shenandoah Mountains or walking the boardwalk in either Ocean City, Maryland, or Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Our closest airports are Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport, and Mason is easily accessible by public transportation. Free shuttle buses help you get to the nearest Metro station in Vienna, Virginia, just a short distance from our Fairfax Campus. The Arlington Campus is within walking distance of the Virginia Square-GMU stop on the Orange Line.
Enriching Work Environment.
We will invest in recruiting, retaining, and developing talented and diverse faculty and academic and professional staff. We will create a vibrant campus life in which all members can grow and thrive.
Diversity is one of our core values; everyone is welcome here. Mason was recently named the most diverse university in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report.
We bring together a multitude of people and ideas in everything that we do. Our culture of inclusion, our multidisciplinary approach, and our global perspective makes us more effective educators and scholars.
While at Mason, you’ll be making your own decisions and forming your own view of the world. Engaging with diverse groups of individuals, including students, faculty, and staff, will enrich this experience. You will learn from them, and they will learn from you.
We have a variety of communities here, and you're sure to find a group of people who are like you. The great thing is you'll also be embraced by communities of people who are not like you. At Mason, you'll be in a place where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Interacting with people from a variety of backgrounds will:
• Widen your outlook of the world,
• Show you how to work and collaborate with people of differing views,
• Expose you to new perspectives from people with disparate life experiences, and
• Give you the social skills to interact with all kinds of people.
Diversity also enhances learning and creative thinking by prompting the study of new material and the awareness of fresh viewpoints. The power of many perspectives will boost your capacity to explore original ideas and solutions. Seeing issues in a new way heightens your creativity and problem-solving abilities.
Another benefit: As our nation becomes more diverse, students who learn in a diverse environment will be more competitive in an increasingly global economy. You’ll enhance your critical thinking skills and improve your ability to develop nuanced solutions to real-world problems.
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We are an open and welcoming community. We partner with public and private organizations in our region and around the world. We proactively engage with our community. We define our success by how many talented students with potential we serve, not how many we leave out.
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