The George Mason University, Office of Alumni Relations seeks a detail-oriented, resourceful, 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.
The Assistant Director of Alumni Communications is responsible for developing and managing the integrated alumni communication strategy for Office of Alumni Relations (Alumni Relations). This position ensures that alumni messaging and branding align with University standards and guidelines, and Advancement goals and objectives, working collaboratively with Annual Giving, Advancement Communications, and the Office of Communications and Marketing as well as unit advancement staff, Alumni Association and affinity partners. The Assistant Director of Alumni Communications manages all forms of alumni communications inclusive of print, social media, digital and email communications. Serves as the webmaster for alumni relations, oversees content development and accuracy, and administers editorial calendars. The position develops the Scroll (monthly alumni e-newsletter), event promotions and announcements, and comprehensive campaigns. The Assistant Director provides leadership and expertise on industry best practices, trends and metrics.
In addition to the communications responsibilities, this position participates in all Alumni Association programs and events in collaboration with Alumni Relations and unit advancement staff. Serves on key communications-related committees including Giving Day. Some evening and weekend work and travel expected.
Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
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);
Ability to troubleshoot and identify technical issues, and communicate effectively with the university's IT and Web design professionals; and ability to communicate those issues to Development and Alumni Affairs staff in clear, easy-to-understand terms;
Knowledge of website best practices.
Strong strategic, organizational and project leadership skills; and ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively;
Excellent interpersonal communications skills; and
Ability to work with a diverse range of individuals.
An understanding of George Mason University's identity and mission, and an ability to articulate it clearly
Several years of professional experience in alumni relations, higher education, or a related area; and
George Mason University alumnus/na
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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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.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
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.
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.
Internal Number: 45043
About George Mason University
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.