The George Mason University, School of Business, invites applications for the position of Program Manager, Executive Development. 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 primary role of this position is to manage increasingly important special projects, undertake a primary position in coordinating marketing and communications, and assist with custom executive development program management.
The Program Manager position has responsibilities in the following areas:
Manages and coordinates the logistics for executive development contracted programs and other programs as assigned;
Assists with the coordination of all aspects of program operations and logistics including maintaining effective communication with all stakeholders (participants, instructors, vendors, other university departments, and clients, etc.);
Assists with program related questions, materials, catering, preparation of certificates and program evaluations (where applicable);
Assists with the compilation and creation of participant records and communicates with participants as directed;
Participates in end of program/project debrief;
Supports and assists program participants;
Provides faculty/instructor/adjunct support as directed;
Creation and preparation of course materials (book orders, evaluations, evaluation summaries, online surveys, registration forms, CPE forms, and other materials as needed);
Catering requests, confirmation, and follow-through;
Room reservation and coordination with Events Management;
Assists with online program set-up in Blackboard;
Sets up and assists instructors and participants with virtual learning sessions.
Marketing and Communications:
Liaison for Executive Development with School of Business Marketing including collaboration to promote events to relevant communities;
Maintains LinkedIn page, website and other social network sites for Executive Development;
Manages special marketing projects as assigned.
Manages and executes special projects and initiatives as assigned that support the strategic mission of the school;
Works with the Executive Development team to ensure accuracy, coordination, and prioritization of projects;
Works with the Executive Development team to ensure all events and projects are well managed, conceived, and executed.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in office management, administration or events management;
Knowledge of all relevant software and hardware related to job responsibilities (i.e. Microsoft Office, etc.);
Ability to organize and manage complex administrative processes;
Ability to work with multiple constituents;
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills;
Ability to problem solve and think quickly under changing circumstances;
Ability to work independently and to complete multiple tasks within tight deadlines;
Proven ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment;
Ability to handle matters with discretion and maintain confidentiality in a highly visible office;
Ability to work effectively as a key member of a dynamic, fast-paced, demanding environment with frequently changing priorities;
Ability to quickly gain proficiency in web-based database platforms and applications.
Knowledge of University and School of Business programs, policies, and procedures;
Excellent computer skills with working knowledge of all applications in Microsoft Office, electronic calendaring, e-mail, learning management systems and virtual platforms;
Experience working in an academic or business environment;
Experience in dealing with varying levels of customer demands;
Experience in providing administrative and fiscal support for complex projects;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Exceptional customer service skills and good communication skills.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
Mason Ad Statement:
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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 02867z at http://jobs.gmu.edu by January 29, 2021; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact info.
We will contact you directly if we require additional materials. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
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: 49357
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.