Department: UL - Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education (ODIME)
Assistant Director for Outreach and Marketing
The George Mason University Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education (ODIME) invites applications for an Assistant Director for Outreach and Marketing. 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 Director, the Assistant Director for Community Outreach and Marketing will develop and support programs that increase the visibility and awareness of ODIME and George Mason University. This position will increase collaborative opportunities for campus and community outreach between the Mason community and the northern Virginia, District of Columbia, and Maryland region. The incumbent will be knowledgeable of marketing and design, media outreach, community resources, and best practices in establishing sustainable community/university partnerships. This individual will work closely with students, to include championing the success of historically marginalized individuals. Duties include:
Assess community outreach needs on and off campus, and create opportunities for collaborative programming and research;
Collaborate with University Life and academic colleagues to provide ongoing education and support for institutional diversity initiatives and cultural competency workshops and trainings;
Encourage collaboration between student groups and academic departments to enhance/create sustainable partnerships and programs;
Create a comprehensive marketing and outreach platform for the office, to include establishing ongoing relationships with relevant media agencies;
Supervise student staff in the management of all media outreach, including websites, marketing materials, and social media platforms;
Maintain a departmental events calendar and produce comprehensive calendars for broader events, such as heritage month programming, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week, etc.; and
Establish a network of campus/community partners for the promotion of ODIME events.
An earned master's degree in marketing, communications, higher education, counseling, social work, education, or a related field;
The flexibility to work evening and weekend hours as needed;
Strong interpersonal communication, community building, and organizational skills; and
Interest in working with diverse student populations and community members.
Experience working with undergraduate students on a college campus;
Expertise in editing, writing, and media relations;
Experience working with nonprofit organizations and/or community agencies;
Experience establishing/maintaining community partnerships; and
Two to three years full-time work experience.
Salary: Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, relocation assistance, and opportunities for professional development.
Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA14Ez at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter stating interest and relevant experience, resume/CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Applications submitted by April 24, 2017, will receive priority consideration. Positions will remain open until filled. Questions about a position or the application process may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.