Program and Communications Coordinator

Virginia, United States
05 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Department    Antonin Scalia Law School
Alternate Department Description     George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
Criminal Background Check    Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check    No
Restricted Position?    Yes, is not eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category    Classified Staff
Working Title    Program and Communications Coordinator
Job Type    Full-Time
Working Hours    40
Location    Arlington, VA
Pay Band    Payband 4
Salary    Commensurate with education and experience.

The Liberty & Law Center at Scalia Law School at George Mason University is seeking a Program and Communications Coordinator. Reporting to the Liberty & Law Center’s Director, the Program and Communications Coordinator will be responsible for the successful execution of Liberty & Law Center events and external 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. 


Program and Event Development

Tasks may include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with the development of event and program concepts;
  • Planning the execution and details of programs and events; and
  • Coordinating with collaborators, speakers, and other potential stakeholders.

Event and Program Management

Tasks may include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating with vendors to ensure event success;
  • Promoting events to potential attendees; and
  • Ensuring all aspects of the events are executed in a timely manner;
  • Managing problems as they occur; and
  • Providing a positive experience for attendees.

Planning and executing the Liberty & Law Center’s communications plan

Tasks may include but are not limited to:

  • Promoting the Liberty Center’s programs, events, and research through a variety of online platforms;
  • Generating content for social media, web, email, and other communications; and
  • Planning timelines for the foregoing and executing on that timeline;
  • Designing flyers, presentations, and collateral, including donor communications.

Developing and designing marketing materials for Liberty & Law

Tasks may include but are not limited to:

  • Writing invitations and website descriptions for events
  • Supporting all day-to-day aspects of running an academic center
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree—or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Event planning experience;
  • Experience using social media to promote events;
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the proven ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities effectively;
  • Self-starter, motivated, and highly detail-oriented;
  • Ability to interact with persons at all levels, including high-level legal officials and academics, in a professional manner;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Superior skills with Microsoft Office suite; and
  • Ability to work flexible hours.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using email marketing platforms such as MailChimp;
  • Experience with graphic design;
  • Experience with Wordpress;
  • Experience developing and executing social media campaigns;
  • Experience working at a legal or public policy organization; and
  • A strong interest in law and public policy.

Special Instructions to Applicants    

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; 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 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! 

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Equity Statement    

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.

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