Graduate Programs Assistant

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

Department    Economics
Criminal Background Check    Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check    No
Restricted Position?    No, is eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category    Classified Staff
Job Type    Full-Time
Working Hours    Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location    Fairfax, VA
Pay Band    Payband 3
Salary    $43,000 - $47,500; commensurate with education and experience.

The George Mason University Economics Department is seeking a Graduate Programs Assistant to support the department’s marketing strategy of its graduate programs as well as assist the Director of Graduate Programs and the Graduate Coordinator with all other aspects of the economics graduate programs as needed. 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 Graduate Programs Assistant reports to the Economics Director of Graduate Programs and will be responsible for coordinating with the Director of Graduate Programs and the Graduate Coordinator to develop a marketing strategy to improve outreach and communications with potential and actual applicants and then implementing the marketing strategy using the Department website, electronic communications, and other methods of outreach. Duties include:

Liaise with the college’s marketing team and facilitate the flow of information between the college’s marketing team and the Graduate Studies Office to refine, finalize, and continually update the department’s marketing strategy;
Collaborate with other relevant university units on digital marketing initiatives and printed documents; and
Assist the Director of Graduate Programs and the Graduate Coordinator with the admissions process and, as needed, with other academic affairs. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Familiarity with the use of technology and media (web, Twitter, Facebook, other social media) and/or other techniques to promote academic programs;
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong creative skills;
  • Ability to work with diverse constituencies;
  • Ability to work well with others as part of a team; and
  • Responsible management of data. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent;
  • Background in marketing in an academic context;
  • Experience with Ellucian Banner;
  • Experience with web analytics tools, MicroStrategy, Salesforce/TargetX and application products; and
  • Understanding of and commitment to promoting the value of an education in the liberal arts.

Special Instructions to Applicants    

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02758z at by June 14, 2019; 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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