George Mason University Business Services is seeking a highly motivated, innovative and ambitious individual to join the team as Marketing and Graphic Design Specialist. This position reports directly to the Associate Director of Marketing and 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.
Design print and electronic marketing materials such as brochures, flyers and postcards, email graphics, social media graphics, or logos;
Generate content and graphics that builds meaningful connections and encourages interest in operational, service, and retail units;
Enhance the visual presentation of the websites with creative graphic designs within brand standards;
Collaborate with marketing team and units to complete custom design requests and identify design solutions and concepts using brand guidelines;
Maintain a dashboard that clearly demonstrates project progress and deliverable timelines;
Work collaboratively with all necessary university staff, student staff, vendors, partners, etc.;
Assist in management of Operations and Business Services (shopMason + WeAreMason) social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and TikTok;
Create content schedule, post content, and collaborate with Operations and Business Services division marketing and programming staff on content ideas;
Monitor Operations and Business Services operational, retail and service units social media (e.g. Mason Dining, Student Centers, Parking and Transportation) and share, retweet, amplify their content on shopMason channels;
Provide administrative support to the Patriot Perks program (ie. processing registrations, communicating with businesses, etc.);
Provide administrative support to the trademark licensing program (i.e. processing takedown requests of unlicensed product, information gathering of potential trademark infringement, etc.); and
Collaborate with Executive Director of Business Partnerships and Licensing, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, Web and Digital Content Manager, and unit marketing teams on various department projects and initiatives.
Additional tasks may include drafting press releases, proofreading and coordinating the distribution of marketing materials, and assisting with event outreach activities, among others;
Research promotional products and assist in the procurement process;
Assist with the management of the shopMason brand influencer program;
Assist the marketing team and other staff with ongoing programs/events, including but not limited to staffing events and coordination assistance;
Provide staff support for outreach events, occasionally during evenings and weekends;
Coordinate and manage social media and other giveaway engagement activities;
Manage marketing email account and coordinate response and follow-up as appropriate;
Assist with updating content on Operations and Business Services websites using WordPress;
Create processing forms using JotForms, WORD, or other resources;
Develop new forms, as needed, to facilitate the intake of information and data;
Ensure current and relevant graphics and promotions are being displayed on websites and social media platforms, including providing recommendations to unit liaisons on unit-managed platforms;
Participates in departmental staff meetings; and
Performs various other duties as required.
Bachelor's degree in art and visual technology, graphic design, English, journalism, communication, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience with demonstrated relevant work experience;
Some (generally two (2)+ years') experience with demonstrated success in graphic design, and/or related fields strongly preferred;
Relevant graphic design and marketing work experience, preferably in a university setting;
Experience using social media while maintaining an engaging, interactive and creative presence;
Proficient knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud Suite and project management tools required; and
Proficient in Microsoft Office; working knowledge of website content-management systems (WordPress preferred); and familiarity with contact databases and email campaigns a strong advantage.
Working knowledge of videography and photography;
Flexibility; proven ability to work on a team; outstanding organization and time-management skills; exacting attention to detail;
Demonstrated interpersonal, written, and verbal communication and public presentation skills;
Comfort working directly with clients on creating marketing campaigns and promotions; and
Demonstration of a common knowledge or understanding of cultural differences.
Salary: $55,000 - $65,000; Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
Mason Ad Statement:
Great Careers Begin at Mason!
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
George Mason University is a public, comprehensive, research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia located in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. Mason was initially founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1949, and became an independent institution in 1972. George Mason University is an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world.
George Mason University has 37,000 students from all 50 states and 130 countries and a residential population of more than 6,000 students. Mason is a vibrant and dynamic community of scholars. 80% of our students are employed within six months of graduation. Nearly two-thirds of the 140,000 Mason alumni live and work in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Mason is a young university that, in just a short time, has made impressive strides in size, stature and influence. Today, as Virginia’s largest public research university, we are setting the benchmark for a bold, progressive education that serves the needs of our students and communities. To that end, we have 10 schools and colleges devoted to a variety of study.
We prepa...re Mason students for the demands of work, social responsibility, and life in an ever-changing global society. University Life's mission statement is core to our work. We support every student at Mason, from orientation through graduation.
George Mason: Patriotism Personified.
George Mason, for whom our university is named, was one of the greatest of the founding fathers of the United States. Mason drafted the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which became a model for the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights.
We Are in Virginia. But We Serve the World.
Mason is committed to creating a more just, free and prosperous world. Located in one of the most important political, economic and intellectual hubs in the world, we accept our responsibility to serve others: to help our students succeed, enrich the life of our community, and contribute to solving some of the most complex global problems of our time.
Washington, D.C.: Land of Opportunity.
Mason’s main campus is in Fairfax, Virginia, just 15 miles outside of Washington, D.C. The nation’s capital is easily accessible by car or public transportation.
At Mason, you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a beautiful wooded residential campus and outstanding college experience, as well as numerous internship and recreational opportunities that only a world-class urban setting like D.C. can offer.
You can intern with National Geographic or the Justice Department, visit the numerous museums with your Art History classmates, take a selfie in front of Lincoln Memorial, catch a Nationals baseball game, kayak along the Potomac, or check out the many neighborhoods where you’ll discover lots of great shopping, places to eat, art galleries, music venues, and much more. You can attend events and hear nationally recognized speakers. You’ll run out of time before you run out of things to do.
There’s more to explore. Students participate in a field trip to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., organized by the Office of International Programs and Services.
In just a short drive, you can be hiking in the Shenandoah Mountains or walking the boardwalk in either Ocean City, Maryland, or Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Our closest airports are Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport, and Mason is easily accessible by public transportation. Free shuttle buses help you get to the nearest Metro station in Vienna, Virginia, just a short distance from our Fairfax Campus. The Arlington Campus is within walking distance of the Virginia Square-GMU stop on the Orange Line.
Enriching Work Environment.
We will invest in recruiting, retaining, and developing talented and diverse faculty and academic and professional staff. We will create a vibrant campus life in which all members can grow and thrive.
Diversity is one of our core values; everyone is welcome here. Mason was recently named the most diverse university in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report.
We bring together a multitude of people and ideas in everything that we do. Our culture of inclusion, our multidisciplinary approach, and our global perspective makes us more effective educators and scholars.
While at Mason, you’ll be making your own decisions and forming your own view of the world. Engaging with diverse groups of individuals, including students, faculty, and staff, will enrich this experience. You will learn from them, and they will learn from you.
We have a variety of communities here, and you're sure to find a group of people who are like you. The great thing is you'll also be embraced by communities of people who are not like you. At Mason, you'll be in a place where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Interacting with people from a variety of backgrounds will:
•Widen your outlook of the world,
•Show you how to work and collaborate with people of differing views,
•Expose you to new perspectives from people with disparate life experiences, and
•Give you the social skills to interact with all kinds of people.
Diversity also enhances learning and creative thinking by prompting the study of new material and the awareness of fresh viewpoints. The power of many perspectives will boost your capacity to explore original ideas and solutions. Seeing issues in a new way heightens your creativity and problem-solving abilities.
Another benefit: As our nation becomes more diverse, students who learn in a diverse environment will be more competitive in an increasingly global economy. You’ll enhance your critical thinking skills and improve your ability to develop nuanced solutions to real-world problems.
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We are an open and welcoming community. We partner with public and private organizations in our region and around the world. We proactively engage with our community. We define our success by how many talented students with potential we serve, not how many we leave out.
Social and Cultural Venues.
Our venues bring world-class performances to the community through vibrant concerts and events. Community members are invited to take part in many artistic and cultural offerings at Mason. Spaces are also available to rent for your next event.