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Development Coordinator

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For full consideration, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information.

Position Information

Position Information

Department College of Science (COS)
Alternate Department Description

Director of Development

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Restricted Position?
Job Category Student Wage / Non-Student Wage
Role (State) Job Title Development Coordinator
Working Title Development Coordinator
Job Type Part-Time
Position Number WGD166
Recruit Number Staff - 8468
Working Hours
Location Fairfax
Pay Band
Salary The anticipated starting rate for this position is between $18 and $22 per hour, depending on relevant skills and experience
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Development Coordinator (part-time)

The George Mason University, College of Science invites candidates to apply for our part-time Development Coordinator position. 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.


Working approximately 15 to 20 hours per week, the incumbent will support Development function of the College of Science as the administrative backbone of the function, supporting the development officers through the accomplishment of administrative tasks, budget and office management, prospect research, office correspondence, gift processing, coordination with the GMU Foundation and the Dean’s Office, alumni engagement, and event logistics, as well as other tasks as assigned by the supervisor. The position will be integral to the effective prospect cultivation and stewardship and the general operations of the function.

Please note that this is a part-time position and the work schedule will not exceed an average of 29 hours per week.

Required Qualifications

• Intermediate to expert skill levels in MS Office Suite applications (e. g. proficiency in Microsoft Excel, the mail merge function in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Word in general, and Outlook.);
• Strong organization skills and attention to detail;
• Sophisticated written and interpersonal communication skills;
• Polished and professional presence to work effectively with external constituents;
• Ability to thrive in a team-dependent and collaborative work environment while also being able to independently work on projects;
• Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple deadlines;
• Ability to maintain confidential documentation; and
• Flexible schedule, with ability to support special events, occasionally during evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:
• significant experience working in a professional environment;
• some experience working in an academic unit within a higher education environment;
• exposure to fundraising principles; and
• a background in science or grant writing.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: 12/15/17: This is a nonbinding date; this position may close at any time.
Posting Date 12/04/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly? No
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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.

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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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Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Professional References
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