Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Position Information

Position Information

Department Alumni
Alternate Department Description
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
Role (State) Job Title Public Relations and Marketing Specialist III
Working Title Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number 02070Z
Recruit Number Staff - 8486
Working Hours
Location Fairfax
Pay Band Payband 4
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
Web Announcement

Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

The George Mason University, Office of Alumni Relations seeks a detail-oriented, resourceful, and highly motivated individual to serve as Assistant Director of Alumni Relations. 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 Assistant Director is part of a team of staff and volunteers dedicated to developing and strengthening lifelong relationships between alumni and George Mason University, with the goal of increasing their engagement with and in support of the university. The Assistant Director’s primary responsibilities include the management of career and professional development programs for alumni, career-related volunteer opportunities, and serving as the liaison to work in partnership with University Career Services. The Assistant Director will also be responsible for coordinating Celebration of Distinction. This multifaceted event involves many partnerships throughout the university. The Assistant Director will also identify, cultivate and manage alumni volunteers, work with special constituency populations and collaborate with various university departments and strategic partners to increase alumni participation and involvement at Mason.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
  • Experience in large-scale event planning and volunteer management;
  • Experience in alumni relations, development, higher education, and event management;
  • Experience building and measuring success of programs;
  • Experience with volunteer coordination, public relations, marketing, or other client-centered professions;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills;
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively;
  • Make progress on multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Possess the ability to work autonomously;
  • Will be self-motivated;
  • Will work effectively with volunteers;
  • Will work cooperatively in a team environment with a diverse constituency;
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to quality customer service; and
  • Have the ability to travel and work evenings/weekends as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree;
  • Experience with iModules Encompass Enterprise;
  • Several years of professional experience in alumni relations, higher education, or a related area; and
  • George Mason University alumnus/na preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02070z at; 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: January 10, 2018
Posting Date 12/14/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly?
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 “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!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

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 Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What are your salary expectations for this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * What is the highest level of education that you have completed?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please select your level of experience in alumni relations, higher education, or a related area.
    • Less than one (1) year of experience
    • More than one (1) year but less than three (3) years of experience
    • More than three (3) years but less than five (5) years experience
    • More than five (5) years of experience
  4. * Please describe your level of experience with conference/event management, program development, public relations or other experience related to this position.
    • 0 years of experience
    • Less than one (1) year of experience
    • More than one (1) year but less than three (3) years experience
    • More than three (3) years but less than five (5) years experience
    • More than five (5) years of experience
  5. * Do you have experience managing or developing volunteer programs?
    • Yes
    • No

Supplemental Documents

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