Social Media Specialist

Position Information

Position Information

Department Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (OEI)
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 Student Wage / Non-Student Wage
Role (State) Job Title Social Media Specialist
Working Title Social Media Specialist
Job Type Part-Time
Position Number SWC952
Recruit Number Staff - 8583
Working Hours 10 hours per week
Location Fairfax, VA
Other Location
Pay Band
Salary $10-$12 per hour; Commensurate with education and experience.
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Social Media Specialist

The Mason Innovation Exchange (MIX) at George Mason University is looking for a Social Media Specialist who possesses a well-rounded knowledge of the social media landscape. This position will assist the Marketing & Events Coordinator with the promotion of MIX and other campus events.


  • Promote MIX and campus events through social media
  • Assist with the preparation of digital and written content
  • Monitor social media engagement through all platforms
  • Manage and help grow the MIX’s following
  • Keep facility signage and Smartboard up-to-date
  • Assist with distribution of flyers, campus signage, press releases, media alerts, etc

Required Qualifications:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong knowledge of mainstream social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • High attention to detail
  • Understanding of digital analytics platforms
  • Use of social platforms in personal life
  • Experience with Microsoft applications
  • Experience with publishing software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Student at George Mason University
  • Prior experience in a consumer-facing social media role
  • Strong interest in technology; knowledgeable about what’s new
  • Creative, fun, highly motivated and energetic
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.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: 03/09/2018
Posting Date 02/22/2018
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.

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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
Optional Documents