Graduate Professional Assistant, Marketing

Position Information

Position Information

Department University Life Activities
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Mason Recreation

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Job Category Graduate Assistant (Teaching/Research/Lecturer)
Role (State) Job Title Graduate Professional Assistant, Marketing
Working Title Graduate Professional Assistant, Marketing
Job Type Part-Time
Position Number GP9973
Recruit Number Faculty - 7284
Working Hours
Location Fairfax, VA
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Pay Band
Salary $20,000 compensation package
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Graduate Professional Assistant, Marketing

George Mason University is the largest public research university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Here at Mason, we are setting the benchmark for a bold, progressive education that serves the needs of our students and communities. With a student population of over 34,000, representing more than 130 countries, our campus is an organically diverse environment!

Mason Recreation oversees three facilities on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University including the Recreation Athletic Complex (RAC), the Aquatic Fitness Center (AFC), and Skyline fitness center. These facilities boast four gymnasiums, racquetball/ squash courts, several locker rooms, fitness galleries and dedicated rooms for yoga, cycling, group exercise, and marital arts/ self-defense classes. We house and maintain a recreation and competition pool, sauna, whirlpool, and several exterior facilities including a pavilion, turf and grass fields, jogging/ walking trails, and a team challenge course on our Science and Technology Campus. We provide the following programs and services for the campus community: Fitness, Aquatics, Outdoor Adventures, Intramural Sports, Club Sports, the EDGE (team building programming), as well as a Summer Youth Camp.

Remuneration: Graduate Assistant position will consist of a “$20,000” compensation package that includes a minimum stipend payment of $10,388. The remaining compensation will be applied towards tuition at the Virginia in-state rate. The position will be from August 10, 2018 to May 9, 2019


  • Work closely with Assistant Director of Marketing to coordinate promotional and marketing needs for all areas within Mason Recreation;
  • Assist with assessment initiatives and data collection for analysis;
  • Work closely with project management system to ensure that all marketing requests have been assigned to team member, are completed on time, and sent to the requester;
  • Maintain Departmental bulletin boards; ensure that signage is up-to-date in each facility;
  • Develop and maintain the departmental Social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, etc.);
  • Attend and represent department at tabling and promotional events, on and off campus when needed (may include weekend events);
  • Assist with departmental newsletters, articles, and other writing projects;
  • Assist with special campus events, departmental events, and civic engagement programs;
  • Plan and execute marketing staff meetings in conjunction with supervisor;
  • Assist with marketing area staff oversight, work closely with supervisor in developing work schedules, inventory, and maintenance of equipment;
  • Assist with the development and generation of new marketing concepts, mediums, and ideas;
  • Assist with the development and implementation of post program evaluation such as focus groups, online surveys, and forum surveys;
  • Facilitate periodic communication with program area staff to determine needs and monitor progress.


  • Work designated office hours, as approved by supervisor;
  • Dress and act in professional manner;
  • Be present and engage at bi-weekly staff meetings;
  • Represent department and university to the highest standards at all times;
  • Possess strong supervisory and leadership skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Be willing to learn, eager to help, and ready to have fun as a member of the Mason Nation.


  • Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited college or university. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in marketing, communication, public relations, advertising, art, or a related field; * Candidates must possess an academic background which will satisfy the graduate entrance requirements of George Mason University;
  • Graduate Assistants must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours each semester and maintain a 3.0 GPA; * This position requires a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week, and is eligible for renewal upon mutual agreement;
  • Duties may require weekend or evening hours;
  • Must be able to become CPR/ First Aid/ AED certified for first responder within 6 weeks of employment.


  • Experience in advertising, marketing, assessment, strategic planning or public relations;
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and/ or photo or video editing.
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration apply for position number GP9973 at by March 16, 2018; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, a list of three professional references and a portfolio of work.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: March 16, 2018; this is a nonbinding date; this position may close at any time.
Posting Date 02/22/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
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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!

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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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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Professional References
  4. Other Doc (as specified in Special Instructions) 2
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