Internal Hire: Only current George Mason University employees are eligible for consideration for this position
Associate Director, Business for a Better World
The George Mason University, School of Business invites applications for the position of Associate Director, Business for a Better World. The Associate Director is responsible for strategic planning in conjunction with the Executive Directors and Advisory Board of the Center. The Associate Director is responsible for execution of all aspects of program operations and activities.
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.
About the School of Business:
Dedicated to excellence in research and teaching, the School of Business educates future business leaders through world-class, innovative academic programs and strategic business partnerships. Ranked among the top 100 undergraduate business school programs and top 50 part-time MBA programs by the U.S. News and World Report, the School of Business is accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Faculty are deeply engaged in the regional, national, and international business communities, and their academic expertise combined with real-world experience provides a bridge in the classroom from academic theory to business practice. The school is evolving to become more interdisciplinary, more connected, and more diverse. The School of Business is pursuing three strategic directions through research, teaching, and partnerships: 1. Digital Transformation of Work; 2. Ensuring Global Futures by addressing the challenges of ensuring a livable and resilient society; and 3. Entrepreneurship and Innovation. To support these strategic initiatives, the School of Business is playing a significant role in three new university initiatives: the Institute for Digital InnovAtion (IDIA); the Institute for a Sustainable Earth (ISE); and the School of Computing.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Work with the Executive Directors and Advisory Board of the Center, develop and maintain a comprehensive strategic plan to meet Center and School goals; and
Work with the Executive Directors of the Center and the School's Analytics, Assessment, and Accreditation group, develop and maintain a set of metrics measuring success in achieving objectives of the strategic plan.
Develop and execute faculty and student research engagement plan in collaboration with Center Executive Directors;
Develop and execute strategy for convening leaders through symposia, workshops, and conferences in collaboration with Center Executive Directors;
Develop replicable model for center to export to other schools in collaboration with Center Executive Directors; and
Develop and execute strategy to build a regional network of impact organizations in collaboration with Center Executive Directors.
Provide high-level support to Center leadership by managing meeting planning, communications, budgets, procurement, and operations for the Center;
Maintain current knowledge of the responsible business space and relevant activities of other business schools and centers;
Work with Center leadership to design and deliver programming for faculty and industry leaders;
In collaboration with Center Executive Directors, develop and deliver high-impact programming for Mason students and K-12 students;
Develop and maintain a stakeholder database including tracking engagement and proposing strategy for engagement development;
Serve as the primary point of contact for the Center;
Prepare reports, correspondence, and other written materials for Center leadership Executive Directors;
Manage timely and accurate invoicing, budget management, and reports including financial statements;
Work with Center leadership team to identify and recruit board members;
Provide support to Business for a Better World Industry Board including organizing periodic board meetings and logistics;
Maintain daily and annual schedule of activities for all aspects of the program; and
Communicate effectively with stakeholders to identify needs and evaluate alternative solutions.
Marketing & Communications:
Develop website strategy with Center leadership team and School of Business Marketing and Communications team;
Ensure website remains current by developing and updating program content;
Develop social media strategy in coordination with Center leadership team and School of Business Marketing and Communications team;
Create and distribute program-relevant content through social media channels;
Write and distribute center newsletter to school, university, and external stakeholders;
Promote relevant events and opportunities to internal and external stakeholders in collaboration with the School of Business Marketing and Communications team;
Create and distribute program promotional materials to current and prospective students in collaboration with the School of Business Marketing and Communications group and graduate and undergraduate student recruiting and engagement teams;
Edit brochures and ad copy; and
Manage advertisements in print and web-based media.
Advancement & Extramural Funding:
Develop advancement strategy to ensure sustainability of the center;
Identify potential private and institutional donors including relevant grant writing opportunities;
Write grants and donor pitches;
Coordinate and participate in meetings with potential donors; and
Develop and implement stewardship and relationship management plan for center donors and friends.
Plan and organize events as assigned including identifying appropriate faculty, staff, and student support;
Identify opportunities for the Center to host, sponsor, or cosponsor events in the responsible business space;
Solicit and manage industry sponsorship for events;
Manage program operations related to events including scheduling, registration, facilities, equipment, and catering in coordination with School of Business Events Coordinator;
Prepare all necessary materials, certificates, or evaluations to support events;
Manage internal relationships with School and University offices to support events; and
Provide onsite event support to event leaders.
Staff Supervision and Administrative Support:
Maintain current information on Center and related activities so the program is well positioned to move forward strategically;
Manage customer relations and address requests for information, program support, and program modifications of a non-academic nature;
Maintain timely and accurate invoicing and budget management;
Serve as primary point of contact for the Center leadership team;
Screen calls, visitors, and inquiries;
Schedule appointments and maintain relevant electronic calendars;
Process all procurement transactions for the Center (i.e., eVA orders, contracts, travel authorizations and reimbursements, food and beverage, P-Card purchases and reconciliations, and work and supply orders);
In coordination with Executive Directors, develop expectations and goals for staff, interns, and student assistants; and
Supervise, develop, and mentor any administrative staff, interns, and student assistants.
Master's degree with educational background in business, economics, sustainability, natural resources, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Demonstrated interest in tri-sector solutions to complex sustainability challenges;
Experience managing projects and initiatives from visioning through implementation;
Demonstrated ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders;
Polished professional demeanor and the ability to interact with high-level academic and administrative officials as well as corporate and government leaders;
Strong written communication, verbal communication, critical thinking and strategic thinking skills;
Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills;
Ability to work collaboratively within a fast-paced and deadline-sensitive environment; and
Strong interpersonal skills and cultural awareness/sensitivity.
Experience working in a higher education setting;
Industry, government, or nonprofit work experience in the sustainability space;
Demonstrated ability to lead a team to achieve specific goals and objectives;
Budget management experience; and
Experience working with communications, marketing, and/or public relations.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA96Gz at http://jobs.gmu.edu by February 21, 2020; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and list of professional references. We will contact you directly if we require additional materials. Review of applications will begin on February 24, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 47774
About George Mason University
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