Department: College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA)
Director of Corporate Outreach and Special Projects, VSGI
The George Mason University Virginia Serious Game Institute, within the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), invites applications for a Director of Corporate Outreach and Special Projects. 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.
Help identify, develop, cultivate, and establish external partnerships, projects, and corporate support for VSGI programs and initiatives;
Help oversee, engage, and expand the VSGI/Computer Game Design (CGD) Executive Advisory Board and its subcommittees;
Assist the VSGI Director and VSGI/CGD faculty in securing grants and contracts with state and national companies, agencies, and foundations;
Support all VSGI Mason resident startups with overall corporate outreach, partnership acquisition, and early stage fundraising;
Working in concert with the VSGI Director, focus on coordinating and helping manage the national and international VSGI exhibits, expos, events, and presentations;
Oversee all regional, national, and Mason-focused initiatives such as the Capital Hill Mod-Sim Expo, the Commonwealth Mod-Sim World Expo, I/ITSEC, Mason VSGI Mobile Game Competition, Mason Game Speaker Series, Senor Game Expo, Off-The-Wall Fundraiser, MGTA fundraisers, and others as requested; and
If applicable, may teach two (2) Computer Game Design Program courses per academic year.
Assist the VSGI Director with establishing new external corporate partnerships and funding to support VSGI and CVPA initiatives, goals, and long-term plans;
Assist the VSGI Director with managing the VSGI/CGD Executive Advisory Board meetings, subcommittee tasks, agenda, assignments, and outcomes;
Identify and help write proposals and grants to help secure new corporate, agency, and foundation grants and contracts;
On a semiannual basis, develop outreach strategy, partnership acquisition, and early stage funding approaches for applicable VSGI Mason resident startups;
Develop yearly VSGI conference and expo schedules and plans, including timelines, budget, travel details, personnel, and required equipment lists;
In coordination with the VSGI Director, attend all regional and national applicable mod-sim, game, technology, innovation and entrepreneur-related events, expos, open houses, etc. to represent the VSGI, CGD, and CVPA;
Meet with clients, executive advisory board members, and partners on behalf of the VSGI Director; and
Teach two (2) undergraduate courses per year, as assigned by the VSGI/CGD Director(s).
Master's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
Extensive knowledge about corporate relations outreach strategy and corporate development;
Ability to manage C-Suite-level advisory boards;
Knowledge of business presentation software applications and tools;
Knowledge of the current technology and serious game industries;
Knowledge of current government contracting procurement process;
Possess an approach that fosters a respectful, non-threatening workplace environment;
Has a demonstrated commitment and ability to work collaboratively within a complex work environment;
Demonstrated excellence in corporate outreach and development, with a proven track-record of accomplishments;
Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills; and
Proven critical thinking, problem-solving and judgment.
Knowledge of the visual and/or performing arts is a plus.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA98Dz at http://jobs.gmu.edu by November 3, 2017; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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.
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.