The George Mason University, School of Business invites applications for the position of Employer Relations Manager/GovCon Specialist. The incumbent will be responsible for enterprise engagement in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors to plan, develop, and maintain strong partnerships with those employers and any alumni within those sectors. Additionally, the incumbent will directly support GovCon initiatives as a member of the School of Business Center for Government Contacting. This position is partially funded from external foundation funding and the position is expressly contingent upon the continuation of such foundation funding.
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:
Participation on the School of Business career services team with the primary focus areas of establishing, maintaining, and reporting on opportunities with local industries and employers to provide employment resources for George Mason students and alumni with a primary focus on Government and Government Contracting;
Interact with employers, alumni, and friends of George Mason School of Business to generate new employment leads through meetings via phone, digital media, and/or in-person to create strategic relationships that will result in internships, part-time, and full-time employment opportunities for School of Business undergraduate and graduate students;
Initiate and maintain relationships as a member of local business councils; research and attend relevant professional organization gatherings (e.g. conferences, career fairs, alumni meetings) to engage with potential employers;
Work closely with Career Services staff to assess ongoing needs of students, establish goals, tailor employer relations planning, and provide feedback to University leadership; may occasionally meet with students to discuss specific strategies for employment;
Develop and provide broadly-scoped communication mechanisms (e.g. newsletters, advertisements) informing local employers of the value of hiring a George Mason graduate and the resources available via the George Mason Business School Career Services office;
Work directly with George Mason School of Business Center for Government Contracting Directors to create and maintain database of contacts related to the industry;
Develop events to connect Center for Government Contracting personnel, Advisory Board members and the School of Business Career Services to engage with students (graduate and undergraduate) on a regular basis; and
Collect industry information and conduct surveys of local GovCon labor market to provide industry intelligence to students, faculty, and staff.
Master's degree required;
3-5 years of experience in the successful development of relationships resulting in employment, preference given to candidates with Government or GovCon experience; and
Good citizenship and the ability to work well with colleagues.
Experience working in either Government or Government Contracting Industry;
3-5 years' experience in the successful development of relationships resulting in employment, specifically in a University setting; and
Knowledge of Government Contracting careers and the local/regional business community.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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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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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA40Ez at http://jobs.gmu.edu by November 7, 2019; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references. We will contact you directly if we require additional materials. Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2019 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: 46762
About George Mason University
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.