Department: School of Business
Job Development Specialist, Government Contracting
The George Mason University School of Business invites applications for the position of Job Development Specialist, Government Contracting. 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.
This position reports to the Director of Career Services and is part of a dynamic team dedicated to create innovative programs that provide the seamless development of Mason students' academic and career aspirations. This position is funded from external foundation funding and the position is expressly contingent upon the continuation of such foundation funding. This is a part-time professional faculty position.
The incumbent will be responsible for engaging with employers in the government contracting industry and will strategically develop and maintain strong partnerships with employers and alumni from that industry. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Participation on the School of Business career services team with the goal of establishing and maintaining relationships with employers in the government contracting industry;
- Generating new leads by leveraging existing contacts, including employers, alumni and friends of the School of Business;
- Conferring with employers via phone and in-person meetings to create strategic relationships that will result in internships and full-time jobs for our undergraduate and graduate School of Business students;
- Work directly with School of Business GovCon Initiative Directors to create and maintain database of contacts related to the industry;
- Collect industry information, and conduct surveys of local GovCon labor market to provide industry intelligence to students, faculty and staff; and
- Work closely with Career Services staff to assess ongoing needs of students; may occasionally meet with students to discuss specific strategies.
- Master's degree;
- Significant experience in the successful development of relationships resulting in employment; and
- Good citizenship and the ability to work well with colleagues.
- Experience working in the government contracting industry;
- Three to five years of 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.
The School of Business:
Dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, the School of Business educates future business leaders through world-class, innovative academic programs and strategic business partnerships. Ranked in 2015 among the top 100 undergraduate business school programs, part-time MBA programs, and online EMBA 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. The faculty is 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.
This position is part-time, .5 FTE or approximately 20 hours per week. The incumbent will be eligible for a part-time benefits package, including health insurance, however the incumbent is responsible for the full health insurance premium should they choose to enroll.
George Mason University:
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with global distinction in a range of academic fields. Located in northern Virginia near Washington, D.C., Mason provides students access to diverse cultural experiences and the most sought-after internships and employers in the country. Mason offers strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and information technology, business, organizational psychology, healthcare, and the visual and performing arts. With Mason professors conducting groundbreaking research in areas such as climate change, public policy, and the biosciences, George Mason University is a leading example of the modern, public university.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check
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 jobs.gmu.edu/!
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA40Ez at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and list of professional references. Candidates will be contacted directly should additional materials be required. Review of applications will begin after January 30, 2017, 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.