Health & Safety Communications Specialist

George Mason University Fairfax , VA 22038

Posted 2 months ago

Department Safety, Emergency, and Enterprise Risk Management (SEERM) Alternate Department Description


Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check Motor Vehicle Background Check No Statement of Economic Interest Not Applicable Restricted Position? No, is eligible for layoff or severance benefits. Job Category Student Wage / Non-Student Wage Role (State) Job Title Health & Safety Communications Specialist Working Title Health & Safety Communications Specialist Job Type Part-Time Position Number WG8454 Recruit Number STF9915 Working Hours Location Fairfax, VA Other Location Pay Band N/A Salary Commensurate with education and experience. Web Announcement

Health & Safety Communications Specialist

The Safety, Emergency, and Enterprise Risk Management Office (SEERM) is seeking a Health & Safety Communications Specialist. 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 individual will primarily work within SEERM on high level projects and communications to include the following responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development and formatting of internal and external health and safety related communications;

  • Coordinate website updates to keep the greater Mason community informed of Mason's plans and procedures as they are developed and approved for public dissemination;

  • Conceptualize and produce graphics and other high-level visual and written communications tools;

  • Advise on and contribute to other tasks/initiatives as needed in support of the university's cautious and measured path towards post-pandemic campus operations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education/training and/or experience in marketing and/or communications;

  • Significant demonstrated experience with Web design, graphic design, communication, and marketing campaigns;

  • Must be able to communicate effectively, manage own projects efficiently, and multitask;

  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with colleagues clearly and insightfully, with technical and nontechnical end-users;

  • Experience building WordPress websites and using Adobe InDesign.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree;

  • Previous experience with health and emergency communications and experience at an institute of higher education are both highly preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, current Mason employee applicants only may apply for position number WG8454 at by July 3, 2020; complete and submit the online application; and upload a resume, cover letter, list of references, and two examples of work that demonstrates marketing/communications abilities as a single upload file.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: Posting Date 06/23/2020 Job Close Date 07/04/2020 Open Until Filled? No Telework Friendly? Yes 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 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!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

Equity Statement

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.

Campus Safety Information

Mason's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at

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Health & Safety Communications Specialist

George Mason University