Department: College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS)
The George Mason University, College of Humanities and Social Science, Global Affairs and Global Programs invites applications for a Program Assistant. 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.
Responsibilities: The program is looking for an organized, high-energy person who will be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. The position provides administrative support to the director of the program; is responsible for management of the main office; and provides excellent customer service to students, faculty and alumni of the program. Additional responsibilities include:
Provides general office management (i.e., budget, technology, scheduling, equipment, human resources and payroll coordination);
Processes purchase orders, travel and reimbursements;
Schedules meetings and manages program events (faculty meetings, orientations, information sessions, receptions);
Coordinates the hiring of adjunct instructors and graduate assistants;
Maintains student files and records consisting of official and confidential information; and
Supervises a Federal Work-Study student assistants.
A bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite;
Ability to work collaboratively with other offices across the university;
Ability to efficiently schedule meetings and events involving multiple people using calendar and scheduling software;
Professional and effective oral and written communication skills to maintain and build relationships with Mason faculty and staff, students, the general public, and external audiences;
Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as successfully in a team;
Enthusiasm for new technology and applications for communication, outreach and event promotion; and
Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize accordingly.
Social media and basic website know-how; and
Previous experience in an academic office setting.
Salary: Low to mid $40's
Location: Fairfax, VA
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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 at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; 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.
Internal Number: 42618
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.