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The George Mason University, Fiscal Services is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person for a Human Resources Specialist and Liaison. 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 Position:
The purpose of this position is to manage the employee recruitment and onboarding function for Fiscal Services. Assist with hiring activities including preparing, updating, revising and maintaining job descriptions. Initiate job posting and placement with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. Coordinate search committees, pre-screen candidates, schedule interviews, and serve as primary contact for candidates. Manage salary position budgets and provide updates to Budget Coordinator. Create a collaborative, supportive, and high-performance culture that supports diversity and inclusion efforts. Special projects including position description updates to incorporate business transformation and automation initiatives, including goal setting and assisting in monitoring performance metrics.
Manage the employee recruitment, onboarding, termination and organization structure management processes for Fiscal Services:
Assist with hiring activities including preparing, updating, revising and maintaining job descriptions;
Initiate job posting and placement with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion;
Develop creative recruitment campaigns and ads that promote interest and attract quality candidates;
Within GMU approved guidelines, use social media outlets to promote job openings;
Coordinate search committees, pre-screen candidates, establish position search shared sites, provide applications and search matrix to search committee, schedule interviews, and serve as primary contact for candidates;
Assist in developing interview questions;
Create reports on recruitment activities and outcomes;
Coordinate with Central HR to ensure new hires have completed all necessary onboarding paperwork;
Create an onboarding process that focuses on Fiscal Services;
Coordinate all required exiting paperwork when an employee leaves GMU; and
Manage and maintain the Fiscal Services organization charts. ·
Manage salary position budgets and provide updates to Budget Coordinator:
Provide updates to budget coordinator regarding budgeted vs actual salary; and
Assist Budget Coordinator in periodic salary forecasts.
Manage diversity, equity and inclusion efforts related to hiring and retention: ·
Participate in creating a collaborative, supportive, and high-performance culture that supports diversity and inclusion efforts;
Manage Fiscal Services Inclusive Excellence Plan (IEP) and provide reports on Fiscal Services progress toward and support of inclusive excellence;
Coordinate training and awareness effort for diversity, equity and inclusion; and
Participate in IEP initiatives representing Fiscal Services, engaging in work groups and supplemental projects.
Serve as the human resources liaison for Fiscal Services:
Establish yourself as the first point of contact for Fiscal Services HR needs;
Communicate with Central HR and update Fiscal Services on projects, initiatives, concerns, etc.;
Participate in HR liaison meetings and Central HR training;
Disseminate information from Human Resources to Fiscal Services staff; and
Provide assistance with common Human Resources tasks, Electronic Approval Actions Forms (EPAF) performance management, forms, etc.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent with supplemental courses in human resources or related areas; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Experience in human resources management with a decentralized HR framework in a large complex organization, university or public environment;
Experience with MS Office, MS Teams, Outlook, email and the Internet;
Demonstrated coordination, organizational and business skills as well as attention to detail;
Experience working independently, including prioritizing and following through with tasks, without direct supervision;
Experience with learning new software and university procedures when training is provided;
Experience with confidential information such as HR records;
Very organized; able to multi-task; able to set priorities;
Excellent communication and grammar skills, both verbal and written; and
All typical skills necessary for operating in an office environment, including but not limited to: typing; telephone etiquette; taking meeting minutes; maintaining databases; using document templates to write position descriptions, offer letters, etc.
Experience working in an academic environment;
Experience with diversity, equity and inclusion work; and
SHRM or HRCI certification.
About the University:
George Mason University, the largest public research university in Virginia, is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report
George Mason University is a public, comprehensive, research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia located in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. Mason was initially founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1949, and became an independent institution in 1972. George Mason University is an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world.
George Mason University has 37,000 students from all 50 states and 130 countries and a residential population of more than 6,000 students. Mason is a vibrant and dynamic community of scholars. 80% of our students are employed within six months of graduation. Nearly two-thirds of the 140,000 Mason alumni live and work in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Mason is a young university that, in just a short time, has made impressive strides in size, stature and influence. Today, as Virginia’s largest public research university, we are setting the benchmark for a bold, progressive education that serves the needs of our students and communities. To that end, we have 10 schools and colleges devoted to a variety of study.
We prepa...re Mason students for the demands of work, social responsibility, and life in an ever-changing global society. University Life's mission statement is core to our work. We support every student at Mason, from orientation through graduation.
George Mason: Patriotism Personified.
George Mason, for whom our university is named, was one of the greatest of the founding fathers of the United States. Mason drafted the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which became a model for the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights.
We Are in Virginia. But We Serve the World.
Mason is committed to creating a more just, free and prosperous world. Located in one of the most important political, economic and intellectual hubs in the world, we accept our responsibility to serve others: to help our students succeed, enrich the life of our community, and contribute to solving some of the most complex global problems of our time.
Washington, D.C.: Land of Opportunity.
Mason’s main campus is in Fairfax, Virginia, just 15 miles outside of Washington, D.C. The nation’s capital is easily accessible by car or public transportation.
At Mason, you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a beautiful wooded residential campus and outstanding college experience, as well as numerous internship and recreational opportunities that only a world-class urban setting like D.C. can offer.
You can intern with National Geographic or the Justice Department, visit the numerous museums with your Art History classmates, take a selfie in front of Lincoln Memorial, catch a Nationals baseball game, kayak along the Potomac, or check out the many neighborhoods where you’ll discover lots of great shopping, places to eat, art galleries, music venues, and much more. You can attend events and hear nationally recognized speakers. You’ll run out of time before you run out of things to do.
There’s more to explore. Students participate in a field trip to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., organized by the Office of International Programs and Services.
In just a short drive, you can be hiking in the Shenandoah Mountains or walking the boardwalk in either Ocean City, Maryland, or Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Our closest airports are Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport, and Mason is easily accessible by public transportation. Free shuttle buses help you get to the nearest Metro station in Vienna, Virginia, just a short distance from our Fairfax Campus. The Arlington Campus is within walking distance of the Virginia Square-GMU stop on the Orange Line.
Enriching Work Environment.
We will invest in recruiting, retaining, and developing talented and diverse faculty and academic and professional staff. We will create a vibrant campus life in which all members can grow and thrive.
Diversity is one of our core values; everyone is welcome here. Mason was recently named the most diverse university in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report.
We bring together a multitude of people and ideas in everything that we do. Our culture of inclusion, our multidisciplinary approach, and our global perspective makes us more effective educators and scholars.
While at Mason, you’ll be making your own decisions and forming your own view of the world. Engaging with diverse groups of individuals, including students, faculty, and staff, will enrich this experience. You will learn from them, and they will learn from you.
We have a variety of communities here, and you're sure to find a group of people who are like you. The great thing is you'll also be embraced by communities of people who are not like you. At Mason, you'll be in a place where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Interacting with people from a variety of backgrounds will:
• Widen your outlook of the world,
• Show you how to work and collaborate with people of differing views,
• Expose you to new perspectives from people with disparate life experiences, and
• Give you the social skills to interact with all kinds of people.
Diversity also enhances learning and creative thinking by prompting the study of new material and the awareness of fresh viewpoints. The power of many perspectives will boost your capacity to explore original ideas and solutions. Seeing issues in a new way heightens your creativity and problem-solving abilities.
Another benefit: As our nation becomes more diverse, students who learn in a diverse environment will be more competitive in an increasingly global economy. You’ll enhance your critical thinking skills and improve your ability to develop nuanced solutions to real-world problems.
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We are an open and welcoming community. We partner with public and private organizations in our region and around the world. We proactively engage with our community. We define our success by how many talented students with potential we serve, not how many we leave out.
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