Within this portal you'll find hundreds of career opportunities. We offer free access to all job seekers in the journalism community, member and non-members, including confidential resume posting, career-related content and multiple ways to search for jobs.
Department: Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning
Programs Administrator (ARIE), Stearns Center
The Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning is seeking a client-focused, detail-oriented, collaborative and growth-minded Programs Administrator to support outreach to faculty, client tracking, and cross-platform communication for programming related to anti-racism and inclusive teaching specifically and for the Center overall. Join a diverse team with flexible work schedules and on-the-job learning opportunities.
George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity. We are home to one of the country's most diverse student populations and pride ourselves on being one of the few institutions that has equally high graduation rates for students of all backgrounds. Having a diverse faculty and staff is an important strategic focus for Mason and we strongly encourage candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academically and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Department:
Our office engages faculty in pedagogical and curriculum development across all faculty ranks and all disciplines; this position is created specifically to support current and soon-to-be-expanded faculty outreach/resources in relation to the university-wide Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Initiative (ARIE) and other inclusive-teaching efforts.
About the Position:
The Programs Administrator reports directly to the Director for Teaching Excellence and works closely with the Anti-Racist and Inclusive Teaching team. The primary purpose of this position is to support, schedule, and track faculty participation in structured development opportunities and grants programs, including faculty participation in partner programs. In addition, this position will grow to support the design of multi-platform messaging (print, web, video, social) about strategies and resources that faculty can use to improve their teaching via on-demand, self-sponsored learning.
Project management experience is crucial, supported by exceptional overall communication skills. Interest in and willingness to learn about multimedia instructional materials design and about inclusive teaching strategies to better support content development is expected; prior experience in teaching or training leadership is a plus. As part of our mission to encourage growth and development, Stearns Center supports team members in continuing to expand their knowledge and skills.
This position will report to the Director for Teaching Excellence. The incumbent's primary duties entail a diverse range of project management and communications/outreach tasks including, but not limited to:
Client outreach and tracking: Manage outreach, recruitment, and tracking for large-scale faculty participation in inclusive-teaching workshops, showcases, and other programming;
Project management: Support scale-up planning for Center workshops and certifications in inclusive teaching; map collaborative efforts with academic and administrative units; provide scheduling support for inclusive-teaching related committees, working groups, and special projects;
Grants and stipends tracking: Manage the review processes, financial tracking, and interim/final reports for multiple in-house grants programs related to inclusive teaching; initiate and track participant stipends as needed;
Multimedia communication: Assist in the design and publication of inclusive teaching educational materials, supporting Center staff in converting key content to flyers, newsletters, web resources, short videos, and/or social media posts; and
Office administration support: As needed, contribute high-quality general administrative support for the office (e.g., managing electronic communication, managing files and databases, onboarding part-time employees, and maintaining confidential files).
A bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Experience structuring, tracking, and reporting on organization projects (e.g., training series, grants, certifications, symposia);
Strong written communication skills; and
Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite; with design tools for some print, web, and/or video modalities (e.g., Adobe suite, Final Cut); and/or with online project management tools (e.g., MS Planner, Zoho).
Detail-oriented with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously;
Experience communicating and interacting with constituents across multiple levels of an organization;
Experience designing and/or modifying databases to track and generate reports on intake, participation, and/or output of clients/projects;
Experience with website management (e.g., WordPress, Drupal, and/or html);
Experience with graphic design and/or video editing;
Experience designing and/or implementing informational or training materials across multiple platforms;
Experience tracking funds usage within agency or government guidelines;
Ability to work independently, take initiative, and collaborate in a strong team environment; and
Experience in a fast-paced small office and/or in a higher education office setting.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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
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.
Accessibility @ mason provide information regarding the physical access of all campuses and online accessibility of programs and services. Information for disability related services and resources available to all employee, students, and visitors the entire university include physical access to buildings, parking policies, and emergency evacuation procedures.
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.
Social and Cultural Venues.
Our venues bring world-class performances to the community through vibrant concerts and events. Community members are invited to take part in many artistic and cultural offerings at Mason. Spaces are also available to rent for your next event.
ONA's programs are supported by an array of premiere foundations and leaders in journalism and technology. Explore the database and you'll discover new tools, educational opportunities, potential partners and more.