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Administrative Assistant

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date
Dec 1, 2022

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Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

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Administrative Assistant, Honors CollegeThe Honors College invites applications for an Administrative Assistant. This position will provide support for the College's office and their community programming and student engagement initiatives, including: event coordination; scheduling and room reservation; outreach, communication, and advertising relevant opportunities to students; managing and facilitating Federal Work Study positions; and onboarding and other administrative processes related to student employees and volunteers.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 Honors College:The Honors College fosters inclusive excellence as it provides challenge and support for Mason's most highly motivated undergraduates of every background and interest. In partnerships that span the university and the region, the Honors College facilitates student access to the most exceptional opportunities for academic achievement, professional development, and public service that the university and the region have to offer.Responsibilities:Event SupportProvide support and coordination for Honors College community events, semiannual research exhibitions and graduation celebrations; faculty-led events and experiences, including the weekly HNRS 110 Colloquium; field trips; and events hosted by the College's student leaders and student-led programs.Reserve rooms and other spaces;Coordinate catering for events;Provide administrative and logistical support for events; andIn collaboration with the Director of Communications, support event promotion, communication, and outreach.Community Partnerships SupportProvide administrative support for the College's ongoing co-curricular initiatives and community partnerships, including Honors College Connects, Honors College/EIP College Application Coaches, and the Honors College/EIP Summer Academy.Assist with development and maintaining program schedules and calendars;Reserve rooms for in-person meetings; andCommunicate with participants and maintain records of attendance.Student Employees and VolunteersIn collaboration with the Office Administrator and relevant faculty & staff, coordinate multiple processes and practices related to student employees and volunteers, including advertising positions hiring, background checks, onboarding, maintaining time sheets, and coordinating Federal Work-Study requirements.CommunicationIn collaboration with the Honors College's Data Committee, develop and implement outreach and communication processes to ensure that Honors College students are aware of opportunities that are highly relevant to their interests and goals.General Duties of Honors College Faculty and StaffServe as a member of relevant Honors College committees;Support the Honors College's mission and participate in the College's community;Demonstrate respect for a diversity of opinions and perspectives;Work with the staff of the Honors College to develop the quality and reputation of all services and programs under its auspices;In coordination with Admissions and the Deans, support the recruitment of students to the Honors College (including at Orientation and other recruitment events); andAttend Honors College staff and committee meetings and participate in staff development.Required Qualifications:High school diploma or equivalent, and a willingness to learn;Demonstrated experience with scheduling, event coordination, and customer service;Demonstrated evidence of effective written and oral communication skills;Demonstrated capacity to effectively work independently and in collaboration with others;Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; andDemonstrated attention to detail.Preferred Qualifications:Associate's or Bachelor's degree, or a combination of equivalent combination of relevant education and experience, and a willingness to learn;Demonstrated familiarity with higher education work environments;Demonstrated familiarity with units or organizations that support a diverse community of undergraduate students;Prior experience with Federal Work Study positions; andPrior experience with 25Live, Handshake, and/or related relevant platforms.

For full consideration, applicants must apply by September 9, 2022 at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"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!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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.


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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