Office Receptionist

Fairfax, VA
$20/hour; Commensurate with education and experience.
Sep 10, 2022
Dec 03, 2022
Full Time
Office Receptionist (Non-Student Wage Position) The George Mason University, Mason Enterprise Center (MEC) in Fairfax is seeking an enthusiastic, professional, and energetic person to assist its office as an Office Receptionist. 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 Department: The Mason Enterprise Center is a community-focused business incubator, supporting over 50 growth stage client companies with mentoring and advisory services, education and training, offices and conferencing space. The MEC supports a range of on-site assistance including receptionist, telephone, and mail services. The MEC is located on Eaton Place in Fairfax. Site amenities include free parking. About the Position:Pay rate: $20 per hour; commensurate with education and experience - 20-25 hours per weekTBD Schedule (Mon-Fri): 8:30am-1:00pm; or 1:00pm-5:00pm; or 10:00am-2:00pmSome days may be longer due to events / vacation coverage (paid)Responsibilities:Using impeccable customer service skills, be an outstanding first point of contact on behalf of the MEC team and our clients;Support team and clients with front desk coverage, including coverage of Office Manager duties when needed;Answer phones and direct client calls;Greet and assist clients and visitors;Distribute clients' mail in mailroom;Maintain contact lists in Outlook, Constant Contact, and other applications as necessary;Schedule conference rooms for MEC clients and outside parties;Set and maintain MEC mentors' schedules;Coordinate social media activities with MEC marketing contractor and others as requested;Manage social media accounts and databases (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, others) and post on GMU's event management site;Update website with social media, videos, news articles;Assist with event coordination; andOther duties as requested or assigned.Required Qualifications:Post-secondary coursework including Associates', Bachelor's, Trade, Professional, or online certificate program or equivalent combination of education and experience;Impeccable customer service skills and professional demeanor;Excellent English language communication skills;Ability to multitask;Action oriented with strong attention to detail;Experience with Microsoft Office suite and related applications;Work related experience using social media platforms and tools (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Hootsuite, potentially other applications; video creation a bonus);Some flexibility required in work hours to ensure office coverage (occasional full day and evening hours, reduced hours during GMU's Winter break); andAssertively helpful.Preferred Qualifications:Experience answering multi-line phone;Marketing materials creation (Microsoft Publisher, Canva, Adobe, other tools);Interest or experience in entrepreneurship/business ownership; andAssociates', Bachelor's, or Trade School degree.

For full consideration, applicants must apply 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.