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Executive Assistant

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Oct 5, 2022

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Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

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Executive Assistant The George Mason University, Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations, is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person for the position of Executive 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.About the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations:The Advancement division is a comprehensive development and alumni relations enterprise with a staff complement of approximately 135 full-time employees. Functional units within Advancement include development/fundraising, alumni relations, donor relations and stewardship, advancement communications, special events, gift processing, research, prospect management, gift planning, corporate and foundation relations, information systems and management, and infrastructure services.Advancement's mission is to build strong, lifelong relationships with George Mason University's alumni and constituents, while matching their philanthropic interests with the university's aspirations and priorities. The division is committed to serving the needs of the university, our alumni, and the greater community by providing access to quality education and lifelong learning. Respect, service, integrity, collaboration, diversity, transparency, and creativity are the values that guide our work and culture.Responsibilities:The Executive Assistant is responsible for providing C-suite level administrative support to the Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations. The Executive Assistant will be responsible for conducting research, preparing agendas, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, answering and directing phone calls, distributing communications, arranging conference calls, making travel arrangements, preparing reimbursements, and scheduling meetings. Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree and/or the equivalent level of training and experience;Progressively responsible office experience, preferably in a higher education setting, with executive support including meeting and document creation and preparation;Considerable knowledge of higher education operations, policies, and procedures preferred;Proven success working effectively with a broad array of diverse constituents;Proactive with a strong sense of processes, policies, and procedures;Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail;Excellent customer service skills;Excellent experience with Microsoft Office Suite;Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines;Ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task;Event and meeting coordination and planning;Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;Ability to generate ideas, think creatively, and develop innovative solutions;Excellent interpersonal skills; professional, diplomatic, and able to main confidentiality;Ability to interface effectively with a broad range of people and roles;Ability to speak, listen, and write clearly and concisely, using appropriate communication tools and techniques;Excellent database use and file maintenance.

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.


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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