Office Manager

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jan 24, 2023
May 04, 2023
Full Time
Computer Science Office ManagerThe George Mason University Department of Computer Science, within the College of Engineering and Computing, seeks a proactive, organized, and self-reliant Office Manager. 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.Responsibilities:The primary purpose of this position is to provide administrative support for the Computer Science department. Represent the department in a professional manner;Act as source person regarding the university and department's rules and regulations, policies and procedures;Supervision of the CS Departmental office staff ensuring that employees understand their duties and tasks and organizes workflow; Coordination of departmental events; andProvide purchasing assistance to CS faculty and department leadership and performs fixed asset inventory and serves as telecom coordinator. Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree; or, equivalent combination of education and related experience;Ability to supervise and lead, being knowledgeable and experienced in supervisory principles and practices; use discretion and sound judgment in making independent decisions in resolving problems and issues quickly and efficiently with consideration of university and department rules, regulations, policies and procedures; Ability to create and introduce a team spirit and friendly work environment to maximize productivity and efficiency; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and sound communication with individuals of diverse social and ethnic backgrounds. Working knowledge of basic word processing, spreadsheet and data entry applications;Job related knowledge and skills require considerable experience with Microsoft Office, Internet, E-Mail and the ability to use and maintaining databases; Demonstrated experience managing multiple tasks simultaneously, assessing problems and recommending solutions or solution procedures, and initiating the creation of policies and procedures; Excellent written and oral skills and interpersonal diplomacy; and Experience in an office environment with previous supervisory experience.Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Business, Administration, Management, or a related field;Familiarity with University Banner system is a plus; andExtensive experience in an office environment with previous supervisory experience within a university community.*Please note that this is not a 100% remote/virtual position, but it is telework friendly. Depending upon your department/office, you may have the ability to telework 1-3 days per week.*Mason Computing: The Future of Computing is HereThe College of Engineering and Computing at George Mason University is comprised of the Volgenau School of Engineering and the School of Computing. The College is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education. Ranked nationally in the top 100 in both undergraduate and graduate education, the College boasts 10,000 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 302 full-time faculty who comprise the College, 93 are tenured, 75 are tenure-track, 82 are instructional faculty, and 52 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended more than $70 million in sponsored research awards last year and has projects with over $400 million in current and anticipated awards. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia's technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its research in many leading areas including artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, autonomous systems, 5G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, community-based healthcare, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The College highly encourages multidisciplinary research and provides faculty with opportunities to work with other disciplines.George Mason University is the largest and most diverse public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of 40,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It was classified as an R1 research institution in 2016 by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. Mason is located in the city of Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, with unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories. Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation, providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry. Fairfax is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country, and has an outstanding local public school system.In conjunction with Amazon's decision to establish a second headquarters in Northern Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia announced a multi-year plan to invest in the growth of degree programs in computing. George Mason University has committed to accelerate its plans to increase its capacity in engineering and computing. Some of the university's exciting plans are the launch of the Institute for Digital InnovAtion, a university think tank and incubator to serve the digital economy, and the expansion of its Arlington Campus with a 360,000 square foot building¬-Fuse at Mason Square. Fuse will become the nexus of Mason's transdisciplinary research, entrepreneurship, and academic program efforts in digital innovation, and will unite the public and private sectors in a collaborative alliance to address the world's grand challenges.

For full consideration, applicants must complete the online application at for position number 01618Z; and attach a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Full consideration will apply to applicants who submit their completed application by February 6, 2023; however, review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

"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.

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