Program Assistant

Fairfax, VA
Up to $22.00 per hour, commensurate with education and experience.
Feb 08, 2023
Apr 15, 2023
Program Manager
Full Time
Program AssistantThe George Mason University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) Dean's Office, seeks a part time (20 hours per week) motivated and engaged team member with outstanding organizational and communication skills for a newly created Program Assistant wage position. This position will report to the Associate Dean for Research and perform administrative tasks related to CHSS faculty research, scholarship, and creative works. This position may be eligible for a hybrid schedule (in-office and remote), but remote-only will not be considered.Responsibilities:Provide administrative support for internal funding and limited submission reviews;Organize and track information of internal funding over time, and follow-up with awardees, manage file and documents, and prepare summary reports;Provide administrative support for college-chartered research center reviews, correspondence, file and document management, reports and follow-up;Provide administrative support for in-person and virtual events related to CHSS research, scholarship, and creative works;Assist with CHSS research website updates;Provide administrative support for purchases, process payments, and maintain documents for fiscal and reconciliation purposes;Provide scheduling support for meetings and manage the calendar of the Associate Dean for Research; andProvide other support as needed in coordination with colleagues within the Dean's Office and across the university.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience;Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills;Proven attention to detail;Experience working in a collegial and team environment;Prior experience in taking initiative and completing projects and/or assignments with minimal supervision; andExcellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Zoom) and willingness to learn new software and systems.Preferred Qualifications:Interest in the humanities and social sciences;Experience analyzing data and/or creating summary reports;Writing and/or editing experience;Higher education work experience;An understanding of external funding and research support programs;Experience with Banner and MicroStrategy reports, SharePoint, and/or survey software, such as Qualtrics or SurveyMonkey; andExperience with collaborative tools, such as MS Teams, Blackboard, and/or Office365.About the College of Humanities and Social Sciences:The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) is at the very center of the university's mission to serve as a hub of intellectual dynamism and diversity, a locus of local and global civic engagement, and an access point to excellence for individuals of all backgrounds. As one of the largest colleges at Mason, CHSS employs more than 700 faculty and staff, delivers critical courses for the university community (from Mason Core and 100-level classes to advanced seminars), and offers an expansive range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary degree programs (18 undergraduate majors, 69 minors, 13 graduate certificates, 8 master's degrees, 10 doctoral degrees, and 22 accelerated master's degree pathways).At CHSS, the liberal arts tradition of studying human minds, beliefs, languages, cultures, histories, societal structures, and forms of creative expression drives our community forward in advancing cutting-edge research, impactful service, and critical competencies for today's global and knowledge-based economy. Moreover, the work of CHSS was instrumental in Mason's attainment of the R-1 Doctoral University (Highest Research Activity) classification.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at by February 24, 2023; 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.

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