Admin and Fellow Support

Fairfax, VA
Mar 07, 2023
Mar 22, 2023
Full Time
Admin and Fellow Support The Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center at George Mason University is hiring two bilingual English/Spanish speakers to serve as Administrative Support Assistants for the Democracy and Anti-Corruption Defenders Fellowship Program. This is an exciting, new, three-year project that will provide year-long fellowships to sixty anti-corruption professionals from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.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 Position:This position will be based locally in the DC area and will focus mainly on support of the Arlington based fellows. Many fellows will be Spanish speakers with little or no English language ability, and could include recent arrivals whose departure from their homeland was accompanied by difficult situations and/or trauma. TraCCC is seeking applicants who are compassionate, empathetic, and mission-driven, who are eager to make a difference. This is an hourly wage position for 29 hours per week at the rate of $28 per hour, reporting to the Project Administrator. It does not provide benefits. Tasks will include:Working with program team on administrative and organization preparation for launch of Fellowship program, to include, but not limited to preparation of welcome documents, keeping meeting notes, booking space for meetings, etc.;Support for the 24-hour emergency line for fellows - shared among several staff, on a coordinated, rotating basis;Help in adjustment issues faced by fellows, especially non-English speakers and new arrivals, such as finding housing, interaction with landlords, obtaining documents, setting up local bank accounts and automatic payments, registering for medical services, etc.;Informal oral/written translation for meetings and appointments for non-English speakers;Other administrative support needed in organization of classes, meetings, lectures, brown bag lunches, and other fellowship activities; andInteract with different partners within the project.Required Qualifications:Successful applicants must be bilingual in English and Spanish, with the ability to speak, read and write fluently in both languages; andA Bachelor's Degree or equivalent, or substantial experience working with immigrant or diaspora populations from Central America.Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in related field;2 years' experience with research studies;Experience with justice-involved populations;Human subjects (IRB) training prior to start date;Excellent time management and organizational skills; andProficiency with MS Office software.Specific desired qualifications and skills include but are not limited to:Administrative experience, preferably applying GMU regulations and procedures;Strong written and spoken communication skills across diverse audiences;Excellent organizational and administrative skills;Critical thinking;Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with passion and compassion;Flexibility to move between varied tasks quickly and often;Interpersonal skills critical to extensive teamwork in a multicultural environment;Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), and Google Drive;Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks effectively;Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines and write reports;Experience with database management and data entry;Strong attention to detail and ability to work with accuracy;Experience working with clients or customers; andWilling to learn new skills.

For full consideration, applicants must apply online and send resume and cover letter to with subject "Admin and Fellow Support" by March 20.

"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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