Office Assistant

Fairfax, VA
$21.00 per hour
Mar 30, 2023
Apr 19, 2023
Full Time
Office Assistant - Departments of Philosophy and Religious StudiesGeorge Mason University's Departments of Philosophy and Religious Studies invites applicants for a part-time (25 to 28 hours per week) Office Assistant position.George Mason University is the largest public research university in the state of Virginia and has one of the nation's most diverse student populations. 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:The Office Assistant will support the Department of Philosophy and Department of Religious Studies by managing daily operations of the Fairfax campus office. This position is responsible for providing a full range of quality administrative duties to be executed in a professional manner. The Office Assistant serves as a point of contact for requests from faculty, staff, students, other Mason departments, and outside individuals and organizations. This position will work closely with the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Religious Studies Program Office Manager to manage and oversee daily administrative duties; walk-in traffic and phone calls; provide information and materials to students, faculty and staff; and will assist students and faculty with use of office and virtual resources; assist in website development, and other projects, as assigned. The Office Assistant will also provide support with planning, set-up, and execution of student events and initiatives as needed. Additional administrative and programmatic support duties will be assigned as needed. Temporary non-student wage hire. The end date of December 31, 2023, with the possibility of renewal.Responsibilities:Assist the Program Office Manager in daily operations for both units;Support faculty with day-to-day office clerical work and other accommodation requests;Assist faculty with travel requests;Maintain database for faculty workload and travel for faculty;Assist with travel arrangements - including logistics and reimbursement procedures;Support website management - including syllabi, course descriptions, articles, news updates, etc.;Serve as point of contact in office;Complete special projects for the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Religious Studies as assigned; andOther related duties as assigned.Required Qualifications:Demonstrated and personable communication skills;Excellent organizational skills;Ability to prioritize work, multitask and to be detail-oriented;Maintain detailed records and minutes;Demonstrated problem-solving skills: ability to identify and address issues early in to ensure smooth execution;Ability to learn new systems;Proficiency using Word, Excel, PowerPoint;Polite, efficient and high responsiveness; andCordial, team-building approach.Preferred Qualifications:Proficiency using e-VA.

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"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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