Program Assistant for Staff Development - The EDGE

Prince William, VA
Apr 07, 2017
May 08, 2017
Analyst, Research
Full Time

Job Category : Student Wage / Non-Student Wage

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Salary : $15.00 per hour

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Program Assistant for Staff Development - The EDGE

The George Mason University Center for Outdoor Experiential Learning (The EDGE), within Mason Recreation--located at the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center on the Science and Technology Campus--is seeking applicants for the position of Program Assistant for Staff Development. 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.

The Program Assistant for Staff Development assists The EDGE Assistant Director with staff hiring, training, development, and risk management particularly as it pertains to staff and programming, staff certifications, safety records, and other projects as assigned.

Responsibilities: * Assist Assistant Director with the development, planning, delivery, and evaluation of seasonal staff training sessions, local and standard operating procedures, and other staff qualifications; * Assist with the development of new staff, including facilitator-in-training packets, observations, and cofacilitations; * Assist with the continued development of staff, including in-services and other development opportunities; * Assist with editing and writing of manuals, as needed; * Assist in the recruitment and hiring of new staff; * Coordinate staff apparel and other key items for onboarding new staff; * Coordinate first aid supplies; * Monitor and record staff qualifications, including First Aid, CPR, other required trainings, and ACCT or other industry certifications; and * Serve as lead program staff in the absence of the Assistant Director or Associate Director.

Required Qualifications: * Current Red Cross CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator) for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid; or more advanced certifications or ability to obtain these certifications 30 days after hire; and * One or more years of experience working at a challenge course or similar program.

Preferred Qualifications: * Two or more years of experience leading and developing challenge course programming; * Background in outdoor recreation, education, or a similar field; and * Strong familiarity with challenge course programming in a university setting.

Position Timeframe: This position officially starts May 22, 2017. It is a year-round position but as a part-time hourly wage position, the job holder cannot exceed 1450 work hours total across all positions at Mason.

This position is subject to a criminal background investigation. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of this process.

For more information on The EDGE, please visit our website at

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number WGA821 at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information.

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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 Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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Equity Statement : 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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