Chief Operating Officer

Arlington, VA
May 01, 2017
Jul 27, 2017
Full Time

Job Category : Admin or Professional Faculty

Working hours :

Salary : Commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience.

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Chief Operating Officer

The George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government invites applications for a Chief Operating Officer (COO). 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 Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Schar School: The Schar Schools main office is in Arlington, Va., where this position will be located, with a second office on the Fairfax campus. The school has 80 full-time teaching and research faculty, as well as experienced adjunct teaching faculty and professional staff. These faculty and staff serve approximately 700 undergraduate students, more than 1,000 masters students, and about 200 doctoral students in 14 different programs.

Our approach to scholarship is interdisciplinary and faculty represent more than a dozen academic disciplines, including political science, economics, geography, sociology, anthropology, engineering, history, law, medicine, and education. Many faculty members have held high-level positions in government and private organizations.

With more than 33,000 students, George Mason University is the largest state university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located on both the Arlington and Fairfax campuses, the Schar School is at the crossroads of government, nonprofit organizations, and private industry--just minutes from the nations capital. For more information, see

Responsibilities: * Reports to and supports the Dean on administrative matters within the Schar School of Policy and Government--more specifically, the COO is responsible for: ** (1) Day-to-day operations of the school, and ** (2) Enhancing the internal organization processes and infrastructure that will allow the school to grow and fulfill its mission; * Works with the directors of fiscal services, human resources and planning, research, and development and alumni relations to oversee the overall functions of these offices, including financial and planning activities, reporting and monitoring of organizational performance metrics, and ensuring that relevant data are presented to the Dean and Leadership Team; * Works with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, providing oversight for the functions related to student admissions and enrollment and assuring that appropriate metrics are reported to the Dean and the Leadership Team; * Working with the faculty-related Associate Deans, oversees the various operational functions such as communication with faculty, faculty committees, etc.; * Assures that effective and efficient communication is taking place within the School and advise the Dean as to the status of the Schools progress towards its long-term financial stability as described in the Schar School Business Plan; * The department anticipates that the individual will teach one (1) class each academic year; and * Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Required Qualifications: * Must hold a terminal degree; * Must have a minimum of 10 years of experience working in the field; * Must have experience in higher education; * Must have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; and * Must have administrative experience.

Preferred Qualifications: * Ph.D. is preferred; * Experience teaching in higher education; * Familiarity/experience in research at a university; and * Attention to detail and interest in public policy issues.

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with successful candidates knowledge, skills, and experience.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA94Dz at by May 26, 2017; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and list of three professional references with contact information. Job applications will be accepted and reviewed immediately, with hiring to be completed by June 2017.

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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.

Job Close Date : 2017-05-26

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