Administrative and Office Specialist III

Fairfax, VA
Aug 15, 2017
Oct 19, 2017
Full Time

Job Category : Classified Staff

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Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

Web Announcement :
Administrative Specialist - Department of Modern and Classical Languages

The George Mason University Department of Modern and Classical Languages invites applications for an Administrative Specialist to oversee the main office operations. 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.

Responsibilities: * Work as a liaison with other campus offices and constituencies; * Report to the department chair and provide administrative support to the chair, the office manager, and the entire department; * Coordinate textbook orders; * Administer of placement exams; * Coordinate department-sponsored conferences and events; * Order supplies; * Assist with scheduling and staffing; * Manage all main office operations, including answering questions and providing information about university and departmental policies; and * Responsible for general clerical and administrative tasks.

Required Qualifications: * Organized individual with strong administrative experience and the ability to work effectively as a member of a team; * Skilled secretarial experience; * Effective interpersonal communication and customer relations skills, including diplomacy and the ability to work effectively with individuals from a wide range of personal and academic backgrounds; * Must have experience with the Microsoft Office suite of programs, as well as other databases and social media outlets; * Must possess knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures with the ability to hire, train and lead student staff; and * Must be able to work with a deadline and have the flexibility to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Preferred Qualifications: * Higher education experience; * Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; and * Knowledge of Ellucian Banner and eVA (Commonwealth of Virginia procurement system).

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 00017z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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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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