Program Assistant, Interdisciplinary Program on Neuroscience (IPN)

Fairfax, VA, VA
May 09, 2018
Aug 21, 2018
Analyst, Research
Full Time

Job Category : Student Wage / Non-Student Wage

Working hours :

Salary : Anticipated salary is $20-$25 per hour; commensurate with education and related experience.

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Program Assistant, Interdisciplinary Program on Neuroscience (IPN)

The George Mason University, Interdisciplinary Program on Neuroscience (IPN) invites experienced academic professionals to apply for a Program Assistant position. 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: Working approximately 25 hours per week, the incumbent will perform a wide scope of duties to support the financial, human resources, student services, academic and administrative operations of the program. Please note that this is a part-time position and the work schedule will not exceed an average of 29 hours per week. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Financial services such as reconciling the program’s revenue and expense accounts, expenditure processing, and forecasting revenue to support strategic planning;
  • Human resources duties such as initiating employee appointments, coordinating recruitments, contracts and work authorizations;
  • Student services such as providing student advising, and serving as a resource to prospective and current students on matters pertaining to admissions, registration and degree completion compliance;
  • Academic support such as scheduling classes across colleges, providing guidance to faculty on degree compliance issues, maintaining student files, and coordinating course catalog revisions; and
  • Administrative support such as ordering office supplies, books, and course supplies via credit card (P-Card) and state-run ordering web portal (eVA).

Required Qualifications: Strong attention to detail, flexibility, the ability to work with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, and a strong interest in student success will be critical for success in this position.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have experience working in an academic unit within a higher education environment and exposure to performing similar work.

About the Program: Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field grounded in biology, chemistry and psychology. The Neuroscience Program at George Mason University offers an undergraduate B.S. degree, a minor in neuroscience, and a Ph.D. in neuroscience through collaboration between the College of Science and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. For more information about the program, visit us on the Web at

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number WG8318 at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. All applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, and the advertisement will remain open until the position is filled.

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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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