Administrative Office Assistant

Fairfax, VA, VA
Feb 13, 2019
Apr 05, 2019
Full Time

Job Category : Student Wage / Non-Student Wage

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

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Administrative Office Assistant

The George Mason University, Department of Environmental Science and Policy in the College of Science is seeking a part-time Administrative Office Assistant. 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: This position reports to the Chair of the department and serves a team of faculty, classified staff, undergraduate and graduate students. General office administrative duties will include receiving supplies, submitting and managing departmental space management (25 Live), facilities work orders, key control requests. Provide high-quality general administrative support to department Chair, faculty and staff including taking minutes at faculty meetings, keep a calendar for conference room reservations, support special events, order parking passes, and request vans for class field trips. Please note that this is a part-time position and the work schedule will not exceed an average of 29 hours per week.

Please note that individuals currently enrolled as students at Mason are not eligible to be granted access to certain required administrative systems and, therefore, are not eligible to be considered for this position.

Required Qualifications:

  • Intermediate to expert skill levels in MS Office Suite applications (e. g. proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Outlook.);
  • An aptitude for learning specialized software such as Banner and 25 Live;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Sophisticated written and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Polished and professional presence to work effectively with external constituents;
  • Ability to thrive in a team-dependent and collaborative work environment while also being able to independently work on projects;
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple deadlines; and
  • Ability to maintain confidential documentation; and strong written and verbal communication skills.

    Preferred Qualifications The ideal candidate will have:
  • Significant experience working in a professional environment;
  • Experience working in an academic unit within a higher education environment; and
  • A willingness to learn and integrate to a fast-pace dynamic group of faculty and staff.

About us: The Department of Environmental Science and Policy is dedicated to delivering academic programs to graduate and undergraduate students, and performs scholarly activity in the areas of environmental science, environmental policy, conservation science and policy, water and watershed science and policy, and ecological health and sustainability. The department also serves the university, local, state, national and international communities with its expertise and teaching programs. For more information about ESP, visit us on the web at For more information about the College of Science, visit

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a resume and a 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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