Administrative and Office Specialist III

Fairfax, VA, VA
Mar 20, 2018
Apr 05, 2019
Full Time

Job Category : Classified Staff

Working hours :

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience

Web Announcement :
Receptionist and Administrative Assistant

The George Mason University English Department seeks applicants for the position of Receptionist and Administrative 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: The incumbent will interact well with students, faculty and the university community, and be able to convey information promptly and accurately. Duties include, but may not be limited to:

  • Handling telephone inquiries and student/visitor requests;
  • Interpreting departmental policies and procedures for students and faculty members;
  • Assisting various program directors with program-related tasks and promotions (course advertising, community outreach, etc.);
  • Updating Web site content;
  • Working on the weekly newsletter;
  • Processing food and beverages orders for department events;
  • Coordinating with visiting writers to arrange for travel and hotel accommodations;
  • Process faculty travel authorizations and reimbursements;
  • Receiving and announcing class cancellations;
  • Sorting and distributing mail; and
  • Ordering and storing office supplies.

Required Qualifications: The successful applicant needs to be an efficient, service-oriented self-starter who can handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Excellent organizational; record-keeping; and communication skills, including clear writing, are required. The position also requires knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; and either knowledge of, or willingness to learn other software programs.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite or comparable software, a creative visual sense, and a bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 00240z at, uploading a cover letter, writing sample, resume, a graphic design sample, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

MasonAd : Great Careers Begin at Mason!

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.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

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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.

Job Close Date : 2019-04-03

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