Director of Operations, Center for the Study of the Administrative State

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jun 13, 2021
Jun 18, 2021
Full Time
Director of Operations, C. Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State

The George Mason University, C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State within the Antonin Scalia Law School on the Arlington, Va., campus, seeks a Director of 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.

About the Center: The Gray Center is one of the nation's leading law-school programs for academic research and debate on modern issues of administrative law and regulatory policy. Each year it organizes many research roundtables, public policy conferences, and other events and webinars.

About the Position: The Center's Director of Operations will be involved in all aspects of the Center's operations-from its events, to its research programs, to its podcasts and other communications. The Director of Operations will serve as the central coordinator and collaborator for all aspects of the Center's operations, and will work with the Director to schedule and prioritize the Center's various initiatives.

The Director of Operations will also play a major role in the Center's outward-facing operations: speaking at conferences, moderating panel discussions, hosting podcast episodes, and so on.

This position requires expert knowledge of administrative law and regulatory policy, an eagerness to participate in the Center's research activities, and above all an ability to maintain significant responsibility for the Center's day-to-day operations, under the Director's oversight.

Responsibilities: * Oversee organization of Center events, including roundtables and conferences; * Coordinate the various parts of the Center's programs: communications, event planning, fiscal oversight, student programs; * Reach out to possible participants in Gray Center programs; * Speak at Center conferences, roundtables, and podcasts; * Write on issues of administrative law and policy for the Center's communications and reports; * Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; * Excellent organizational skills, with the proven ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities effectively; * Substantial management expertise; * Collegial, team-first approach; * Self-starter, highly motivated and detail-oriented; * Clear and confident communicator; * Strong interest in the Center's academic mission; * Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends when events are scheduled accordingly.

Preferred Qualifications: * Advanced degree: J.D. or Master's in a relevant field; * Experience with Microsoft Office, including Teams.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA19Cz 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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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 Mason's 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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