Administrative and Development Specialist

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience.
Posted
Nov 03, 2021
Closes
Dec 12, 2021
Ref
STF10543
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
CEHD Administrative and Development Specialist

The George Mason University College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) is seeking a versatile professional who can provide executive level administrative and fiscal support services to the Development and Alumni Relations team and the Dean's Administrative Manager, while also serving as a welcoming resource for campus and community members. 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 key support resource would report to and provide direct support to the Director of Advancement and the Dean's Administrative Manager, ongoing support while also providing as-needed support for the College's human resources, research administration, and accreditation teams. Duties include:

Administrative Support:
* Provide executive level administrative support to the Director of Advancement and serve as the administrative backbone to the Development and Alumni Relations team;
* Provide administrative support to the Dean's Administrative Manager and to several semi-autonomous teams within the CEHD Dean's office (as noted above);
* Respond independently and professionally to written and verbal inquiries and requests from faculty, staff, students, administrators, and individuals and organizations outside the college;
* Proactively assist with scheduling and logistically preparing for meetings, events, official business and social functions for internal and external groups and partners;
* Appropriately handle confidential information, including diligent filing and shredding of finance, donor and personnel-related material;
* Generate development and alumni reports, manage the internal acknowledgement process for development, assist with gifts processing, and serve as point person for faculty requests for information;
* Serve as college telecom coordinator and primary backup for the Administrative Manager's essential functions;
* Other duties as assigned by the Director of Advancement, Dean, Senior Associate Dean, or Administrative Manager.

Fiscal Support:
* Purchasing, travel authorizations and reimbursements, food and beverage transactions, and associated payment requests related to the functions noted above;
* Student workers and wage employees assigned to assist with these tasks will also need to be trained and closely monitored for accuracy and compliance.

Required Qualifications:
* Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience;
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
* Ability to naturally convey positivity and collegiality to coworkers and community members;
* High level of versatility and efficiency with respect to the need to work with diverse internal and external constituencies, and to deal with interruptions and shifting priorities in a dynamic office environment;
* Because of the service-oriented and consequential nature of the tasks associated with this position, physical presence during standard office hours (M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm), precise execution of responsibilities, and respect for confidentiality are particularly important requirements for this job.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Working knowledge of Mason administrative and fiscal systems and experience providing simultaneous support to multiple high-level managers;
* Working knowledge of development or alumni relations programming.

The College also encourages early career professionals who have the required qualifications, but a limited work history, to apply for this position, as the most important selection criteria are those related to professional dispositions.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 10196z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; 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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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 Mason's 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 jobs.gmu.edu/!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements .
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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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