Executive Assistant

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Nov 03, 2021
Dec 12, 2021
Full Time
Executive Assistant

The Gray Center is the nation's leader for research on the intersection of constitutional law and the administrative state, and it is seeking an Executive Assistant to help lead our scholarly initiatives.

The Executive Assistant will work with the Center's co-executive directors in all aspects of their leadership responsibilities: speaking and writing; teaching; planning programs researching major issues of constitutional and administrative law; and building the Center's communities of scholars, policymakers, judges, and practitioners; and leading all other aspects of the Center's work and growth.

This is a fast-paced role in a fast-growing institution, an ideal place for someone to begin their career in constitutional law and regulatory policy.

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.


  • Assisting Directors with Center activities, including events, publications, and newsletters, including at events that might be off-campus and outside of normal business hours;
  • Assisting other staff with scheduling meetings and other calendar events;
  • Creating and maintaining databases of Center stakeholders; and
  • Other administrative and office 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;
  • Self-starter, highly motivated and detail oriented;
  • Ability to interact with people at all levels, including high-level officials in government and academia, in a professional manner and in different settings;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings (when the Center has events); and
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite as well as strong database experience.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://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.

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 .

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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