Purchasing Assistant

Fairfax, VA
$20-$25 per hour; Commensurate with education and experience.
Nov 05, 2021
Dec 08, 2021
Full Time
Purchasing Assistant

The George Mason University, Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Science, invites qualified candidates to apply for our Purchasing Assistant position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment to apply.


The incumbent will work with faculty, staff, course coordinators, and with the Purchasing Department to order supplies, equipment, and manage inventory. The main responsibilities of this position include ensuring compliance with University, state, and federal laws and regulations, working collaboratively with faculty/staff, graduate, and undergraduate students, and working with the grants and finance analyst to ensure funding for purchasing. Note: This position requires the incumbent to use administrative systems that cannot be accessed by current students. As a result, individuals currently enrolled in a Mason degree program are not eligible to be hired into this position.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance or business-related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • The ability to obtain and maintain access to university administrative systems such as Banner and MicroStrategy;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • High level of initiative and ability to work productively with limited supervision;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to respond and work effectively and efficiently in a multitasking environment with deadlines; and
  • Ability to maintain discretion with confidential materials.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an academic unit within a higher-education system;
  • Familiarity with George Mason University's procurement processes; and
  • Experience using eVA procurement system.

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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