Institute for Immigration Research Program Coordinator

Position Information

Position Information

Department Sociology and Anthropology
Alternate Department Description

Institute for Immigration Research

Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
Restricted Position? Yes, is not eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category Classified Staff
Role (State) Job Title Administrative and Office Specialist III
Working Title Institute for Immigration Research Program Coordinator
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number 10464z
Recruit Number Staff - 8293
Working Hours
Location Fairfax
Pay Band Payband 3
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Institute for Immigration Research Program Coordinator

The George Mason University Center for Social Science Research, within the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, invites applicants to apply for the position of Program Coordinator to support the Institute for Immigration Research (IIR). 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.


  • Create and maintain strategic partnerships with consumers from various nonprofits and government entities to promote the IIR mission;
  • Develop and implement current and new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the IIR mission by facilitating contact with university faculty, affiliates, and graduate fellows; along with external entities from nonprofits and government entities;
  • Monitors, reviews and coordinates internal research projects and shares relevant external research on immigrants and immigration policy in cooperation with the Director, faculty associates, and graduate fellows;
  • Initiates and exercises effective methods of communication by fostering open channels of communication among IIR staff and graduate fellows;
  • Manages IIR social media presences and serves as the media representative for IIR in conjunction with the IIR Director and Postdoctoral Fellow; and
  • Produces and publishes progress reports in addition to other written and oral products reporting the ongoing research projects and achievements of the IIR.

Required Qualifications:

  • B.A. or B.S., or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and highly motivated;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; and
  • Proficiency in computer usage.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.A.;
  • Experience working with an immigrant or refugee serving organization; and
  • Fluency in a second language other than English.
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 10464z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: August 31, 2017
Posting Date 08/01/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly?
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Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Professional References
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