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Administrative Associate, Foundations Area

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02706z 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. The department will contact candidates directly should additional materials be required. Review of applications will begin on September 22, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Position Information

Position Information

Department School of Business
Alternate Department Description
Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check, Financial Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
Restricted Position? No, is eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category Classified Staff
Role (State) Job Title Administrative and Office Specialist III
Working Title Administrative Associate, Foundations Area
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number 02706z
Recruit Number Staff - 8345
Working Hours
Location Fairfax
Pay Band Payband 3
Salary $38,000-$43,000; commensurate with education and experience.
Web Announcement

Administrative Associate, Foundations Area

The George Mason University School of Business is seeking an energetic, organized and detail-oriented Administrative Associate to support the Foundations Area faculty. This is a full-time staff position with full benefits. 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:

The Administrative Associate position has responsibilities in the following areas:

Office Support for the Foundation Area:

  • Assisting students and external parties in making the proper connections in the Foundations Area, the school, or university to address their needs;
  • Working with appropriate Dean’s Office staff on financial; personnel; and other administrative matters such as travel, orders through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s procurement system (eVA) system, Sedona, recruitment, IT support, check requests, mileage reimbursements, and food and beverage requests;
  • Remaining current on all School of Business and university policies;
  • Updating website content;
  • Attending trainings on essential job-related functions and systems as specified in the employee developmental plan; and share findings from training sessions with Dean’s Office staff and fellow area support staff to understand/assess relationships of School of Business policies and procedures with University Guidance; and
  • Assisting with the training of new area support staff as requested by the School of Business Dean’s Office.

Support for the Foundation Area Chair:

  • Preparing and tracking all financial requests;
  • Reconciling Dean’s Office financial reports with internal records;
  • Preparing budget expenses for faculty members and budget support for the Director;
  • Scheduling appointments for Area Chair;
  • Advising the Area Chair on suggested organizational improvements;
  • Advising Area Chair on suggested organizational improvements for the area;
  • Providing administrative support to the Area Chair for the recruiting of new employees as needed;
  • Assisting Area Chair in coordinating activities with adjunct faculty;
  • Assisting Area Chair in responding to external constituents;
  • Providing event management support as needed; and
  • Executing other administrative duties and responsibilities as assigned by Area Chair.

Administrative Support for Area Faculty Members:

  • Providing document preparation and editing assistance for exams, reports, correspondence, syllabi, and other instructional material;
  • Processing all copy and print service requests;
  • Ordering text books for faculty each term;
  • Processing supply and other orders through eVA;
  • Assisting in the recruiting of graduate assistants using PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system;
  • Administering all aspects of faculty recruitment using PeopleAdmin;
  • Coordinating office/work station set up and orientation for new faculty members and graduate assistants;
  • Assisting faculty members with operational (not technical) aspects of systems, including e-mail, Patriot Web, WebCT, Sedona, and other job-related systems;
  • Arranging logistics of all area events and candidate visits;
  • Preparing travel authorizations and reimbursements for all area faculty/faculty candidates as required and makes associated arrangements;
  • Ensuring that all mail, packages, and faxes are delivered to recipients within same day of receiving in the School of Business;
  • Coordinating monthly area faculty meetings and disseminates information through area;
  • Maintaining area files for faculty members and ensures proper records retention and disposal; and
  • Assisting the Dean’s Office with the onboarding of adjunct faculty.

Special Project Work:

  • Execute special projects and initiatives as assigned that support the strategic mission of the school.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Excellent computer skills with working knowledge of all applications in Microsoft Office, database expertise, and e-mail and network applications;
  • Ability to effectively communicate and manage workflow with multiple stakeholders to achieve results, as well as independently; and
  • Professional demeanor, appearance, good citizenship and the ability to work well with colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a higher education environment;
  • Experience with eVA;
  • Experience purchasing goods and services for an organization;
  • Experience processing travel authorizations and reimbursements for an organization;
  • Excellent communication, analytical, strategic thinking and organizational skills; and
  • Proactive problem-solving skills, attention to detail, ability to motivate, and ability to learn new tasks quickly.
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02706z 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. The department will contact candidates directly should additional materials be required. Review of applications will begin on September 22, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: September 21, 2017
Posting Date 09/07/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? No
Telework Friendly?
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a High school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have experience working in Higher Education?
    • Yes - I have 4 or more years of experience working in Higher Education
    • Yes - I have 2-3 years of experience working in Higher Education
    • Yes - I have 1 or less years of experience working in Higher Education
    • No - I do not have experience working in Higher Education
  3. Do you have experience with George Mason’s or another University’s internal programs and procedures?
    • Yes – I have experience with George Mason’s internal programs and procedures
    • Yes – I have experience with another University’s internal programs and procedures
    • No
  4. Rate your Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, and Outlook) knowledge:
    • Extensive knowledge of all 5 programs
    • Combination of extensive and basic knowledge
    • Basic knowledge of all 5 programs
    • No knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Supplemental Documents

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