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Part-time Administrative Assistant

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For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number WG187z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Position Information

Position Information

Department UL - Office of Housing and Residence Life (OHRL)
Alternate Department Description
Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check Yes
Restricted Position?
Job Category Student Wage / Non-Student Wage
Role (State) Job Title Part-Time Administrative Assistant
Working Title Part-time Administrative Assistant
Job Type Part-Time
Position Number WG187z
Recruit Number Staff - 8347
Working Hours
Location Fairfax
Pay Band
Salary $23.00 per hour
Web Announcement

Part-Time Administrative Assistant

The George Mason University Office of Housing and Residence Life (OHRL) seeks a Part-Time Administrative Assistant for Housing Services. 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.


This position will provide administrative support and customer service for the Housing Services team. The incumbent will report to the Associate Director, Housing Services. Duties include:

  • Management of the main OHRL e-mail:
    • Answer all e-mail in the Housing e-mail account or forward to appropriate stakeholders;
    • Organize e-mail correspondence using folders and filters as appropriate;
    • Keep records on number of e-mails received and trending topics;
  • Attend necessary trainings and/or meetings to learn housing processes and procedures;
  • Obtain access and training on necessary University systems such as RMS and Ellucian Banner;
  • Housing Services Support:
    • Provide administrative and programmatic support to Housing Services especially during busy processes such as Housing Selection, Freshmen Assignments, Opening and Closing;
    • Assist with the administration and record keeping of the Housing Agreement Appeal Committee; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be exceptionally detail-oriented and organized;
  • Must be vivacious and excited about helping others;
  • Have excellent written and verbal communications skills as well as analytical and synthesis skills;
  • Possess the ability to interact with parents, students, staff and faculty; and be able to take initiative and work independently; and
  • At least one year of experience in an administrative position, including a background in high volume e-mail management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in higher education; and
  • Because this position handles confidential student information, non-George Mason University students are highly preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number WG187z 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: September 25, 2017; this is a nonbinding date; this position may close at any time.
Posting Date 09/11/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? No
Telework Friendly?
Mason Ad Statement

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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.

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Equity Statement

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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