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Program Assistant, National Security Institute

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 10522z 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.

Position Information

Position Information

Department Law School and Law Library
Alternate Department Description

National Security Institute

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 Admininstrative and Office Specialist III
Working Title Program Assistant, National Security Institute
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number 10522z
Recruit Number Staff - 8342
Working Hours Monday through Friday, plus some weekends and evenings.
Location Arlington
Pay Band Payband 3
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Program Assistant, National Security Institute

The George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School seeks a Program Assistant for the National Security Institute (NSI) on the Arlington, Va., campus. 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:

Reporting to National Security Institute’s Executive Director, the NSI Program Assistant will be responsible for the successful execution of NSI events and for supporting NSI’s other programs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning and marketing NSI events;
  • Managing event registration;
  • Preparation of event materials;
  • On-site event management;
  • Preparing content for and managing NSI’s website and social media accounts;
  • Booking media opportunities for institute experts;
  • Assisting with publication of NSI research and advocacy papers and other written materials;
  • Supporting the Executive Director in all aspects of NSI’s work; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree—or an equivalent combination of education and experience—is required, as well as experience in event management;
  • Must have 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 persons at all levels, including high-level legal officials and academics, in a professional manner and in different settings is critical;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Superior skills with Microsoft Office suite as well as strong database experience are necessary;
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends; and
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally is necessary.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Public policy or legal experience is desirable; and
  • Ability to interact with TV/Radio producers is desirable.

This is not a supervisory position.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 10522z 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.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: September 22, 2017
Posting Date 09/11/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
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.

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/!

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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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Supplemental Questions

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Supplemental Documents

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