Program Assistant, Law and Economics Center (LEC)

Position Information

Position Information

Department Law School and Law Library
Alternate Department Description

Law and Economics Center

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 Program Administration Specialist I
Working Title Program Assistant, Law and Economics Center (LEC)
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number 02773z
Recruit Number Staff - 8424
Working Hours Monday through Friday
Location Arlington
Pay Band Payband 4
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Program Assistant, Law and Economics Center (LEC)

The George Mason University Law and Economics Center within the Antonin Scalia Law School is a national center for research and education that focuses on timely and relevant economic analysis of legal and public policy issues. To fulfill its education mission, the Law and Economics Center (LEC) provides dynamic training programs in law and economics to sophisticated audiences including judges, academics, lawyers, government authorities and staff members, and attorneys general and their senior staff. 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.


The Program Assistant will be responsible for supporting the LEC by providing administrative management of educational programs for academics, lawyers, government authorities and staff members, judges, and attorneys general and their senior staff. Working closely with all LEC program directors, program coordinators and assistants, the LEC Program Assistant will recruit and market LEC educational programs, manage program registrations and databases, act as primary contact for assigned programs, manage event timelines and task lists, prepare content for Web sites and marketing materials, prepare event materials, provide on-site program management, manage program close out and reporting, and provide regular reports on assigned division activities and events. The Program Assistant will act as regular support and back up support to other program coordinators and assistants.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have excellent organizational skills, with the proven ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities effectively;
  • Self-starter, highly motivated and detail-oriented, accuracy driven;
  • 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;
  • Professional demeanor with strong and effective written and oral communication skills;
  • Superior skills with Microsoft Office suite as well as strong database experience;
  • Ability to work flexible hours (early mornings and evenings) and some weekends; and
  • Ability to travel.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, government, public policy, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred, as well as experience in event management. Public policy or legal experience is desirable;
  • Experience using Cvent and Adobe InDesign; and
  • Public policy or legal experience is desirable.

This is not a supervisory position.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02773z 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: November 22, 2017; this is a nonbinding date; this position may close at any time.
Posting Date 10/31/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly? No
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Supplemental Documents

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