Educational Support Specialist - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Position Information

Position Information

Department Department of Mechanical Engineering
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Job Category Student Wage / Non-Student Wage
Role (State) Job Title Educational Support Specialist - Department of Mechanical Engineering
Working Title Educational Support Specialist - Department of Mechanical Engineering
Job Type Part-Time
Position Number WGB642
Recruit Number Staff - 8445
Working Hours
Location Prince William, VA
Other Location Science and Tech Campus
Pay Band
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Educational Support Specialist – Department of Mechanical Engineering

The George Mason University Department of Mechanical Engineering, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, is seeking a part-time hourly non-student wage Educational Support Specialist (part-time, maximum authorized hours of work is 29 hours per week). The person in this position will provide both administrative and academic support for the Department Chair, its faculty, and undergraduate students located on the Science and Technology 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.


  • Provides information and assistance on degree requirements; completion of required forms; deadline dates; etc. to undergraduate students;
  • Provides assistance with open house events for students, departmental meetings, and events;
  • Provides administrative support to faculty to include assisting with the process of travel and reimbursement forms;
  • Purchases office supplies, and tracks processing of invoices; and
  • Secures and books meeting space reservations for events; creation, processing, and tracking of event invoicing.

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate in this position will be the first line of contact to the public for the program, and thus must exude a customer service attitude that projects a competent and friendly image. Additional qualifications include:

  • Prior work experience aligned with the administrative and fiscal responsibilities of a support position in a university setting;
  • Strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills;
  • Self-motivated, results-driven individual who has the ability to work independently;
  • Ability to manage and complete projects and requests from multiple people by required deadlines;
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a diverse group of faculty and students; and
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, and ability to navigate the internet.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Flexibility in responding to new projects and assignments as they arise; and
  • Familiarity with university systems (i.e., Ellucian Banner, catering, Events Production, 25live, Parking Services); and
  • Because of position responsibilities, non-students are highly preferred.

Working Hours:

  • 29 hours per week Monday through Friday; and
  • Hours may include occasional work in the evenings to participate in department events.
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number WGB642 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: December 4, 2017; this is a nonbinding date; this position may close at any time.
Posting Date 11/16/2017
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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