Administrative Office Assistant

George Mason University - Fairfax, VA4.2

Part-time$20 an hour
The George Mason University, Department of Environmental Science and Policy in the College of Science is seeking a part-time Administrative Office Assistant. 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 reports to the Chair of the department and serves a team of faculty, classified staff, undergraduate and graduate students. General office administrative duties will include receiving supplies, submitting and managing departmental space management (25 Live), facilities work orders, key control requests. Provide high-quality general administrative support to department Chair, faculty and staff including taking minutes at faculty meetings, keep a calendar for conference room reservations, support special events, order parking passes, and request vans for class field trips. Please note that this is a part-time position and the work schedule will not exceed an average of 29 hours per week.

Please note that individuals currently enrolled as students at Mason are not eligible to be granted access to certain required administrative systems and, therefore, are not eligible to be considered for this position.

Required Qualifications:
Intermediate to expert skill levels in MS Office Suite applications (e. g. proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Outlook.);
An aptitude for learning specialized software such as Banner and 25 Live;
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
Sophisticated written and interpersonal communication skills;
Polished and professional presence to work effectively with external constituents;
Ability to thrive in a team-dependent and collaborative work environment while also being able to independently work on projects;
Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple deadlines; and
Ability to maintain confidential documentation; and strong written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:
Significant experience working in a professional environment;
Experience working in an academic unit within a higher education environment; and
A willingness to learn and integrate to a fast-pace dynamic group of faculty and staff.

About us:
The Department of Environmental Science and Policy is dedicated to delivering academic programs to graduate and undergraduate students, and performs scholarly activity in the areas of environmental science, environmental policy, conservation science and policy, water and watershed science and policy, and ecological health and sustainability. The department also serves the university, local, state, national and international communities with its expertise and teaching programs. For more information about ESP, visit us on the web at For more information about the College of Science, visit

Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a resume and a list of three professional references with contact information.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: February 27, 2019; this is a nonbinding date; this position may close at any time.