Program Assistant (Anti-Racism Inclusive Excellence Task Force)
Work Schedule: 20 hours per week with flexibility to work up to 40 hours as needed (or an 8 hour day).
George Mason University is looking for a Part-time Program Assistant to aid the Anti-Racism Inclusive Excellence (ARIE) Task Force, a major university-wide initiative that will examine practices and traditions at George Mason University to see if racial biases exist.
The task force is also charged with building intentional systems and standards of anti-racism that will keep racial injustices from regenerating. The core task force is headed by co-chairs Shernita Rochelle Parker, Mason's Assistant Vice President for HR Strategy and Talent Management, and Wendi Manuel Scott, a professor of history in the School of Integrative Studies within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and former Director of the African and African American Studies Program. They will be aided by six committees that will examine every aspect of how the university operates, including traditions, student life, hiring, promotion and faculty tenure practices. The committees will include more than 100 employees representing all of Mason's schools, colleges, units and areas of expertise.
The hope is to make certain that Mason is an inclusive and equitable campus community where everyone is valued, supported and experiences a sense of belonging.
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 requires strong administrative skills and some project management skills to serve as a point of contact with higher level administrators, faculty, liaison with the committee chairs, and coordinate schedules and events.
The Program Assistant's primary duties are as follows:
Provide project management support to the ARIE Task Force co-chairs and committee co-chairs;
Assist with assigned projects including, but not limited to, overseeing Teams site and shared mailboxes, pulling reports, developing and supporting processes and executing small to medium projects as assigned;
Develop and execute a communication strategy to ensure broad communication with ARIE members and the Mason community;
Schedule and facilitate ARIE meetings to include preparing agenda items, distribution of agendas, capturing notes, and working follow up actions;
Collect and present concise meeting information in both written and oral format, create and respond to correspondence, and maintain internal communications media;
Own and manage ARIE event calendar.
Bachelor's degree and demonstrated years of office experience or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Knowledge of administrative procedures and practices;
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with ability to engage at all levels of a diverse university community;
Demonstrated ability to evaluate and implement procedures using high quality standards;
Quick learner with ability to use initiative and common sense in handling office matters;
Strong team player with the ability to multi-task in a high energy environment;
Resourceful and independent and able to work well with a broad range of faculty, staff and students;
Ability to exercise discretionary judgment, diplomacy and tact when dealing with challenging situations and maintain strict confidentiality regarding sensitive matters and materials;
Proficient in Microsoft Office and related programs, as well as calendar and scheduling programs.
Experience working in higher education;
Experience using Social Media;
Experience with Banner, Microstrategy, and/or other Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
Location: Fairfax, VA
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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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://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.
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49308
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.