The George Mason University, School of Business is looking for an energetic, organized and detail oriented Project Manager to support the Dean. This is a full-time classified staff position. 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 Project Manager position has responsibilities in the following areas:
Relationship Management which includes:
Assisting in the management of relationships on behalf of the Dean and the School;
Interacting with the Dean's contacts, both internally to the School and externally, in order to move forward on the Dean's agenda on behalf of the School; and
Convene meetings and networking events as needed.
Communications and Media which includes:
Drafting communications on behalf of the Dean;
Working with the School of Business' marketing team et. al to ensure maximum exposure for the Dean and School;
Serving as back-up to the Dean on correspondence, including prioritizing to-do items and ensuring timely responses; and
Assisting with the accuracy and professional preparation of speeches, blogs, correspondence, papers, presentations, and other materials as needed.
Background Research which includes:
Conducting research on markets, networks, competition, etc., evaluating data, and preparing informal reports and feedback as needed on various topics such as new initiatives, special studies, or investigations that require analysis.
Special Project Work:
Managing and executing special projects and initiatives as assigned that support the strategic mission of the school;
Working with the other members of the Dean's team to ensure accuracy, coordination, and prioritization of projects; and
Working with other members of the Dean's team to ensure the Dean's events are well managed, conceived, and executed.
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
Significant experience in administration (any sector);
Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks accurately under pressure;
Must have strong, demonstrated writing skills and ability to proofread and edit copy;
Excellent computer skills with working knowledge of all applications in Microsoft Office, database expertise, and e-mail and network applications;
Ability to effectively communicate and work with others to achieve results; and
Good citizenship and the ability to work well with colleagues.
Experience working in a higher education environment a plus;
MBA or similar credential (e.g. MSM) a plus;
Excellent communication, analytical, strategic thinking and organizational skills; and
Proactive problem solving skills, attention to detail, ability to motivate, and ability to learn new tasks quickly.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
Mason Ad Statement:
Great Careers Begin at Mason!
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 for position number 02867z at http://jobs.gmu.edu by November 5, 2018; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and list of professional references. We will contact you directly if we require additional materials. Review of applications will begin on November 6, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
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: 44226
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.