The George Mason University Human Resources & Payroll Department invites applications for a Classification and Compensation 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.
About Classification & Compensation:
The Classification and Compensation (C&C) team works to support the University mission through the development and implementation of policies, programs and practices that attract, compensate, retain and reward faculty and staff.
About the Position:
This position serves as an entry-level support role, and member of the C&C team within George Mason University's Human Resource & Payroll department. With guidance and supervision, the C&C Assistant provides administrative support to the C&C team in the development and implementation of a market-based staff compensation system and other special projects, as well as day-to-day operations.
Serve as project management support, to include coordinating with departments to collect up-to-date job descriptions, scheduling focus groups, and keeping the projects and initiatives on schedule; assist with branding, marketing, and communication of project goals and timelines;
Support day-to-day C&C actions, to include, reviewing and approving job posting requests and/or remote work agreements, responding to requests for job descriptions, and electronic filing; maintain the general C&C email inbox to include responding to daily inquiries and routing requests as appropriate;
Support annual performance review process by keying annual performance ratings; correspond with departments and units to request outstanding reviews as needed; and ensure appropriate and thorough documentation is properly maintained to support processes and procedures related to general salary increases, when increases are authorized by the General Assembly or University;
With guidance and training, may interpret rules and laws concerning employee personnel actions; this position corresponds regularly with agency personnel staff, employees, supervisors and managers on various personnel related topics;
May assist in performing other general human resources or personnel activities as they relate to C&C.
High school diploma or equivalent;
Basic knowledge of HR principles and practices including applicable federal/state laws/regulations governing compensation and employment;
Effective interpersonal communication, including tact and diplomacy; adept at tailoring both oral and written communication based on the audience;
Skill in the use of computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite (proficiency in use of Word, Power Point, and Excel);
Efficient time and project support skills, with ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment with considerable attention to detail and demonstrate data integrity;
Skill in providing effective, quality service to internal and external customers;
Ability to handle highly confidential information with discretion and professionalism; ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team; ability to meet deadlines; ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures.
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or other related field;
Demonstrated experience in Human Resources with exposure to a variety of specialty areas;
Experience with salary surveys and/or experience with market-based compensation systems;
Demonstrated HR experience in a higher education or large public employer.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 03251z 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.
George Mason University is a public, comprehensive, research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia located in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. Mason was initially founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1949, and became an independent institution in 1972. George Mason University is an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world.
George Mason University has 37,000 students from all 50 states and 130 countries and a residential population of more than 6,000 students. Mason is a vibrant and dynamic community of scholars. 80% of our students are employed within six months of graduation. Nearly two-thirds of the 140,000 Mason alumni live and work in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Mason is a young university that, in just a short time, has made impressive strides in size, stature and influence. Today, as Virginia’s largest public research university, we are setting the benchmark for a bold, progressive education that serves the needs of our students and communities. To that end, we have 10 schools and colleges devoted to a variety of study.
We prepa...re Mason students for the demands of work, social responsibility, and life in an ever-changing global society. University Life's mission statement is core to our work. We support every student at Mason, from orientation through graduation.
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George Mason, for whom our university is named, was one of the greatest of the founding fathers of the United States. Mason drafted the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which became a model for the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights.
We Are in Virginia. But We Serve the World.
Mason is committed to creating a more just, free and prosperous world. Located in one of the most important political, economic and intellectual hubs in the world, we accept our responsibility to serve others: to help our students succeed, enrich the life of our community, and contribute to solving some of the most complex global problems of our time.
Washington, D.C.: Land of Opportunity.
Mason’s main campus is in Fairfax, Virginia, just 15 miles outside of Washington, D.C. The nation’s capital is easily accessible by car or public transportation.
At Mason, you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a beautiful wooded residential campus and outstanding college experience, as well as numerous internship and recreational opportunities that only a world-class urban setting like D.C. can offer.
You can intern with National Geographic or the Justice Department, visit the numerous museums with your Art History classmates, take a selfie in front of Lincoln Memorial, catch a Nationals baseball game, kayak along the Potomac, or check out the many neighborhoods where you’ll discover lots of great shopping, places to eat, art galleries, music venues, and much more. You can attend events and hear nationally recognized speakers. You’ll run out of time before you run out of things to do.
There’s more to explore. Students participate in a field trip to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., organized by the Office of International Programs and Services.
In just a short drive, you can be hiking in the Shenandoah Mountains or walking the boardwalk in either Ocean City, Maryland, or Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Our closest airports are Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport, and Mason is easily accessible by public transportation. Free shuttle buses help you get to the nearest Metro station in Vienna, Virginia, just a short distance from our Fairfax Campus. The Arlington Campus is within walking distance of the Virginia Square-GMU stop on the Orange Line.
Enriching Work Environment.
We will invest in recruiting, retaining, and developing talented and diverse faculty and academic and professional staff. We will create a vibrant campus life in which all members can grow and thrive.
Diversity is one of our core values; everyone is welcome here. Mason was recently named the most diverse university in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report.
We bring together a multitude of people and ideas in everything that we do. Our culture of inclusion, our multidisciplinary approach, and our global perspective makes us more effective educators and scholars.
While at Mason, you’ll be making your own decisions and forming your own view of the world. Engaging with diverse groups of individuals, including students, faculty, and staff, will enrich this experience. You will learn from them, and they will learn from you.
We have a variety of communities here, and you're sure to find a group of people who are like you. The great thing is you'll also be embraced by communities of people who are not like you. At Mason, you'll be in a place where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Interacting with people from a variety of backgrounds will:
•Widen your outlook of the world,
•Show you how to work and collaborate with people of differing views,
•Expose you to new perspectives from people with disparate life experiences, and
•Give you the social skills to interact with all kinds of people.
Diversity also enhances learning and creative thinking by prompting the study of new material and the awareness of fresh viewpoints. The power of many perspectives will boost your capacity to explore original ideas and solutions. Seeing issues in a new way heightens your creativity and problem-solving abilities.
Another benefit: As our nation becomes more diverse, students who learn in a diverse environment will be more competitive in an increasingly global economy. You’ll enhance your critical thinking skills and improve your ability to develop nuanced solutions to real-world problems.
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Our venues bring world-class performances to the community through vibrant concerts and events. Community members are invited to take part in many artistic and cultural offerings at Mason. Spaces are also available to rent for your next event.