Are you a recent college grad or an experienced event or administrative assistant who would like to use your skills to advance liberty and free markets? This is a unique opportunity for an entrepreneurial candidate to grow professionally by interacting with talented scholars and staff at the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas. Our team is collaborative, supportive, focused on individual growth, and we provide creative, professional solutions that help us deliver high quality events that advance the mission of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. The selected individual will receive excellent exposure to our events processes and across the board Mercatus operations, providing opportunities for professional growth within the broad Mercatus team.
-Providing broad administrative support including scheduling, developing agendas, developing reports, booking reservations, processing administrative materials, and other activities to support the events team
-Coordinating with teammates and event stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate support while achieving high standards of customer service
-Assisting teammates to log and manage event data, reports and metrics including RSVP tracking and post-event reporting through Salesforce and other software systems
-Executing logistical tasks that support events (duties may include venue research, vendor coordination, compiling registration materials and assisting at event registration, and onsite event coordination)
-Assisting teammates with needs related to vendors, speakers, event attendees, and internal constituencies
-A strong interest in Mercatus Center’s mission
-Bachelor’s Degree or up to 5 years of administrative and/or event’s support experience (internship experience counts)
-Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, with a strong customer service orientation
-An entrepreneurial spirit and strong work ethic, supported by commitment and follow-through
-Organized, creative, adaptable, and detail-oriented
-A strong ability to prioritize and support a team effectively
-An ability to travel within the DC Metro area to support events
-Experience with Microsoft Office suite, Salesforce, Pardot, and/or other efficiency creating software
Help Us Grow
Please submit your cover letter and resume, as well as three references, through our online application process. Your cover letter must indicate your interest in the Mercatus Center's mission.
Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. In addition, Mercatus provides excellent benefits to all individual employees, including full health and dental coverage, flexible spending accounts, long-term disability and life insurance, a 403(b) retirement savings program, a parking permit, and free credits at George Mason University.
About the Mercatus Center at George Mason University
For over 25 years, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University has been the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas—bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems. A university-based research center, Mercatus works to advance knowledge about how markets work to improve our lives by training graduate students, conducting research, and applying sound economics to offer solutions to society’s most pressing problems.
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