Program Assistant Posted Nov 01
George Mason University Law & Economics Center , Arlington, VA
Program Assistant, GMU Law and Economics Center

The George Mason University Law and Economics Center is searching for a program assistant to support its educational programs for judges, state attorneys general, and legal scholars. The Law & Economics Center (LEC) is a division of GMU’s Antonin Scalia Law School and is a national center for research and education that focuses on economic analysis of legal and public policy issues. To fulfill its education mission, the LEC provides dynamic training programs in law and economics to sophisticated audiences including federal and state judges, public policy makers, and other legal professionals in the belief that judges and policymakers who understand economics will be more likely to make sound decisions that support the rule of law and the free enterprise system.


The Program Assistant will provide administrative support for the LEC’s educational programs. Working closely with all LEC program directors and other staff, the LEC Program Assistant will market LEC educational programs to relevant audiences, manage program registrations and databases, act as primary contact for assigned programs, manage event timelines and task lists, prepare content for websites and marketing materials, prepare event materials, provide on-site program management, manage program close-out and reporting, and provide regular reports on assigned division activities and events. The Program Assistant will act as regular support and back up support to other program coordinators and assistants. Interested candidates should complete the online application form at and submit a cover letter describing their interest in the Law & Economics Center and qualifications for the position, along with a resume and a list of professional references.

Required Qualifications:

• Must have excellent organizational skills, with the proven ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities effectively;
• Self-starter, highly motivated, detail-oriented and accuracy driven;
• Ability to interact with persons at all levels, including high-level legal officials and academics, in a professional manner and in different settings is critical;
• Professional demeanor with strong and effective written and oral communication skills;
• Superior skills with Microsoft Office suite as well as strong database experience;
• Ability to work flexible hours (early mornings and evenings) and some weekends; and
• Ability to travel.

Preferred Qualification:

• Bachelor’s degree in economics, government, public policy, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.
• Public policy or legal experience is desirable, as is experience in event management.
• Experience using Cvent and Adobe InDesign is desirable.

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