The Mercatus Center at George Mason University seeks a dynamic and movitated individual to join the Academic and Student Programs team as a Program Associate. We have a flexible, professional, open office environment that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship and provides substantial opportunity for professional growth. This position is primarily based at the George Mason University Fairfax campus.
-Provide administrative support for Academic and Student Programs, including data collection and entry, database management, and research
-Serve as a central point of contact for logistical questions and concerns from Mercatus Center staff, current students, and prospects
-Assist in the scheduling and administrative needs as well as provide research support for scholars
-Assist in office management for the Fairfax office, including day-to-day office operations including but not limited to: facilities maintenance, office and kitchen supply inventory stock, and presenting a professional-office appearance
-Draft program notes and reports and execute special projects, delegating subtasks to junior program staff as relevant
-Assist with writing of website content, as well as copy editing of manuscripts, journal articles, and other research products
-Assist with staffing of program events, recruiting efforts, etc.
-Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
-Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
-Demonstrated ability to multitask and balance multiple short- and long-term projects without direct supervision
-Strong writing and editing skills
-Experience in a professional staff support, program management, and/or events management role preferred
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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