Office of the Dean, Volgenau School of Engineering
The George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering (VSE), Office of the Dean, seeks a motivated, people-oriented, and highly organized individual to provide recruitment-focused administrative support to the Human Resources Manager.
The HR Coordinator will be responsible for creating job descriptions, writing and posting job announcements, and coordinating with Central HR and the Office of Budget to facilitate the recruitment process within VSE. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience tracking and completing HR-related action items with accuracy and efficiency.
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.
* Writing, editing, and updating Employee Work Profiles and recruitment announcements for staff and faculty positions within VSE;
* Maintaining an up-to-date tracking system for recruitment actions, from the point of receiving the request to hire to filling the position;
* Meeting with hiring supervisors to discuss hiring needs and facilitate the creation of new positions;
* Working with George Mason University’s Central HR to review, classify, and approve position descriptions;
* Coordinating with the Director of Finance and the Office of Budget to ensure that recruitment costs remain within budgetary guidelines;
* Serving as Coordinator for Search Committees within VSE to provide guidance on hiring policies and procedures, document the hiring process, and submit the necessary recruitment documents to Human Resources in a timely manner;
* Overseeing on-boarding and off-boarding for recruits, including updating hiring documentation, ensuring background checks/transcripts are complete, and conducting exit interviews;
* Originating and maintaining a visa tracking system to ensure that faculty and staff maintain necessary work authorizations;
* Completing and submitting H-1B visa packets as required for sponsorship purposes;
* Providing administrative support to the Human Resources Manager as needed;
* Other duties as assigned.
* Demonstrated related professional experience (minimum 2 years preferred);
* Strong organization, communication, and collaboration skills;
* Expertise skill-set with writing, editing, and proof-reading in a professional/business environment;
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite products, including Excel and Word;
* Familiarity with relational databases (e.g. Ellucian Banner, PeopleSoft, or similar) and knowledge of database principles;
* A self-motivated and collaborative mindset;
* Daily use of critical thinking and analytical skills to complete job performance functions;
* Demonstrated data analysis and reporting skills;
* The ability to work both independently, as well as within a team on a wide variety of tasks.
* Bachelor’s degree in a field related to human resources, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
* Experience working in a diverse public institution of higher education;
* Experience with data analysis tools such as Microstrategy;
* Familiarity with the H-1B visa sponsorship process.
Mason Engineering: The Future of Engineering is Here
The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education, with approximately 250 full-time faculty. The school boasts more than 8,170 students in 37 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Volgenau School researchers earned more than $90 million in awards over the last 12 months. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia’s technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its excellence in emerging areas including big data, cybersecurity, healthcare technology, robotics and autonomous systems, signals and communications, and sustainable infrastructure.
George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia, classified at the R1 highest research activity level, with an enrollment of over 38,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. Mason is located in the city of Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, with unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories. Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation, providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry. Fairfax is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country, and has an outstanding local public school system.
In conjunction with Amazon’s decision to establish a second headquarters in Northern Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia announced a multi-year plan to invest in the growth of degree programs in computing, and George Mason University has committed to accelerate its plans to grow its capacity in computing and high-tech fields. Among the exciting initiatives being undertaken by the university are the launch of the Institute for Digital InnovAtion, a university think tank and incubator to serve the digital economy, and the expansion of its Arlington Campus with a planned 400,000 square foot Digital InnovAtion Building. These initiatives reflect hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment by Mason that will rapidly elevate Mason’s already leading national position in computing and related areas.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu for position 02909z, and submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. At least 1 reference must be either a current or a former supervisor. Applicants who apply by September 28, 2020 will be given full consideration, however applications will continued to be revised 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.