Associate Director of the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State.
The George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School invites applications for the position of Associate Director of the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State.
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.
The C. Boyden Gray Center is a privately funded national center for academic research and public policy focused on examining the foundations and accountability of the administrative state. It brings together scholars, practitioners, and government officials to examine structural and legal problems of administration. The C. Boyden Gray Center coordinates, promotes, and funds top quality research, and links that research to litigation challenges and to public policy debates about the administrative state.
The Associate Director for Academic Affairs will hold significant responsibility for much of the Center's operations with respect to the Gray Center's academic operations—i.e., the Gray Center's research roundtables and the related public policy conferences, which help to incubate and publicize new scholarly research by law professors, political scientists, and economists. The successful candidate will be an integral part of expanding the scope of the Center's activities, working closely with the center's staff in a dynamic, rewarding environment.
Developing new programs in coordination with the Center's Director, including by identifying topics for further study, authors and speakers;
Organizing programs and identifying new types of programs to further the Center's mission;
Supporting the Center's Director with scheduling, communications, and organizational needs;
Collaborating with the Center's Director and other team personnel in all phases of event planning and execution, including, preparation of materials, on-site setup and management, database and file management, and overall organizational and operational support;
Assisting in the production of the Center's annual report, donor reports, and other communications with internal and external stakeholders;
Coordinating the Center's operations, including providing administrative and program support within the office, providing support for vendor accounts, and bill payment;
Some travel may be required.
Bachelor's degree in a subject closely related to law or public policy, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
Strong interest in promoting innovation and creativity through the Center's academic and policy mission;
Eagerness to develop expertise in emerging administrative, regulatory, and constitutional law issues in the context of scholarship, public policy, and/or litigation;
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills;
Excellent customer relations, oral and written communications, expertise in fund development, and organizational skills;
Must be capable of using Microsoft Office, including proficiency with Access, Word, Excel and PowerPoint; database management; and creation and report production;
Must have strong ability to edit, multitask, prioritize tasks, and be highly organized and self-motivated;
Must be detail-oriented with an ability to communicate professionally and effectively with Law School constituencies, philanthropic organizations, and vendors using strong spoken and written communications skills.
Salary: $65,000 - $85,000 - Salary to commensurate with relevant education and experience.
Location: Arlington, VA
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply 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. Please make sure that your cover letter highlights the your particular interest in administrative law, constitutional law, or the study of public administration.
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.
Internal Number: 47376
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