Monday, August 12, 2013

Administrative Director / Mercatus Center at George Mason University / Arlington, VA

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University seeks an administrative director to administer and grow the Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. The program explores the latest research at the intersection of these three disciplines from scholars across the social sciences and humanities and expands an understanding of how individuals can affect freedom and prosperity for society. This role provides a unique opportunity for someone who excels at managing projects and can engage with the academic world to advance the vision for the program.

The Administrative Director will work with the Director and Associate Director of the Hayek Program, the Director of Graduate Student Programs, and will report to the Director of Academic Relations.

? Providing administrative support for Hayek Program core faculty with priority to Peter Boettke and Chris Coyne;
? Collaborating with other Mercatus programs and Mercatus management, including responsibility for strategic measurement, quarterly results reporting, and facilitating information for grant proposals and reporting with the Mercatus fundraising team;
? Managing the editorial duties of the core faculty regarding academic journals and book series for which they are responsible;
? Coordinating complex faculty and student research, including domestic and international field studies, surveys, and human subject review board compliance, and finances;
? Arranging placement activities for graduating students who are supervised by Hayek Program core faculty (letters of recommendation, interview preparation, etc);
? Driving the growth of a flagship Mercatus program with an ambitious vision and tremendous potential.

? Bachelor?s degree from an accredited college or university.
? 5+ years? experience working in a professional staff support and/or program administration role (additional education may be considered in lieu of experience).
? Demonstrated ability to multitask and balance multiple short- and long- term projects without direct supervision.
? Excellent writing and editing skills.

Application Process
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials our online application process:
? R?sum?
? Cover letter detailing your sincere interest in this position and the missions of the organization
? Writing sample

About the Mercatus Center at George Mason University:
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is 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 advances knowledge about how markets work to improve people?s lives by training graduate students, conducting research, and applying economics to offer solutions to society?s most pressing problems. Our mission is to generate knowledge and understanding of the institutions that affect the freedom to prosper and to find sustainable solutions that overcome the barriers preventing individuals from living free, prosperous, and peaceful lives. Founded in 1980, the Mercatus Center is located on George Mason University?s Arlington campus.

We have a flexible, professional, open office environment that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship and provides substantial opportunity for professional growth. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. In addition, the Mercatus Center provides exceptional benefits to all individual employees, including health and dental insurance coverage (which includes paying 100% of the health insurance premium and tax-free reimbursement of all deductible expenses, and paying 100% of the dental insurance premium). We also provide all employees with flexible spending accounts, long-term disability and life insurance, a 403(b) retirement savings program, a parking permit, and one free course per semester at George Mason University (GMU).

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