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Research Administrative Coordinator

Company: George Mason University
Location: Arlington
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

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Schar School of Policy and Government

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Statement of Economic Interest

Not Applicable

Restricted Position?

Yes, is not eligible for layoff or severance benefits.

Job Category

Classified Staff

Role (State) Job Title

Gen Admin Supv 1/Coord 1

Working Title

Research Administrative Coordinator

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Arlington, VA

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Payband 4


Commensurate with education and experience.

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Research Administrative Coordinator

The Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) within the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University is seeking a research administrator to support research at the interface between health and legal system settings. The position will be part of an initiative funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA's) Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN). NIDA awarded Mason's ACE! a Coordination & Translation Center Grant to network 13 different other organizations and to advance translation and dissemination of research into practice. This research associate will support work on studies that seek to further understand interventions that: interrupt offending and substance abuse; message about effective practices, substance abuse and risky behaviors, and, support the relationship between programs and outcomes. The individual hired will report to Dr. Faye Taxman Director of ACE! and will be located on Mason's Arlington campus or remotely if receiving state approval.

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.


  • Working with a variety of research/practitioner staff from around the U.S.;

  • Managing co-working tools, such as project management software and file sharing;

  • Developing website content;

  • Scheduling meetings, managing the project team calendar;

  • Planning large-scale in-person meetings;

  • Hosting online meetings and webinars;

  • Creating and maintaining databases;

  • Conducting analyses, collaborating on research/technical publications;

  • Working with PIs to acquire and maintain IRB approvals for research projects;

  • Working with various groups and a Steering Committee of scholars from various institutions;

  • Working with PIs to recruit and retain study participants; and

  • Supervising undergraduate and graduate research assistants and field staff.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Some (generally three years) of professional experience;

    • Excellent communication skills including writing and presentations;

    • Detail-oriented with a focus on quality results and deliverables;

    • Proficient in scheduling and communicating with a large team;

    • Proficient in use and manipulation of MS Office software and statistics software; and

    • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Project management/coordination;

      • Some qualitative and quantitative research skills;

      • Human subjects (IRB) training prior to start date;

      • Experience working with justice-involved populations; and

      • Master's degree in the social sciences, public health, public administration, public policy or criminology.

        Special Instructions to Applicants

        For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

        For Full Consideration, Apply by:


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        Mason Ad Statement

        Great Careers Begin at Mason!

        George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

        Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

        If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

        George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

        Equity Statement

        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.

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