Professional Employment

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Our Pledge to our Employees


All our staff members are educators responsible for contributing to the holistic growth of the students that live with us during their time at Mason. We want all our staff to feel confident in their ability to make a difference in the lives of others and gain the necessary skills to be retained in a field that is continuing to change and evolve.   

Many of our staff have been given the support to complete their post graduate degrees at Mason, or neighboring institutions while working full time in the department.  

Our staff have used their yearly professional development funds to attend the South Eastern Association of Housing Officers (SEAHO), Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). They have also presented at GMU’s University Life Symposium, received recognition from senior university administration for their leadership and ushered in the new cohort of GMU employees certified in the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) curriculum.  


In HRL, we lead, and win, as a team to champion change on campus. Student Affairs professionals have a vast set of talents, skillsets and perspectives from working on various campuses. We want our new employees, especially those stepping into entry level positions to feel empowered, and confident, contributing to the forward movement of the department.  

Through our departmental re-org we have been able to build stronger relationships with our partners in University Life—Mason's division of Student Affairs. Our Community Directors (CDs) have collateral assignments that allow them to spend 10hrs a week working in a department that aligns with their passions such as Career Services and the Center for Culture, Equity and Empowerment.  

We have also implemented a shared services model in which HRL professional staff are embedded in the department and serve on the team of another University Life department to provide support on divisional initiatives. 


George Mason University is a strengths-based institution. Research indicates that people who are given opportunities to use their strengths are three times more likely to have a higher quality life, and we believe employees that use their strengths at work are more likely to have rewarding and fulfilling employment experience.  

Mason Housing is committed to providing staff with the necessary support to engage in on-going professional development opportunities, within our institution and beyond. Our departmental reorganization created 15 mid-level management positions to give our entry-level staff the ability to grow within the organization. This has given many staff the chance to receive the rewarding, and challenging, experience of building frameworks, processes, and policies that will be used as the department continues to expand. Throughout the process, staff have been able to grow their professional skillsets and gain critical collaborative experiences that support their professional aspirations. It is our hope that are staff well be prepared, and feel confident in their ability to transition to new roles, or pivot to new career fields, successfully.   

Why Mason?

  • Receive tuition waver to continue education at Mason 
  • $265 in monthly transportation funds that can be used for the metro, AMTRAK and Virginia Railway Express
  • Enjoy the perks of being 13 miles away from the nation's capital
  • Employees start off one week (4) hrs) paid leave
  • Telework options available 
  • Mason employees receive employee discounts from restaurants and stores close to campus 
  • Live on staff are able to live with their partner
  • Mason is a pet friendly campus. Live on staff can have a dog/cat. 

Available Positions

Housing Administrative Assistant

George Mason University’s Housing and Residence Life (HRL) is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for Housing Administrative Assistant position. 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.

Reporting directly to the CHO, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for the assisting members of Housing and Residence Life to ensure efficient operations that help the unit serve the needs of on-campus students. The Administrative Specialist serves as a member of the unit, working to provide administrative support for the CHO, completion of various clerical and financial tasks, providing office management, customer service support to HRL’s front desk operations, and other duties as assigned. This position is considered Restricted due to self-generated revenue funding sources.

Assistant Director of Residence Life for Summer and Hospitality Operations

The Assistant Director of Residence Life for Summer and Hospitality Operations is a professional staff member responsible for overseeing the administration and management of summer conference, intern, and guest housing programs for Housing & Residence Life at George Mason University. The primary responsibilities for this position include establishing partnerships with internal and external camp/conference coordinators to grow summer occupancy and revenue, creating strategies to further develop the DC Region Summer Intern Housing program, and providing supervision and leadership to professional staff members assigned to this area. This position is a live-on role that includes participation in the Assistant Director duty rotation for the Fairfax Campus. The Assistant Director of Residence Life for Summer and Hospitality Operations  reports to the Director of Residence Life.