Policy Program Coordinator, National Security Institute

George Mason University   Arlington, VA   Full-time     Advertising / Marketing / Public Relations
Posted on February 24, 2023
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Policy Program Coordinator, National Security Institute

The George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School seeks a Policy Program Coordinator for the National Security Institute (NSI) on the Arlington, VA., campus. 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.

About the Position:

The NSI Policy Program Coordinator will be responsible for the successful planning and coordination of NSI policy program efforts and events. This is not a supervisory position.


  • Assisting with research, writing, and publishing NSI research and advocacy papers and other written materials;
  • Planning and coordinating NSI events and other programmatic activities;
  • Interacting with NSI leadership and staff, as well as media, general public, and government officials to plan and coordinate activities;
  • Managing administrative activities related to fiscal management, procurement, and other administrative and support services;
  • Managing event registration;
  • Preparation of event materials;
  • On-site event management;
  • Supporting activities related to NSI’s website, press, communications, and social media accounts;
  • Supporting NSI team in all aspects of NSI’s work; and
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, as well as experience in event management;
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, with the proven ability to independently juggle multiple tasks and priorities effectively;
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, and detail-oriented;
  • Ability to interact with persons at all levels, including high-level legal officials and academics, in a professional manner and in different settings is critical;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Superior skills with Microsoft Office suite, as well as strong database experience is necessary;
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends; and
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Public policy experience is desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 10519Z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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.