Student Office Assistants


Student Office Assistant Job Description


The LEAD Student Office Assistant (SOA) will serve as a representative of George Mason University and The Leadership Education And Development Office (LEAD). The SOA will conduct business with commitment and special attention to detail and perform duties as a member of the LEAD Team.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Must be reliable, responsible, self-motivated, confident, sincere, flexible, dedicated, and considerate
  • Must be able to work successfully as an individual and within a team
  • Must have an ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds
  • Must have a sincere desire to help and connect with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community
  • Must exhibit exceptional professionalism and a strong work ethic
  • Must dependable, reliable, and work with integrity
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and maintain that GPA
  • Must be in good academic and judicial standing

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as the point person at the front desk (ex: welcoming visitors, answering questions, serving as a resource, etc.)
  • Perform administrative tasks as needed (ex: data entry, front desk staffing, answering phones, email responses, filing, mailings, etc.)
  • Work with Office Manager to develop a comprehensive resource manual for the front desk
  • Promote LEAD Office initiatives and programming
  • Assist in marketing and outreach for the LEAD Office (ex: flyer distribution, bulletin boards, information tables, open houses, orientations, etc.)
  • Assist Office Manager in the overall management and maintenance of the office
  • Work collaboratively and effective with other Student Office Assistants.
  • Participate in 1:1 meetings with supervisor bi-weekly
  • Attend Office Team meetings once a month
  • Maintain a healthy, ongoing, professional relationship and communication with your supervisor
  • Other duties as assigned by the Office Manager, Director, and Associate Director


  • Maintain an open line of communication with your fellow Student Office Assistants, Leadership Consultants, Supervisor, and LEAD Staff members
  • Update others regularly
  • Correspond in a timely manner
  • Seek out, listen to, and be open to other’s ideas
  • Be available and approachable

 Ethical Behavior

  • Lead by example and conduct self in an ethical manner (ex: respect, responsibility, integrity, competence, and concern)
  • Model appropriate and ethical behavior
  • Instill trust
  • Be honest in dealings with professional staff, peers, and organizations
  • Return all phone calls, emails, and inquiries that require a response
  • Deal with issues directly and follow appropriate channels
  • Examine the consequences your actions, universal standards to follow and how to treat others as you would like others to treat you
  • Maintain good standing with the university and at least a 2.0 GPA throughout your term
  • Commit an average of 10-12 hours per week
  • Seek to develop as a leader and learn new things
  • Other responsibilities as necessary
  • Have fun

Terms of Employment

  • Length of Contract: (Students MUST commit to a 1 year term) (Work during Summer Term may be an option)
  • Compensation will be approximately $9.00 per hour