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Purchasing Coordinator

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

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Biology (BIOL)

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Classified Staff

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Procurement Officer I

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Purchasing Coordinator

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Fairfax, VA

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Commensurate with education and experience.

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Purchasing Coordinator

The George Mason University Department of Biology invites applications for a Purchasing Coordinator. 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.

Mason Science is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (A-JEDI) throughout our STEM community, including within our hiring and retention practices. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes anti-racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is what provides vibrancy, innovation and growth to an academic community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision.

About the Department:

The Department of Biology offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Biology, and a B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science. Our faculty are involved in graduate programs such as the M.S. in Biology, the M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy, the Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy, and the Ph.D. in Biosciences. We offer a broad curriculum with concentrations available in: A) Biopsychology; B) Biotechnology and Molecular Biology; C) Environmental and Conservation Biology; D) Microbiology; and E) Bioinformatics. The bachelor's degree programs in Biology provide a sound liberal arts education with substantial experience in quantitative and analytical thought, along with preparation for a related profession.


The main objective of this position is to serve as the Purchaser for the Department of Biology. The incumbent will work with faculty, staff, course coordinators and with Purchasing to order supplies, equipment, and manage inventory. The main responsibilities of this position include ensuring compliance with University, state, and federal laws and regulations, working collaboratively with Biology faculty/staff, graduate and undergraduate students and working with the Grants and Finance Analyst to insure funding for purchasing.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a business-related field and some relevant work experience desired or an equivalent combination of education and experience;

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office;

  • Ability to learn new computer software as well as basic skills in spreadsheets, word processing, etc.;

  • Knowledge of purchasing procedures;

  • Knowledge of policies regarding procurement;

  • Ability to work well within the department and extramurally with other departments within the university, and with vendors, contractors and others outside the university; and

  • Ability to work accurately with minimum supervision.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Intermediate Excel experience; and

    • Familiarity with George Mason University procurement processes.

      Special Instructions to Applicants

      For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; 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:

      January 11, 2023

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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 jobs.gmu.edu/!

      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.

      Campus Safety Information

      Mason's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at http://police.gmu.edu/annual-security-report/

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