Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Mason Doing Its Part

Posted: July 26, 2011 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: July 25, 2011 at 4:58 pm

The following information was provided by Human Resources and Payroll.

With high unemployment on everybody’s minds these days, Mason is doing all it can to let job candidates know about the opportunities available at the university.

Following are some recent recruitment efforts by Human Resources and Payroll.

Mason Participates in Job Fair to Help Unemployed D.C. Residents

On July 20, Mason participated in a job fair hosted by George Washington University, the D.C. Department of Employment Services and the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. About 2,000 job seekers attended.

“University consortium leaders are committed to responding to Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s challenge to area business and community leaders to help address the District’s high unemployment crisis, given that universities in Washington, D.C., are a major source of local jobs and income for the city,” said a report.

Mason and other local universities are setting an example by reaching out to unemployed residents to assist them in finding jobs at their institutions.

Mason Helps Military Spouses Find Employment 

Mason’s Employment and Recruiting unit in Human Resources and Payroll has teamed up with the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) to help transitioning military families in our area find employment.

Military families carry a heavy burden with their lifestyle of deployment and relocation. Mason wants to help ease that burden by joining with MSEP to find employment for military spouses in our area.

HR and Payroll, Office of Equity and Diversity Collaborate

HR and Payroll is collaborating with the Office of Equity and Diversity Services to promote university job announcements. We have two new and diverse vendors that will post our job opportunities for free. The new vendors are:

  • The National Registry of Diverse and Strategic Faculty is a tool designed to help connect current and prospective faculty members from underrepresented groups with institutions of higher education seeking to hire qualified candidates for open faculty positions. Candidates may enter their name and information into the database and then search for available jobs posted by member institutions.
  • The Southern Regional Education Board Compact is made up of partnerships among regional, federal and foundation programs that stress strengthening minority graduate education. The goal of the compact is to increase the number of minority students who earn doctoral degrees and become faculty at America’s colleges and universities.

Mason will send job postings to these vendors once a week. This will help the university create a more diverse pool of applicants for our faculty positions.

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