Academic Program Administrator

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Apr 23, 2022
May 09, 2023
Full Time
Academic Program Administrator The George Mason University, Department of Computational and Data Sciences invites applications for an Academic Program Administrator position. The Department of Computational and Data Sciences at George Mason University strives to provide each of its students and majors with a positive educational experience. In addition, we provide the educational background necessary for our majors to thrive in professional positions and successfully compete in any graduate program in the nation. 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.A-JEDI Statement:George Mason University College of Science (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 Position:The Academic Program Administrator in the Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS) will manage the student services function for the Department and provide academic support for the Department's graduate and undergraduate programs. The incumbent will serve as a resource to prospective and current students on matters pertaining to admissions, registration, degree compliance by having a detailed functional knowledge of Mason's policy on admissions, registration and degree compliance. The APA will also manage all aspects of CDS programs on the CDS website, by providing information and displaying current and past media to illustrate details of research and study within the programs. Attend the bi-annual Showcase of Graduate Studies and Open Houses for the graduate program is also required.Responsibilities:Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:Hold virtual advising sessions with undergraduate and graduate students;Schedule pre-defenses and defenses;Log and track academic actions pertaining to student degree compliance;Coordinate faculty/student volunteers for STEM and annual Mason/COS student events;Create templates for students to use when requesting time extensions (graduate students);Create a streamlined academic progress form for undergraduates who are struggling to understand DegreeWorks;Provide guidance to faculty on degree compliance issues;Provide enrollment statistical information to the Chair for decision-making;Schedule courses by coordinating and preparing course schedule to ensure no internal scheduling conflicts;Coordinate with other Mason departments on cross-listing arrangements;Maintain information in accordance with SCHEV accreditation standards;Serve as CDS grading coordinator to ensure grades are submitted on time or submitting grades on behalf of faculty;Input assessment data in TK20;Coordinate catalog revisions;Serve as CDS FERPA/FOIA point of contact and maintaining student files according to VA Records Retention Policy;Run Microstrategy reports that Registrar used to provide; i.e., missing grade reports, graduation requirements-met/not met;Attend and take minutes at CDS department meetings;Manage CDS web and Facebook sites by posting current faculty/staff/student news and upcoming events;Work with COS Director of Graduate Studies to plan and attend open house sessions for prospective and current students;Promote lectures/seminars hosted by CDS (CDS Colloquia and CSS Friday Seminars); andRepresent CDS at graduate programs showcases to promote degree programs.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience;Experience working with sensitive and confidential information, with appropriate levels of discretion;Understanding of academic policies and experience working in higher education; andDemonstrated ability to work independently with strong attention to detail.Preferred Qualifications:Familiarity with Ellucian Banner, DegreeWorks, MicroStrategy, Tk20, and CLSS, MS Word, and Excel;Previous university administrative experience working with graduate programs; andDetailed functional knowledge of Mason's policy on admissions, registration and degree compliance.

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

"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!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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.

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