Assistant Director for Transfer & Continuing Student Outreach and Support

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
May 06, 2022
Jul 26, 2022
Full Time
Assistant Director for Transfer & Continuing Student Outreach and SupportThe George Mason University Honors College invites applications for the position of Assistant Director for Transfer & Continuing Student Outreach and Support. 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 Honors College:The Honors College fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion as it provides challenge and support for Mason's most highly motivated undergraduates of every background and interest. In collaboration with every unit at the university, the Honors College facilitates student access to the most exceptional opportunities for academic achievement, professional development, and public service that the university and the region have to offer.About the Position:This new position has been created to continue the growth of enrollment among and expansion of support for two cohorts of Honors College students: transfer students and continuing students who enter after their first years at Mason. In collaboration with the Office of Admissions and the Honors College's Assistant Dean and Director of Academic Advising, the Transfer Coordinator will develop, coordinate, and implement strategies and programs for (a) recruiting students in these populations, (b) facilitating their transition into the Honors College community, and (c ) fostering their academic success.Responsibilities:Recruitment & OutreachIn collaboration with the Office of Admissions, recruit and enroll new transfer students. This will include continuing the strategic development of our partnerships with Virginia Community Colleges and the ADVANCE program;Lead the College's recruitment of continuing Mason students, including our outreach to qualified candidates as well as advisors and faculty; review of applications; and invitation of new candidates; andHold regular information sessions for potential applicants and admitted students in both cohorts.Support for Student Transition & Academic SuccessDevelop individualized transition plans for each new student in these cohorts, including credit evaluations and preliminary academic advising;Collaborate with the Office of the Registrar to develop systems that ensure prior coursework is appropriately substituted for Honors College requirements;In collaboration with the College's Director of Academic Advising, Associate Director of Student Success & Retention, and faculty, develop and implement strategies to support the academic success and retention of these specific cohorts; andFoster transition into and engagement in the Honors College's community by leading at least one community event each semester.General Duties of Honors College Faculty and StaffServe as an Honors College academic advisor for students in a defined set of majors (to be identified upon hire);Serve as a member of relevant Honors College committees;Support the Honors College's mission and participate in the College's community;Demonstrate respect for a diversity of opinions and perspectives;Work with the staff of the Honors College to develop the quality and reputation of all services and programs under its auspices; andAttend Honors College staff and committee meetings & participate in staff development.Required Qualifications:Demonstrated familiarity with each of the following areas, with evidence of considerable experience (at least three years) in at least one: admissions and recruitment, transfer student support, and/or academic advising;Experience providing effective support for student academic success and transitions;Evidence of effective interpersonal, written, and oral communication;Evidence of ability to work independently, as well as in collaboration with multiple stakeholders;Demonstrated commitment to Mason's values, including commitments to student success, access, equity, and inclusive and anti-racist practices; andBachelor's degree or equivalent training and work experience.Preferred Qualifications:Experience with the types of platforms and software systems that are commonly used in higher education (examples include Banner, TargetX, Navigate, Stellic, and similar systems);Experience supporting academic success and transition of students in Honors colleges and programs;Experience supporting academic success and transition of transfer students and/or adult learners; andGraduate degree or combination of training and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree.

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"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."

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