Coordinator, Student Success Initiatives

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Jun 14, 2022
Sep 08, 2022
Program Manager
Full Time
Coordinator of Student Success InitiativesThe George Mason University College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, invites applications for the position of Coordinator of Student Success Initiatives. 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 Department:The CHSS Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs supports the development of undergraduates in the College by serving as a resource for students, staff, and faculty on all things related to student and academic affairs. It works with other college and university constituents to ensure a positive experience for CHSS students throughout their time at Mason, from recruitment and orientation to degree conferral. The office works to be proactive in meeting the needs of CHSS undergraduate students and faculty by supporting quality advising, clear and consistent communication, adherence to academic policies, and services that enhance our student's growth as learners and as leaders.About the Position:The Coordinator of Student Success Initiatives will work collaboratively with the Assistant Dean for Student Success, the CHSS Undergraduate Academic Affairs team, CHSS Undergraduate Program directors and advisors, and other stakeholders across the College and University on tasks and functions related to student academic success, including: developing goals and frameworks for specialized student success initiatives and designing partnerships for implementing these goals within academic departments; implementing resources and targeted support for students in transition, students academically at-risk, and students in populations identified by the College and University as in need of additional opportunities for connection and achievement; providing leadership for the College's peer mentoring program; supporting the training and professional development goals of academic advisors within CHSS, with particular attention to fostering inclusive advising practices; and, monitoring student outcomes and conducting regular assessment of initiative goals to remain responsive to student and program needs.Responsibilities:Develop, coordinate, and implement student success initiatives across the student lifecycle to improve persistence, retention, and inclusion, with particular focus on under-served student populations.Utilize a data-informed approach to design scaffolding outreach programs and pathways to academic success for CHSS undergraduate students;Identify goals and framework for implementation of student success priorities, including coordination within the college, liaising with other colleges/schools, and campus partners;Work in close partnership with academic departments on the delivery of student success outreach, programs, interventions, and opportunities;Monitor and assess the impact of outreach programs, and assist with the analysis and reporting of student retention and persistence data, to identify trends, areas of success, and areas of opportunity;Provide day-to-day leadership and management of portfolio of academic success programs.Design academic support and mentoring interventions for undergraduate students to be delivered through multiple modalities, including individual (in person and virtual) meetings and group workshops;Expand and lead peer mentoring program responsible for supporting the goals of academic success programming.Support academic departments in developing and achieving student support and success goals as part of their individual diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts, to include creation of CHSS DEI toolkits for faculty, staff, and students.Serve as liaison to the CHSS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team, providing advocacy for undergraduate student priorities and assisting with framework for implementation of departmental DEI goals;Support the training and professional development goals of academic advisors within CHSS, with particular attention to fostering inclusive advising practices.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience;Demonstrated experience (at least three years) in a higher education environment providing academic advising, coaching, or holistic student support;Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as core professional values;Ability to manage multiple projects that require coordination across units and for varied audiences;Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, and comfort in communicating with faculty, staff, current and prospective students, and families;Proficiency in research, analysis, and reporting on program and learning outcomes;Demonstrated ability to apply both a data-informed and creative approach to projects;Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, as well as independently;An understanding of and commitment to promoting the value of an undergraduate education in the liberal arts.Preferred Qualifications:Master's degree in higher education, student development, student affairs, or a related discipline;Experience with development, implementation, or coordination of solutions to facilitate student success, retention and graduation;Proficiency with student degree and retention systems (e.g., DegreeWorks, Ellucian Banner, Navigate);Experience supervising students or professional staff.

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."

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