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Graduate Coordinator

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date
Aug 25, 2022

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Program Manager
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

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Graduate CoordinatorThe George Mason University, Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) program, within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), is seeking a full-time (40 hours per week) Graduate Coordinator to assist students and faculty involved with the program, as well as support CHSS graduate academic affairs. The position will begin as soon as possible.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.Responsibilities:This is an administrative position that is responsible for coordinating a broad range of activities for a small academic unit, including but not limited to, the following job responsibilities:General Academic Affairs:Prepare and file any paperwork needed to advance students through their programs;Implement and interpret GMU, CHSS, and departmental academic policies;Prepare and process student forms;Track graduate student enrollment each semester and assist with registration;Conduct graduation audits;Work with the CHSS Dean's Office on academic issues;Maintain graduate student records;Provide support to faculty and students as Grading Coordinator;Act as primary department contact for information about graduation tasks, thesis requirements, and all associated deadlines;Review curriculum in conjunction with Director and Concentration Heads and submit any catalog changes for next academic year.Graduate Admissions and Recruitment:Monitor applications;Provide departmental communication to admitted students;Respond to all inquiries about the graduate programs and act as primary department contact for all applicant inquires;Work with CHSS and Mason Office of Graduate Admissions as needed in preparing and updating reports on the admissions process;Meet with prospective Accelerated-Master's students;Design and update recruiting promotional materials and arrange distribution of materials;Develop/update inquiry email templates and communication plan for prospective students;Manage the graduate program's presence on graduate school promotional websites and social media.Office Management/Administrative and Budget Support:Responsible for department purchasing and reconciliation;Monitor, reconcile and plan spending in coordination with Director;Assist with website updates;Manage/update graduate student ListServs;Maintain program materials including, but not limited to, forms and handbooks in coordination with Director;Assist with special projects as needed;Assist with student events, including orientation, welcome back, recruiting as needed.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;Administrative experience and demonstrated ability to multitask and work independently;Proven customer service and problem-solving skills;Demonstrated organization skills;Demonstrated advanced written and verbal communication;Ability to work within strict guidelines and meet multiple deadlines;Previous experience planning and implementing events;Proficient knowledge of MS Office.Preferred Qualifications:Experience working with college students or in higher education;Familiarity with the structure and departments of George Mason University, Mason graduate academic policies, Banner, PatriotWeb, Microstrategy, 25Live, TargetX, Courseleaf, and eVA.

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.


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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