Honors College Admissions Counselor

Fairfax, VA
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Aug 11, 2022
Sep 07, 2022
Full Time
Honors College Admissions CounselorThe George Mason University Office of Admissions is conducting a search for a self-motivated, results-oriented individual for an Honors College Admissions Counselor. 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:Actively recruit and counsel prospective students, including freshmen and transfer students, to Mason and its Honors College by planning and executing recruitment activities in assigned locations;Review applicant files and make appropriate admission decisions;Participate in day-to-day operational activities, including "counselor of the day" and "informational officer of the day" duties;Assist in coordinating Honors College admissions events;Assist in managing the student-volunteer Honors College Recruitment Team;Coordinate campus visit experiences;Assist in staffing events;Use data to make informed decisions and to report on outcomes;Support internal and external admissions-focused Honors College access partnerships;Assist in the writing and coordination of print, email, web-based, and social media communications and marketing for prospective students and other primary audiences;Collaborate with other team members across the university and within the Admissions Office;Provide excellent customer service to a diverse population; andOvernight and possible out of state travel is required.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience;Experience working with diverse populations;Demonstrated customer service experience;Demonstrated written and oral communication skills;Demonstrated analytical skills;Ability and willingness to travel extensively;Availability for evening and weekend work;Detail-oriented;Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusivity;Ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential information and situations;Ability to prioritize tasks in a hectic, deadline-driven environment often working on multiple tasks concurrently;Ability to engage in public speaking in both large and small group situations;Ability to make independent decisions;Computer literacy, ability and willingness to learn new software applications;Demonstrated ability to work positively as a team member; andMust currently possess an appropriate, active, valid motor vehicle operator's license that meets all of GMU's requirements for operating state vehicles and equipment under Mason's Vehicle Use Policy 1411 https://universitypolicy.gmu.edu/policies/vehicle-use/. The Office of Risk Management reserves the right to review the driver's licenses and Motor Vehicle Reports (MVRs) of all candidates selected with employment contingent upon a favorable review.Preferred Qualifications:Bilingual;Experience in higher education with knowledge of the admissions process;Experience in an Honors College setting;Previous experience with data analysis;Previous experience with Ellucian Banner software;Previous experience with Salesforce CRM;Demonstrated experience in creating and editing digital marketing materials; andPrior admissions or related experience.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 03101z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; 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 jobs.gmu.edu/!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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