Academic Advisor

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Aug 30, 2022
Dec 01, 2022
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Academic AdvisorThe George Mason University Honors College is seeking candidates for the position of Academic Advisor. 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:We are looking for an organized, energetic, self-motivated academic advisor who will be responsible for equitable and inclusive group and individual academic advising of undergraduates in the Honors College. Responsibilities will include:Monitoring student progress and proactive advising of a large caseload of Honors College students;Communicating Honors College and major degree requirements;Collaborating and consulting with academic advisors in the appropriate major/minor departments;Collaborate with offices across campus to support students' academic progress;Keeping current on continually changing curriculum requirements;Helping students explore alternative majors, double majors, and minors;Educating students about university deadlines, policies, and procedures;Helping students initiate academic actions (e.g., course substitutions, transfer credit inquires and evaluations);Developing and conveying information about available opportunities (e.g., internships, study abroad, research experiences, special programs). Maintaining records of student success in obtaining available opportunities;Performing informal graduation audits;Maintaining advising materials and student records;Maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) laws;Participating in orientation and recruitment activities, including facilitating new student orientation advising for freshmen students;Communicating student needs, concerns, and requests to appropriate members of the Honors College team;Supporting students with academic progress challenges or special requests. When appropriate, referring them to partner offices and personnel; andServing on committees, as appropriate.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of education and experience;Demonstrated experience (generally 2+ years) in academic advising, student career counseling, or providing student support within a higher education setting;Demonstrated experience working with and supporting a diverse student population including students who have historically been underrepresented/underserved in higher education;Demonstrated skill in effective oral and written communication; organizational and problem-solving skills;Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects at the same time;Ability to work independently while also working in a collaborative team environment; andAbility to work collaboratively with colleagues inside and outside of the Honors College.Preferred Qualifications:Three or more years of academic advising experience at the community college or university level;Experience with advising technology/programs (e.g., Ellucian Banner, Degree Works, Navigate, Stellic, etc.); andKnowledge of the principles, practices and trends in the areas of academic advising, student persistence, retention, and degree completion.

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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