Academic Advisor

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Oct 12, 2022
Feb 25, 2023
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Academic AdvisorThe George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government invites applications 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.About the Position:The Academic Advisor provides undergraduate academic advising and supports student outreach and retention.Responsibilities:Provide academic advising and support services to Schar School BS and BA programs, to include pre-orientation advising;Counsel students in-person and virtually regarding degree progress, graduation requirements, and academic procedures;Educate students about university deadlines, policies, and procedures;Initiate outreach to students to guide their academic planning;Support students holistically through the proactive exploration of their academic interests and career goals;Participate in new student orientation advising sessions and programs;Monitor academic progress to identify students at-risk and develop action plans to support their continued enrollment; support students with academic progress challenges or special requests; andCollaborate with Schar Engagement team to advance retention goals through our Learning Communities and other co-curricular programming.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of related education and experience; andExperience serving and supporting diverse student populations.Preferred Qualifications:Master's degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Counseling or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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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