Graduate Program Specialist

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience.
Posted
Oct 18, 2022
Closes
Feb 17, 2023
Ref
STF11387
Function
Program Manager
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Department of Computer ScienceGraduate Program SpecialistThe George Mason University Department of Computer Science, within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), seeks a proactive, organized, and self-reliant Graduate Program Specialist. 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:Some of the responsibilities for the position are below. Please note that the incumbent will occasionally need to work evening and weekend hours for orientation and admissions events.Provide advising assistance to current students on course selection, prerequisites, transfer credits, graduation and general University information, through events for current students and appointments with individual students;Provide advising assistance to prospective students through outreach events and correspondence with applicants;Provide data and statistical reporting on admissions processes;Process new student paperwork;Coordinate test-out exams for introductory courses;Support graduation processes for MS programs;Serve as backup contact for CS PhD program; andAssist with reservations for proctoring and for CS conference rooms.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in related field; or equivalent combination of related education and experience;Ability to establish and maintain an effective rapport and working relationship with individuals from diverse social and ethnic backgrounds;Demonstrated communication and organizational skills;Knowledge of basic word processing;Demonstrated skill in spreadsheet and data entry applications;Demonstrated interpersonal skills and professionalism in communication; andAbility to work evening and weekend hours for occasional orientation and admissions events.Preferred Qualifications:Experience with Microsoft Office suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel;Prior experience in the usage of the multi-line telephone, copier and fax machines; andPrior experience in higher education or other academic advising.Mason Computing: The Future of Computing is HereThe College of Engineering and Computing at George Mason University is comprised of the Volgenau School of Engineering and the School of Computing. The College is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education. Ranked nationally in the top 100 in both undergraduate and graduate education, the College boasts more than 10,000 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 302 full-time faculty who comprise the College, 93 are tenured, 75 are tenure-track, 82 are instructional faculty, and 52 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended more than $70 million in sponsored research awards last year and has projects with over $400 million in current and anticipated awards. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia's technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its research in many leading areas including artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, autonomous systems, 5G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, community-based healthcare, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The College highly encourages multidisciplinary research and provides faculty with opportunities to work with other disciplines.George Mason University is the largest and most diverse public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of 40,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It was classified as an R1 research institution in 2016 by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. Mason is located in the city of Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, with unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories. Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation, providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry. Fairfax is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country, and has an outstanding local public school system.In conjunction with Amazon's decision to establish a second headquarters in Northern Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia announced a multi-year plan to invest in the growth of degree programs in computing. George Mason University has committed to accelerate its plans to increase its capacity in engineering and computing. Some of the university's exciting plans are the launch of the Institute for Digital InnovAtion, a university think tank and incubator to serve the digital economy, and the expansion of its Arlington Campus with a 360,000 square foot building-Fuse at Mason Square. Fuse will become the nexus of Mason's transdisciplinary research, entrepreneurship, and academic program efforts in digital innovation, and will unite the public and private sectors in a collaborative alliance to address the world's grand challenges.

For full consideration, applicants must complete the online application at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ for position number 03229Z; and attach a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Full consideration will apply to applicants who submit their completed application by October 31, 2022; however, review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

"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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