Senior Director of Undergraduate Academic and Student Affairs

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Oct 18, 2022
Dec 17, 2022
Full Time
Senior Director of Undergraduate Academic and Student AffairsThe George Mason University, School of Business, invites applications for the position of Senior Director of Undergraduate Academic and Student Affairs. This position is part of a dynamic leadership team dedicated to providing integrated services to the School's under graduate students and is responsible for strategic initiatives development, alignment, execution, long-term planning, and oversight. This is a full-time administrative faculty position with full benefits.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. Mason is the most diverse public university in Virginia and 12th nationally, based on the U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Colleges list. Washington, D.C. is ranked the 30th most racially and ethnically diverse city nationally amongst cities with a population of at least 300,000 people according to the U.S. News & World Report 2018 Diversity Ranking.The School of Business:Dedicated to excellence in research and teaching, the School of Business educates future business leaders through world-class, innovative academic programs and strategic business partnerships. Ranked among the top 100 undergraduate business school programs and top 50 part-time MBA programs by the U.S. News & World Report, the School of Business is accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Faculty are deeply engaged in the regional, national, and international business communities; and their academic expertise combined with real-world experience provides a bridge in the classroom from academic theory to business practice. The school is evolving to become more interdisciplinary, more connected, and more diverse.Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Academic Services and Advising:Direct new initiatives for undergraduate programs that support the strategic vision of Mason and the School of Business, and highlight accreditation guidelines that best facilitate the overall success of business students;Address student feedback and concerns, and work to establish and improve upon policies and procedures that are sensitive to issues of fairness, equity, and accessibility;Create and maintain student-focused, high-quality academic services that frame the student experience from orientation through commencement;Work closely with policy (federal, state, and institutional), as well as accreditation policies and procedures and equitably apply to undergraduate academic affairs and services;Develop and maintain strong partnerships within the School of Business and across Mason to support student academic services initiatives campus-wide; andInitiate, implement, and review academic policies and instruct faculty and staff members in the application of these policies.Student Engagement:Partner with the Associate Dean to develop, communicate, and execute a shared strategy for undergraduate programs;Oversee the implementation of experiential learning opportunities in a virtual space for SBUS online learners;Lead efforts of the Office of Student Success and Academic Services in the development of student engagement initiatives for a diverse population;Collaborate with the Business Career Services team on joint programming and workshops for students;Respond to student e-mails to Dean's office;Assist the recruitment and engagement team with recruitment efforts on behalf of the School of Business;Represent the School of Business at recruiting events and assist with recruitment campaigns for in and out-of-state students; andReview and manage all SBUS student grievances and complaints and serve as the liaison to the University Student Complaints System. Track all grievances and responses in Salesforce and maintain detailed grievance procedures in accordance with SACSCOC guidelines.Curriculum & Pathway Initiatives:Create and maintain curriculum pathways for Mason programs such as ADVANCE, Transfer VA, INTO Mason, and Mason Virginia Promise;Conduct curriculum reviews and mapping for transfer evaluations;Serve as the School of Business representative and active member of the Transfer Advisory Committee;Oversee all degree plans for ADVANCE and School of Business majors, edit and adjust each semester;Work closely with the Director for ADVANCE on compliance, credit articulation, and pathway progression for students in the program; andAttend monthly TRAC meetings at Mason and VCCS campuses and assist with planning for semesterly ADVANCE Summit meetings.Study Abroad & Global Engagement:Oversee the study abroad process, including approval of courses, and support undergraduate business global pathway programs such as INTO Mason and China 1+2+1;Review and assist students in creating tutorials for Oxford semester abroad program;Work closely with the Global Education Office on review and articulation of business courses;Support academic and student affairs work at the Mason Korea campus and provide insight to Mason Korea advising team on business school related matters;Review and act on student requests from Mason Korea; andSupport the growth of the Global Engagement Scholar's Program.Supervisory:Setting goals for performance and deadlines in ways that comply with the university's plans and vision and communicate them to subordinates.Organizing workflow and ensuring that employees understand their duties or delegated tasks.Monitoring employee productivity and providing constructive feedback and coaching.Receiving complaints and resolving problems.Maintaining timekeeping and personnel records.Passing on information from upper management to employees and vice versa.Preparing and submitting performance evaluations and deciding on rewards and promotions based on performance.Hiring and training new employees.Ensuring adherence to legal and university policies and procedures and undertaking disciplinary actions if the need arises.Required Qualifications:Master's degree or an equivalent combination of training and experience;Demonstrated supervisory experience (generally 4+ years);Knowledge of computer systems and software including MS Office, and ability to learn new systems quickly; andExceptional organizational, analytical, interpersonal, and communications skills.Preferred Qualifications:Experience in higher education; andKnowledge of database, reporting, and CRM systems.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA435z at by November 10, 2022; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and list of professional references. We will contact you directly if we require additional materials. Review of applications will begin on November 11, 2022 and 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!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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