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Academic Advisor, Division of Community, Family, and Community Engagement Counseling Program

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date
Feb 16, 2023

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Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

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Academic Advisor, Division of Community, Family, and Community Engagement Counseling Program: The George Mason University College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) invites applications for an Academic Advisor who can facilitate the academic progress and degree completion of students in the Division's Counseling program. This is a full-time classified staff position reporting to the Division Director of the Counseling Program.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: This position plays an important role in working with prospective and current graduate students interested and/or enrolled in the Counseling Program, and helping them choose their appropriate course of studies and then pursuing that academic program in an efficient manner. The Academic Advisor works closely with the CFCE Division Director and Academic Program Coordinator(s), as well as faculty and other student service professionals in the CEHD Student and Academic Affairs Office. Specific responsibilities of this position include:Contribute to information sessions and events for prospective school counseling and clinical mental health graduate students who have decided to pursue a MEd in Counseling, and postmaster's students seeking licensure as a school counselor or licensed professional counselor;Develop and implement strategies to address Counseling Program student recruitment and retention of a wide range of talent through a lens of equity and inclusive excellence that reflects the Counseling Program, CEHD, and GMU mission;Assist students with academic course planning and scheduling;Communicate academic, clinical, graduation, employment-related and licensure information to students;Help students initiate academic actions (e.g., course substitutions, transfer credit inquiries and evaluations, course waivers);Maintain an advising record for each student;Identify and assist students who are academically at risk;Collaboratively develop workshops and supportive services to assist students with professional development and career planning; andServe as liaison to university and college advising committees.Occasional weekend activities are required in conjunction with Mason's Admissions Office, college recruitment efforts, academic program events, and orientation schedules.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree preferred or an equivalent combination of education and related experience;Strong interpersonal, organizational, time management, and coordination skills;Excellent oral and written communication capabilities with a diverse audience;Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively in a flexible and professional manner;Proactive problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and ability to learn new tasks quickly; andAbility to work occasional weekends and one to two evenings a week.Preferred Qualifications:Master's degree preferred in higher education administration, counseling, or a similar field (or an equivalent combination of education and experience in lieu of the degree);Professional academic advising or counseling experience in an educational setting, a proactive work orientation, and a strong commitment to facilitating the work of students and their instructional faculty; andFamiliarity with Banner, Student Success Collaborative, Microsoft Office suite, and Blackboard.

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.


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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