Graduate Recruitment Coordinator

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Feb 16, 2023
May 04, 2023
Full Time
Graduate Recruitment CoordinatorOffice of Graduate StudiesThe George Mason University Office of Graduate Studies, within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), seeks a motivated, proactive, organized, and self-reliant Graduate Recruitment Coordinator. George Mason 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:The Graduate Recruitment Coordinator will plan, organize, and implement student recruitment services for the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) graduate programs. The Coordinator serves as a liaison between the college's Office of Graduate Studies (CECGS) and the university's Office of Graduate Admissions (OGA). In addition, the position involves responsibility for mastering and conveying CEC graduate programs information, admission policies, procedures and requirements, and assisting prospective students with clear communication as they evaluate their options and navigate through the application process. The Coordinator is expected to perform duties across all graduate recruitment efforts to include, but not limited to, working directly with prospective students, applicants, faculty and staff, leading recruitment efforts and outreach to achieve enrollment goals determined by the college, actively engage in recruitment events, create presentations, and coordinate, plan, and host recruitment activities. Reporting to the Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, this position will serve as a member of the graduate studies team, playing a critical role in contributing to the strategic direction of graduate student recruitment efforts. Student Recruitment and Outreach:Manage and lead recruitment events both in-person and in virtual instances;Represent the college's graduate programs at college fairs and other recruitment events;Lead in-person and virtual prospective student information sessions;Coordinate meetings and create presentations with regard to graduate admissions and related topics;Develop and maintain a comprehensive recruitment calendar for the office;Coordinate and manage graduate students to assist with recruitment activities and community outreach; andProvide high-touch support to prospective students and applicants, serving as the point of contact for applicants in various stages of the admission funnel in-person, via telephone, virtual platforms, and email.Engagement:Support faculty and staff in development and implementation of program-level recruitment efforts;Work with the Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment on strategic planning and delivery of recruitment and enrollment initiatives;Engage faculty and staff to support student recruitment efforts;Facilitate internationally-targeted recruitment efforts which may include working with vendor(s);Work with partner institutions to drive student interest and applications to select programs; andPrepare and review monthly admissions reports for the Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment.Graduate Programs Knowledge:Manage application reviewer assignments in the university's Application Review tool;Review, edit, and update application programs, requirements, and deadlines; andKeep informed and up-to-date with graduate programs, requirements, admission policies and procedures.Other duties as assigned.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience;Experience managing or administering recruitment-related events and workflow;Experience working in student recruitment, communications, or admissions;Outstanding communication and presentation skills;Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail;Demonstrated customer service experience;Ability to be decisive, take initiative, and complete projects and/or assignments with minimal supervision;Demonstrated experience coordinating and planning events;Demonstrated analytical skills;Excellent computer skills and willingness to learn new software; andAbility to work occasional morning/evening/weekend hours and travel.Preferred Qualifications:Demonstrated experience in analyzing data and building reports;Experience working with a CRM(s), preferably Salesforce;Higher education admissions experience; andPreferably a bachelor's degree in any of the following fields of study: marketing, communications, business administration or related field.*Please Note, this is not a 100% remote/virtual position, but is telework friendly. Depending on your department/office, you may have the ability to telework up to 2 days per week.Mason Engineering: The Future of Engineering 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 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 apply for position number 01607Z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload 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 March 14, 2023; 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!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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