Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Mar 08, 2023
May 21, 2023
Full Time
Undergraduate Recruitment CoordinatorThe George Mason University Undergraduate Student Services Office, within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), seeks a proactive, organized, and self-reliant Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator. 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 Department:The Undergraduate Student Services Office, within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), services the needs of undergraduate CEC students by being the focal point of knowledge regarding policies/procedures related to students. Primary responsibilities of the Undergraduate Student Services Office include the following activities: facilitating student academic action requests; providing retention and other student support services including academic advisors for undeclared and undecided students in CEC; preparing appropriate reports and documents related to program assessment and student retention; providing academic advising leadership for all CEC departments; and marketing undergraduate programs and recruiting high school and transfer students at various events.The Undergraduate Student Services Office is looking for applicants for a newly created position of Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator who will be primarily responsible for recruitment of undergraduate students to the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) in coordination with the Office of Admissions. This person is the primary point of contact for prospective students and their families, as well as the College's liaison to the Office of Admissions. The Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator is responsible for CEC's undergraduate recruitment strategy and coordination with University-level recruitment activities and initiatives. The College has experienced tremendous growth in our undergraduate student population growing from 5,400 in Fall 2017 to 7,300 in Fall 2022. This position will help to continue to support the College with additional growth in the future.Responsibilities:Serve as primary point of contact within the College of Engineering and Computing for prospective undergraduate students and families to include:Respond to all inquiries in a timely manner whether by email, phone, or through other communication systems;Accommodate visit and meeting requests from prospective students and families either personally or by coordinating with other CEC faculty, staff, and/or students; andKeep informed and up to date with undergraduate programs being offered within the college.Coordinate the College of Engineering and Computing's participation in undergraduate recruitment activities and initiatives of the University's Office of Admissions to include:Represent CEC on the University's Recruitment Action Council;Ensure full participation by CEC in all appropriate Admissions activities;Manage and lead recruitment events both in-person and virtual instances; andRepresent CEC undergraduate programs at college fairs and other recruitment events.In conjunction with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, the College's Communications staff, and the University's Enrollment Management group, develop and coordinate strategy for recruitment and marketing of undergraduate programs to include:Assist with development of recruitment strategy and conduct annual reviews and updates;Assist with development of recruitment marketing plan and lead implementation for the office;Develop and maintain a comprehensive recruitment calendar for the office; andDevelop and maintain recruitment materials to be given to prospective students.Monitor, report, and advise on management of new undergraduate student enrollment to include:Review undergraduate Admissions data for upcoming semesters on approximately a weekly basis;Report on new undergraduate student enrollment to stakeholders (Associate Dean, College and School administration, academic departments) monthly, or more frequently as appropriate during critical times;Document and present trends or unusual variation in performance; andRecommend strategy to remediate or capitalize on performance.Required Qualifications:Demonstrated knowledge of process and strategy development;Skill in providing effective customer service;Skill in effective and respectful verbal, written, and interpersonal communication;Ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse groups of individuals;Ability to demonstrate significant attention to detail and perform work with a high degree of accuracy;Ability to multi-task and prioritize daily activities;Ability to remain organized while working on multiple, simultaneous projects;Ability to work effectively with others, both in the department and to external colleagues;Ability to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team environment;Experience participating in recruitment events, including managing or administering recruitment-related events and workflow;Experience working in a dynamic environment, navigating phone calls, emails, and in-person/virtual interaction; andWork some evenings and weekend hours.Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Computing/Engineering, or a related field;Knowledge of computing and engineering fields;Knowledge of undergraduate student recruitment practices;Knowledge of higher education student information systems and business intelligence systems; andThree or more years progressive experience in higher education and/or marketing, ideally in undergraduate student recruitment.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 03237Z at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; 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 24, 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 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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