Director, Mason Learning Into Future Environments (LIFE)

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Mar 29, 2023
May 21, 2023
Full Time
Director, Mason Learning Into Future Environments (LIFE)The George Mason University College of Education and Human Development, seeks an experienced educator to become the next Director of the Mason LIFE Program (MLP) with responsibility for overall leadership and management of the program. Mason LIFE is a program in the School of Education's Division of Special Education and disAbility Research.MLP is an inclusive, supportive, post-secondary program offering a four-year curriculum to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities who begin the program between 18-23 years of age. The Director of MLP will supervise all aspects of Mason LIFE, including the Academic, Employment, Housing, and Community Involvement components of the 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:Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing program leadership by identifying trends within the inclusive postsecondary field; overseeing the recruitment, application, acceptance and review process of incoming students; communicating and collaborating with university partners and external stakeholders; conducting on-going program evaluation and providing written status reports to leadership as needed; coordinating research requests; and participating in public speaking engagements to promote Mason LIFE. Additionally, the candidate will provide overall personnel management of staff that will include recruiting, hiring, and supervising of professional and support staff; and provide resource management by developing, monitoring, and providing budget planning and fiscal management. When applicable, the candidate will identify and prepare grant proposals when funding is available. The candidate will manage crisis situations, in partnership with all stakeholders, as needed.Required Qualifications:Applicants must have earned a master's degree in Special Education or related field from an accredited institution. The Director must have evidence of demonstrated (typically 3+ years) professional level experience in a postsecondary inclusive higher education setting, supervision of professional-level staff, experience in policy development, and experience handling crisis management/conflict resolution.Preferred Qualifications:Preferred qualifications include a doctoral degree in Special Education or related field, and experience in budget oversight, grant writing/management, and research project administration.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information.Review of applications will begin on April 11, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. George Mason University is an equal opportunity employer committed to meeting the needs of its increasingly diverse student body through appropriate personnel selection practices and procedures.

"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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