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Undergraduate Fellowships Program Specialist

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
May 21, 2023

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Program Manager
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

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Undergraduate Fellowships Program SpecialistThe George Mason University, Office of Fellowships invites applications for an Undergraduate Fellowships Program Specialist. 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 Office of the Provost is the primary central administrative unit for the university's academic programs. Its range of interests includes curriculum, instructional personnel, assessment, accreditation, international initiatives, and oversight of the overall academic mission. The mission of Undergraduate Education is to provide all students with a quality, engaging undergraduate education that gives them the tools to be Engaged Citizens and Well-Rounded Scholars who are Prepared to act. Undergraduate Education manages the Undergraduate and Mason Core Curriculum, Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR), Academic Advising, Undergraduate & Graduate Fellowships, University Studies Programs, and the Mason Impact initiatives including Community Engagement & Civic Engagement (CECiL).About the Position:Undergraduate Education at George Mason University inspires our students to become well-rounded scholars and engaged citizens who are prepared to act. We provide leadership for the university community by:Creating transformational educational programs and initiatives;Building campus and community partnerships;Supporting student academic success;Facilitating Mason Impact activities; andProviding education and support for learning outcomes assessment.The mission of the Office of Fellowships is to guide Mason students in applying to nationally competitive awards that support their academic, professional, and personal development. We provide this guidance by:Offering tailored, individualized advising to students through the application process;Providing workshops and trainings on individual awards and broader application skills; andCollaborating with academic and administrative units to spread awareness of opportunities and to institutionally endorse/support applications as required.Reporting to the Office of Fellowships Director, the Undergraduate Fellowships Program Specialist is responsible for recruiting current and alumni Mason undergraduates to apply for nationally competitive awards and providing the applicants comprehensive support through the application process. The Program Specialist will recruit applicants with the principle of inclusive excellence in mind, targeting underrepresented populations in higher education and provide holistic advising that emphasizes student development over award prestige. The Program Specialist contributes to Mason's strategic goals of developing well-rounded and impactful scholars through external study, research, and professional opportunities. Specific duties include:Responsibilities:Advising individual student applicants;Recruiting students to apply to institutional portfolio of award programs;Facilitating instructional endorsement/nomination processes; Supporting director with management of honor societies;Creating/maintaining relationships with department partners across 3 campuses; andManaging applicant records and press releases.Required Qualifications:Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required;Demonstrated (typically 2-3 years) professional experience working in a university setting;Experience with or demonstrated knowledge in one or more of the following areas: fellowship advising, special awards/grants management, undergraduate research, academic advising, career services; andExperience serving and supporting diverse student populations.Preferred Qualifications:Master's degree in any field preferred;Demonstrates experience with communication and administrative skills;Demonstrates experience with program development;Demonstrates experience with institutional endorsement/ nomination processes, management of honor societies, or managing applicant records;Demonstrates experience with communication, program development, and administrative skills;Demonstrates knowledge of nationally competitive awards and their application processes; andDemonstrates ability to create partnerships among stakeholders in higher education.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 03311z 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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