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Academic Advisor, Secondary Education (SEED)

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

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Analyst, Research
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

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Academic Advisor, Secondary Education (SEED)Division of Elementary, Literacy, and Secondary (ELS) EducationThe George Mason University Secondary Education (SEED) program, housed in the Division of Elementary, Literacy, and Secondary (ELS) Education within the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), invites applications for an Academic Advisor who can work with Secondary Education undergraduate and graduate students. This is a full-time classified staff position designed to help prospective and current students meet their educational and career goals.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from candidates who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Responsibilities:The Academic Advisor works with undergraduate and graduate students with a focus on helping them choose an appropriate course of studies, and then pursue that academic program in an efficient manner. The Academic Advisor works closely with the ELS Division Director, the Secondary Education Academic Program Coordinator, other SEED staff, as well as with other student service professionals in the College's Student and Academic Affairs Office. Specific responsibilities of this position include:Facilitating information sessions and leading and attending events for prospective students;Assisting students with academic course planning and scheduling;Leading and participating in outreach and recruitment events;Facilitating new student orientations;Communicating advising information to students;Helping students initiate academic actions (e.g., course substitutions, transfer credit inquiries and evaluations, course waivers);Maintaining an advising record for each student;Collecting and tracking data on potential and current Bachelor's to Accelerated Master's/undergraduate/graduate students, including to inform maintenance of SEED alumni network;Identifying and assisting students who are academically at risk;Serving as liaison to university and college advising committees; andCurating the monthly SEED newsletter.Occasional evening and weekend activities are required in conjunction with Mason's Admissions Office, college recruitment efforts, and academic program events and orientation schedules.Required Qualifications:Master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience;Strong interpersonal, organizational, time management, and coordination skills;Excellent oral and written communication capabilities with a diverse audience;Experience serving and supporting diverse student populations;Experience with or demonstrated knowledge in academic advising and student success coaching;Experience with or demonstrated knowledge of one or more of the following areas: academic curriculum planning, orientations, disability services, veteran's services, career services, student involvement, and student rights and responsibilities;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 in relevant field (e.g., higher education administration, counseling, teacher education, etc.);Professional academic advising or counseling experience in an educational setting; andFamiliarity with Banner, Student Success Collaborative, 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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