ESP Graduate/Undergraduate Program Coordinator

7 days left

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
May 22, 2023
Jun 10, 2023
Program Manager
Full Time
ESP Graduate and Undergraduate Programs CoordinatorThe George Mason University Department of Environmental Science and Policy (ESP), within the College of Science (COS), seeks candidates for a Graduate and Undergraduate Programs 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:ESP is dedicated to delivering academic programs to graduate and undergraduate students and perform scholarly activity in the areas of environmental science, environmental policy, conservation science and policy, water and watershed science and policy, and one health and sustainability. We also serve the university, local, state, national, and international communities with our expertise and our teaching programs.For more information about the department, visit us on the web at For more information about the College of Science, visit Mason University College of Science (Mason Science) is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (AJEDI) throughout our STEM community, including within our hiring and retention practices. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes Anti-Racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is what provides vibrancy, innovation, and growth to an academic community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision.Responsibilities:Working 40 hours per week (1.0 FTE) in a fast-paced and demanding office setting, the Programs Coordinator is the initial and primary contact for students in the Environmental Science and Policy Department. The Programs Coordinator greets, guides, and directs students in the submission of academic requests, as well as referring students to additional staff members or other university offices when needed. A major function of the Programs Coordinator is to provide accurate and timely information about college and university procedures to students, staff, and faculty who contact or visit the Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Affairs office. Additional responsibilities include data entry and tracking progress of requests submitted for review, compiling monthly calendars, including searching for and compiling up-to-date lists of events and updates to the unit's web page. This individual will also, in consultation with faculty, prepare and troubleshoot the schedule of classes in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters, and assist in scheduling and preparation of recruiting events.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university, or equivalent combination of education and years of experience;Ability to manage graduate student admissions procedures and policies, track enrolled students, and support all administrative aspects of progress towards their degree within ESP, COS, and the University;Excellent professional presentation, communication, and customer service skills, good judgment, and the ability to provide an immediate response to requests and inquiries for a variety of university stakeholders;Ability to work courteously and effectively with students, prospective students, and faculty;Enthusiasm for working in higher education and a research-oriented environment;Familiarity with, and significant experience using standard word processing, spreadsheets, and databases;Ability to utilize electronic telecommunications, both on-site and remotely for effective management and communication with students, prospective students, and faculty; andAbility to effectively utilize and navigate database and spreadsheet software and access information from the internet for program support.Preferred Qualifications:MS Degree in Natural or Social Science;Experience working in an academic unit within a university setting, particularly with both graduate and undergraduate students and academic requirements; andExperience working with Ellucian Banner and admissions programs, such as Target X, are strongly preferred.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload the following materials:A cover letterResumeA list of three professional references with contact information.A brief statement (no more than 300 words) detailing how you supported the success of students from historically minoritized and marginalized groups in previous positions/employment. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Mason Science's commitment to access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (AJEDI).

"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.

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