Academic Advisor, School of Business

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
May 22, 2023
Jun 17, 2023
Analyst, Business
Full Time
Academic Advisor, School of BusinessThe George Mason University School of Business, invites applications for an Academic Advisor. The Academic Advisor engages students in interpreting and applying George Mason University and the School of Business programs and services, requirements, policies and procedures. The Academic Advisor also evaluates students' academic progress, provides guidance in determining students' academic interests and objectives, and aids them to develop long-range academic and career plans. The Academic Advisor position is a full-time staff position with full benefits.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. Mason is the most diverse public university in Virginia and 12th nationally, based on the U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Colleges list. Washington, D.C. is ranked the 30th most racially and ethnically diverse city nationally amongst cities with a population of at least 300,000 people according to the U.S. News & World Report 2018 Diversity Ranking.Responsibilities:The Academic Advisor has responsibilities in the following areas:Student Interaction:Provide academic advising during the day and limited evening engagements in an environment of individual consultations, group events or presentations, and tabling, for both current and aspiring business students on such topics as concentration or minor choice, curriculum selection, study skills, scholarship and club opportunities, and other academic-related areas;Plan and implement academic-related events and perform outreach to business students;Develop programs and workshops on academic planning, orientation, and academic status for academic development;Develop, disseminate, and maintain resources to assist students with academic planning and development of academic/career/professional knowledge and skills;Coordinate complex activities to support student academic planning;Understand and implement proper use of rules and procedures concerning confidentiality; andParticipate in orientation and pre-orientation workshop implementation.Educational Program Development and Planning:Create and manage student services program operations, establish goals, develop and implement methods to evaluate and assess program effectiveness, and modify policies and procedures to enhance the overall efficiency of the office;Create and implement new initiatives, programs, and services to better enhance the overall experience of BUS students; andServe as liaison to assigned academic area, providing updates and promoting events.Database Management:Input individual student contact information into Salesforce database to provide immediate access for other advisors and consistent advising information for students;Write appropriate notes summarizing important information concerning the contact;Utilize the Navigate database to create and/or participate in campaigns for targeted outreach to select students;Manage availability within Navigate to enhance the student experience for scheduling appointments;Utilize Banner INB student information system to review student transcripts, records, course registration history, and entering course overrides; andResearch and respond to student inquiries by email in a timely manner.Processes:Provide feedback for updates to School of Business materials to reflect changes in policies and programs;Maintain student records utilizing Salesforce;Maintain open professional communication with faculty and administrators to share information and align academic services with the school's mission;Provide input on student request decisions as asked;Provide accurate interpretations of policies and procedures for students, parents, and faculty;Assist with processing of graduation audits, notify students of discrepancies and follow up with them on options; andAssist with updates to orientation materials each semester.Special Events and Projects:Create and manage special events and projects as assigned by leadership in the Office of Student Success and Academic Services.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;Academic advising, or equivalent experience;Ability to develop, implement, and manage academic programs and services;Excellent organizational, communication, and presentation skills;Team work, collaboration, networking, and development;Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint; WordPress; and use of the Internet; andAbility to manage multiple tasks and work independently.Preferred Qualifications:Master's degree, or equivalent education and experience; andKnowledge of student record databases.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 03086z at by April 12, 2023; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and list of professional references. We will contact you directly if we require additional materials.

"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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