Global Faculty-Led Programs Administrator

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Aug 18, 2023
Oct 08, 2023
Full Time
Global Faculty-Led Programs AdministratorThe George Mason University, Global Education Office (GEO) is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person for a part-time Global Faculty-Led Programs Administrator of George Mason University customized study abroad programs. 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 Global Education Office:The Mason Global Education Office provides international study/internship and research opportunities for George Mason University students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Mason Study Abroad functions as the hub for international educational activities at Mason. About the Position:Responsible for the administration of customized study abroad programs includes working closely with faculty on program logistics, communicating with students, faculty, departments and administrative units on campus, as well as liaising with educational institutions abroad, travel vendors, and international organizations. This position maintains relationships with appropriate faculty and academic units, administrative units on campus, and in the department, such as the Associate Director, Global Faculty-Led Programs, the Manager of Administration, Finance, and Human Resources, the GEO Operations Specialist, Office of Financial Aid, and establishes new relationships as necessary. In addition, the Administrator manages student applications to programs, advising students, promoting and marketing programs in their portfolio, and creating, maintaining and publishing program material. Raising the profile of study abroad on and off campus, and giving procedural guidance/training to University constituents on study abroad practices are secondary responsibilities. This position is responsible for a portfolio of study abroad programs led by George Mason faculty.Responsibilities:Program Adviser/Record Keeping:Process student applications and registrations; coordinate with faculty directors and educational institutions abroad to evaluate student academic qualifications and suitability for program; manage communication with students and departments across campus on application processes and program offerings; advise students.Program Management:Assist in program design. Maintain positive relationships and manage communication with current and future partners; faculty leading programs, supporting departments, educational institutions abroad, travel vendors and appropriate administrative units on and off campus. Responsible for RFPs for program logistics. Collect budget information and prepare budget first draft. Responsible for initial sharing of Mason contract requirements with vendors. Utilized best practices for successful program evaluation and development. Communicate program goals as outlined by the Manager Faculty-Led Programs and Director of GEO to faculty directors.Short-Term Study Abroad Program Recruitment/Advising:Through timely, accurate and innovative effort, plan and implement student recruitment strategies. Promote and market study abroad opportunities in portfolio; create, maintain and publish material. Develop promotional events. Accurately, and in a timely fashion, communicate program details to Social Marketing and Outreach Manager, program administrator team and student participants.Promotion of Study Abroad/Other Duties as Assigned:Assist with department projects as assigned. Organize activities to promote department within the University (name recognition).Required Education/Experience:Applicants should have a BA in related studies such as International Studies, Education, or Foreign Language or the equivalent combination of education and experience;Applicant should have experience in study abroad as a participant or in an administrative role; andIn addition, applicants should have administrative experience (1 year preferred).

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.

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