Student Outreach Coordinator

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Sep 01, 2023
Oct 04, 2023
Program Manager
Full Time
Student Outreach CoordinatorThe George Mason University College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, seeks candidates for a Student Outreach 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.The College's Undergraduate Academic Affairs office addresses the academic needs of Humanities and Social Sciences undergraduate students, including providing information for prospective students, welcoming incoming students, assisting academic units in student outreach and promotion of academic programs, and providing student support and engagement opportunities for undergraduates enrolled in Humanities and Social Sciences majors. Academic Affairs is also responsible for developing and providing guidance for college-level academic policies and procedures, answering questions about academic policies and concerns posed by students or university partners, and working with various units inside and outside of CHSS to ensure that the needs of the College's students are met.Responsibilities:The Student Outreach Coordinator assists the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) in meeting the recruitment, enrollment, and enrichment needs of its students. The Coordinator must anticipate and understand the needs and interests of current and prospective students, and articulate these to the College's twenty-three degrees with knowledge, empathy, and enthusiasm. The Student Outreach Coordinator should believe deeply in the value and mission of humanities and social sciences and will be able to work collaboratively with a range of campus partners to enrich the experiences of undergraduate students.The Student Outreach Coordinator reports to the Assistant Dean of Student Success and is an integral member of a team of Academic Affairs professionals that is proactive in the development and delivery of programming and student support services. This position combines detailed information-sharing and advocacy for each of the twenty-three degrees offered in CHSS, and connects both prospective and current students with faculty and opportunities in their chosen field of study. The Student Outreach Coordinator works collaboratively with the units to meet student needs and provide a more enriching and satisfying experience to undergraduate students. The Coordinator's major responsibilities include the following:Lead the College's admissions and recruitment efforts;Plan and coordinate annual and one-time small and large-scale events involving undergraduate students (examples of prior events include lunches with the College Deans, career link-ups, research symposium, scholarship and award receptions, etc);Serve as the primary point of contact for prospective student visits and orientation of incoming CHSS freshmen and transfer students at events planned by our Mason partner offices (Admissions, Orientation and Family Programs);In conjunction with the CHSS Academic Affairs team and faculty, develop and implement population-specific co-curricular activities and student support services for undergraduate students in the college, including those to be delivered to students in the college's Learning Community, as well as the College's student recognition programs (scholarships, awards, etc); andIn collaboration with the College's Marketing and Communications team, utilize the College's social media platforms, as well as the website, to foster effective communication with prospective and current undergraduate students. Engage in communication campaigns including semesterly course promotion, registration encouragements, and student involvement campaigns.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in higher education, student affairs administration, counseling, or an academic discipline in CHSS; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to the degree;Public speaking experience, with demonstrated written and verbal communication skills;Ability to manage multiple projects;Demonstrated analytical abilities;Service orientation, with evidence of success working in collaborative teams;Proven experience building and maintaining successful collaborative relationships in a diverse community; andAbility to effectively use various software programs, including Microsoft Office suite applications.Preferred Qualifications:Master's degree in higher education, student affairs administration, counseling, or an academic discipline in CHSS; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to the advanced degree;Experience working in orientation, admissions, or first year programming within higher education;Experience preparing e-newsletters or other forms of electronic communication; andOccasional evening and weekend work hours may be required, as necessary.

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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