Academic AdvisorThe George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, invites applications for the position of Academic Advisor. George Mason University has an 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 Position:The Academic Advisor serves as a student point of contact on academic matters to help students problem solve and to ultimately enhance students' law school experience. The Academic Advisor will work one-on-one with students to help identify potential areas for improvement and/or address identified deficiencies. The Academic Advisor works collaboratively with student affairs colleagues and other law school and university departments to provide comprehensive, proactive, student academic support, and to develop academic programming to best support student academic success.This position is expected to work occasional evening and weekend hours.Responsibilities:Provides individualized academic support for students as required by the law school's academic regulations and to those seeking assistance voluntarily. Support includes identifying areas of student struggle and working with each student to develop a plan to improve their academic performance;Provides individualized academic planning assistance for JD students including course selection advice, progress reports on fulfilling graduation requirements, advice on visiting other programs, and overall guidance as to academic regulations and procedures;Works with the Records Office, the University's Office of Disability Services, professors, and students to help implement in-class disability accommodations;Coordinates student pre-registration advising with career services and bar support staff to provide students with holistic advice prior to fall, spring, and summer course selection;Maintains academic resources, including writing competition database and academic affairs resource library; updates published academic information as necessary; and serves on academic-related committees;Collaborates with Academic Support colleagues regarding individual students and to develop academic support programs; andPerforms other related duties as assigned.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience;Demonstrated relevant experience related to graduate student affairs/academic advising or other comparable and demonstrable work experience;Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;Demonstrated ability to assess strengths and weaknesses, problem solve, instruct, and counsel; andCritical thinking skills, exceptional judgement, and objectivity.Preferred Qualifications:Terminal degree in a related field; andExperience working in a law school or other legal environment.
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 04028z at http://jobs.gmu.edu; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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