Education Support Specialist III

Fairfax, VA
Apr 11, 2017
Apr 28, 2017
Analyst, Research
Full Time

Job Category : Classified Staff

Working hours :

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

Web Announcement :
Academic Advisor and Scheduling Assistant - School of Art

The George Mason University School of Art, within the College of Visual and Performing Art (CVPA), seeks highly qualified candidates to fill the position of Academic Advisor and Scheduling Assistant. 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.

Responsibilities: 1) Provide academic advice and guidance to all prospective and current undergraduate Art and Visual Technology (AVT) students from admission to graduation in support of the students’ academic and career goals. * Support and engage students in the process of developing clear and attainable educational goals; * Effectively interpret, implement, and communicate Mason degree requirements, deadlines, policies and procedures; * Regularly review students’ semester and long-range academic goals to ensure they are on target; * Act as primary academic advisor for all potential and enrolled undergraduate students, and answer all inquiries and direct students to appropriate resources; * Coordinate events that engage students outside the classroom; and * Maintain confidentiality in accordance to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) laws.

2) Coordinate and manage key operational processes for the School of Art, including graduation, honors program, and assisting in course scheduling and grading. * Coordinate, monitor and assist AVT undergraduate students with the graduation process; organize and provide AVT graduation information for Academic Affairs; and coordinate participation from the School of Art for Fall and Spring convocation/commencement ceremonies; * Manage honors eligibility program--monitor and submit documentation for eligible honors students to the Registrar’s office; * Work with area coordinators to create and manage the semester course schedule for AVT--monitor enrollment and proactively address any enrollment issues; * Manage grading process and provide knowledgeable, proactive support to faculty and students; may act as proxy to ensure grades are submitted on time; and * Manage academic space for all academic AVT facilities.

3) Serve as ex-officio member on the School of Art’s Curriculum Committee as an expert in academic policy and procedure and other catalog information. * Responsible for drafting all paperwork required for the curriculum process through CVPA for submission by the Associate Director.

4) Attend admissions events and orientations as representative of the School of Art and engage in outreach to foster program growth.

Required Qualifications: * Bachelors degree and demonstrated full-time work experience in academic advising, or an equivalent combination of training/experience; * Demonstrated ability to work independently within established guidelines and best practices, and interpret and apply policies and procedures for key operational processes within AVT; * Must be able to handle confidential student information with utmost discretion and compliance with all applicable federal, state, and university policies, procedures and regulations; * Excellent Interpersonal written and verbal communication skills; and * Detail-oriented, organized, and ability to multitask.

Preferred Qualifications: * Experience working in higher education.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02128z at by April 26, 2017; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

MasonAd : 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 Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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Equity Statement : 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Close Date : 2017-04-26

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