Education Support Specialist II

Fairfax, VA, VA
May 01, 2017
Mar 22, 2018
Analyst, Research
Full Time

Job Category : Classified Staff

Working hours :

Salary : Up to $40,000; commensurate with education and experience.

Web Announcement :
Undergraduate Academic Advisor

The George Mason University Department of Criminology, Law and Society (CLS) is accepting applications for an Undergraduate Academic Advisor. The CLS Undergraduate Advising team is committed to supporting the education of the whole student and integrating student life with learning. 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: This full-time position is part of a team of undergraduate advisors that works together in advising all CLS majors and minors (approximately 1300 students). Advisors are each assigned an individual student caseload. Responsibilities include:

  • Provide academic advice and guidance to prospective and current undergraduate CLS 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;
  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) laws; and
  • Facilitate new student orientation advising sessions for freshmen and transfer students.

  • Maintain student records to reflect current academic standing with regard to the undergraduate degree requirements:
  • Keep current on continually changing curriculum requirements;
  • Learn new advising technologies as required by the college and university; and
  • Perform graduation audits and graduation checkout/confirmation for students in assigned caseload.

  • Support undergraduate program and department operations as needed:
  • Represent the CLS department at admissions fairs and advising events;
  • Communicate student needs, concerns, and requests to Undergraduate Director and Chair; and
  • Collaborate with offices across campus to support students academic programs (e.g., Office of Global Education and Career Services).

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Demonstrated experience in academic advising, student career counseling, or providing student support within a higher education setting;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and presentation skills;
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and ability to multitask;
  • Ability to work independently, and as a member of a team; and
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of university academic policies and procedures; and
  • Experience with advising technology/programs (e.g., Ellucian Banner, Degree Works, Student Success Collaborative, etc.).

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02608z at by May 15, 2017; 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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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.

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