Associate Director, Graduate Operations

Fairfax, VA
May 17, 2017
Aug 14, 2017
Full Time

Job Category : Admin or Professional Faculty

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Salary : Low to Mid-$50,000s; commensurate with education and experience.

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Associate Director, Graduate Operations

The George Mason University Office of Admissions invites applications for the Associate Director of Graduate Operations. 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 Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: The Associate Director is a key member of the Operations staff, and serves as the designated day-to-day leader in operations for graduate admissions. The incumbent must be at the forefront of all processes to identify, delegate and streamline daily priorities and responsibilities with regard to graduate application processing. This position assists the Director with special projects, and provides training and guidance to the Graduate Admissions Specialists.

Duties: * Provide high-level expertise and knowledge about graduate admissions processing, international student issues, domicile issues, and university policies to make autonomous decisions in the day-to-day operations of graduate admissions; * Provide all operational reporting data; * Serve as the primary point of escalation for the Graduate Admissions Liaisons for issues related to operations; * Manage Admissions Specialists; * Serve as an embedded operational user who can focus on quality assessment in day-to-day operations; and * Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: * Masters degree or equivalent is required; * Must have demonstrated admissions experience (three to five years is preferred), preferably in graduate admissions; * Must have demonstrated supervisory experience (three to five years is preferred); * Self-starter and able to work independently; * Outstanding communication skills; * Highly organized with great attention to detail; * Ability to make decisive, informed decisions in fast-paced, high-volume office; * Strong analytical skills with proven, effective application of those ideas into procedure; and * Flexibility and willingness to occasionally work outside of normal business hours and extended days with the ability to juggle competing priorities effectively.

George Mason Universitys pioneering tradition of innovation attracts some of the brightest minds in the country. Mason is only minutes from the nations capital--close to cultural activities, excellent schools, and vibrant neighborhoods--in a region known for its dynamic growth and opportunity. Mason enrolls over 35,000 students in more than 200 degree programs at the undergraduate, masters, doctoral and professional levels; and The Chronicle of Higher Education named Mason one of the “Great Colleges to Work For.”

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA01Ez at; 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.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

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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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