Education Support Specialist III

Location
Prince William, VA
Posted
Jun 05, 2017
Closes
Jul 04, 2017
Function
Analyst, Research
Hours
Full Time

Job Category : Classified Staff

Working hours :

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

Web Announcement :
Academic Advisor, Health and Tourism - School of Recreation

The George Mason University School of Recreation, Health and Tourism (RHT) within the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) invites applications for an Academic Advisor position. 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 position plays an important role in helping undergraduate students choose an appropriate course of studies and then pursue that academic program in an efficient manner. This position is a full-time, benefitted staff member who meets regularly with students, helping them to meet their educational and career goals. The incumbent will work closely with the RHT Division Directors and Academic Program Coordinators, as well as with other student service professionals in the CEHD Student and Academic Affairs Office. Specific responsibilities of this position include: * Assisting students with academic course planning and scheduling; * Participating in orientation and admissions events; * Helping students initiate academic actions (e.g., course substitutions, transfer credit inquiries and evaluations, course waivers); * Maintaining an advising record for each student; and * Identifying and assisting academically at-risk students.

The Academic Advisor will be primarily located on the Science and Technology campus (located in Prince William County), but will also meet with students on the Fairfax campus. Occasional evening and weekend activities are required in conjunction with Mason Admission Office event and orientation schedules.

Required Qualifications: * Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Preferred Qualifications: * Master’s degree in higher education administration, counseling, or a similar field (or an equivalent combination of education and experience in lieu of the degree); * Advising or counseling experience in an educational setting, a proactive work orientation, and a strong commitment to facilitating the work of students and their instructional faculty; and * Preferred consideration will further be given to candidates with a master’s degree and direct experience advising students at the higher education level.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02068z 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.

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 jobs.gmu.edu/!

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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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