Academic Advisor

Fairfax, VA
Jun 27, 2017
Aug 30, 2017
Analyst, Research
Full Time

Job Category : Student Wage / Non-Student Wage

Working hours :

Salary : $15.00-$20.00 per hour; commensurate with education and experience.

Web Announcement :
Academic Advisor

The George Mason University Department of Economics is seeking a well-qualified individual to serve as a part-time (20 hours per week) Academic Advisor. 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 involves providing academic advising for current and prospective undergraduate students. Academic advising will involve tasks such as: * Educating students about university policies and assisting with their educational planning; * Performing administrative tasks related to students’ progression in their degree programs; * Maintaining accurate records of all interactions with students; * Promptly responding to e-mail inquiries from students, faculty, and staff; * Referring students to the appropriate support services within the department or within the university as needed; and * Attending university and college advising training workshops.

This position also involves providing administrative support for the undergraduate program as a whole. Tasks here may include: * Participating in the development, implementation, review, presentation and revision of orientations for first-year and transfer students; * Assisting in student recruitment events; * Assisting in building an academic community of undergraduates by organizing welcome events and awards ceremonies; * Assisting in maintaining and improving the department’s website content for undergraduate students; and * Assisting in maintaining the department’s listserv for undergraduate students.

Required Qualifications: * Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; * Strong interpersonal, time management, coordination, planning, and organizational skills; * Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, e-mail, and Internet; * Demonstrated ability to utilize and learn computer programs/applications; * Ability to effectively communicate with diverse populations; * Ability to work both independently and collaboratively; and * Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: * Prior academic advising experience; and * Prior coursework in economics.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number WG015z at; 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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