Education Support Specialist III

Location
Fairfax, VA
Posted
Aug 09, 2017
Closes
Aug 26, 2017
Function
Analyst, Research
Hours
Full Time

Job Category : Classified Staff

Working hours :

Salary : $45,000-$49,000; commensurate with experience and education.

Web Announcement :
Assistant Director of Transcript Evaluation for INTO Mason Programs

The George Mason University Office of Admissions is seeking a self-motivated, results-oriented individual to fill the position of Assistant Director of Transcript Evaluation for INTO Mason Programs. 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 will serve as lead point of contact within the Office of Admission for credential evaluation, transfer credit evaluation, and policy and process as they relate to INTO Mason admissions. The Assistant Director will: * Evaluate international student transcripts and foreign credentials to determine whether students are admissible to an INTO Mason Pathway program and supervise and guide other Evaluation staff in making admission decisions; * Initially process international applications and later work closely with the INTO Mason application processors to generate application decisions within a designated timeframe; * Serve as a liaison between the INTO Mason Center, Mason’s Office of Admissions, and the INTO Application Processing Center; and * At the direction of the Director of International Admissions, provide decision-making authority on behalf of the Office of Admissions.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Evaluate foreign credentials for admission to INTO Mason Pathways programs; * Make admissions decisions by exercising discretion and independent judgment; * Supervise and train INTO Mason Evaluators; * Stay up-to-date on evaluation standards, educational practices, and the latest information on academic policy regarding international admissions standards at the undergraduate and graduate levels; * Convert foreign grading scales to a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) scale; * Liaise with Mason Office of Admissions and the INTO Application Processing Center on application decisions, processes and procedures; * Work within the INTO Mason Center and across the university as an effective team player; * Maintain a positive and flexible attitude and provide constructive feedback within the team; * Assist with other center-wide programs and activities as assigned; and * Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: * Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; * Comfortable working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations, and possess exceptional cross-cultural communication skills; * Demonstrated experience evaluating foreign academic credentials at a postsecondary institution; * Knowledge of various country educational systems and international credentials evaluation procedures; * Ability to research grade point average equivalents using reference materials; * Ability to oversee initial transcript evaluation work done by INTO Mason admission personnel; * Experience with student information data systems; * Knowledge of trends and best practices in international education; * Must be process- and detail-oriented; * Demonstrated ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work under pressure while maintaining attention to detail; * Strong oral/written communication and interpersonal skills; * Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research; * Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite; * Experience in processing complex calculations; and * Strong work ethic; and a positive, friendly, and customer service-oriented attitude.

Preferred Qualifications: * Master’s degree; * Previous supervisory experience; * Demonstrated knowledge of transfer credit evaluation for international and domestic postsecondary education credentials at an accredited U.S. institution of higher education; * Knowledge of the Ellucian Banner student information system; * Experience with the Salesforce platform; * Professional work experience in a university admissions office; * Bilingual ability; * Experience living or working abroad; and * Experience and the ability to work with a wide variety of internal and external constituents.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02590z 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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