Assistant Director, Orientation and New Student Programs

Fairfax, VA, VA
Aug 02, 2018
Nov 13, 2018
Full Time

Job Category : Admin or Professional Faculty

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Salary : mid- to upper $40s

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Assistant Director, New Student and Family Programs

Orientation and Family Programs at George Mason University is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person to serve as the Assistant Director, New Student and Family 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 Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The Assistant Director, New Student and Family Programs facilitates the coordination and implementation of the summer and winter orientation programs, as well as oversees the development and maintenance of the marketing and communications plan related to orientation for new students and families. The Assistant Director also supports initiatives to ease the college transition for new students beyond the traditional orientation programs.

This key responsibilities of this position are as follows:

  • Assist in the coordination of logistical components and student-centered programs for Orientation and other key departmental and divisional initiatives;
  • Develop, train, recruit, supervise and evaluate the Student Coordinator team (which comprises of former Patriot Leaders who are hired to aid in the planning and implementation of departmental initiatives);
  • Support in the development of comprehensive, educational new student programming, including Mason Reads, Preamble, and Welcome2Mason;
  • Co-supervise, select, and train the annual summer NODA interns (2-3 individuals);
  • Support the planning and implementation of new student and family programs within OFPS;
  • Manage communication and marketing plan for Orientation and new student programs, in coordination with Marketing & Design Specialist.

Required Qualifications: Masters degree in higher education, student personnel, counseling or a related field; preferred candidates will also have one full-time year of professional experience in a higher education environment. Additionally, successful candidates must have a strong working knowledge of new student and family programs; student and family transitional issues; student leadership and training development; mentoring and advising of student leaders; and have experience designing, developing and executing large-scale programming initiatives.

Applicants must demonstrate experience designing and executing large-scale program assessment, and be able to analyze data and create meaningful reports. Highly developed organizational management and problem-solving skills.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply 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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