Education Support Specialist II

Arlington, VA, VA
Aug 15, 2018
Nov 20, 2018
Analyst, Research
Full Time

Job Category : Classified Staff

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Salary : $35,000 - $40,000

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Graduate Student Services Coordinator

The Schar School of Policy and Government’s Office of Graduate Student Services provides the academic guidance and co-curricular resources students need during their time at George Mason University. Partnering with faculty, alumni, the University, and the larger community, Graduate Student Services supports students in reaching their academic and professional goals. This full-time, 12-month classified position works collaboratively with Graduate Student Services professional staff to support initiatives that foster the retention and academic and professional success of graduate students. This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Graduate Program Management and is based on the Arlington Campus. 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.

The Graduate Student Services Coordinator supports the administrative functions of Graduate Student Services. Responsibilities include assisting with the logistical preparation of student services events and workshops; coordinating with various Mason offices to identify and schedule presenters; updating webpages and other external information materials; drafting and disseminating announcements to prospective, incoming, and current students; coordinating with other Arlington units and University Life on events and campus services (Writing Center hours, Student Health Center, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), INTO Mason, etc.); contributing to social media communications and making use of various University information platforms; maintaining confidential student files and database records; maintaining office calendar; answering incoming calls; greeting and directing students; and responding to student and faculty inquiries regarding academic program requirements and procedures.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a bachelors degree and significant demonstrated office experience, or equivalent. The candidate must have experience in the use of technology to support data management; experience with Microsoft Office and web tools; exceptional written and oral communication skills; strong organizational skills; and a demonstrated attention to detail. The candidate must possess the ability to work independently with a professional demeanor and a respect for information security.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in event planning and familiarity with social media is strongly desired. Experience in a university setting is also preferred.

Interested and qualified candidates must submit the online GMU Employment Application (required) located on Please include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references along with the required application.

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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