Education Support Specialist III

Fairfax, VA, VA
Sep 24, 2018
Mar 01, 2019
Analyst, Research
Full Time

Job Category : Classified Staff

Working hours :

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

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Student Enrichment Coordinator, College of Education and Human Development

The George Mason University College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) Office of Student and Academic Affairs (SAA) invites applications for a Student Enrichment Coordinator who will support College retention efforts by facilitating new students’ transition to Mason and CEHD; by promoting student growth and engagement beyond the classroom; by preparing students for graduate studies or entry or advancement in their respective career fields; and by building affinity with the College. Additionally, the Student Enrichment Coordinator will organize research and well-being activities and celebratory events such as Degree Celebrations. 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.

Located just a short distance from Washington, D.C., CEHD is a dynamic academic unit committed to innovation and excellence in its research and teaching activities. The College offers a wide-range of academic programs through its Graduate School of Education and its School of Recreation, Health and Tourism. For a full description of the College’s diverse program offerings see

The Student Enrichment Coordinator, reporting to the Director of Student Success, will be responsible for performing the following functions: * Developing and implementing programming in all facets of career and professional development to supplement services offered by Mason Career Services. * Promoting student participation in local and global civic learning and community engagement activities and living-learning communities. * Creating and implementing opportunities for students to engage in research activities, such as crafting and submitting proposals for conferences and delivering effective presentations. * Promoting the professional development of students through facilitation of clubs, student organizations, and honor societies. * Developing and managing organized vehicles for students to have an active and vibrant voice in shaping and contributing to the CEHD experience. * Organizing events and activities for students to enhance their engagement and connectedness to the College faculty, staff, and students, and celebrate their success and accomplishments. * Coordinating college-wide orientation for new graduate students, CEHD participation in new student orientations for undergraduates, and Welcome 2 Mason events.

Required Qualifications: * Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience * Experience planning and executing small- and large-scale events and activities * Knowledge of student engagement theory and its connection to retention and degree completion * Excellent skills with Microsoft Office suite as well as strong database experience * Strong attention to detail * Ability to adapt to changes in a fast-paced work environment * Excellent customer service skills * Strong ability to multitask and prioritize * Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills Preferred Qualifications: * Master’s degree * Experience working in a higher education environment with diverse populations, including undergraduate and graduate students * Experience planning and executing events and activities specifically for college student audiences * Demonstrated skill in career counseling, student success advising, and/or academic advising * Demonstrated ability to develop and facilitate academic and/or professional workshops

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02018z 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 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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