Director of Student Outreach

Fairfax, VA, VA
Nov 19, 2018
Feb 27, 2019
Full Time

Job Category : Admin or Professional Faculty

Working hours :

Salary : $49,000 - $52,000, commensurate with education and experience.

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Director of Student Outreach

The George Mason University Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA), within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), seeks candidates for the Director of Student Outreach. 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 Colleges Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) office addresses the academic needs of Humanities and Social Science undergraduate students, including providing information for prospective students, welcoming incoming students, assisting academic units in student outreach and promotion of academic programs, and providing student support and engagement opportunities for undergraduates enrolled in Humanities and Social Sciences majors. UAA is also responsible for developing and providing guidance for college-level academic policies and procedures, answering questions about academic policies and concerns posed by students or university partners, and working with various units inside and outside of CHSS to ensure that the needs of the Colleges students are met.

Responsibilities: The Director of Student Outreach assists the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) in meeting the recruitment, enrollment, and enrichment needs of its students. The person in this position must anticipate and understand the needs of prospective students and the Colleges majors, and must work independently and collaboratively with campus partners to meet the needs of our undergraduates.

The Director of Student Outreach reports to the Associate Dean and is an integral member of a team of Academic Affairs professionals that is proactive in the development and delivery of programming that supports and enriches the academic experience of CHSS undergraduates. In collaboration with the CHSS UAA staff, the Director develops and implements a full-range of co-curricular activities for undergraduates. The Directors major responsibilities include:

  • Planning and coordination of small and large-scale events (examples of prior events include lunches with the College Deans, admissions visits, and our annual recognition reception for high-achieving freshmen);
  • Development and coordination of leadership programming and service opportunities for CHSS student ambassadors;
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for prospective student visits and orientation of incoming CHSS students at events planned by our Mason partner offices (Admissions, Orientation and Family Programs);
  • The Director also works alongside the Associate Dean and the Colleges development team to coordinate the selection of recipients for several merit and need based scholarships;
  • The Director partners with CHSS Deans and Directors on other projects and initiatives as assigned. Required Qualifications:
  • A masters degree in higher education, student affairs administration, counseling, or an academic discipline in CHSS; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to the advanced degree;
  • Public speaking experience, with strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • The ability to manage multiple projects, with strong analytical abilities;
  • A strong service orientation, with evidence of success working in collaborative teams;
  • The ability to effectively use various software programs, including Microsoft Office suite applications;
  • The flexibility to work some evening and weekend hours is a requirement of this position. Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in orientation, admissions, or first year programming within higher education;
  • Experience preparing e-newsletters or other forms of electronic communications;
  • Proven experience building and maintaining successful collaborative relationships in a diverse campus community.

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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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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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