Education Support Specialist III

Fairfax, VA, VA
Nov 27, 2018
Jan 16, 2019
Analyst, Research
Full Time

Job Category : Classified Staff

Working hours :

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience

Web Announcement :
Coordinator, Academic Program Development

George Mason University is on the move to be a leading higher education innovator in 21st century education. This includes the development of online programming and the delivery of personalized, customized education and student services to students who wish to attend Mason at our three campuses in Northern Virginia, our campus in South Korea, and/or online. As the largest public institution of higher education in Virginia, we are envisioning new ways of providing students with access to a George Mason education.

The George Mason University Office of the Provost seeks a detail-oriented, proven collaborator to serve as the Coordinator for Academic Program Development. This position will support program development and refinement guiding the colleges in preparing curriculum proposals and coordinating the advancement of these proposals through the required governance and final approval processes. The coordinator will collaborate with Provost Office staff on matters such as program review, policy development, and regional accreditation. 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 Coordinator of Academic Programs will manage the process for acquiring program adjustments regarding all SCHEV organizational and CIP code changes. They will facilitate organizational changes such as title changes to programs, curriculum modifications, certificate approvals, as well as the creation of new departments or academic units. Given the nature of this work, the individual selected as the coordinator must have the ability to develop and implement solutions to problems that cross administrative boundaries; write persuasively on complex issues for a variety of audiences; work with a broad range of colleagues, managers and external constituencies to achieve desired goals; and possess substantial knowledge of the university environment. The successful candidate for this position will also have experience in working as a member of a team on complex projects; drafting, editing and producing final reports and correspondence; and planning/coordinating complex meetings.

Required Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree earned from a regionally accredited institution (or significant related work experience);
  • Excellent professional research, writing and editing skills, and the ability to write for a variety of academic and non-academic audiences;
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills;
  • Proven collaborative approach to decision making and problem solving;
  • Ability to guide faculty and administrative staff in preparing documents that are sensitive to regional, state and institutional policies and priorities;
  • Proven ability to manage projects and multiple assignments with attention to detail and deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with regional accrediting organizations and state regulatory entities such as (but not limited to) the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC);
  • Relevant experience in degree program curriculum development and management;
  • Understanding of Virginia’s higher education policy issues.

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.

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!

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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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