Education Support Specialist III

Prince William, VA, VA
Dec 03, 2018
Mar 06, 2019
Analyst, Research
Full Time

Job Category : Classified Staff

Working hours :

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

Web Announcement :
Graduate Student Services Coordinator

The George Mason University School of Systems Biology (SSB), within the College of Science (COS), invites applications for a full-time, Graduate Student Services Coordinator position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages applicants who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Duties: The Graduate Student Services Coordinator (GSSC) will support all academic programs and serve as the point of contact addressing incoming communications for all programs. The successful candidate will provide academic guidance from admissions through graduation as well as work effectively with students, faculty, and colleagues. The successful candidate will be familiar with student services; adhere to all university procedures and policies; disseminate information and respond to applicant, student, and faculty inquiries; maintain confidential student files; effectively communicate up to date program information; assist with academic advising; maintain a student database; create reports; schedule all graduate courses online; work collaboratively with various university departments and offices; participate in university, college and departmental events; and work on various projects within the department. The incumbent will be part of the administrative team that works closely together to further the mission of the university.

Required Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Knowledge of graduate programs and policies;
  • Detailed oriented and ability to multitask;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal;
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse community;
  • Proficient computer skills and demonstrated experience with Microsoft office and email applications;
  • Ability to effectively use student advising software applications and university administrative systems;
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with constituents;
  • Experience working in a higher education environment; and
  • Ability to operate independently and as a team member.
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with Ellucian Banner; and
  • Knowledge and experience with George Mason University procedures, policies and regulations.

About Us: SSB has several graduate programs, including Ph.D. in Biosciences, Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, M.S. in Biology, M.S. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, M.S. in Bioinformatics Management and two graduate certificate programs. For more information about the school, visit: For more information about the College of Science, visit:

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 01806z 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 from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in 198 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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