Associate Director, Orientation and New Student Programs

Fairfax, VA, VA
Dec 11, 2018
Mar 21, 2019
Full Time

Job Category : Admin or Professional Faculty

Working hours :

Salary : Mid 50s to low 60s.

Web Announcement :
Associate Director, Orientation and New Student Programs

The George Mason University, Division of University Life invites applicants for the position of Assistant Director for Orientation and New Student Programs within the New Student and Family Programs office (NSFP).

George Mason University is an innovative, public, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. Located in the heart of northern Virginias technology corridor near Washington, D.C., the university attracts a diverse and talented student body of over 36,000. The university--its enrollment, academic programs, facilities and services--is expanding, as is its reputation. Recently cited as a top-rated institution in The Chronicle of Higher Education Great Colleges to Work For Survey and as one of the nations top universities to watch on the U.S. News & World Report list of Up-and-Coming Schools, George Mason is an institution providing tremendous opportunity for students, faculty and staff.

Reporting to the Director of NSFP, the Associate Director of Orientation and New Student Programs provides strategic and active management of various components of the department. Additionally, the Associate Director assists with the program development and implementation of Orientation and other programs and initiatives serving the offices mission.

The position is comprised of five main components:

  • Leadership and program management for Orientation and new student programs
  • Development and management of key stakeholder partnerships
  • Oversight of internal and external communication and publications
  • Program evaluation and assessment
  • Professional staff development and supervision

    Working together with the Director, the NSFP professional staff, and a dynamic team of student leaders, this position will assist in implementing new student Orientation for over 12,000 new students and guests annually, as well as overseeing the development and oversight of student leader team initiatives, and co-leading campus first-year programs, including Mason Reads and The Preamble. As an integral member of the NSFP management team, the Associate Director provides direction and support for a wide-range of division initiatives and serves as an active ambassador for the George Mason community.

Qualifications :
  • Masters degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel, Counseling or related field is required.
  • Must possess three to five years progressively responsible professional experience and leadership working closely with staff, undergraduate students, and/or graduate students
  • Have a strong working knowledge of new student programs and student transitional issues;
  • Have exceptional interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and be able to communicate with a variety of constituents and departmental stakeholders;
  • Have experience creating and managing both print and electronic and web publications;
  • Have demonstrated experience designing assessment plans, developing, executing and analyzing data and creating meaningful reports for distribution;
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities and supervisory experience (various levels of supervision a plus- i.e. professional staff, graduate level staff and students);
  • Have experience designing, developing and executing large scale programming initiatives;
  • Possess highly developed organizational management and problem-solving skills;
  • Be able to work to meet deadlines, work accurately and quickly with attention to detail and be able to manage multiple complex programs and projects simultaneously;
  • Be able to make independent decisions on behalf of and in conjunction with departmental, divisional and university missions and initiatives;
  • Have a strong commitment to customer service;
  • Be able to manage conflicting and competing situations;
  • Be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty and staff;
  • Previous knowledge of or experience in family programs
  • Flexibility to work evening hours and weekends, particularly during summer months, is a position requirement.

The anticipated start date for the position is April 2019. Priority review of applications will begin on January 25, and will continue until the position is filled.

Special Instructions :

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!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

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.

Job Close Date :

Similar jobs