Experiential Learning Coordinator

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jul 25, 2019
Sep 29, 2019
Program Manager
Full Time
Experiential Learning Coordinator (12-month Term)

The George Mason University Honors College invites applications for a Experiential Learning Coordinator for a 12 month term. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among it's faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Honors College: The George Mason University Honors College highlights the full spectrum of opportunities for academic achievement, professional development, and public service that Mason offers, while offering an enriched academic and social environment that enhances the undergraduate experience. The College serves over 1,600 undergraduate students from all majors, each of whom have demonstrated exceptional motivation. Its curriculum offers a challenging general education that focuses on inquiry-based learning, evidence-based reasoning, and engaging multiple perspectives. In addition, the Honors College provides advising and mentoring that complements academic support offered by student's major departments, as well as a thriving living learning community that offers programs for both residential and non-residential students. The College is also home to Mason's Office of Fellowships, which supports all high-achieving Mason undergraduates and recent alumni in the application process for nationally competitive fellowships.

The Honors College is focused on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels in our community. This mission is facilitated by our location in one of the most diverse regions of the country and by George Mason's status as the most diverse university in Virginia (https://www2.gmu.edu/about-mason/diversity-mason).

In order to strengthen our partnerships with organizations in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, and to enhance and expand experiential learning opportunities for Honors College students, the Honors College seeks to hire an Experiential Learning Coordinator (ELC).

Responsibilities The ELC will be responsible for teaching two courses per semester in the Honors College curriculum including courses that are tied to the Honors College partnerships with the non-profit and for-profit communities. The ELC will also advise students on opportunities for community-, service- and project-based learning, and coordinate with the Honors College Curriculum Committee to revise and implement community-based and problem-based learning curriculum.

The ELC's administrative duties will include developing and sustaining external partnerships that create opportunities for experiential learning; supporting faculty who collaborate with community partners in HNRS courses; publicizing (to students, faculty, & partners) opportunities for experiential learning; coordinating with the Director of Data Analytics and Assessment to document and assess ongoing partnerships; and collaborating with experiential initiatives from other units at Mason, including SAIL, the University's Director of Civic Engagement, University Advancement, and University Career Services.

The general duties of all Honors College staff include working with the staff of the Honors College to develop the quality and reputation of all services and programs under its auspices, supporting the recruitment of students to the Honors College, and attending Honors College staff and committee meetings & participate in staff development.

Required Qualifications: Master's Degree Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Experience working with first generation and/or underrepresented students 2-3 years of experience working in a higher education 2-3 years of project management and/or coordination experience

Preferred Qualifications: PhD Experience working with corporate and/or non-profit partners Experience teaching Community-Based Research Methods and/or Problem-Based Learning

"For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information."

"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 Mason's 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 jobs.gmu.edu/!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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