Student Success Coordinator

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Aug 09, 2019
Aug 29, 2019
Program Manager
Full Time
Student Success Coordinator

The George Mason University Honors College is seeking candidates for the position of Student Success Coordinator. 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.

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 (

Responsibilities: * Manage degree evaluations, academic plans, and student success and engagement efforts for students in all academic programs * Design and implement outreach programs and interventions to promote retention among students; specifically focus on supporting underrepresented and/or first generation college students * Lead the college-wide Students of Concern committee * Manage the Honors College early alert system for faculty and staff members * Collaborate with the Director of Data Analytics and Assessment and the LLC Coordinator to identify and monitor engagement- and inclusion-based metrics of student success * Provide one-on-one meetings with students of concern; maintain records of student academic plans in online database system * Academically advise undergraduate Honors College students in a variety of majors * Collaborate with advisors, academic, administrative and student affairs partners across the university * Research and implement evidence-based practices related to student success and engagement * Train and engage faculty members on topics related to academic support and student success * Serve on the college-wide Diversity and Data committees * Support first-year student adjustment by facilitating a university transition course for Honors College students and/or by assisting with a transition curriculum related to HNRS courses/advising. * Other duties as assigned

General Duties of Members of the Honors College Staff: * Demonstrate respect for a diversity of opinions and perspectives * Work with the staff of the Honors College to develop the quality and reputation of all services and programs under its auspices * In coordination with Admissions and the deans, support the recruitment of students to the Honors College (including at Orientation and other recruitment events) * Attend Honors College staff and committee meetings & participate in staff development

Required Qualifications: * Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to work with students representing the diverse academic, ethnic, socio‐economic, and cultural backgrounds of the Mason student body including first generation and underrepresented students * Master's Degree, or combination of training and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and organization skills * At least three years of experience working in advising or student success, student retention, or transition support programs in higher education

Preferred Qualifications: * Experience with STEM teaching and/or advising * Experience in assessment and/or data analysis * Familiarity with student information systems, degree audit systems, and education management tools

"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."

"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!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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