Office of Student Affairs -- Academic Advisor

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Oct 09, 2019
Oct 21, 2019
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Office of Student Affairs - Academic Advisor

The George Mason University, Office of Student Affairs in the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) invites applications for the position of Academic Advisor. Academic Advisors support the enrollment and retention objectives of the college, and report to the CHHS Director of Student Success.

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.

Responsibilities: Advising currently enrolled students; helping students explore academic and career interests, using student information systems (currently Banner and EAB Navigate) to track and monitor student academic progress; explaining educational options, academic requirements, and university policies and procedures; maintaining student confidentiality; providing accurate records and data reports; supporting student retention by working with students in academic difficulty and recommending appropriate action; updating and preparing advising materials; organizing and conducting orientation programs for newly admitted students, and supporting student-focused events in the College.

Some evening and weekend work is required

Required Qualifications: The selected candidates will thrive in a fast-paced, student-centered environment; and have exceptional writing, communication and interpersonal skills. Must have a master's degree and a valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with a background in academic advising, student success or a CHHS discipline (Social Work, Public Health, Health Administration, Nutrition, Nursing and Rehabilitation Science) are preferred.

Selected applicants are subject to Criminal Background Check.

Electronic submission of all applications is required. Please visit to apply for position FA02DZ. For full consideration, you will need to complete the online application and attach (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, (3) list of three professional references with contact information and (4) diversity statement. Review of the applications will begin September 20th and will continue until the position is filled.

"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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