Director of Learning Into Future Environments (LIFE) Program

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jun 25, 2020
Nov 07, 2020
Full Time
Director of Learning Into Future Environments (LIFE) Program

The George Mason University College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) seeks an experienced educator to become the next Director of the Mason LIFE Program (MLP), with responsibility for the overall leadership and management of the program. Mason LIFE is a program of the School of Education's Division of Special Education and disAbility Research. MLP is an inclusive, supportive, post-secondary program offering a four-year curriculum to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities who begin the program between 18-23 years of age. The Director of MLP will supervise all aspects of Mason LIFE, including the Academic, Employment, Housing, and Community Involvement components of the program.

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: The assigned duties of the position encompass, but are not limited to: Program Leadership * Identify innovative trends within the inclusive postsecondary field; * Oversee student recruitment, application, acceptance and review processes; * Communicate and collaborate with university partners and external stakeholders; * Conduct on-going program evaluation, including written reports when requested; * Initiate and write new policies and procedures as needed; * Monitor and approve all research requests; * Participate in public speaking engagements to promote Mason LIFE to interested stakeholders. Personnel Management * Recruit, hire and supervise professional and support staff; * Oversee professional development. Resource Management * Develop, monitor and provide budget planning and fiscal management; * Identify and prepare grant proposals when funding is available.

Required Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Special Education or related field, with at least five years of professional level experience in a postsecondary inclusive higher education setting, as well as five or more years of experience in budget management, supervision of professional-level staff, policy development, and crisis management/conflict resolution. Effective interpersonal and collaborative capabilities and written and verbal communication skills are also required. The ability to make sound administrative, procedural, and policy decisions is essential.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in grant writing, grant management, and/or conducting research.

"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.

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