Assistant Director of Family Programs

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Sep 26, 2020
Oct 28, 2020
Full Time
" Assistant Director of Family Programs

The George Mason University, Division of University Life invites applicants for the position of Assistant Director of Family Programs within New Student and Family Programs (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 Virginia's 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 nation's 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.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Associate Director of Family Programs, the Assistant Director facilitates the coordination, implementation and evaluation of the department's family programming, outreach and communication. Additionally, the Assistant Director assists with the program development and implementation of Orientation and other programs and initiatives serving the office's mission.

The position is comprised of five main components: (1) Coordinate the development and implementation of signature family programs, including Family Weekend, Spring Family Fling and Family Orientation; (2) Implement and assess the communication plan for family programs, including social media, weekly newsletter and websites; (3) Manage offerings for the George Mason Family Association; (4) Manage virtual outreach opportunities to engage families from a distance; (5) Supervise the Graduate Assistant for Family Programs. Additionally, this position will select, train and supervise undergraduate student employees focused on family programming.

Required Qualifications : * Master's degree in higher education, student personnel, counseling or a related field; * Must have a strong working knowledge of new student and family programs; student and family transitional issues; student leadership and training development; mentoring and advising of student leaders; * Must have experience designing, developing and executing large-scale programming initiatives; * Exceptional interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are vital; * Must demonstrate experience designing and executing large-scale program assessment, and be able to analyze data and create meaningful reports; * Highly developed organizational management and problem-solving skills and must work accurately and efficiently in order to meet a multitude of deadlines and responsibilities; * Demonstrated leadership abilities; * Must have a commitment to diversity and be comfortable working within diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications: * One full-time year desired professional experience in a higher education environment; * Experience supervising graduate and undergraduate student staff; * Experience developing and executing communication plans.

New Student and Family Programs is an interdependent and fast-paced environment, providing the staff ample opportunities to communicate and collaborate across programs and initiatives. Flexibility to work evening hours and weekends, particularly during summer months, is a position requirement."

"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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