Coordinator of Residential Academic Engagement

7 days left

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jul 22, 2021
Aug 06, 2021
Program Manager
Full Time
Coordinator of Residential Academic Engagement

Internal Search: Open to current GMU employees only

George Mason University's Housing and Residence Life Department invites applications for the Coordinator of Residential Academic Engagement position. 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 Housing and Residence Life (HRL): Housing & Residence Life is an auxiliary organization within the University Life unit of George Mason University. HRL employs over 170 full-time and graduate staff members and over 200 undergraduate student staff members. HRL oversees student housing areas comprised of roughly 6,000 beds within over forty (40) residential facilities, as well as housing the distributed campuses including the Science & Technology Campus and the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation. HRL is committed to provide a safe, student centered environment that is inclusive of the global community; dedicated to creating a home that enriches the experiences of our students, staff, and faculty.

About the Position: The Coordinator for Residential Academic Engagement assists with the implementation and assessment of all Learning Communities (LCs) and serves as a liaison for the faculty and staff who work with the individual learning communities. The Coordinator for Residential Academic Engagement is responsible for collaborating with academic partners to identify the needs of each Learning Community at Mason and to provide strategic guidance and support for LC stakeholders in the execution and assessment of the LC programs. In addition, the Coordinator for Residential Academic Engagement develops and implements a marketing strategy and executes marketing, recruitment, and assignments for the LCs. The Coordinator for Residential Academic Engagement is responsible for performing other duties as assigned by supervisor(s), engaging in assessment and reporting as needed. The Coordinator for Residential Academic Engagement actively supports and complies all University policies, HRL regulations, department vision and goals.

Responsibilities: * Assist with the development and implementation of all Learning Communities (LCs) within Housing and Residence Life; * Collaborate with Learning Community partners and stakeholders; including students, faculty, staff, deans and directors; * Meet monthly with LC Coordinators and Residence Life staff; * Supervise the Graduate Assistant for Residential Academic Engagement; participate in GA recruitment and development processes; * Manage regular communication with LC stakeholders including the creation of a monthly LC newsletter; * Provide guidance and support to LC stakeholders in LC programming to meet learning outcomes, including the collection and tracking of LC programs using a programming log; * Assist with the planning and implementation of the residential curriculum in collaboration with Residential Education team with a focus on academic success and retention; * Manage residential tutoring program and other academic initiatives in the residence halls; recruit, hire, train, and supervise residential tutors; * Work with LC stakeholders on LC linked courses and assist in LC course planning and registration; * Support the training, development, and recruitment of student staff; * Implement LC marketing and recruitment efforts including creation and management of both print and electronic materials; * Work in collaboration with the Office of Admissions, Housing and Residence Life, and other University offices to recruit and admit new LC students, including coordination of and attendance at Preview Days and Mason Orientation Events; * Manage LC assignments processes utilizing software in collaboration with other departmental partners; * Oversee use of early intervention tools and retention efforts for Learning Communities with a focus on retention and timely degree completion; * Provide exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a new, challenging and emerging direction within the University and the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in constantly changing situations as necessary; * Possess the ability to work independently and as a member of a group in addressing strategic priorities, particularly relevant to developing and executing goals and objectives; * Work a flexible work schedule due to evening and weekend programs and events; * Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor; * Assist in fulfilling duties of vacant positions within the department, as needed; * Attend regularly scheduled departmental meetings; * Actively support and comply with all University policies, HRL regulations, department vision and goals.

Required Qualifications: * An earned Master's degree in a related field by time of start (e.g. Higher Education, Student Development, Counseling, etc.); * Demonstrated working experience in residence life, student affairs and housing operations; * Demonstrated experience as a supervisor of student or professional staff; * Ability to work with a diverse student and staff population; * Must demonstrate a knowledge base and ability to address first-year student transitions and success; * Ability to demonstrate excellent skills in oral and written communications, interpersonal relationships, administrative/organizational skills, problem solving, creativity and critical thinking; * Foundational knowledge of student development and understand current trends in residence life and student housing; * Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and demonstrate the ability to be flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of a diverse and dynamic environment; * Prior experience with Living Learning Communities, Living Learning Programs and/or experience working collaboratively with student affairs and academic affairs.

Preferred Qualifications: * Prior experience in higher education at a four-year institution.

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

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