CHHS Office of Student Affairs - Associate Director of Graduate Admissions

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Sep 17, 2021
Dec 02, 2021
Full Time
CHHS Associate Director of Graduate Admissions

The George Mason University College of Health and Human Services, Office of Student Affairs, invites applications for the CHHS Associate Director of Graduate Admissions to support recruitment of students for all graduate programs offered by the College of Health & Human Services. 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 Department:

The College of Health and Human Services Office of Student Affairs is responsible for enhancing and strengthening all aspects of the student experience in the College (pre-admission through graduation). The Office is the primary physical space to welcome current and prospective students and other visitors to the college, and provides guidance and support to students through recruitment, admissions, advising, assessment, and student engagement.

About the Position:

The CHHS Associate Director of Graduate Admissions is responsible for managing and coordinating graduate recruitment activities such as developing recruitment plans in partnership with program specific faculty and supervise and support the graduate admissions functions for CHHS. The CHHS Associate Director of Graduate Admissions will work closely with college academic departments, the CHHS Marketing and Communications Office and the Central Office of Graduate Admission (OGA). The incumbent will assist in the development of intentional approaches to engage graduate students from a range of backgrounds, and will support opportunities to foster graduate student engagement with CHHS. The Director of Enrollment and Student Engagement will supervise this position.


  • Supervise the day-to-day operations and staff of the CHHS Office of Graduate Admissions;
  • Manage graduate admissions operations to ensure the timely processing of applications;
  • Develop calendar of strategic recruitment opportunities in collaboration with CHHS academic units, CHHS Leadership, OGA, and Graduate Education;
  • Lead and coordinate graduate recruitment activities and supervise and support the graduate admissions functions for the college;
  • Serve as the primary contact to the CHHS academic departments on all issues related to graduate admissions processing and training, using Salesforce TargetX and CAS Systems (SOPHAS and HAMPCAS);
  • Develop communications plans for prospective graduate students with specific plans for each program and special populations of students (e.g. first-generation, URM, Pell-eligible students);
  • Work closely with CHHS units to plan/increase enrollment targets each semester;
  • Identify opportunities for increased graduate student engagement in the College after admission (e.g. Orientation, Newly Admitted Events, Graduate workshops);
  • Serve as the admissions liaison to CHHS Wiley online graduate programs;
  • Schedule and facilitate in-person and online information sessions for prospective graduate students;
  • Represent the college at the university Graduate Recruitment Advisory Committee (GRAC) and GAGAA;
  • Assess the effectiveness of graduate recruitment strategies;
  • Review and share weekly graduate admissions reports produced by the Graduate Admissions Coordinator;
  • Update the graduate admissions website, information session presentations, graduate application and program information materials;
  • Assist with and participate in all other college and university activities supported by the CHHS Office of Student Affairs including the awards ceremony and the college convocation;
  • Support college and university in all student retention activities.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Demonstrated experience in admissions, recruitment, advising, or in an academic environment;
  • Must be highly organized, self-disciplined, and able to work independently and within a team, and thrive in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to balance strategic planning with managing day to day inquiries and tasks;
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to work with a diverse community of faculty, staff and students;
  • Ability to use an electronic database to track applicants through the admissions process and have a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite;
  • Ability to travel to various locations to perform the functions of the job.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with graduate recruitment and admissions;
  • Banner and Salesforce TargetX experience.
  • Supervisory experience.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position FA36Ez at ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter; resume; a list of three professional references with contact information (one of which should be a current/recent supervisor); Please also upload a statement of diversity (as Other doc).

Statement of diversity: Please respond to the following: Reflect on your work with diverse individuals and/or groups in a teaching, mentorship, research, or advisory capacity. How did you help them capitalize on their strengths and overcome barriers to success? (No more than 2 paragraphs).

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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New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements .

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