Program Manager for Engaged Learning

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Oct 27, 2021
Dec 11, 2021
Full Time
Program Manager for Engaged Learning

The George Mason University, Office of Community Engagement and Civic Learning invites applications for a Program Manager for Engaged Learning. 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 Organization

The Office of the Provost is the primary central administrative unit for the university's academic programs. Its range of interests includes curriculum, instructional personnel, assessment, accreditation, international initiatives, and oversight of the overall academic mission. The mission of Undergraduate Education is to provide all students with a quality, engaging undergraduate education that gives them the tools to be Engaged Citizens and Well-Rounded Scholars who are Prepared to act. Undergraduate Education manages the Undergraduate and Mason Core Curriculum, Academic Advising, Fellowships, UNIV Programs, and the Mason Impact initiatives including Civic Engagement.

About the Position

Mason's Quality Enhancement Plan "Transformative Education through Anti-Racist Community Engagement" has led to the creation of The Office of Community Engagement and Civic Learning (CECiL) within Undergraduate Education. CECiL aims to embed community and civic engagement into the academic and co-curricular experience and connects Mason students and faculty with community partners and projects to develop civically engaged students and well-rounded scholars committed to positive social change.

The Program Manager for Engaged Learning will support academic community engagement in the Office of Community Engagement and Civic Learning (CECiL). The Program Manager will work with the Director of CECiL to embed community engagement and civic learning into academic courses and manage logistics for these academic experiences. The Program Manager will play a role in executing the vision and goals of Mason's Quality Enhancement Plan, "Transformative Education through Anti-Racist Community Engagement."

  • Course Outreach: Support the Director of CECiL in outreach to Mason faculty interested in community engaged teaching;
  • Course Support: Assist faculty in identifying community partners for their courses; support students in identifying community partner placements;
  • Partnership Development: Communicate regularly with community partner organizations to build reciprocal relationships and keep up to date on community identified projects;
  • Website and Learning Modules: Maintain the CECiL website and collaborate with campus partners to create reflective learning modules for students;
  • Engagement Database: Conduct a review of community engagement software and manage the selection and implementation of a tool for Mason; and
  • CECiL Representation: Serve as CECiL representative to divisional, university, and community committees, work groups, and task forces.

Required Qualifications
  • Master's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Experience with collegiate community and/or civic engagement programs;
  • Passion for connecting students to community experiences and interest in growing experiential learning programs;
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to collaborate with a broad array of campus and community stakeholders; and
  • Knowledge of best practices in civic engagement, service-learning, community partnerships, informed by social justice, anti-racism, inclusivity, and collaboration.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree;
  • Experience teaching at the college level or facilitating academic community engagement.

For full consideration, applicants must apply to position number FA87Hz at ; complete and submit the online application; 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!

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