Associate Director for Student Programs

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Oct 29, 2021
Dec 05, 2021
Full Time
Associate Director for Student Programs

The George Mason University, Office of Community Engagement and Civic Learning invites applications for an Associate Director for Student Programs. 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 include 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 Associate Director of CECiL will have leadership in the creation and implementation of student programs connected to the QEP.

The Associate Director of Student Programs will be responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of Student Programs in the Office of Community Engagement and Civic Learning (CECiL). The Associate Director will work across academic units and University Life to embed civic and community engagement into student co-curricular experiences at Mason. The Associate Director will play a key role in the vision and goals of CECiL and the implementation of Mason's Quality Enhancement Plan, "Transformative Education through Anti-Racist Community Engagement."


  • Assist the Director of CECiL in the implementation of Mason's Quality Enhancement Plan "Transformative Education through Anti-Racist Community Engagement" including campus and community outreach, data and reporting, program development, and student engagement;
  • Develop and launch Mason's "Civic Fellows" and "Engaged Summer" Programs; year-long and summer paid community engaged experiences for students;
  • Manage the annual Community Engagement Symposium;
  • Manage community engagement initiatives connected to student transition in partnership with campus stakeholders; UNIV 100, orientation, Welcome2Mason;
  • Advise and mentor undergraduate students interested in community engagement;
  • Serve as CECiL representative to divisional, university, and community committees, work groups, and task forces;
  • Participate in the national conversation on community engagement through participation in national associations and presenting at conferences;
  • Support civic and democratic engagement through participation in Mason Votes.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Experience in coordinating student civic and community engagement programs;
  • Strong organizational/event planning skills;
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to collaborate with a broad array of campus and community stakeholders;
  • Knowledge of best practices in civic engagement, service-learning, community partnerships, informed by social justice, anti-racism, inclusivity, and collaboration.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with program development;
  • Experience teaching at the college level;
  • Experience managing student civic and community engagement programs;
  • Experience with assessment and data collection.

For full consideration, applicants must apply to position number FA86Hz 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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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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