Graduate Recruitment Coordinator

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Nov 03, 2021
Dec 14, 2021
Full Time
Graduate Recruitment Coordinator, Office of Graduate Studies

The George Mason University Office of Graduate Studies, within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), seeks a motivated, critical thinker with outstanding communication and organizational skills. George Mason 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 Position: The Graduate Recruitment Coordinator will work independently and collaboratively with Graduate Academic Affairs and CEC departments and university-wide constituents. The Coordinator reports to the Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment.

The Graduate Recruitment Coordinator position involves responsibility for mastering College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) graduate programs, graduate admissions policies, procedures and requirements, and then communicating them to prospective students as they evaluate their options and navigate through the application process. The Coordinator is expected to perform duties across all graduate recruitment efforts to include, but not limited to, working directly with prospective students, develop recruitment efforts and outreach to achieve enrollment goals, actively participate in recruitment events, make and deliver presentations through public speaking to small and large groups, and coordinate and host recruitment activities. Additionally, the Coordinator assists with administrative tasks to include phone calls, emails, and walk-ins.

This position requires a strong customer-service orientation via email, telephone, in-person; and strong interpersonal and presentation skills. There may be occasional work and recruitment activities needed that are outside of normal business hours, offsite, and/or remote.

Responsibilities: The Graduate Recruitment Coordinator position has responsibilities in the following areas: Events and Outreach, Student Recruitment and Engagement, and Graduate Programs Knowledge.

Events and Outreach: * Manage recruitment events both in-person and virtual; * Represent CEC graduate programs at college fairs and other recruiting events; * Lead in-person and virtual prospective student information sessions; * Moderate and lead online chats and webinars; * Coordinate meetings and make presentations about the graduate application process; * Collaborate with CEC departments and other academic units/offices on recruitment efforts; * Plan and coordinate recruitment and produce events; * Coordinate and manage specialty outreach programs; * Track and follow-up on leads and prospects, using the university CRM.

Student Recruitment and Engagement: * Provide support to prospective students and applicants, serving as the main point of contact for applicants in various stages of the admission lifecycle in-person, via telephone, virtual platform, and email; * Perform review checks ensuring consistency across all graduate application admission decisions.

Graduate Programs Knowledge: * Keep knowledgeable and up-to-date with CEC graduate programs in order to speak intelligently and accurately about the advantages of those programs and their outcomes with prospective students; * Remain current on competitive programs and application requirements, monitoring admission policies and requirements; * Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree in a related field; or a combination of education and experience in student recruitment, communications, or admissions; * Higher education admissions experience; * Outstanding communication skills; * Highly organized with great attention to detail; * Demonstrated customer service experience; * Ability to take initiative and complete projects and/or assignments with minimal supervision; * Demonstrated experience coordinating and planning events; * Strong analytical skills; * Excellent computer skills and willingness to learn new software; * Ability to manage competing priorities effectively.

Preferred Qualifications: * Prior admissions recruitment or related experience is strongly desired; * Demonstrated experience coordinating events; * Working knowledge of social media platforms; * Experience with Salesforce/TargetX or other Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems.

Mason Engineering: The Future of Engineering is Here The College of Engineering and Computing at George Mason University is comprised of the Volgenau School of Engineering and (effective June 1, 2021) a new School of Computing. The College is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education. It boasts more than 8,600 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 250 full-time faculty who comprise the School, 90 are tenured, 50 are tenure-track, 85 are instructional faculty, and 25 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended more than $60 million in sponsored research awards last year and has projects with over $400 million in current and anticipated awards. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia's technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its research in many leading areas including artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, community-based healthcare, autonomous systems, 5G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The School highly encourages multidisciplinary research and provides faculty with opportunities to work with other disciplines.

George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of over 38,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It was classified as an R1 research institution in 2016 by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. Mason is located in the city of Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, with unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories. Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation, providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry. Fairfax is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country and has an outstanding local public school system.

In conjunction with Amazon's decision to establish a second headquarters in Northern Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia announced a multi-year plan to invest in the growth of degree programs in computing, and George Mason University has committed to accelerate its plans to grow its capacity in computing and high-tech fields. Among the exciting initiatives being undertaken by the university are the launch of the Institute for Digital InnovAtion, a university think tank and incubator to serve the digital economy, and the expansion of its Arlington Campus with a planned 400,000 square foot Digital InnovAtion Building. These initiatives reflect hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment by Mason that will rapidly elevate Mason's already leading national position in computing and related areas.

"For full consideration, applicants must complete the online application at for position number 01607z; and attach a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Full consideration will apply to applicants who submit their completed application by July 8, 2021; however, review of applications will continue until the position is filled."

"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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George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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