Assistant Customized Programs Administrator

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Nov 03, 2021
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time
Assistant Customized Programs Administrator The George Mason University, Global Education Office (GEO) is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person for a part-time Assistant Customized Programs Administrator of George Mason University customized study abroad 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 Global Education Office:The Mason Global Education Office provides international study/internship and research opportunities for George Mason University students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Mason Study Abroad functions as the hub for international educational activities at Mason. About the Position:Administration of customized study abroad programs includes working closely with faculty on program logistics, communicating with students, faculty, departments and administrative units on campus, as well as liaising with educational institutions abroad, travel vendors, and international organizations. This position maintains relationships with appropriate faculty and academic units, administrative units on campus, and in the department, such as the Manager of Global Faculty-Led Programs, the Manager of Administration, Finance, and Human Resources, the GEO Registration Specialist, Office of Financial Aid, and establishes new relationships as necessary. In addition, the Administrator manages student applications to programs, advising students, promoting and marketing programs in their portfolio, and creating, maintaining and publishing program material. Raising the profile of study abroad on and off campus, and giving procedural guidance/training to University constituents on study abroad practices are secondary responsibilities. This position is responsible for a portfolio of study abroad programs led by George Mason faculty.Responsibilities: Program Adviser/Record Keeping:Process student applications and registrations; coordinate with faculty directors and educational institutions abroad to evaluate student academic qualifications and suitability for program; manage communication with students and departments across campus on application processes and program offerings; advise students.Program Management:Assist in program design. Maintain positive relationships and manage communication with current and future partners; faculty leading programs, supporting departments, educational institutions abroad, travel vendors and appropriate administrative units on and off campus. Responsible for RFPs for program logistics. Collect budget information and prepare budget first draft. Responsible for initial sharing of Mason contract requirements with vendors. Utilized best practices for successful program evaluation and development. Communicate program goals as outlined by the Manager Faculty-Led Programs and Director of GEO to faculty directors.Short-term Study Abroad Program Recruitment/Advising:Through timely, accurate and innovative effort, plan and implement student recruitment strategies. Promote and market study abroad opportunities in portfolio; create, maintain and publish material. Develop promotional events. Accurately, and in a timely fashion, communicate program details to Social Marketing and Outreach Manager, program administrator team and student participants.Promotion of Study Abroad/Other Duties as Assigned:Assist with department projects as assigned. Organize activities to promote department within the University (name recognition).Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Applicants should have a BA in related studies such as International Studies, Education, or Foreign Language, and experience in study abroad as a participant or in an administrative role. In addition, applicants should have a minimum of one year of administrative experience. Background in study abroad, higher education administration, experiential education or field studies is desirable. Interest in education abroad. Applicants must have knowledge of international study abroad program administration and have administrative experience in an institute of higher education. Applicants should have experience in student advisement, experiential education, field studies, international experience, marketing, intercultural communication skills, ability to work with people of different cultures, computer skills, general budgeting experience, program or event planning, and be knowledgeable of different educational systems throughout the world. Would prefer experience with Mason's study abroad administrative software program TerraDotta.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and 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! George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.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."

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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