Graduate Admissions Specialist

Fairfax, VA
$36,750 - $40,000; commensurate with education and experience
Nov 03, 2021
Dec 02, 2021
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Graduate Admissions Specialist

The George Mason University, Office of Admissions invites applications for a reliable, self-motivated, results-oriented Graduate Admissions Specialist. 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.


  • Process graduate admissions applications;
  • Serve as primary Graduate Admissions point of contact for the INTO Mason Direct Entry partnership;
  • Stay up-to-date on all new admissions initiatives and processes;
  • Provide basic admissions data request response for assigned graduate unit contacts;
  • Research incomplete applications for missing documentation for student applications;
  • Contact applicants on a regular basis regarding their applications;
  • Attend Graduate Admissions processing meetings;
  • Help organize and participate in Graduate Admissions events and monthly information sessions;
  • File and scan documents;
  • Photocopy and attest international transcripts;
  • Act as liaison to many Mason offices, including but not limited to: INTO Mason, Registrar, Student Accounts, Domicile Office, and Office of International Programs and Services; and
  • Represent Mason and knowledgeably discuss graduate programs at all admission fairs, workshops, career fairs and special events.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, process- and deadline-driven environment where prioritization of multilevel tasks are necessary daily;
  • Able to learn office/university procedures quickly with the ability to occasionally use learned procedures to help teach and train wage, student and other full-time staff members;
  • Proven organizational and analytical skills with strong process-oriented thinking;
  • Demonstrated customer service skills;
  • General knowledge of office workflow and project management procedures;
  • Function well in high-volume environment with minimum supervision;
  • Willingness to learn Graduate Admissions policies and procedures;
  • Able to work occasional events that fall outside of normal operating hours, including nights and weekends as assigned;
  • Experience working in a university environment, customer service or administrative position; and
  • Strong communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Ellucian Banner administrative system;
  • Basic knowledge of CRM software;
  • Previous experience working with international educational documentation or internationally educated students;
  • Previous admissions experience; and
  • Working knowledge of the process for application for in-state tuition eligibility pursuant to the Code of Virginia.

For full consideration, applicants may apply for position number 03114z 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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