Graduate Coordinator and Advisor

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jan 05, 2022
Jun 15, 2022
Program Manager
Full Time
Graduate Coordinator and Advisor - Department of Information Sciences and Technology The George Mason University Department of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), is seeking candidates for the position of Graduate Coordinator and Advisor. 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 primary purpose of this position is to support MS and PhD students of the department, as well as the Chair and the Associate Chairs, in all aspects of graduate student training from recruitment to graduation. Responsibilities:The Graduate Coordinator and Advisor has responsibilities in outreach and student recruitment, admissions, advising, and support. This Coordinator and Advisor also has responsibilities in supporting the faculty, the Associate Chairs, and the Chair in the department. The responsibilities include: Graduate Student AdvisingProvide timely academic advisement in all academic matters including admissions, course selection, transfer issues, prerequisites, overrides, and graduation audits for the IST graduate programs;Maintain communication with students, prepare for and attend all IST graduate recruitment and outreach events;Update and maintain IST advising and marketing materials, including advising forms, program booklets, and brochures;Provide support for academic program assessment as needed; andSupport the Chair and Associate Chairs in other graduate program related activities as needed. Graduate CoordinatorHelp faculty to oversee PhD student progress through IST graduate programs including annual assessment of student progress, student seminars, pre-defense and defense;Help faculty to manage Qualifying exams; andSupport the Chair and Associate Chairs in other graduate program related activities as needed. Required Qualifications: Familiarity with a university setting, policies and procedures;Knowledge of general office practices and equipment;Self-sufficient ability to use word processing, database, internet and other current PC tools;Prior experience prioritizing and managing multiple tasks;Excellent organizational skills;Prior experience setting and meeting deadlines; andExcellent verbal and written communication skills. Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor's or Master's degree in Education or a related field, or combination of education and experience;Experience working at a university or in an administrative position;Experience with Integrative Banner and DegreeWorks; andExperience working with a diverse population. A Force for Innovation in the Heart of Northern Virginia's Technology CorridorThe College of Engineering and Computing at George Mason University is comprised of the Volgenau School of Engineering and a new School of Computing. The College is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education. Ranked nationally in the top 100 in both undergraduate and graduate education, the College boasts more than 9,100 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 271 full-time faculty who comprise the College, 91 are tenured, 59 are tenure-track, 89 are instructional faculty, and 32 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended $75 million in sponsored research awards in the past year and has projects with over $400 million in current and anticipated awards. The College stands out for its leading research in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, community-based healthcare, autonomous systems, 5G/Next G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The College encourages multidisciplinary research and provides ample opportunity for faculty to work with other disciplines. George Mason University is the largest and most diverse public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of over 39,000 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 has campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William. Its proximity to Washington, D.C. provides 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. The region 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. 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 building that will house the new Institute for Digital InnovAtion. These initiatives reflect hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment by Mason that will rapidly elevate the university's already leading national position in computing and related areas.

For full consideration, applicants must complete the online application at for position number 01749z; 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 January 19, 2022; 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. 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."

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.