Graduate Program Coordinator

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jan 25, 2022
Mar 08, 2022
Program Manager
Full Time
Graduate Program Coordinator The George Mason University Department of History and Art History is seeking a dependable, well-organized, detail-oriented Graduate Program Coordinator to assist with the operational, programmatic and administrative aspects of the History and Art History MA and PhD programs.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity. We are home to one of the country's most diverse student populations - the most diverse in the Commonwealth of Virginia - and pride ourselves on being one of the few institutions that has equally high graduation rates for students of all backgrounds. Having a diverse faculty and staff is an important strategic focus for Mason and we strongly encourage candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academically and culturally inclusive environment.About the Department: The mission of the Department is to educate graduate and undergraduate students at George Mason University in the fields of history and art history. We maintain a reputation for excellence in traditional subfields as well as in the cutting-edge areas of digital and public history. Responsibilities: This position will report to the department Office Manager; however, the Graduate Coordinator provides direct day-to-day support to department program directors. Primary duties include:Update and keep current the programs of study for graduate students;Assist students with registration, tracking academic progress, assistantships, and graduation;Coordinate the master's comprehensive exam process and the doctoral minor field exam process;Manage all paperwork for students to advance to candidacy, conduct degree audits for students eligible to graduate, and organize dissertation defenses;Coordinate the admissions process for potential and newly admitted students;Prepare and distribute information/marketing packets promoting the university, history and art history graduate programs, and courses within the department;Working with the department chair, program directors, and office manager, manage the administration of the graduate assistantship program: serve as the expert for graduate student hiring procedures and the graduate student handbook, translate the graduate assistant memo into an Excel spreadsheet, calculate, record and track stipends and tuition waivers/grants, manage the GA onboarding and contract process, and administer the department's SGHI program; Keep the department's graduate portion of the website current; andOrganize the annual graduate student welcome reception, the doctoral orientation, and doctoral information sessions. Required Qualifications: A bachelor's degree, or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required;Detail-oriented with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously;Strong written and oral communication skills;Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and with using web-conferencing software (e.g. Zoom, MS Teams);Strong problem-solving skills;Experience communicating and interacting with constituents across levels of an organization; andAbility to work independently, take initiative, and collaborate in a robust team environment.Preferred Qualifications: Experience in a higher education academic department setting.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 00140z 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."

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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