Academic Advisor and Program Assistant

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Jan 29, 2022
Apr 14, 2022
Program Manager
Full Time
Academic Advisor and Program Assistant The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program in the Office of the Provost at George Mason University seeks to hire an organized, energetic, self-motivated individual to work approximately 25 hours per week as an undergraduate academic advisor and program assistant. 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 Department: George Mason University's Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (BAS) is a unique program created specifically for students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and seek to complete their Bachelor's degree, with a specialized technology-rich concentration. Designed with the adult-learner in mind, but open to students of all ages, the BAS degree offers a flexible learning experience for students. About the Position: The program, located in the Office of the Provost, seeks an undergraduate academic advisor and program assistant who will support the Program Director. Responsibilities: Communicating BAS degree requirements to current and prospective students;Providing quality advising to undergraduate BAS students to help guide their course selections;Educating students about university deadlines, policies, and procedures;Helping students initiate academic actions (e.g., course substitutions, transfer credit inquiries, and evaluations);Compiling and conveying information about available opportunities (e.g., internships, study abroad, research experiences, special programs);Maintaining advising materials;Participating in virtual events (e.g., orientation, recruitment activities);Referring students with academic questions or issues to appropriate offices on campus;Collaborating with BAS faculty and staff on program activities, events, and marketing materials; andAssisting with updates to the BAS social media and website. Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience;Excellent oral and written communication skills;Demonstrated interest in academic advising and student support; andDemonstrated interest in working with transfer students and contemporary students. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in higher education, or a related field;Previous academic advising experience;General knowledge of curriculum at George Mason University;Website design skills; experience using social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram); andExperience with (or the ability to learn how to use) systems for academic advising (Banner, Degree Works, Navigate). This is a 100% remote position.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number WGA710 at; please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information.Direct questions to Krystal Dains, Director of BAS Program, at

"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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