Coordinator for Contemporary Student Services

Fairfax, VA
Low to Mid 50's: Commensurate with education and experience.
Mar 25, 2022
Jun 20, 2022
Program Manager
Full Time
Coordinator for Contemporary Student ServicesThe George Mason University Division of University Life invites applicants for the position of Coordinator for Contemporary Student Services. 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.George Mason University is an innovative, public, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. Located in the heart of northern Virginia's technology corridor near Washington, D.C., the university attracts a diverse and talented student body of over 37,000. The university-its enrollment, academic programs, facilities and services-is expanding, as is its reputation. George Mason is an institution providing tremendous opportunity for students, faculty and staff.About Contemporary Student Services:Contemporary Student Services serves to disrupt normative views and systemic obstacles of higher education to amplify the success of contemporary college students at Mason. Contemporary students are students who have had more experiences than most college students in their lives before coming to Mason. They have been working professionals, have families, and so much more. They may have experienced things a lot of other students haven't, like - being in the foster care system or in the military. They are students who don't always see themselves reflected or fully supported in college outreach materials or campus programming. This is achieved through peer advising, off-campus housing resources, and engagement opportunities for contemporary students.Responsibilities:This position is responsible for implementing initiatives that assist Contemporary students and train faculty and staff to better assist contemporary student populations.Create, implement, and sustain transfer initiatives, including Welcome2Mason, National Transfer Student Week, Tau Sigma, and other programs and initiatives to increase sense of belonging;Develop and oversee programmatic initiatives focused on increased engagement forcontemporary student populations, including student parents, adult learners, transfer students, and off-campus students;Create and sustain partnerships with campus stakeholders for programmatic and educational engagement;Oversee Gowns4Grads program;Co-chair the Contemporary Student Advisory Board;Develop and implement departmental student organizations for contemporary student populations;Coordinate, train, and partner with stakeholders across campus for enhanced programs and services for contemporary populations;Market programs and services geared toward contemporary populations;Participate in development and implementation of new departmental initiatives, including but not limited to the Student Experience Redesign projects; andServe on university committees as determined by AP/AVP/AD.Required Qualifications:Strong working knowledge of the current students' trends; and experience working with students in transitions. It is vital that candidates possess exceptional interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and have experience in database management. A qualified candidate will have highly developed organizational management and problem-solving skills and must work accurately and efficiently in order to meet a multitude of deadlines and responsibilities. Candidates will have demonstrated leadership abilities and must have a commitment to diversity and be comfortable working within diverse populations.Preferred Qualifications:Master's degree in higher education, management, student development or a related field or equivalent professional work experience.

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."

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