Training and Recruitment Specialist, University Studies Program

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Apr 02, 2022
May 26, 2022
Full Time
Training and Recruitment Specialist, University Studies ProgramThe George Mason University Office of the Provost is seeking a Training and Recruitment Specialist for the University Studies Program who has a passion for training adjunct faculty and peer leaders. 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.About the Department:The Office of the Provost is the primary central administrative unit for the university's academic programs. Its range of interests includes curriculum, instructional personnel, assessment, accreditation, international initiatives, and oversight of the overall academic mission. The mission of Undergraduate Education is to provide all students with a quality, engaging undergraduate education that gives them the tools to be Engaged Citizens and Well-Rounded Scholars who are Prepared to act. Undergraduate Education manages the Undergraduate and Mason Core Curriculum, Academic Advising, Fellowships, University Studies Program, and the Mason Impact initiatives including Civic Engagement.About the University Studies Program:Mission - University Studies facilitates the holistic development of undergraduate students through academics, career exploration, self-discovery, and meaningful community engagement as they transition to, through, and beyond Mason.Our First Year Transition courses connect new Mason students to faculty/staff, to one another and to campus resources for a successful transition to college. These courses help students develop essential skills for academic success, personal development, well-being, and career exploration. Through these courses, we aim to lay the foundation for an engaged community of Mason learners throughout the undergraduate experience.Responsibilities:The Training and Recruitment Specialist will be an integral member of the University Studies team and report to the Associate Director of University Studies. The specialist will work with other members of the Undergraduate Education team, and the university community at large.This position will be responsible for:Recruiting, supporting and training the First Year Transition course faculty;Recruiting for, training, and overseeing the First Year Transition Peer Advisor Program;Supervising graduate assistant(s) who support First Year Transition Peer Advisors;Developing curriculum for and teaching University 330 Peer Advisor Leadership training course;Managing and running the Peer Advisor retreat to Camp Horizons; attending the weekend retreat to Camp Horizons (typically in late March/early April); andServing on and leading appropriate University committees.Required Qualifications:The incumbent will need to be able to work in a team environment, understand the vision of first year transition programs and peer learning, and be able to take independent responsibility for supporting student leaders. The ideal candidate will have:A Master's degree in any discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;Experience with educational programming; student leadership development; and/or faculty training;Demonstrated written, oral, and interpersonal skills;Demonstrated ability to take initiatives, problem solve, and prioritize multiple tasks;Demonstrated professionalism, flexibility, organization, and curiosity; andProficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.Preferred Qualifications:Knowledge of Mason's systems;Experience in organizing and delivering training seminars and workshops; and2-5 years of progressively responsible experience working with student success or academic programs (i.e. first-year experience programs, academic advising, living learning communities, etc.).

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number WG4242 at; complete the online application; submit 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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