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Senior Academic Advisor - Center for Academic Advising, Retention and Transitions

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

For full consideration, current George Mason University employee applicants only may apply for position number FA599z at http://jobs.gmu.edu; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Review of applications will begin after March 22, 2017.

Position Information

Position Information

Department Student Acad Affairs & Advising
Alternate Department Description

Center for Advising, Retention and Transitions

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Job Category Admin or Professional Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Senior Academic Advisor - Center for Academic Advising, Retention and Transitions
Working Title Senior Academic Advisor - Center for Academic Advising, Retention and Transitions
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number FA599z
Recruit Number Faculty - 7005
Working Hours Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.; occasional evenings and weekends.
Location Fairfax
Pay Band No Response
Salary Anticipated starting salary is $47,000-$49,500; commensurate with experience
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Senior Academic Advisor – Center for Academic Advising, Retention and Transitions

Internal Search: Open to current George Mason University employees only.

The Center for Academic Advising, Retention and Transitions (CAART) invites current George Mason University employee applicants only for an internal search for a Senior Academic Advisor to work with undergraduate students. 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.

CAART Academic Advisors are responsible for advising undergraduate students who are undeclared (UNDE), changing majors, terminated, and non-degree seeking. CAART provides support and guidance to UNDE freshman and transfer students in their transition to the university and into their majors. The center offers various academic programs and services that provide information about the educational opportunities, policies, and procedures of the university for the various undergraduate student populations. The center also serves as a centralized resource to the advising community of the university. In that context, collaboration, communication and established leadership with various university offices and external educational constituents in helping students successfully transition to and graduate from George Mason University is a primary objective of CAART.

Responsibilities:

This position is primarily responsible for advising new UNDE freshman and transfer students in their transition to the university; as well as current students who are undeclared, terminated, or changing majors. Responsibilities include:

  • Leading the team of CAART advisors in planning and participating in university-wide initiatives including freshman and transfer admissions events, and freshman and transfer orientations;
  • Advising targeted populations of UNDE students;
  • Participating in Student Success Collaborative (SSC) and other outreach activities to help students gain knowledge about university academic programs, policies and procedures;
  • Playing a leadership role with other units of the university, such as the offices of Admissions, Orientation, and Career Services in coordinating advising events and services;
  • Collaborating with CAART Assistant and Associate Directors to update advising materials, planning sheets, and the website;
  • Acting as a point of contact to the UNDE student community with regard to Mason undergraduate policy, procedures, admissions and advising; and
  • Participating with the CAART staff in planning, implementing and assessing advising programs and events.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a counseling or a related field;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Mason policies and procedures;
  • Demonstrated advising experience with undergraduate students at Mason; and
  • Ability to utilize electronic databases and other technology to track students’ academic progress.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Highly organized, self-disciplined, able to work independently, and thrive in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal, communication and leadership skills; and
  • Ability to work with a diverse community of faculty, staff and students.
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, current George Mason University employee applicants only may apply for position number FA599z at http://jobs.gmu.edu; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Review of applications will begin after March 22, 2017.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: March 21, 2017
Posting Date 03/15/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
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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.

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Equity Statement

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current George Mason University employee?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of Professional References
Optional Documents