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Undergraduate Program Coordinator

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

For full consideration, applicants should apply for position number 01863z at by July 31, 2017; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Position Information

Position Information

Department Criminology, Law & Society
Alternate Department Description
Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
Restricted Position? No, is eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category Classified Staff
Role (State) Job Title Education Support Specialist III
Working Title Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number 01863z
Recruit Number Staff - 8272
Working Hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location Fairfax, VA
Other Location
Pay Band Payband 4
Salary Mid-to-upper $40,000s; commensurate with education and experience.
Web Announcement

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

The George Mason University Department of Criminology, Law and Society (CLS) is accepting applications for an Undergraduate Program Coordinator to lead the CLS Undergraduate Advising team. CLS is committed to supporting the education of the whole student and integrating student life with learning. 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.


The Undergraduate Program Coordinator performs an advanced level of responsibilities in academic advising and undergraduate curriculum development within the CLS Department. In addition to academic advising, this position helps develop and manage the advising program, including supervising Academic Advisors and administrative staff, working closely with the Undergraduate Director, and with CLS undergraduate academic program and curriculum development. This position is essential in managing the day-to-day activities of the advising and academic program in support of the department’s substantial student population. Responsibilities include:

  • Provide academic advice and guidance to prospective and current undergraduate CLS students from admission to graduation in support of the students’ academic and career goals;
  • Direct supervision of the advising team and administrative staff;
  • Act as Program Coordinator by managing, developing and administering processes and procedures for undergraduate advising operations; and
  • Act as Academic Coordinator for CLS orientations, admissions fairs, open houses and student workshops; and assist the Undergraduate Director with undergraduate curriculum changes.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Demonstrated experience in academic advising, student career counseling, or providing student support within a higher education setting;
  • Demonstrated supervisory, program management and leadership skills;
  • Analytical skills and ability to interpret department advising metrics;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and presentation skills;
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and ability to multitask;
  • Ability to work independently, and as a member of a team;
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Knowledge of university academic policies and procedures; and
  • Experience with advising technology/programs (e.g., Ellucian Banner, DegreeWorks, Student Success Collaborative, etc.).

Preferred Qualification:

  • Master’s degree in related field such as higher education, counselling, psychology, etc.
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants should apply for position number 01863z at by July 31, 2017; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: July 31, 2017
Posting Date 07/17/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly? No
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience advising, student counseling and providing academic support to students. How many years of this type of experience do you have?
    • Less than one year of experience
    • 1 to 2 years of experience
    • 2 to 4 years of experience
    • More than 4 years of experience
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Indicate the choice that best describes your supervisory experience.
    • 2 or more years, to include professional staff
    • 2 or more years supervising clerical or non-professional staff
    • Less than 2 years of supervisory experience
    • No supervisory experience

Supplemental Documents

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