Undergraduate Academic Advisor/Recruitment and Community Development Coordinator

Position Information

Position Information

Department School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution (SCAR)
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 Academic Advisor/Recruitment and Community Development Coordinator
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number 02615z
Recruit Number Staff - 8339
Working Hours
Location Fairfax, VA
Other Location
Pay Band Payband 4
Salary High-$30,000's; commensurate with education and experience
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Undergraduate Academic Advisor/Recruitment and Community Development Coordinator

The George Mason University School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) seeks qualified candidates for a full-time Undergraduate Academic Advisor/Recruitment and Community Development Coordinator position. The position will be part of the Undergraduate Student Services staff in Fairfax, Va., and will report to the Director of Student Services. This position requires occasional weekend and evening availability. 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.


Academic Advising:

  • Meet with prospective, new and returning S-CAR majors and minors about degree requirements, course scheduling, and internship and career interests; and
  • Coordinate special programs as part of the undergraduate unit.


  • Attend recruitment events sponsored by the Office of Admissions, including prospective freshmen and transfer open houses;
  • Present to new students at Orientation;
  • Develop relationships with community college advisors and faculty; and
  • Maintain and create marketing materials.


  • Plan events of various sizes on the Fairfax campus, including monthly brown bag lectures, the annual research conference, and other ad hoc events;
  • Compile and disseminate pertinent information to undergraduate students;
  • Create and distribute undergraduate weekly newsletter;
  • Liaise with, and serve on, various university and S-CAR committees;
  • Mentor and support S-CAR student organizations; and
  • Develop and support undergraduate alumni outreach initiatives.

Required Qualifications:

  • Creating print and social media marketing materials;
  • Experience with Web site content management;
  • Experience with event planning;
  • Database entry and applicable MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills; and
  • Project organization and management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience/background in higher education and social sciences;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Engaging and professional presentation skills; and
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02615z 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.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: September 15, 2017
Posting Date 09/01/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly?
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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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Supplemental Questions

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Supplemental Documents

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