Admissions Counselor

Position Information

Position Information

Department Admissions
Alternate Department Description
Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check Yes
Restricted Position? No, is eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category Classified Staff
Role (State) Job Title Education Support Specialist II
Working Title Admissions Counselor
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number 00124z
Recruit Number Staff - 8405
Working Hours
Location Fairfax
Pay Band Payband 3
Salary Salary will range from the low- to mid-$30,000s and is commensurate with education and experience.
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Admissions Counselor

The George Mason University Office of Admissions is conducting a search for a self-motivated, results-oriented individual for an Admissions Counselor position. 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.


Primary responsibilities include assisting with the development, maintenance and design of targeted communication plans. In addition to marketing communications, this position helps to recruit and counsel prospective students (mainly transfer students), evaluate undergraduate applications, represent the university at recruitment events, and conduct information sessions for prospective students and families. The candidate will be expected to work in collaboration with other team members across the university and the Admissions Office to ensure excellent customer service and drive enrollment among diverse student populations. Minimal overnight travel is required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Superior written and oral communication skills;
  • Familiarity with composing materials for diverse populations;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a hectic, deadline-driven environment often working on multiple tasks concurrently;
  • Impeccable attention to detail;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Availability for occasional evening and weekend work;
  • Comfortable working with diverse populations;
  • Ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential information and situations;
  • Comfortable with public speaking in large and small group situations;
  • Computer literacy and willingness to learn new software applications;
  • Comfortable with basic graphic design elements;
  • Proven ability to work positively as a team member;
  • Demonstrated customer service experience; and
  • Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual;
  • Understanding of higher education marketing;
  • Previous experience with Adobe Photoshop;
  • Previous experience with HTML coding;
  • Previous experience with Ellucian Banner software;
  • Previous experience with Salesforce CRM;
  • Prior admissions or related experience; and
  • Demonstrated experience in creating and editing digital marketing materials.

Employment offer is contingent upon meeting eligibility requirements for operating state-owned vehicles and passing a background check.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 00124z at; 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: November 3, 2017
Posting Date 10/20/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly?
Mason Ad Statement

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!

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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

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Supplemental Documents

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