Academic Advisor

Position Information

Position Information

Department College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS)
Alternate Department Description

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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 Academic Advisor
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number 02618z
Recruit Number Staff - 8488
Working Hours
Location Fairfax
Pay Band Payband 4
Salary $46,000-$49,000, commensurate with education and experience.
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Academic Advisor

The George Mason University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office is seeking candidates for the position of Academic Advisor.


Under the direction of the College’s Director of Advising and Retention, the Academic Advisor will be responsible for providing academic advising to undergraduate students seeking degrees in Sociology, Anthropology, Religious Studies, or Philosophy, and administering programming that can help create community for faculty and students within the departments.

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and understanding of academic advising/support for undergraduate students;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with students and faculty.
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Demonstrated experience advising students in a university setting;
  • Experience working in a higher education environment with diverse student populations; and
  • Experience with computer data entry, Microsoft office suite software, and student database/system software such as SSC-Campus.

Preferred qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in higher education/student affairs, sociology, anthropology, religious studies, philosophy or related field;
  • Teaching experience; and
  • Experience with Assessment of advising or special programs.
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02611z at; please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: January 12, 2018
Posting Date 12/14/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly?
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Supplemental Documents

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