Assistant Director of Student Involvement

Position Information

Position Information

Department UL - Student Involvement
Alternate Department Description
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Job Category Admin or Professional Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Assistant Director of Student Involvement
Working Title Assistant Director of Student Involvement
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number FA558z
Recruit Number Faculty - 7229
Working Hours
Location Fairfax
Pay Band
Salary $47,000-$48,000
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Assistant Director of Student Involvement
The George Mason University Student Involvement office welcomes applicants for the position of Assistant Director for Student Involvement. Student Involvement is a dynamic environment to work in and is committed to the well-being of the entire team. Our commitment to this approach is evident through opportunities for flexible schedules, engagement in developing department processes, a strong commitment to professional development and building a team that supports each other’s success.

The Assistant Director for Student Involvement is an administrative faculty position and is a part of the 11 member professional staff team of Student Involvement, within the Division of University Life. The position manages multiple tasks while fulfilling the strategic goals as established by the office, division of University Life, and the university. This position has primary responsibility for the daily advisement and management of the Student Government. This position will also develop, oversee, and assess transfer student engagement for the department. Specific responsibilities include:

• Advise the Student Government, including but not limited to: Student Government executive members, the Student Senate, the Student Parking Appeals Board, and the Student Funding Board (SFB);
• Provide oversight for the Student Government area and budget management;
• Facilitate training and transition for student leadership within the Student Government;
• Provide leadership development and support programming, communication and social media initiatives for Student Government.
• Maintain records, materials, and other documents related to Student Government;
• Responsible for the training, development and supervision of a Graduate Assistant;
• Ensure that Student Government adheres to all university policies; and local, state and federal laws;
• Communicate and collaborate with appropriate university offices, departments and organizations, and assist Student Government leaders in developing relationships with these constituencies;
• Oversee transfer student involvement initiative for the department;
• Attend various admissions events and fairs to educate transfer students on involvement opportunities;
• Assess and evaluate transfer student needs in regards to involvement and engagement.
• Develop a “Transfer Guide to Student Involvement”;
• Serve as departmental representative on key University Life committees;
• Participate as an active member of the University Life/Student Involvement professional staff, attending departmental meetings, collaborating with other staff members, and assisting in office- and department-wide initiatives and programs;
• Perform other related duties as assigned; and
• This position requires some evening and weekend hours.


• A master’s degree plus demonstrated professional experience in Student Affairs, higher education or related work
• Experience in direct advisement and leadership development of students and student organizations
• Demonstrated ability to provide attention to detail
• Demonstrated experience working with a team to accomplish collective goals
• Strong oral and written communication skills

• A minimum of 2 years professional full-time experience in Student Affairs related work
• Experience working with student government and/or student funding boards.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and the practice of open and effective communication with students, faculty and staff to build and maintain collaborative relationships;
• Demonstrated experience managing conflict

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please complete the online application, provide a writing sample and attach a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: 02/02/2018
Posting Date 12/19/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Professional References
  4. Letter of Recommendation #1
  5. Letter of Recommendation #2
  6. Writing Sample
Optional Documents