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Part Time Professional Advisor

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

Position Information

Position Information

Department College of Education and Human Development (CEHD)
Alternate Department Description
Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
Restricted Position?
Job Category Student Wage / Non-Student Wage
Role (State) Job Title Part Time Professional Advisor
Working Title Part Time Professional Advisor
Job Type Part-Time
Position Number WGA330
Recruit Number Staff - 8516
Working Hours
Location Fairfax, VA
Other Location
Pay Band
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
Web Announcement

Part-Time Professional Advisor
Division of Advanced Professional Teacher Development & International Education

The George Mason University Division of Advanced Professional Teacher Development and International Education within the College of Education and Human Development invites applications for the position of Part Time Professional Academic Advisor. We are looking for an organized, energetic, and self-motivated education professional to strengthen our dynamic team. This part-time staff position offers an opportunity to engage in meaningful work in a supportive environment, and to interact with a diverse group of students and faculty. 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 Part-Time Professional Advisor will serve as an academic advisor within the division, a role that includes monitoring student progress, ensuring that academic actions are taken appropriately, troubleshooting students’ administrative problems, and serving as a point of contact for external offices (e.g., Student and Academic Affairs, Financial Aid, Registrar, etc.). As part of the APTDIE team, the Part-Time Professional Advisor will also work with the Division’s Student Services Coordinator to ensure that students are adequately oriented and advised when entering the programs; and with the Academic Program Coordinators when monitoring student registration and to provide enrollment projections and graduation clearance.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in higher education/student affairs (or an equivalent combination of education and work experience); knowledge and understanding of academic advising/support for graduate students;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; demonstrated experience advising students in a university setting; experience working in a higher education environment with diverse student populations; and experience with student database/systems and Microsoft Office suite software.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with Student Success Collaborative (software); proficiency in Ellucian Banner and Blackboard; and ability to work flexible hours.
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, 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: Review of applications will begin continually and remain open until filled.
Posting Date 01/17/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly?
Mason Ad Statement

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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.

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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 Documents

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