Department: College of Education and Human Development (CEHD)
Academic Advisor and Support Specialist
The George Mason University College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) is seeking an experienced, Fairfax-based academic advisor and student support professional for the College's School of Sport, Recreation and Tourism Management (SRTM) and its diverse array of undergraduate and graduate programs. 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.
About the Position:
This position plays an important role in helping undergraduate and graduate students choose an appropriate course of studies that they can pursue in an efficient manner. The SRTM Academic Advisor is a full-time, benefitted staff member who meets regularly with students on the Fairfax campus, helping them to meet their educational and career goals. The advisor works closely with the SRTM School Director and Academic Program Coordinators, as well as with other student service professionals in the CEHD Student and Academic Affairs Office. Occasional evening and weekend activities are required in conjunction with Mason Admission Office events and orientation schedules.
Assist students with academic course planning and scheduling;
Participate in orientation and admissions events;
Help students initiate academic actions (e.g., course substitutions, transfer credit inquiries and evaluations, course waivers);
Maintain an advising record for each student;
Identify and assist academically at-risk students;
Coordinate activities that support student success and enhance the student experience in the School of SRTM.
Master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience;
Must have effective communication and organizational skills and experience (or ability to engage) with appropriate technologies;
Must have the ability to work within a team concept and to take proactive action when needed to support students in the School of SRTM.
Advising or counseling experience in an educational setting;
Strong commitment to facilitating the academic and professional work of students and their instructional faculty.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://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.
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49164
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.