The George Mason University, Office of the Provost invites applications for a Director, Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS). 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:
George Mason University's Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (BAS) is a unique program created specifically for students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and seek to complete their Bachelor's degree, with a specialized technology-rich concentration. Designed with the adult-learner in mind, but open to students of all ages, the BAS degree offers a flexible learning experience for students.
The program, located in the Office of the Provost, seeks a Director who will manage the following areas:
Curriculum Planning and Development:
Collaborate with campus stakeholders to ensure that BAS course content remains relevant and new courses are developed as needed;
Work with the Provost Office to recruit and hire BAS faculty and advisors;
Provide ongoing support for core faculty teaching BAS courses.
Program Growth and Development:
Provide leadership support for budget development and management;
Monitor continued compliance with policies, academic standards, and accreditation requirements for respective programs;
Actively seek and establish new pathways with a focus on:
Military and veteran populations
Community colleges outside of Virginia
Maintain information pertaining to corporate education reimbursement programs and specifically target those corporations as a part of marketing plan;
Establish alumni program for mentorship support and curriculum advice.
Recruitment and Admissions:
Develop, implement, and evaluate recruitment strategies to attract students to the online, adult degree completion programs, including planning and running events to promote and support student recruitment, and working with local businesses and organizations;
Attend professional functions to inform executives and potential students about BAS programs;
Serve as the main point-of-contact for prospective students, guiding them through the admissions process;
Work with the Admissions office on BAS application review and transcript evaluation.
Serve as primary advising contact for students on all program/course requirements associated with the BAS;
Provide responses to admission, transfer, and graduation inquiries;
Prepare for and attend orientations and other new student events;
Maintain regular communication with students via email, social media, as well as organized events;
Provide special outreach to students considered to be at-risk;
Provide career search guidance and support, including internship connections.
Master's degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Five (5) years or more of experience in higher ed;
Experience working with academic curriculum and scheduling;
Evidence of strong student advising support;
Ability to synthesize multiple ideas and program strategies into a comprehensive, executable plan;
Proven ability to collaborate with a diverse population of faculty, staff and key stakeholders;
Must be able to work well in teams and effectively communicate at all levels;
Passion to innovate, competent in analysis, reasoning, and problem solving;
Able to assess, identify and measure key performance indicators and other success metrics;
Highly motivated and energetic;
Strong presentation skills;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Background in the area of adult completion programs, technology-rich pathways;
Familiarity with BANNER and DegreeWorks;
Strong skills in budget development and management, organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
Location: Fairfax, VA
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George Mason University is a public, comprehensive, research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia located in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. Mason was initially founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1949, and became an independent institution in 1972. George Mason University is an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world.
George Mason University has 37,000 students from all 50 states and 130 countries and a residential population of more than 6,000 students. Mason is a vibrant and dynamic community of scholars. 80% of our students are employed within six months of graduation. Nearly two-thirds of the 140,000 Mason alumni live and work in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Mason is a young university that, in just a short time, has made impressive strides in size, stature and influence. Today, as Virginia’s largest public research university, we are setting the benchmark for a bold, progressive education that serves the needs of our students and communities. To that end, we have 10 schools and colleges devoted to a variety of study.
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George Mason, for whom our university is named, was one of the greatest of the founding fathers of the United States. Mason drafted the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which became a model for the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights.
We Are in Virginia. But We Serve the World.
Mason is committed to creating a more just, free and prosperous world. Located in one of the most important political, economic and intellectual hubs in the world, we accept our responsibility to serve others: to help our students succeed, enrich the life of our community, and contribute to solving some of the most complex global problems of our time.
Washington, D.C.: Land of Opportunity.
Mason’s main campus is in Fairfax, Virginia, just 15 miles outside of Washington, D.C. The nation’s capital is easily accessible by car or public transportation.
At Mason, you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a beautiful wooded residential campus and outstanding college experience, as well as numerous internship and recreational opportunities that only a world-class urban setting like D.C. can offer.
You can intern with National Geographic or the Justice Department, visit the numerous museums with your Art History classmates, take a selfie in front of Lincoln Memorial, catch a Nationals baseball game, kayak along the Potomac, or check out the many neighborhoods where you’ll discover lots of great shopping, places to eat, art galleries, music venues, and much more. You can attend events and hear nationally recognized speakers. You’ll run out of time before you run out of things to do.
There’s more to explore. Students participate in a field trip to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., organized by the Office of International Programs and Services.
In just a short drive, you can be hiking in the Shenandoah Mountains or walking the boardwalk in either Ocean City, Maryland, or Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Our closest airports are Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport, and Mason is easily accessible by public transportation. Free shuttle buses help you get to the nearest Metro station in Vienna, Virginia, just a short distance from our Fairfax Campus. The Arlington Campus is within walking distance of the Virginia Square-GMU stop on the Orange Line.
Enriching Work Environment.
We will invest in recruiting, retaining, and developing talented and diverse faculty and academic and professional staff. We will create a vibrant campus life in which all members can grow and thrive.
Diversity is one of our core values; everyone is welcome here. Mason was recently named the most diverse university in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report.
We bring together a multitude of people and ideas in everything that we do. Our culture of inclusion, our multidisciplinary approach, and our global perspective makes us more effective educators and scholars.
While at Mason, you’ll be making your own decisions and forming your own view of the world. Engaging with diverse groups of individuals, including students, faculty, and staff, will enrich this experience. You will learn from them, and they will learn from you.
We have a variety of communities here, and you're sure to find a group of people who are like you. The great thing is you'll also be embraced by communities of people who are not like you. At Mason, you'll be in a place where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Interacting with people from a variety of backgrounds will:
• Widen your outlook of the world,
• Show you how to work and collaborate with people of differing views,
• Expose you to new perspectives from people with disparate life experiences, and
• Give you the social skills to interact with all kinds of people.
Diversity also enhances learning and creative thinking by prompting the study of new material and the awareness of fresh viewpoints. The power of many perspectives will boost your capacity to explore original ideas and solutions. Seeing issues in a new way heightens your creativity and problem-solving abilities.
Another benefit: As our nation becomes more diverse, students who learn in a diverse environment will be more competitive in an increasingly global economy. You’ll enhance your critical thinking skills and improve your ability to develop nuanced solutions to real-world problems.
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