Undergraduate Recruitment and Engagement Specialist
George Mason University
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Internal Number: 52437
Department: School of Business
Undergraduate Recruitment and Engagement Specialist
The George Mason University, School of Business, invites applications for the position of Undergraduate Recruitment and Engagement Specialist. This position will provide administrative, logistical, and recruitment support to the recruitment and engagement function, within the School of Business Undergraduate Programs team. The Undergraduate Recruitment and Engagement Specialist is a full-time staff position with full benefits.
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 Undergraduate Recruitment and Engagement Specialisthas responsibilities in the following areas:
Administrative Support and Outreach
Assistance with day-to-day operations of Undergraduate Recruitment and Engagement, to include: outreach via phone, email, and mass communication systems, constituent engagement and management, and other administrative tasks;
Coordinate and conduct prospective student appointments and group information sessions;
Liaison between MarCom and Recruitment teams, while assisting with marketing and communication projects as assigned; and
Implement and lead new initiatives for improved personalization of student outreach and engagement.
LC Student Leadership Programs
Lead development efforts for Peer Mentor Program;
Supervise student staff, including initial training and conducting one-on-one meetings with mentors;
Create and implement a LC Council that supports student programs and initiatives, while providing leadership opportunities for students;
Provide mentorship and guidance to students chosen for both peer mentor and council programs;
Create and implement Business and Entrepreneurship Emerging Leaders (BEEL) Certificate; and
Serve as a resource to student staff and mentees for professional development, crisis intervention, and general support.
Living Learning Community Support
Individual will oversee the day-to-day programming and operations of the learning community for the School of Business;
Co-supervise LC student staff with HRL Community Director(s);
Oversee marketing and outreach efforts for recruiting new and returning LC students, programs, and major HRL events;
Lead the development/ implementation of programs for the first year and upper levels of the Business and Entrepreneurship LC;
Primary function for crisis intervention support and any ensuing student support and advocacy;
Serve as liaison to HRL in support of room assignments and floor planning;
Engage all students who live on campus in other university housing or learning communities;
Attend all LC Central meetings and trainings;
Collaborate with Housing and Resident Life at Mason in support of HRL initiatives; and
Collaborate with HRL and School of Business faculty and staff to implement and carry out a regular assessment program for the LC.
Collaboration with School of Business Student Services
Continuous collaboration with student services within the unit to assure proper policies, scope of services, and events are communicated to all prospective students and guests, as well as, to our students residing in the LC;
Serve as point of contact for Beta Gamma Sigma and associated events and programs;
Collaborate with School of Business student services to provide outreach and oversight of student organizations; and
Serve as a liaison between admissions counselors and School of Business Academic Advisors.
Event Planning and Coordination
Position will support Undergraduate Programs through various events throughout the year. These events will support Undergraduate Recruitment & Engagement, Academic Advising, and major ceremonies and celebrations. Individual will work with stakeholders to remain within the budget needed for each specific event;
Coordinating recruitment activities including fairs, open houses, and on-site visits;
Logistical oversight of new summer programs for community partners;
Collaborating with stakeholders for central and School-specific recruitment activities; and
Assist the Office of Student Success and Academic Services to offer event planning assistance and operation support.
Liaison to School and University Constituents
Individual will represent Undergraduate Recruitment and Engagement to University and School partners. To include: Marketing and Communications, Enrollment Management and Marketing, School of Business Minor Programs, University Admissions, Housing and Residence Life, Alumni Relations, School of Business Development, and academic partners; and
Continuously collaborate with campus partners to provide experiential learning programs and opportunities to School of Business students.
A bachelor's degree, or a combination of equivalent education and experience, preferably in admissions and recruitment;
Experience in higher education environment;
Knowledge of recruitment and admission trends within higher education, community colleges, high school and adult student outreach, and certificate programs;
Must have the ability to maintain absolute confidentiality in a highly visible office;
Must possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills; and
Ability to provide timely and relevant input concerning external relations activities, meetings, and events as well as to act for the good of the Undergraduate Recruitment and Outreach team and the School in a wide variety of situations.
A master's degree in education or student affairs;
Experience in higher education environment within a School of Business with independent enrollment goals;
Excellent computer skills with working knowledge of all applications in Microsoft Office, electronic calendaring, e-mail, university applications such as MicroStrategy, Banner, and Salesforce, school applications and files, and Admissions/ University databases and reporting formats;
Excellent customer service skills as this function frequently interacts with guests, students, and community partners in-person and virtually;
Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment and in support of all levels of school/ institutional leadership;
Ability to work independently and to complete multiple tasks within tight deadlines; and
Ability to learn and adapt in new, fast paced environments.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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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
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.
We prepa...re Mason students for the demands of work, social responsibility, and life in an ever-changing global society. University Life's mission statement is core to our work. We support every student at Mason, from orientation through graduation.
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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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