Living Learning Community Coordinator

Location
Virginia, United States
Posted
05 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2019
Ref
FAC7688
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Department    Honors College
Criminal Background Check    Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check    Yes
Job Category    Administrative or Professional Faculty
Job Title    Living Learning Community Coordinator
Job Type    Full-Time
Location    Fairfax, VA 
Salary    Commensurate with education and experience.

The George Mason University Honors College is seeking candidates for the position of Living Learning Community Coordinator.||

The Living Learning Community Coordinator, in collaboration with partners across the university and the region, will develop and run programs that foster a vibrant and inclusive community and support student success in the Honors College.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Planning and implementing co-curricular programs and initiatives for the Honors College.
  • Leading the development/implementation of programs for the first-year and upper level Honors College LLCs.
  • Engaging students who live on-campus in other university housing or living learning communities.
  • Developing programs that engage Honors College students living off campus.
  • Working with faculty and staff to promote the sustainability of successful programs across academic years.
  • Collaborating with the Honors College faculty and staff to support the creative, intellectual, and personal development of Honors College students.
  • Co-advising Honors College students as a generalist advisor and contributing to student success initiatives.
  • Collaborating with Housing and Residence Life staff to strengthen the Honors College student community in connection with the broader university.
  • Collaborating with Honors College faculty and staff to implement and carry out a regular assessment program for the LLC.
  • This position includes an on-campus apartment (to be reevaluated annually), and as such involves duties such as emergency response, implementing academic support initiatives, increasing faculty engagement in the residence halls, supporting students in crisis, and Title IX responsibilities.

Other duties as assigned

General Duties of Members of the Honors College Staff:

  • Working with the staff of the Honors College to develop the quality and reputation of all services and programs under its auspices.
  • Supporting the recruitment of students to the Honors College (including at Orientation and other recruitment events), in coordination with Admissions and the deans of the Honors College.
  • Attending Honors College staff and committee meetings and participating in staff development.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working with first generation and/or underrepresented students.
  • Experience working in a higher education setting that includes residence life, program development and evaluation, and a good understanding of current practices that promote highly effective Living Learning Communities on the residential university campus.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree.
  • Experience in assessment.

About the Honors College

The George Mason University Honors College highlights the full spectrum of opportunities for academic achievement, professional development, and public service that Mason offers, while offering an enriched academic and social environment that enhances the undergraduate experience. The College serves over 1,600 undergraduate students from all majors, each of whom have demonstrated exceptional motivation. Its curriculum offers a challenging general education that focuses on inquiry-based learning, evidence-based reasoning, and engaging multiple perspectives. In addition, the Honors College provides advising and mentoring that complements academic support offered by student’s major departments, as well as a thriving living learning community that offers programs for both residential and non-residential students. The College is also home to Mason’s Office of Fellowships, which supports all high-achieving Mason undergraduates and recent alumni in the application process for nationally competitive fellowships.

The Honors College is focused on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels in our community. This mission is facilitated by our location in one of the most diverse regions of the country and by George Mason’s status as the most diverse university in Virginia (https://www2.gmu.edu/about-mason/diversity-mason). 

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.

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of Professional References

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. 

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/! 

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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