Associate Director, Advising
- Full Time
Department Honors College
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Working Title Assistant/Associate Director of Advising
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 Assistant/Associate Director of Advising. 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.
Lead advising for the Honors College:
- Co-advise Honors College undergraduate students in collaboration with departmental advisors.
- Propose programs and initiatives targeting various student populations (e.g. LLCs, off-campus students, underperforming students, etc.) based on current best practices in advising and evaluate the results.
- In coordination with other Honors College faculty and staff and departmental advisors, update advising materials and determine the best methods and timing for dissemination.
- Supervise Honors College advisors, including doing annual performance evaluations.
- Coordinate graduation audit process
Administer academic policies and procedures within the Honors College:
- Manage academic policies and procedures (e.g. grade appeals, terminations, substitutions/waivers, study abroad, clearing for registration, coding and decoding of students, matters that might occur after adjunct faculty have left the college, etc.) in coordination with the curriculum committee.
- Administer transfer and sophomore entry program for students transferring to Mason and students who are at Mason who would like to join the Honors College after their first year.
- Keep student records (e.g. forms submitted to the registrar’s office, transfer student evaluations, evaluations for students leaving the Honors College, etc.)
Participate in the Honors College and larger university community:
- Lead Honors College advising committee
- Serve on the Honors College curriculum committee
- Serve on the Honors College student of concern committee
- Attend Honors College staff meetings
- Represent Honors College on appropriate college and university committees, including MAAN, Academic Advising Council, APAC (academic policy advisory committee), Academic liaison committee, etc.
- Develop and maintain connections with student support services: Office of Disability Services, Office of Student Support, Housing, University Life, etc.
- Meet with major advisors and department representatives at least twice per year.
- 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.
Excellent communication, administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills, including flexibility to work with students, faculty, and administrators associated with the program.
Ongoing involvement with issues related to higher education as demonstrated by university advising and academic administration.
Proficiency in current technology skills and university databases.
Graduate degree required.
Experience working with first generation and/or underrepresented students.
At least five years of experience as an academic advisor at a university.
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.
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/!
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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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