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Academic Advisor

Company: George Mason University
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Department INTO MASON Alternate Department Description Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check Motor Vehicle Background Check No Statement of Economic Interest Not Applicable Restricted Position? Job Category Classified Staff Role (State) Job Title Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Pathways Working Title Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Pathways Job Type Full-Time Position Number INTO21 Recruit Number STF10078 Working Hours Location Fairfax, VA Other Location Pay Band Salary Salary commensurate with education and experience. Web Announcement Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Pathways The George Mason University INTO Mason invites applications for a Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Pathways. 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 Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William as well as at learning locations across the Commonwealth. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting work that is meaningful and opportunities to both collaborate and create. Mason is only minutes from the nations capital, close to cultural activities, excellent schools, and vibrant neighborhoods in a region known for its dynamic growth. About the Department: INTO George Mason University ( INTO Mason) is a joint venture between George Mason University and INTO North America. INTO Masons unique programs for international students provide tailored academic and English language instruction coupled with a highly supportive learning environment that supports adjustment to life in the U.S. and long-term academic success. About the Position: The Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Pathways will advise students regarding their study plans, adjustment to the learning environment, and academic progress. In addition, the Advisor will conduct student workshops on academic studies at Mason and serve as an instructor for an undergraduate pathway transition course. The Advisor will report to the Associate Director, Advising and Academic Services. Responsibilities: Work closely with the Undergraduate International Pathway Program Manager to prepare for course availability and conduct registration pre-planning;Ensure the accurate and timely registration of undergraduate students at the beginning of the term;Coordinate orientation advising sessions;Hold regular individual and group advising sessions primarily with undergraduate students, but with other student populations as needed. Communicate INTO Mason and George Mason academic policies to students;Schedule advising activities for matriculating students with external departments;Oversee student attendance and progress monitoring and interventions;Supervise and train junior-level advisors/counsellors as needed;Assist with pathway matriculation reviews, updating of student study plans and programs with help from the Academic Support Specialist;Assist the freshmen transition/student development courses coordinator with advising resources for the course;Teach one transition course per term, serve as an information and support resource for other transition course instructors regarding matriculation policies and processes;Serve on committees relevant to the position;Perform other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications: Masters degree;Studies in college student personnel, higher education, counselling or related field preferred;Previous experience in a higher education setting;Strong intercultural experience and communication skills. Preferred Qualifications: Experience working as an academic advisor in an intensive English language program and/or with international students in higher education settings, and enrollment management experience for a for-profit institution. Successful applicants will demonstrate the following:Proficiency with computer applications and ability to use technology to enhance the student experience;Thorough understanding of student development theory and its application;Understanding of the academic structure (academic programs, curriculum, administrative units) of a university;An understanding of the fundamentals of programming and workshop development;Strong organizational and planning skills;Experience with developmental academic advising philosophy;Cultural expertise, ability to fluently speak at least one language other than English and/or experience abroad;An ability to function independently and as a member of a team in a constantly changing environment;Excellent written and oral communication skills. Special Instructions to Applicants To be considered for this position, you must submit your cover letter and resume to:For Full Consideration, Apply by: 2/17/2021 Posting Date 01/29/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled? Yes Telework Friendly? 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 Masons 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. Campus Safety Information Masons Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at

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