Internal Search: Open to current George Mason University employees only.
The George Mason University, Honors College is looking for an organized, energetic, self-motivated academic advisor who will be responsible for group and individual academic advising of undergraduates in the Honors College. 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.
Responsibilities will include, but are not be limited to:
Communicating Honors College and major degree requirements;
Developing and conveying information about available opportunities (e.g. internships, study abroad, research experiences, special programs);
Maintaining records of student success in obtaining available opportunities;
Helping students explore alternative majors, double majors and minors;
Educating students about university deadlines, policies and procedures;
Helping students initiate academic actions (e.g. course substitutions, transfer credit inquires and evaluations);
Maintaining advising materials;
Keeping current on continually changing curriculum requirements;
Participating in orientation and recruitment activities;
Communicating student needs, concerns, and requests to appropriate members of the Honors College team;
Referring students with academic progress issues or special requests to appropriate offices;
Monitoring student progress and proactive advising;
Performing graduation audits;
Serving on committees, as appropriate; and
Collaborating and consulting with academic advisors in the appropriate major departments as needed.
Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
Demonstrated academic advising experience at the university level; and
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Significant demonstrated academic advising experience at university level;
Knowledge of SSC-Campus, DegreeWorks, or Banner; and
General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends in the areas of academic advising, student persistence, retention, and degree completion.
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 “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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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 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.
Internal Number: 47265
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.