The George Mason University, Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science (GGS) in the College of Science invites qualified applicants to apply for our Academic Program and Communications Coordinator position. 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.
About the Department:
The Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science (GGS) offers Bachelor's (BS and BA), Master's and PhD degrees as well as several Graduate Certificates. Our programs serve a diverse student body, including traditional students, returning professionals, and aspiring academics.
The GGS Academic Programs and Communications Coordinator provides support to the Chair and the Undergraduate, Graduate, and Distance Education Coordinators with respect to Academic Affairs, such as overseeing curriculum and assessment updating, academic advising, academic planning, graduate student academic management, and graduation audits. The incumbent also leads all department marketing and communication efforts, including development and outreach initiatives and social media campaigns.
Maintains faculty and student files;
Oversees all academic support functions to include, course and classroom space scheduling, reporting of grades, monitoring progress of graduate applications, and cataloging review and updates;
Leads outreach and communication efforts both within, as well as outside of Mason including the development of marketing materials and resources;
Management of the GGS website and social media channels;
Cross-trains with other departmental functions to provide the best possible service to our faculty, staff and students.
Bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of training and professional experience;
Experience working in Higher Education;
Ability to effectively utilize and navigate database and spreadsheet software;
General knowledge about university structure and typical requirements of graduate programs;
Ability to apply knowledge contained in policies and procedures to a specific set of circumstances;
Ability to work courteously and effectively with students, prospective students, and faculty;
Knowledge of web development software, and strong web-editing skills;
Knowledge of social media channels (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others) to increase the department's exposure to current and new students, and scientific communities.
Familiarity with GMU's administrative and academic policies;
Experience with Drupal web development software;
Experience with Ellucian Banner and Blackboard;
Experience with admissions programs, such as TargetX.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
Location: Fairfax, VA
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
Internal Number: 50467
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.