The George Mason University Office of Admissions is conducting a search for a self-motivated, team-oriented individual for the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions. This individual will have the opportunity to contribute to the development and advancement of two enrollment programs that contribute to degree completion. 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.
The position is uniquely responsible for managing the daily enrollment of new ADVANCE and Online Virginia Network (OVN) applicants, including the coordination of the enrollment process, actively managing personal contact campaigns and collaborating with campus and partner stakeholders to meet prescribed enrollment goals. ADVANCE is the university's newest transfer partnership with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) offering associate's degree students a seamless transition to a Mason bachelor's degree program. OVN combines the resources of Mason, Old Dominion University the Virginia Community College System to deliver online bachelor degree completion programs throughout the Commonwealth. The Assistant Director will join a cross-trained, proactive recruitment team and effectively develop and utilize recruitment strategies to yield ADVANCE and OVN students.
Other responsibilities include:
Serving as a Recruitment Coach for both the ADVANCE and OVN programs, counseling students through the program requirements and admissions process;
Serving as the day-to-day enrollment liaison for prospective students/families;
Reviewing applicant credentials for timely enrollment decisions; reviewing college transcripts and managing the credit evaluation process for ADVANCE and OVN students;
Actively and effectively playing key roles as assigned or needed at all recruitment events on-or-off campus; assisting with event planning and implementation;
Collaborating with the Integrated Enrollment Marketing Communications staff to build and enhance relevant communication plans;
Conducting effective and proactive phone, email, social media, and other contact campaigns to qualify students and move them in a timely and supportive manner through the process;
Collaborating with university stakeholders, University Life and partners at Northern Virginia Community College on ADVANCE;
Presenting at information sessions as assigned or needed; and
Occasional travel required.
We seek a candidate able to lead change and innovation in a complex environment, support the development of professional staff, collaborate across colleges and departments, and contribute to the overall goals and objectives of the university.
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
Demonstrated experience in admissions, advising and/or recruitment of various student populations (e.g. community college students, adult learners, and/or first-generation students);
Ability to understand the needs of our diverse applicant pool;
Detail-oriented and ability to prioritize;
Superior communication skills, including the demonstrated ability to frequently present to small and large groups and facilitate collaboration across culturally and professionally diverse populations;
Ability to learn new software applications;
Ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential information and situations;
Demonstrated ability to work independently, and within a team setting;
Available for evening and weekend work and occasional overnight travel;
Ability to safely and independently lift 30 lbs;
Confident driving in the D.C. metro area as well as other geographic locations; and
Valid driver's license.
Experience working with adult and transfer student populations;
Experience evaluating domestic transfer credit;
Experience working with online undergraduate learners; and
Experience with Ellucian Banner, PeopleSoft and/or SalesForce.
Some travel and work on evenings and weekends will be contingent on meeting eligibility requirements for operating state-owned vehicles per Policy 1411: Vehicle Use Procedures.
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02829z at http://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.