Department: College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)
Graduate Admissions Specialist
The George Mason University, Office of Student Affairs invites applications for a Graduate Admissions Specialist to support the recruitment of students for all graduate programs offered by the College of Health & Human Services. 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 Office of Student Affairs:
The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), Office of Student Affairs is responsible for enhancing and strengthening all aspects of the student experience in the College (pre-admission through graduation). The Office is the primary physical space to welcome current and prospective students and other visitors to the college, and provides guidance and support to students through recruitment, admissions, advising, assessment, and student engagement.
About the Position:
The Graduate Admissions Specialist supports prospective and admitted graduate students through recruitment, review of applicants, and orientation support for CHHS graduate programs. Although this role will support recruitment and admissions efforts across all programs, there will be a particular focus on the programs offered in our Central Application Systems (CAS) with Liaison by WebAdmit. The Graduate Admissions Specialist receives and processes all applications in our CAS systems and/or Salesforce TargetX, ensures that all required documentation is received to complete a graduate application; including sending a link for a supplemental TargetX application, forwards file to the department for review, and ensures consistent communication with applicants throughout the application process. This individual works closely with the Central Office of Graduate Admissions to ensure admission decisions are updated in Salesforce TargetX to have decision letters sent out. This individual will also work closely with CHHS Marketing and Communications in the development of inbound enrollment marketing materials, processes, and plans. The Graduate Admissions Specialist serves as a point of contact regarding applicant inquiries via the CHHS Graduate Admissions email and main phone line.
Manage and implement the daily operations related to the processing of applications in the Graduate Admissions Office for the College of Health and Human Services;
Work collaboratively with various university departments including but not limited to CHHS internal departments, Registrar's Office, Central Admissions Office, International Credential Evaluation Office, Student Accounts and Office of International Programs and Services;
Assist prospective students, students, faculty, advisors and administrators in person, by phone, and via e-mail in the Graduate Admissions Office of CHHS;
Create information session invitations and registration pages in TargetX;
Host information sessions with CHHS Department Chairs, faculty and other CHHS Graduate Admissions staff;
Develop reports and campaigns to effectively communicate with prospective students at each stage of the admissions cycle;
Represent the College at graduate fairs and other recruitment events;
Assist in the planning and implementation of graduate orientations for newly admitted students;
Support the development of web marketing and inbound recruitment efforts with CHHS Graduate Admissions and CHHS Marketing and Communication; and
Provide general support for the Office of Student Affairs; assists with CHHS Degree Celebration and other CHHS events; and assumes any other duties as requested.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience;
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills;
Ability to multi-task in a high volume, fast-paced environment;
Demonstrated customer service skills;
Proven organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills;
Ability to make decisions, prioritize multi-level tasks, and work independently;
Knowledge of and/or work experience in higher education;
Microsoft Office Suite – Access, Excel, Word, Outlook; and
Experience serving diverse populations.
Knowledge of graduate admissions processes, policies and procedures;
General knowledge of filing and office management procedures;
Familiar with Student Information Systems – e.g. Banner, Salesforce TargetX, MicroStrategy and PariotWeb;
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a diverse environment;
Experience with managing Student Information Systems – e.g. creating programs, configuring settings, running reports; and
Master's degree or other graduate study.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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George Mason University is a public, comprehensive, research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia located in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. Mason was initially founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1949, and became an independent institution in 1972. George Mason University is an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world.
George Mason University has 37,000 students from all 50 states and 130 countries and a residential population of more than 6,000 students. Mason is a vibrant and dynamic community of scholars. 80% of our students are employed within six months of graduation. Nearly two-thirds of the 140,000 Mason alumni live and work in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Mason is a young university that, in just a short time, has made impressive strides in size, stature and influence. Today, as Virginia’s largest public research university, we are setting the benchmark for a bold, progressive education that serves the needs of our students and communities. To that end, we have 10 schools and colleges devoted to a variety of study.
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Mason is committed to creating a more just, free and prosperous world. Located in one of the most important political, economic and intellectual hubs in the world, we accept our responsibility to serve others: to help our students succeed, enrich the life of our community, and contribute to solving some of the most complex global problems of our time.
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Mason’s main campus is in Fairfax, Virginia, just 15 miles outside of Washington, D.C. The nation’s capital is easily accessible by car or public transportation.
At Mason, you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a beautiful wooded residential campus and outstanding college experience, as well as numerous internship and recreational opportunities that only a world-class urban setting like D.C. can offer.
You can intern with National Geographic or the Justice Department, visit the numerous museums with your Art History classmates, take a selfie in front of Lincoln Memorial, catch a Nationals baseball game, kayak along the Potomac, or check out the many neighborhoods where you’ll discover lots of great shopping, places to eat, art galleries, music venues, and much more. You can attend events and hear nationally recognized speakers. You’ll run out of time before you run out of things to do.
There’s more to explore. Students participate in a field trip to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., organized by the Office of International Programs and Services.
In just a short drive, you can be hiking in the Shenandoah Mountains or walking the boardwalk in either Ocean City, Maryland, or Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Our closest airports are Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport, and Mason is easily accessible by public transportation. Free shuttle buses help you get to the nearest Metro station in Vienna, Virginia, just a short distance from our Fairfax Campus. The Arlington Campus is within walking distance of the Virginia Square-GMU stop on the Orange Line.
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Diversity is one of our core values; everyone is welcome here. Mason was recently named the most diverse university in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report.
We bring together a multitude of people and ideas in everything that we do. Our culture of inclusion, our multidisciplinary approach, and our global perspective makes us more effective educators and scholars.
While at Mason, you’ll be making your own decisions and forming your own view of the world. Engaging with diverse groups of individuals, including students, faculty, and staff, will enrich this experience. You will learn from them, and they will learn from you.
We have a variety of communities here, and you're sure to find a group of people who are like you. The great thing is you'll also be embraced by communities of people who are not like you. At Mason, you'll be in a place where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Interacting with people from a variety of backgrounds will:
•Widen your outlook of the world,
•Show you how to work and collaborate with people of differing views,
•Expose you to new perspectives from people with disparate life experiences, and
•Give you the social skills to interact with all kinds of people.
Diversity also enhances learning and creative thinking by prompting the study of new material and the awareness of fresh viewpoints. The power of many perspectives will boost your capacity to explore original ideas and solutions. Seeing issues in a new way heightens your creativity and problem-solving abilities.
Another benefit: As our nation becomes more diverse, students who learn in a diverse environment will be more competitive in an increasingly global economy. You’ll enhance your critical thinking skills and improve your ability to develop nuanced solutions to real-world problems.
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