The George Mason University Undergraduate Student Services Office, within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), seeks a proactive, organized, and self-reliant Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator. 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 Undergraduate Student Services Office, within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), services the needs of undergraduate CEC students by being the focal point of knowledge regarding policies/procedures related to students. Primary responsibilities of the Undergraduate Student Services Office include the following activities: facilitating student academic action requests; providing retention and other student support services including academic advisors for undeclared and undecided students in CEC; preparing appropriate reports and documents related to program assessment and student retention; providing academic advising leadership for all CEC departments; and marketing undergraduate programs and recruiting high school and transfer students at various events.
The Undergraduate Student Services Office is looking for applicants for a newly created position of Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator who will be primarily responsible for recruitment of undergraduate students to the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) in coordination with the Office of Admissions. This person is the primary point of contact for prospective students and their families, as well as the College's liaison to the Office of Admissions. The Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator is responsible for CEC's undergraduate recruitment strategy and coordination with University-level recruitment activities and initiatives.
The College has experienced tremendous growth in our undergraduate student population growing from 5,400 in Fall 2017 to 7,300 in Fall 2022. This position will help to continue to support the College with additional growth in the future.
Serve as primary point of contact within the College of Engineering and Computing for prospective undergraduate students and families to include:
Respond to all inquiries in a timely manner whether by email, phone, or through other communication systems;
Accommodate visit and meeting requests from prospective students and families either personally or by coordinating with other CEC faculty, staff, and/or students; and
Keep informed and up to date with undergraduate programs being offered within the college.
Coordinate the College of Engineering and Computing's participation in undergraduate recruitment activities and initiatives of the University's Office of Admissions to include:
Represent CEC on the University's Recruitment Action Council;
Ensure full participation by CEC in all appropriate Admissions activities;
Manage and lead recruitment events both in-person and virtual instances; and
Represent CEC undergraduate programs at college fairs and other recruitment events.
In conjunction with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, the College's Communications staff, and the University's Enrollment Management group, develop and coordinate strategy for recruitment and marketing of undergraduate programs to include:
Assist with development of recruitment strategy and conduct annual reviews and updates;
Assist with development of recruitment marketing plan and lead implementation for the office;
Develop and maintain a comprehensive recruitment calendar for the office; and
Develop and maintain recruitment materials to be given to prospective students.
Monitor, report, and advise on management of new undergraduate student enrollment to include:
Review undergraduate Admissions data for upcoming semesters on approximately a weekly basis;
Report on new undergraduate student enrollment to stakeholders (Associate Dean, College and School administration, academic departments) monthly, or more frequently as appropriate during critical times;
Document and present trends or unusual variation in performance; and
Recommend strategy to remediate or capitalize on performance.
Demonstrated knowledge of process and strategy development;
Skill in providing effective customer service;
Skill in effective and respectful verbal, written, and interpersonal communication;
Ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse groups of individuals;
Ability to demonstrate significant attention to detail and perform work with a high degree of accuracy;
Ability to multi-task and prioritize daily activities;
Ability to remain organized while working on multiple, simultaneous projects;
Ability to work effectively with others, both in the department and to external colleagues;
Ability to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team environment;
Experience participating in recruitment events, including managing or administering recruitment-related events and workflow;
Experience working in a dynamic environment, navigating phone calls, emails, and in-person/virtual interaction; and
Work some evenings and weekend hours.
Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Computing/Engineering, or a related field;
Knowledge of computing and engineering fields;
Knowledge of undergraduate student recruitment practices;
Knowledge of higher education student information systems and business intelligence systems; and
Three or more years progressive experience in higher education and/or marketing, ideally in undergraduate student recruitment.
Mason Engineering: The Future of Engineering is Here
The College of Engineering and Computing at George Mason University is comprised of the Volgenau School of Engineering and the School of Computing. The College is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education. Ranked nationally in the top 100 in both undergraduate and graduate education, the College boasts 10,000 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 302 full-time faculty who comprise the College, 93 are tenured, 75 are tenure-track, 82 are instructional faculty, and 52 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended more than $70 million in sponsored research awards last year and has projects with over $400 million in current and anticipated awards. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia's technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its research in many leading areas including artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, autonomous systems, 5G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, community-based healthcare, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The College highly encourages multidisciplinary research and provides faculty with opportunities to work with other disciplines.
George Mason University is the largest and most diverse public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of 40,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It was classified as an R1 research institution in 2016 by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. Mason is located in the city of Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, with unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories. Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation, providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry. Fairfax is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country, and has an outstanding local public school system.
In conjunction with Amazon's decision to establish a second headquarters in Northern Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia announced a multi-year plan to invest in the growth of degree programs in computing. George Mason University has committed to accelerate its plans to increase its capacity in engineering and computing. Some of the university's exciting plans are the launch of the Institute for Digital InnovAtion, a university think tank and incubator to serve the digital economy, and the expansion of its Arlington Campus with a 360,000 square foot building–Fuse at Mason Square. Fuse will become the nexus of Mason's transdisciplinary research, entrepreneurship, and academic program efforts in digital innovation, and will unite the public and private sectors in a collaborative alliance to address the world's grand challenges.
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
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.
We prepa...re Mason students for the demands of work, social responsibility, and life in an ever-changing global society. University Life's mission statement is core to our work. We support every student at Mason, from orientation through graduation.
George Mason: Patriotism Personified.
George Mason, for whom our university is named, was one of the greatest of the founding fathers of the United States. Mason drafted the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which became a model for the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights.
We Are in Virginia. But We Serve the World.
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.
Washington, D.C.: Land of Opportunity.
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.
Enriching Work Environment.
We will invest in recruiting, retaining, and developing talented and diverse faculty and academic and professional staff. We will create a vibrant campus life in which all members can grow and thrive.
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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We are an open and welcoming community. We partner with public and private organizations in our region and around the world. We proactively engage with our community. We define our success by how many talented students with potential we serve, not how many we leave out.
Social and Cultural Venues.
Our venues bring world-class performances to the community through vibrant concerts and events. Community members are invited to take part in many artistic and cultural offerings at Mason. Spaces are also available to rent for your next event.