Department: Biomedical Sciences Programs (B-Med)
Assistant Director, Biomedical Education Program
GeorgeSquared (G2) is a collaborative endeavor between the George Mason University and Georgetown University that provides graduate-level education in the biomedical sciences at the George Mason University Science and Technology Campus in Manassas, Va. In support of this mission, we invite highly qualified candidates to apply for our Biomedical Education Program (BMED) Assistant Director 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.
In collaboration with the BMED Program Director and the faculty affiliated with the program, the Assistant Director oversees the daily administrative, academic, and student affairs functions of the BMED program and contributes to the strategic planning. Serving as both a liaison and the primary point of contact for the program with applicants, students, and faculty, as well as administrators at both Georgetown University and George Mason University, this position is an opportunity for an energetic and experienced academic support professional who is passionate about higher education to work with faculty and students enrolled in the BMED Program.
General responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Support the Program Director in managing all aspects of the BMED program;
- Provide academic support for students, such as assistance with registration, coordinating new student orientations, coordinating student advising, academic affairs issues, extracurricular activities related to the programs, and locating housing;
- Provide academic and administrative support to the program faculty such as tracking student applications, preparation of examinations, submitting letters of recommendation, course syllabi, proctoring exams, and scheduling;
- Contribute to the development of program strategy and operational procedures such as identifying areas of potential program growth and enhancement;
- Assist in the recruitment of new students for the program; and
- Provide administrative support for the program such as purchasing supplies, responding to inquiries from prospective students, coordinating onsite recruiting events.
The incumbent will be expected to participate in off-site recruiting events held at graduate school fairs and similar events. Occasional travel and overnight trips are required.
- Knowledge of student services operations, including student advising and support, student records management, and general academic administrative procedures;
- Pre-health advising experience and a knowledge of graduate and professional school admissions procedures, federal regulations (FOIA and FERPA), and other student procedures and policies;
- Ability to interface collaboratively with other university units such as admissions, registrar's office, and facilities management;
- Keen attention to detail; strong customer service skills and orientation; and productive problem-solving and collaboration skills to foster professional relationships among the faculty, staff, and students;
- Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse clientele, both in writing and orally;
- Ability to operate general office equipment (fax, computer, copier, telephone); and
- Ability to use spreadsheet and database software, PC-based software applications (Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
- Knowledge of Ellucian Banner database;
- Knowledge of Hobson's Radius (admissions processing); and
- Basic marketing skills and website design are desirable.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02328z 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.