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Institution: George Mason University
Job Title: Assistant Director of Family Programs
Full Posting:

The George Mason University, Division of University Life invites applicants for the position of Assistant Director of Family Programs within New Student and Family Programs (NSFP). George Mason University is an innovative, public, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. Located in the heart of northern Virginia's technology corridor near Washington, D.C., the university attracts a diverse and talented student body of over 36,000. The university--its enrollment, academic programs, facilities and services--is expanding, as is its reputation. Recently cited as a top-rated institution in The Chronicle of Higher Education "Great Colleges to Work For Survey" and as one of the nation's top universities to watch on the U.S. News & World Report list of "Up-and-Coming Schools," George Mason is an institution providing tremendous opportunity for students, faculty and staff. Reporting to the Associate Director of Family Programs, the Assistant Director facilitates the coordination, implementation and evaluation of the department’s family programming, outreach and communication. Additionally, the Assistant Director assists with the program development and implementation of Orientation and other programs and initiatives serving the office’s mission.

The position is comprised of five main components: (1) coordinate the development and implementation of signature family programs, including Fall Family Weekend, Spring Family Fling and Family Orientation; (2) implement and assess the communication plan for family programs, including social media, weekly newsletter and websites; (3) manage offerings for the George Mason Family Association; (4) manage virtual outreach opportunities to engage families from a distance; and (5) supervise the Graduate Assistant for Family Programs. Additionally, this position will select, train and supervise undergraduate student employees focused on family programming.

As a professional staff member in NSFP, the Assistant Director will have exposure to relevant administrative responsibilities, such as communication, professional development, and collaborating with campus partners. It is important that the Assistant Director maintain active participation in key professional organizations relevant to the position. Working together with the Associate Director, the NSFP professional staff, and a dynamic team of student leaders, this position will assist in implementing family programs that reach over 7,000 families annually. As an integral member of the NSFP team, the Assistant Director provides direction and support for a wide range of division initiatives and serves as an active ambassador for the George Mason community.

Required Qualifications
• Master's degree in higher education, student personnel, counseling or a related field;
• Must have a strong working knowledge of new student and family programs; student and family transitional issues; student leadership and training development; mentoring and advising of student leaders;
• Must have experience designing, developing and executing large-scale programming
• Exceptional interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are vital;
• Must demonstrate experience designing and executing large-scale program assessment, and be able to analyze data and create meaningful reports;
• Highly developed organizational management and problem-solving skills and must work accurately and efficiently in order to meet a multitude of deadlines and responsibilities;
• Demonstrated leadership abilities;
• Must have a commitment to diversity and be comfortable working within diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications
• One full-time year desired professional experience in a higher education environment;
• Experience supervising graduate and undergraduate student staff;
• Experience developing and executing communication plans.

New Student and Family Programs is an interdependent and fast-paced environment, providing the staff ample opportunities to communicate and collaborate across programs and initiatives. Flexibility to work evening hours and weekends, particularly during summer months, is a
position requirement. The anticipated start date for the position is November 2020. Priority review of applications will begin after the priority deadline of September 2 and will continue until the position is filled.