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The School of Art is a dynamic, forward-thinking school with a commitment to interdisciplinary art and design practice through a social justice lens. We are looking for colleagues to join our internationally recognized faculty that includes multiple Guggenheim, Fulbright, and NEA recipients. Candidates should be committed to teaching and mentorship of a student body that includes many first-generation college students, students of color, and international students.

Where Innovation and Diversity meet Creativity

Faculty and students forge cross-disciplinary experimentation, challenging conventional thinking and blurring lines between traditional artistic disciplines, indeed, between the arts and the other humanities and sciences.

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Academic Advisor/ Academic Program Manager

Academic Advisor / Academic Program Manager – School of Art

The George Mason University School of Art, within the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), seeks a qualified candidate to fill the position of Academic Advisor/Academic Program Manager. 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.


1) Provide academic advice and guidance to prospective and current graduate School of Arts Students and undergraduate Art and Visual Technology (AVT) students from admission to graduation in support of the students’ academic and career goals.

    • Support and engage students in the process of developing clear and attainable educational goals;
    • Effectively interpret, implement, and communicate Mason degree requirements, deadlines, policies and procedures;
    • Regularly review students’ semester and long-range academic goals to ensure they are on target;
    • Act as academic advisor for potential and enrolled undergraduate students, and answer inquiries and direct students to appropriate resources;
    • Maintain confidentiality in accordance to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) laws; and
    • Attend Orientations events for the School of Art.

2) Coordinate and manage key operational processes for the School of Art, including graduation, honors program, student affairs and assisting in course scheduling and grading.

  • Coordinate, monitor and assist AVT undergraduate students with the graduation process; organize and provide AVT graduation information for Academic Affairs; and coordinate participation from the School of Art for Fall and Spring convocation/commencement ceremonies;
  • Manage honors eligibility program—monitor and submit documentation for eligible honors students to the Registrar’s office;
  • Work with directors to assist in semester course schedule for AVT—monitor enrollment and proactively address any enrollment issues;
  • Manage grading process and provide knowledgeable, proactive support to faculty and students; may act as proxy to ensure grades are submitted on time; and
  • Serve as ex-officio member on the School of Art’s Curriculum Committee as an expert in academic policy and procedure and other catalog information.

3) Develops School of Art Outreach Initiatives in coordination with Directors, Alumni, Media, Outreach Specialist, Administrative Operations Manager and faculty.

  • Develops strategies and implementation of programs for recruitment and retention;
  • Coordinate events that engage students outside the classroom; and attend admissions events and orientations as representative of the School of Art and engage in outreach to foster program growth;
  • Attends recruitment events and open houses within and outside of Mason as a representative of the School of Art; and
  • Builds relationships and programming with partners such as Northern Virginia Community College.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and demonstrated full-time work experience in academic advising, or an equivalent combination of training/experience;
  • Significant (generally five years) work experience in office administration, student advising, and/or management;
  • Knowledge of university academic policies and procedures;
  • Experience with advising technology/programs (e.g., Ellucian Banner, Degree Works, EAB, etc.);
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently within established guidelines and best practices, and interpret and apply policies and procedures for key operational processes within AVT;
  • Ability to handle confidential student information with utmost discretion and compliance with all applicable federal, state, and university policies, procedures and regulations;
  • Demonstrated skill in effective interpersonal, written, and verbal communication; and
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and ability to multitask.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the area of Visual Arts in Higher Education; and
  • Master’s Degree.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02810z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Posting Date: 08/22/ 2022

Job Close Date: 09/02/ 2022

Telework Friendly? No

Great Careers Begin at Mason!

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 “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

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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.