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Undergraduate Recruitment and Engagement Specialist
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Undergraduate Recruitment and Engagement Specialist

Virginia Jobs
Fairfax, VA
Expired: December 08, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Department: Costello College of Business (CCB)

Classification: Education Support Spec 3

Job Category:Classified Staff

Job Type:Full-Time

Work Schedule:Full-time (1.0 FTE, 40 hrs/wk)

Location: Fairfax

Telework Friendly:Hybrid Eligible

Pay Band:04

Salary:Salary commensurate with education and experience

Criminal Background Check:Yes

Motor Vehicle Records Check: Yes

About the College:

The Donald G. Costello College of Business at George Mason University develops career-ready graduates through interdisciplinary academic programs, innovative learning opportunities, and business partnerships within a diverse and inclusive culture of cohesive excellence. As one of the nation's top research universities, George Mason holds an R1 designation from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education®. The Costello College of Business is one of the largest business schools in Virginia, with over 4600 undergraduate and 700 graduate students. The college is AACSB-Accredited and is the first and only business school in Virginia to earn the endorsement of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), in recognition of its high educational standards. U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges 2024 ranks George Mason University at #51 among all public universities and #105 among all universities nationwide. Learn more at

About the Position:

The Undergraduate Recruitment and Engagement Specialist provides administrative, logistical, and recruitment support to the recruitment and engagement function, within the Costello College of Business Undergraduate Programs team. The position professionally represents the Costello College of Business during all admission and recruitment events, both on- and off-campus; in the support and growth of the Business Living Learning Community; events where campus partners, alumni, and dignitaries are present; and during meetings and events with other campus constituents. This position aids in the support of new, current, and returning students through the full spectrum of their George Mason experience, in a fast-paced environment subject to multiple demands and changing conditions to support the college of business.


Administrative Support and Outreach:
  • Provides assistance with day-to-day operations of Undergraduate Recruitment and Engagement including outreach via phone, email, and mass communication systems, constituent engagement and management, and other administrative tasks;
  • Coordinates and conducts prospective student appointments and group information sessions;
  • Liaises between MarCom and Recruitment teams while assisting with marketing and communication projects as assigned; and
  • Implements and leads new initiatives for improved personalization of student outreach and engagement.
LC Student Leadership Programs:
  • Leads development efforts for Peer Mentor Program;
  • Supervises student staff, including initial training and conducting one-on-one meetings with mentors;
  • Creates and implements a LC Council that supports student programs and initiatives, while providing leadership opportunities for students;
  • Provides mentorship and guidance to students chosen for both peer mentor and council programs;
  • Creates and implements Business and Entrepreneurship Emerging Leaders (BEEL) Certificate; and
  • Serves as a resource to student staff and mentees for professional development, crisis intervention, and general support.
Living Learning Community Support:
  • Oversees the day-to-day programming and operations of the learning community for the Costello College of Business;
  • Co-supervises LC student staff with Housing and Resident Life (HRL) Community Director(s);
  • Oversees marketing and outreach efforts for recruiting new and returning LC students, programs, and major HRL events;
  • Leads the development/implementation of programs for the first year and upper levels of the Business and Entrepreneurship LC;
  • Primary function for crisis intervention support and any ensuing student support and advocacy;
  • Serves as liaison to HRL in support of room assignments and floor planning;
  • Engages all students who live on campus in other university housing or learning communities;
  • Attends all LC Central meetings and trainings;
  • Collaborates with HRL at George Mason in support of HRL initiatives; and
  • Collaborates with HRL and College of Business faculty and staff to implement and carry out a regular assessment program for the LC.
Collaboration with Costello College of Business Student Services:
  • Continuously collaborates with student services within the unit to assure proper policies, scope of services, and events are communicated to all prospective students and guests, as well as to our students residing in the LC;
  • Serves as point of contact for Beta Gamma Sigma and associated events and programs;
  • Collaborates with College of Business student services to provide outreach and oversight of student organizations; and
  • Serves as a liaison between Admissions counselors and College of Business Academic Advisors.
Event Planning and Coordination:
  • Supports Undergraduate Programs through various events throughout the year. These events support Undergraduate Recruitment and Engagement, Academic Advising, and major ceremonies and celebrations. Works with stakeholders to remain within the budget needed for each specific event;
  • Coordinates recruitment activities including fairs, open houses, and on-site visits;
  • Provides logistical oversight of new summer programs for community partners;
  • Collaborates with stakeholders for central and College-specific recruitment activities; and
  • Assists the Office of Student Success and Academic Services to offer event planning assistance and operation support.
Liaison to the College and University Constituents:
  • Represents Undergraduate Recruitment and Engagement to University and College partners including Marketing and Communications, Enrollment Management and Marketing, Costello College of Business Minor Programs, University Admissions, Housing and Residence Life, Alumni Relations, Costello College of Business Development, and academic partners; and
  • Continuously collaborates with campus partners to provide experiential learning programs and opportunities to college of business students.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in related fieldor an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Demonstrated work experience in a related professional setting;
  • Knowledge of recruitment and admission trends within higher education, community colleges, high school and adult student outreach, and certificate programs;
  • Excellent computer skills with working knowledge of all applications in Microsoft Office, electronic calendaring, e-mail, university applications such as MicroStrategy, Banner, and Salesforce, College applications and files, and Admissions/university databases and reporting formats;
  • Excellent customer service skills as this function frequently interacts with guests, students, and community partners in-person and virtually;
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to provide timely and relevant input concerning external relations activities, meetings, and events, as well as to act for the good of the Undergraduate Recruitment and Outreach team and the College in a wide variety of situations;
  • Ability to work independently and complete multiple tasks within tight deadlines;
  • Ability to learn and adapt in new, fast paced environments;
  • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality in a highly visible office; and
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in related fieldor an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for the Undergraduate Recruitment and Engagement Specialist at ; complete and submit the online application; and provide a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Posting Open Date:December 7, 2023

For Full Consideration, Apply by:December 21, 2023

Open Until Filled?:Yes


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