Professional Employment

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Our Pledge to our Employees

Learning 

All our staff members are educators responsible for contributing to the holistic growth of the students that live with us during their time at Mason. We want all our staff to feel confident in their ability to make a difference in the lives of others and gain the necessary skills to be retained in a field that is continuing to change and evolve.   

Many of our staff have been given the support to complete their post graduate degrees at Mason, or neighboring institutions while working full time in the department.  

Our staff have used their yearly professional development funds to attend the South Eastern Association of Housing Officers (SEAHO), Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). They have also presented at GMU’s University Life Symposium, received recognition from senior university administration for their leadership and ushered in the new cohort of GMU employees certified in the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) curriculum.  

Collaboration 

In HRL, we lead, and win, as a team to champion change on campus. Student Affairs professionals have a vast set of talents, skillsets and perspectives from working on various campuses. We want our new employees, especially those stepping into entry level positions to feel empowered, and confident, contributing to the forward movement of the department.  

Through our departmental re-org we have been able to build stronger relationships with our partners in University Life—Mason's division of Student Affairs. Our Community Directors (CDs) have collateral assignments that allow them to spend 10hrs a week working in a department that aligns with their passions such as Career Services and the Center for Culture, Equity and Empowerment.  

We have also implemented a shared services model in which HRL professional staff are embedded in the department and serve on the team of another University Life department to provide support on divisional initiatives. 

Growth

George Mason University is a strengths-based institution. Research indicates that people who are given opportunities to use their strengths are three times more likely to have a higher quality life, and we believe employees that use their strengths at work are more likely to have rewarding and fulfilling employment experience.  

Mason Housing is committed to providing staff with the necessary support to engage in on-going professional development opportunities, within our institution and beyond. Our departmental reorganization created 15 mid-level management positions to give our entry-level staff the ability to grow within the organization. This has given many staff the chance to receive the rewarding, and challenging, experience of building frameworks, processes, and policies that will be used as the department continues to expand. Throughout the process, staff have been able to grow their professional skillsets and gain critical collaborative experiences that support their professional aspirations. It is our hope that are staff well be prepared, and feel confident in their ability to transition to new roles, or pivot to new career fields, successfully.   

Why Mason?

  • Receive tuition waver to continue education at Mason 
  • $265 in monthly transportation funds that can be used for the metro, AMTRAK and Virginia Railway Express
  • Enjoy the perks of being 13 miles away from the nation's capital
  • Employees start off one week (4) hrs) paid leave
  • Telework options available 
  • Mason employees receive employee discounts from restaurants and stores close to campus 
  • Live on staff are able to live with their partner
  • Mason is a pet friendly campus. Live on staff can have a dog/cat. 

Available Positions

Coordinator of Residential Student Development Initiatives

The George Mason University, Housing & Residence Life invites applications for Coordinator of Residential Student Development Initiatives 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.

The Coordinator of Residential Student Development Initiatives within Housing & Residence Life will serve as the planner, designer, and executor of Residential Student Development Initiative in collaboration and coordination with internal and external partners to align with divisional and university goals. The Coordinator will have responsibility for planning the residential experience via the residential curriculum and student staff recruitment, selection, training and development. The Coordinator will be a part of a cross campus curricular team comprised of campus partners to create and implement a residential curriculum for students living on campus. The Coordinator will also oversee logistical and planning responsibilities for student staff recruitment, selection, and year-long training with a departmental committee.

Specifically, the incumbent has shared responsibility for the following functional areas as it pertains to the HRL department: student staff recruitment, selection, and on-boarding; ongoing student staff training and development opportunities; curriculum creation and implementation in conjunction with University partners.

Assistant Director, Residential Student Development Initiatives

The George Mason University, Office of Housing & Residence Life invites applications for the Assistant Director, Residential Student Development Initiatives 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.

The Assistant Director of Residential Student Development Initiatives within Housing & Residence Life will serve as the departmental lead in the design and planning of the Residential Student Experience through the lens of a curricular approach in collaboration and coordination with internal and external partners to align with divisional and university goals. The Assistant Director will have primary responsibility for designing the residential experience via the residential curriculum and student staff recruitment, selection, training and development. The Assistant Director will lead a cross campus curricular team comprised of campus partners to create and implement a comprehensive residential curriculum for students living on campus. Specifically, the incumbent is responsible for the following functional areas as it pertains to the HRL department: student staff recruitment, selection, and on-boarding; ongoing student staff training and development opportunities; curriculum creation and implementation in conjunction with University partners.

Community Director Position

George Mason University, Housing and Residence Life is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for the Community 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.

The Community Director (CD) is a 12-month, live-in professional staff member responsible for the educational, social, and cultural growth of the individual student and the overall residential community. The primary responsibilities include initiating, implementing, maintaining, and evaluating efforts in the assigned residential area(s) that will result in a student-centered community that supports the academic mission of George Mason University. The Community Director is responsible for the overall administration and management of their assigned residential area(s).