Department: College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA)
Academic Program Manager
About the Department: The George Mason University School of Music is a dynamic and versatile organization dedicated to the advancement of its student musicians. The mission of The School of Music is to educate the student population in the disciplines of music performance and music education giving them competitive, marketable skills that will fulfill the need for qualified musicians and teachers in public and private enterprises. Music fosters qualities that are essential to the perpetuation of intellectual, emotional, ethical, physical, spiritual, social, and aesthetic potentials. The School of Music trains students to be effective advocates and educators for music in life.
Responsibilities: The Academic Programs Manager initiates, coordinates, supervises, implements, and manages the interconnected facets of the School of Music's curricular and co-curricular academic programs.
Duties: Specifically, manages multiple aspects of academic programming for the School of Music including:
Manages Applied Music Lessons for 400 majors in coordination with Applied Area Directors;
Coordinates Academic scheduling for Fall, Spring, and Summer sessions in cooperation with School of Music Associate Director and School of Music Director of Graduate Studies (schedule course times, rooms, and teaching faculty for complex and comprehensive music schedule);
Serves as a Member of the School of Music Curriculum Committee (curriculum development, new course offerings and modifications to classes and programs);
Serves as Liaison with CVPA Dean's Office to implement academic policy, School of Music liaison with University Registrar's Office, and Admissions Office;
Serves as Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Programs Advisor and Curriculum Specialist;
Provides academic advising to current 400 students within Mason's School of Music;
Coordinate the transfer advising process with the advising team at Northern Virginia Community College campuses;
Conduct workshops and information sessions at outreach activities and orientations;
Maintains student records systems related to advising and degree conferral;
Develops and utilizes appropriate social media delivery for communications with advisees, including Facebook, Twitter, etc.;
Manages School of Music Scholarship database in coordination with the Director of the School of Music and the Scholarship Committee;
Supervises advising for prospective new students and supervises development of and maintenance of 4 year advising plans for all music concentrations;
Serves as Grading Proxy for the School of Music; and
Teaches School of Music academic courses as assigned by the Director of the School of Music.
Terminal music degree (Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Arts, or PhD in Music);
Minimum of 3 years of University classroom music teaching experience;
Proficiency with databases, spreadsheets, word processing, and internet software programs;
Ability to collect, assemble, process, and disseminate detailed information;
Experience working with students (music majors and non-majors) in a large, public, comprehensive, research university setting.
Knowledge of Banner, DegreeWorks, Microstrategy, and Student Success Collaborative systems are extremely desirable.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://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.
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Internal Number: 45975
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