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International Credential Specialist

George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 24, 2024

Job Details

Department: Division of Enrollment Management

Classification: Education Support Spec 2

Job Category: Classified Staff

Job Type: Full-Time

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

Location: Fairfax, VA

Workplace Type: Hybrid Eligible

Pay Band: 03

Salary: Salary starting low $40,000; commensurate with education and experience

Criminal Background Check: Yes

Works with Minors check: Yes

About the Department:

In collaboration with the George Mason University community, and as a part of the Office of the Provost, the Division for Enrollment Management optimizes student recruitment and retention by developing and implementing strategic enrollment plans, overseeing the admissions process, providing financial aid services, and managing the Mason Student Services Center—a centralized student services resource. The Division’s activities support the achievement of institutional enrollment goals by placing the student (and family) at the center of our work, supporting a culture of transparency, and leveraging data to inform decision-making.

The Office of Admissions facilitates the recruitment and enrollment of freshmen, transfer, graduate, and non-degree students in alignment with the University's strategic plan, ensuring a diverse and successful student body that contributes to the institution's excellence and global impact.

About the Position:

The International Credential Specialist evaluates and processes international student credentials. Provides reports on the international credential process to campus constituents.

  • Evaluates international credentials for graduate students and assists with undergraduate and faculty evaluations, as needed;
  • Maintains ongoing and increased proficiency in international credential standards;
  • Stays up to date on evaluation standards and best practices in credential evaluation;
  • Researches new trends and developments in worldwide education systems;
  • Develops and maintains relationships with external evaluation agencies, and ensures they are accurately and thoroughly meeting expectations;
  • Trains wage and non-wage employees in post-secondary credential evaluation;
  • Reviews international institutions for accreditation and recognition in country of origin and provides advisory and administrative support for other campus departments;
  • Accurately and securely tracks receipt, evaluation, and dissemination of credentials for evaluation;
  • Provides graduate units and other offices on campus with accurate and timely evaluations and information on post-secondary institutions;
  • Coordinates communication and ongoing contact with admissions representatives in various campus units;
  • Serves as the primary contact across campus and to external agencies for international post-secondary credential evaluation;
  • Produces period reports to supervisor and graduate units regarding evaluation statistics; and
  • Tracks and maintains regular detailed reports on evaluation statistics for both internal and external evaluation systems.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Data entry experience;
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated analytical skills;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a deadline-driven environment often working on multiple tasks concurrently;
  • Ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse populations;
  • Ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential information and situations;
  • Proficient with technology and able to learn new systems;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment; and
  • Available for evening and weekend work.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous admissions experience;
  • Experience with international credential evaluation; and
  • Bilingual.
Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for the International Credential Specialist at Complete and submit the online application to include three professional references with contact information, and provide cover letter and resume.

Posting Open Date: May 23, 2024

For Full Consideration, Apply by: June 7, 2024

Open Until Filled?: Yes

Mason Ad Statement

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.

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Equity Statement

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.

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George Mason is fueled by differences, but thrives in a shared dream: to change the world and create a better tomorrow. Our vision is your world, transformed.

As Virginia’s largest public research university, George Mason University provides a college experience like no other. George Mason offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate degrees and numerous minors and certificate programs to customize your education and meet your career and personal goals. George Mason's six-year graduation rate exceeds the national average, with no disparity based on ethnicity or economic status.

Every day, George Mason's faculty, staff, students, and partners work to solve pressing problems, illuminate important issues, and shape decisions on policy. They are driven by the urge to break new ground and have a meaningful impact in the world. Maybe that is why U.S. News and World Report ranks George Mason No. 1 in Virginia and No. 9 nationally among public institutions for innovation. George Mason is among the top ten in research growth among U.S. public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. The organization FIRE ranks George Mason in the top 20 nationally among public institutions for welcoming and fostering free speech. George Mason values thinking, speaking, and acting in ways that break the mold and create progress.

The George Mason community extends beyond just the classroom, connecting with government, industry, and global opportunities. Through these connections, George Mason is able to make a larger impact on the economy and workforce by creating educational opportunities for professionals. Fuse, our 345,000 square foot development project in the innovation corridor of Arlington, will offer students, researchers, commercial partners, and technical vanguard an opportunity to take part in an immersive atmosphere of ideation and innovation. Mason Enterprise Center achieved $3.7 billion in economic impact in 2023 by providing training, counseling, and support for small businesses and entrepreneurs. The Mason Talent Exchange helps employers craft micro-credential programs to fill critical skill gaps.

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