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The First-Gen+ Center is Hiring Undergraduate Students

The First-Gen+ Center has two job openings available to undergraduate students. Below you will find the job posting flyers and more information about both positions. Both positions focus on supporting first-generation college students with one focusing specifically on our STEP scholars and the Program itself. 


STUDENT SUPPORT COORDINATOR for Student Transition Empowerment Program ($12/hr)

APPLY HERE:

 https://mason360.gmu.edu/click?email_links_id=56820&member_id=22739764
 

The Student Support Coordinator (STEP) will work with students who have completed the summer Student Transition Empowerment Program (STEP) and are actively enrolled at Mason. STEP scholars are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities are focused on three main areas: event planning, outreach, data management, and committee-based work.


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STUDENT SUPPORT COORDINATOR for First-Gen Programs ($12/hr)   

APPLY HERE:

https://mason360.gmu.edu/click?email_links_id=56822&member_id=22739764

The Student Support Coordinator for First-Gen Programs will support campus-wide outreach and programming for first-generation college students. Responsibilities are focused on three main areas: event planning, outreach, data management, and committee-based work.


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Spring 2023 Career Fairs

Are you interested in learning what career opportunities await you after graduation? Looking to make connections with potential employers in your field? Take a moment to scroll through the several Career Fairs taking place at Mason this Spring, some specifically for CEHD students! 


Spring 2023 Career Fair

Mason’s Spring Career Fair is Wednesday, February 22 & Thursday, February 23, and this is your opportunity to meet with employers, connect with alumni, find opportunities, and plan for the future! More than 200 employers will be taking over the entire lower level of the Johnson Center for two days in search of Mason talent to fill full-time positions, part-time jobs, and internships. To help you get ready, University Career Services is hosting two days of Resume Clinic and a Prepare for the Fair Workshop before the big event. Get all the details here!


2023 Education Recruitment Day

Education Recruitment Day will be in Dewberry Hall at the Johnson Center on Wednesday, March 8. There are already 72 employers planning to be on-campus for the day to connect with CEHD students. If you are interested in teaching, counseling, social work, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, or related fields, do not miss this hiring event from 9:00 – 11:30 am. Mark your calendar and put in your leave request from work that day. Employers will be conducting interviews in the afternoon with jobseekers identified at the fair in the morning, so it is possible to have a job offer by the end of the day!


2023 Career Jam
Career Jam Flyer

Are you a Sports, Recreation, and Tourism Management (SRTM), Kinesiology or Communication student looking for potential career or internship opportunities? Stop by the 2023 Career Jam on Tuesday, March 7 from 3 to 6 pm in Dewberry Hall! This is the perfect occasion to find potential internship and job opportunities with top employers in our industries. This event is designed to help you network, explore opportunities within the field, and get a chance to meet with employers who are looking to hire you. You don’t want to miss it! 

Please use this link to RSVP by February 28 at 5 pm. We hope to see you there! 

This event is in collaboration with the School of Sports, Recreation, and Tourism Management (SRTM), the School of Kinesiology (SOK), the Department of Communication, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts. 

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Education Employment Opportunities

Several employment opportunities have recently opened up to current Mason students within the field of education! View the employers and positions available below, and scroll down for details.

Mason GPA Position: 

Faculty Senate Clerk

Manassas Park City Schools:

Social Studies Teacher

ESOL Teacher (Grades PreK – 12)

English/Language Arts Teacher (Grades 6 – 8)

CTE Business and Information Technology Teacher

Math Teacher (Grades 6 – 8)

Special Education Teacher

The Maryland School for the Blind:

Paraeducator

Teacher for the Visually Impaired (TVI)

GPA Position: Faculty Senate Clerk

Position Description:  

This will be a 10 hour/week position that will include a stipend and partial tuition, and is an especially great opportunity for someone who is interested in higher education, leadership, policy, planning, and organizational change.  The GPA will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating the work of the Faculty Senate. This work will include:

  • Creating and maintaining Senate records includes working with the Secretary of the Faculty Senate directly.  
  • Conducting research and synthesis tasks as needed for the Faculty Senate and its committees.  
  • Working with the Secretary and Chair of the Faculty Senate to keep accurate committee information and posting all updated materials on our soon to be revised website.  
  • Managing Senate communications in a timely fashion, including drafting messages and documents. 

     

Learning Outcomes:  

  • Use organizational communication skills and higher education leadership skills and knowledge to coordinate the efforts of the Faculty Senate.   
  • Apply research skills to identify emerge practices, review existing literature, and synthesize findings into draft documents for the Faculty Senate and its committees, when requested.   
  • Use strategic communication skills to draft messages and documents, manage communication, and collaborate on creating an organizational communication strategy for the team’s work. 

     

How to Apply: 

Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to facsen@gmu.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Manassas Park City VA Schools

Job PositionHandshake LinkSchool Year (Qualification)Majors (Qualification)
Social Studies Teacherhttps://gmu.joinhandshake.com/edu/jobs/4432810Senior, Masters, DoctorateSecondary Education
ESOL Teacher (Grades PreK – 12)https://gmu.joinhandshake.com/edu/jobs/3893371Senior, Masters, DoctorateSpecial Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Higher Education, and Secondary Education
English/Language Arts (Grades 6-8)https://gmu.joinhandshake.com/edu/jobs/4432767Senior, Masters, DoctorateSpecial Education, and Secondary Education
CTE Business and Information Technology Teacherhttps://gmu.joinhandshake.com/edu/jobs/4521861Junior, Senior, MastersSpecial Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Health & Physical Education, Secondary Education, and Education Administration
Math Teacher (Grade 6-8)https://gmu.joinhandshake.com/edu/jobs/4524313Senior, Masters, AlumniSpecial Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Secondary Education, and Education Administration
Special Education Teacherhttps://gmu.joinhandshake.com/edu/jobs/7229220Seniors, Masters (Graduating Dec 2022 – May 2023)Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Health & Physical Education, and Secondary Education

The Maryland School for the Blind

Job PositionHandshake LinkSchool Year (Qualification)Majors (Qualification)
Paraeducatorhttps://gmu.joinhandshake.com/edu/jobs/7252054All school years allowedSpecial Education, Teaching Assistants
Teacher for the Visually Impaired (TVI)https://gmu.joinhandshake.com/edu/jobs/7251965Senior, Masters, Doctorate, Postdoctoral Studies, Alumni, Certificate ProgramSpecial Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Health & Physical Education, Secondary Education, and Education Administration
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The First-Gen+ Center is Hiring!

Want to support first-gen and/or undocumented students? The First-Gen+ Center is hiring!


The First-Gen+ Center is looking for enthusiastic students to become student peer mentors and UndocuAlly Trainers. These positions will begin during the Spring 2023 semester and will continue through the 2023-2024 Academic Year. Students selected will be REQUIRED to enroll in a UNIV 300-level course during the Spring 2023 semester (Thursdays 1:30 – 2:45PM). Applications close on January 8th, 2023. Please email firstgen@gmu.edu with any questions.

FIRST-GEN+ CENTER MENTORS: 

  • FIRST-GENERATION STUDENT PEER MENTORS: The First-Generation (“First-Gen”) Peer Mentoring program is a program to support first gen student success at George Mason University. First-Gen Peer Mentors will provide support while serving as a positive role model for these students. 
  • STEP MENTORS: The Student Transition Empowerment Program (STEP) is an initiative of the First-Gen+ Center created to enhance the recruitment, engagement and retention of first-generation college students accepted to George Mason University. STEP mentors play an integral role in helping incoming STEP students transition and build community at Mason.

UNDOCUALLY TRAINERS:

  • The UndocuAlly Training team includes the ongoing development of an established training curriculum to advance awareness across and beyond campus about undocumented communities (experiences, policy, language, support). Each trainer brings their own skills and experiences, but the training team works together to deliver educational content and facilitate engaging activities for faculty, staff, students, and off-campus partners to advance support for the undocumented student community.
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INTO Mason Graduate Research Assistant Position Available

Graduate Research Assistant: International Student Graduate Transitions

INTO George Mason University

Job Summary  

The graduate student assistant position is a paid position for the 2022-23 academic year designed to support a curriculum impact grant for INTO George Mason University Graduate International Pathways Program. The hallmark of INTO Mason’s scaffolded curriculum for international students is the series of transition courses that function as an extension of orientation and emphasizes academic and professional development. The courses as a whole are meant to help students acculturate, acclimate and see themselves as belonging to the community of George Mason University. The grant seeks to enhance support for the international graduate transition program by researching international student transition to study in the U.S. and redesigning the transition courses to be more inclusive in nature, and applicable to international graduate students in units across the university.

Duties and Responsibilities

The graduate student assistant will work in tandem with faculty from INTO George Mason University to research, pilot, and redesign the graduate transition course.  Duties will be as follows: 

  • Explore and research the advantages and challenges of existing graduate transition programs for international students
  • Complete a review of literature on the transition and acclimatization of international students to the U.S. higher education environment
  • Review existing INTO Mason course and curriculum materials and meet with faculty teaching the transition courses
  • Outreach to local area units to discover needs of international students and learning goals for this type of course
  • Solicit, receive and present feedback on the transition course from units, students, professors after completion of fall 2022 semester
  • Hold focus groups in spring 2023 semester to determine next steps in implementation 
  • Discuss and promote the course to local area units for increased enrollment beyond INTO Mason
  • Other duties as assigned

The experience gained from this will improve your knowledge of issues related to international education and inclusion in higher education as well as build curriculum development skills. Further, work on this grant can lead to future participation in a professional conference presentation and/or contribution to a publication.

Qualifications

Applicants must be enrolled in a master or doctorate program at George Mason University. Prior experience with international education preferred.

Compensation

The graduate assistant will maintain a working schedule of 20 hours per week, or as determined from the time of hiring until May 24, 2023, with a $9,000 stipend per semester.

Application

If interested, please send your resume and a short cover letter expressing interest in the position to Dr. Aimee Weinstein at aweinste@gmu.edu and Dr. Amy Lewis at alewis33@gmu.edu. For full consideration, apply by September 16, 2022.