Applications will be available March 1, 2023. The deadline to apply is May 19, 2023 at 5:00pm.
Leadership Consultant Vision
To empower and inspire Mason students to lead to the best of their ability with integrity and passion.
Leadership Consultant Mission
Leadership Consultants are an inclusive and diverse group of students who work collaboratively with the LEAD Office to provide high quality leadership training programs and development for Mason students. We strive to challenge and engage students in their personal leadership development while infusing core leadership competencies.
University Life's Student Learning Domains and the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership's High Impact Practices, help serve as a foundation of our work.
To serve as a representative of George Mason University and the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Office by empowering and inspiring Mason students to lead to the best of their ability with integrity and passion. A Leadership Consultant (LC) must be a mature student who desires to grow and to help others to grow in the various areas of leadership by working as part of the LEAD Office. Leadership Consultants will be responsible for planning, developing, and facilitating educational leadership programs that will appeal to the diverse population at George Mason University while also supporting the day-to-day operations of the LEAD Office.
LC Application Timeline
- Applications will be available by March 1, 2023
- The deadline to apply is May 19, 2023 at 5:00pm.
- Interviews will be scheduled via Zoom in July
Required Qualifications and Skills
- Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing
- Must take initiative and utilize creative thinking skills in order to coordinate programs and initiatives and consider multiple issues, needs, possibilities, etc.
- Must be reliable, responsible, self-motivated, confident, sincere, flexible, dedicated, and considerate
- Must be interested and willing to facilitate leadership workshops and programs for the campus community
- Must have an ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds
- Must exhibit exceptional professionalism and a strong work ethic
- Must be available and accessible for the time commitment involved
- Must be an undergraduate student incoming or currently enrolled for the 2022-2023 academic year (must be available for whole academic year)
Duties and Responsibilities at a Glance
- Commit an average of 10-12 hours per week for Leadership Consultant business (includes: meetings, office hours, trainings, events, programs, 1:1s, service projects, program planning and development, office tasks, etc.)
- Perform administrative tasks as needed (e.g.: data entry, answering phones, mailings, making copies, office organization, etc.)
- Facilitate a minimum of 4 leadership workshops/trainings per semester
- Enroll in the Active Leaders Program (Fall Semester, Fridays from 10am-noon) – if haven’t already completed
- Assist in marketing and outreach for the LEAD Office (e.g.: social media, flyer distribution, bulletin boards, information tables, open houses, orientation events, admissions events, chalking, etc.)
- Serve on various planning teams and committees within the LEAD Office (Examples: Mason Chooses Kindness, Leadership Mason Conference Planning Team, Mason Nation 9/11 Day of Service, Leadership Mason Summit, etc.)
- Present a workshop at the Leadership Mason Conference and/or Leadership Mason Summit
- Program planning, development, and execution of LEAD initiatives (e.g.: Leadership Mason Conference, Freedom and Learning Forum, Alumni Leadership Speaker Series, Leadership Connection Cohort, Leadership Certificate Cohort Experience, Community Service, Family Weekend, Spring Family Fling, Right Wrong or Different, Hampton Middle School Leadership Program, Mason LIFE Leadership Program, etc.
- Participate in 1:1 meetings with Associate Director once a month
- Participate in 1:1 meetings LEAD Graduate Assistant once month
- Participate in 1:1 meetings with the Director of LEAD once a semester
- Assist the Director, Associate Director, Office Manager, and Graduate Assistant with special projects and programming as needed
- Maintain an open line of communication with your fellow Leadership Consultants and LEAD Staff members
- Update others regularly & collaborate effectively on shared projects/activities
- Correspond in a timely manner
- Seek out, listen to, and be open to other’s ideas
- Be available and approachable
- Lead by example and conduct yourself in an ethical manner. When doing this, consider the 5C’s:
- Character: How can you be compassionate, fair/just, honest, respectful, and responsible?
- Code: What if the action(s) you’re considering were made into a rule/code for all to follow? How can you respect other’s rights and not just use them?
- Consequences: What will bring the best results and least harm for all that might be affected by your decision(s)?
- Care: How can you treat others as you/they would like to be treated?
- Consult: Who can help you consider diverse perspectives and avoid harmful biases?
- Return all phone calls, emails, chats, and inquiries that require a response in a timely fashion
- Deal with issues directly and follow appropriate channels
- Instill trust
Terms of Employment and Compensation
- Maintain good standing with the university throughout the LC term
- Commit an average of 10-12 hours per week for Leadership Consultant business for the academic year (including at least 8 established office hours per week)
- Prioritize your Leadership Consultant work as a major role and co-curricular commitment
- Understand that as a Leadership Consultant you are part of, and represent the LEAD Office
- Seek to develop as a leader and learn new things
- Other responsibilities as necessary
- Have fun
- Length of Contract: August 2023 – May 2024 (Students MUST commit to a 1-year term)
- Leadership Consultants will be paid an hourly wage amount of $12.00 an hour
- Participation in staff retreat August 17-18, 2023 (subject to change)
- LCs may hold additional responsibilities (internships/employment) up to 19 hours (for a total of 29 hours per week, including their LC hours) with the advance approval of their immediate supervisor, permitting outside employment complies with Commonwealth law which states that Students are not permitted to work on-campus for more than a total of 1450 hours per year.