As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell's current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond. Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our Diversity Statement.The Academic Advisor will serve students in the School of STEM at the University of Washington Bothell. The position will play a key role in the growth of the School by recruiting, mentoring and advising students; providing input for the development of program curricula and majors; and supporting the School's commitment to innovative and inclusive science and math education for a diverse audience of students.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ACADEMIC ADVISING: Maintain a welcoming and supportive advising climate for all students Advise STEM students, in person, in group sessions, via phone, email and web, on appropriate courses of study, program and graduation requirements and career possibilities. Assist students with University administrative processes. Counsel students who are experiencing academic problems, make referrals to other campus resources as appropriate. Maintain confidential student files, including appropriate documentation for accreditation purposes as needed. Develop and/or maintain mechanisms for tracking student data, including demographics and retention rates. Prepare or review and sign Change of Major Forms, graduation documentation, and other student services paperwork. Provide information for front counter staff to ensure they provide appropriate and professional responses to inquiries; develop boilerplate text for communications sent out by staff. Participate in transfer and freshman new student orientations; develop coordinate, or participate in School of STEM, orientation events. Create or contribute to reference materials for student use in print or online, including a student handbook and web documentation of program policies. Maintain student portions of website. Coordinate and/or participate in business and community outreach activities. Participate in the professional academic advising community; maintain strong relationships with and act as a resource for other campus partners. Act as liaison to the UW Bothell Division of Enrollment Management.PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION AND DEVELOPMENT: Under the direction of the Director of Undergraduate Academic Services, and in consultation with Program faculty, develop and maintain policies and procedures for student services. Serve as a STEM expert on existing student policies and procedures. Provide input to faculty on development of STEM curricula; serve on degree track development committees. Provide data for course and degree proposals as needed. Review new course proposals as needed. Advise Director and other STEM staff in developing course schedule. Participate in commencement, develop, coordinate, and participate in School graduation events. Assist in marketing courses to students. Prepare narrative or statistical reports. Other duties as assigned.RECRUITMENT AND ADMISSIONS COORDINATION: Develop and maintain productive working relationships with Admissions Advisors; provide accurate and current information about STEM offerings and admissions requirements. Serve as backup to the Admissions Advisors for recruitment and admissions advising for the School. Contribute to and help implement short- and long-term plans for University recruitment and pre-admission advising functions. Participate in community, business outreach and K-12 outreach.REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's degree. At least 3 years experience of advising, student services or closely related experience at a higher education institution. Demonstrated ability to form productive working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members from a wide variety of backgrounds, and a commitment to providing excellent student services in a climate of multicultural understanding and appreciation. Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies related to student records and information systems, admissions, and registration. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively interpersonally and in writing, with a proven ability to give public presentations as needed. Proficiency in standard office software.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.DESIRED Experience advising in STEM field, or a degree in STEM related field, desired. Masters degree preferred. Master's degree can substitute for experience.CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Office setting. A valid Washington State drivers license. The ability to lift 40 pounds. Occasional travel to area colleges and recruitment events. Flexible work schedule to allow occasional attendance at evening and weekend events. BENEFITSAs a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.