Administrative/Support, Education/Training, Social Work, Staff/Administrative
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 six consecutive years.Our Department of Physics has an outstanding opportunity for a 10-month Academic Counselor. This individual will join the student services team and serve as an academic counselor for current and prospective undergraduates.RESPONSIBILITIES:Undergraduate Advising/Student Services (60%)Review/update degree audits, graduation applications and troubleshoot issues with central campus offices.Review program requirements and course sequences, quarterly course registration policies, University and College procedures, career exploration and other related matters.Problem-solve student hardships, concerns, continuation policies, etc., with students and faculty.Provide timely responses to student inquiries via email, phone and in-person.Maintain student files and student databases, including tracking progress of majors. Assist with compiling program reports and statistics.Participate in evaluating undergraduate admissions and applications and meet with students for pre-/post-decision discussions.Maintain cooperative relationships with other University Offices, referring students when appropriate.Promote department diversity by participating in outreach events with the Office of Minority Affairs and by reaching out to underrepresented students in recruiting efforts.Attend appropriate meeting and workshops in order to keep abreast of changes or additions to academic programs or policies.Participate in ongoing professional development opportunities.Administration (30%)Interpret procedures and policies for course registrationProvide feedback on procedures on an ongoing basis to improve effectiveness.Participate in freshman and transfer orientations and other student outreach events, including public speaking as needed.Ensure paper and electronic program documents are kept up to date. This includes evaluating and modifying documents and websites to improve information provided to students.Assist in reviewing and updating course time schedule for accuracy on a quarterly basis.Collaborate with other units on campus to meet student needs.Other Duties (10%)Assist with the planning, coordination and staffing of special events as needed, including recognition event and graduate reception.Other duties as assigned.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Bachelor's degree and two years of experience in student services, student advising, or other mentoring.ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Spreadsheet and database experience; ability to maintain simple databases. Strong interest in serving undergraduate students in a higher education setting.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Proven ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Flexibility and ability to work successfully in a constantly changing work environment.Strong organizational skillsDESIRED:Demonstrated facilitator skills, able to manage diverse faculty, staff and students.Familiarity with UW student administrative systems (SBD, DARS, EARS).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 Work 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.