Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, 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. The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity has an outstanding opportunity for a Counselor. Under the direction of the Upward Bound Director, the counselor provides academic advising, college planning instruction, and college/career counseling to 95 high school students in the TRIO Upward Bound program. Upward Bound is a program that prepares low-income first-generation students for college enrollment and success. The counselor works primarily at three Seattle high schools: Chief Sealth, Franklin, and Cleveland.As a member of the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity College Access team, the Counselor will directly contribute to the mission of the organization to create pathways for a diverse population to access post-secondary opportunities. The majority of Upward Bound student aspires to attend the UW, and the counselor will support students in preparing competitive applications to the UW. The Counselor will also represent the organization to public school staff, teachers, and administrators. The Counselor will also work closely with UW admissions, financial aid, and OMA&D staff to ensure that UB students that attend the UW are successful in the transition to college.RESPONSIBILITIES:Advising and Teaching (60%)*Provide academic, career, and college counseling to high school students in the TRIO Upward Bound program.*Manage students on contracts with Upward Bound for improvements in behavior, academics, or attendance.*Recommend tutoring with UB staff as needed.*Conduct workshops, summer classes, and one-on-one sessions to assist students with college, scholarship, and internship applications.*Engage students in self-reflection activities and support them in crafting compelling college and scholarship essays.*Assist students with registration and fee waivers for college entrance exams*Support high school seniors in reviewing financial aid offers, making college decisions, and completing necessary steps to matriculation at college.*Assist seniors in connecting with college orientations, TRIO programs, and other activities that contribute to college success and retention.Recordkeeping and Reporting (15%)*Prepare advising notes for the program database and student files*Create, monitor, and revise individualize college readiness plans incorporating input on college/career interest, grades, test scores, and counseling notes*Obtain student data as assigned that will enable the Upward Bound program to meet grant reporting requirements as set by the Department of Education*Maintain records of students contacts and update files including college acceptance, scholarships awarded, and postsecondary plans.Outreach to Parents/Guardians (5%)*Respond to inquiries from parents and guardians about college and financial aid.*Offer an annual financial aid workshop*Reach out to parents/guardians of students that are struggling academically or with their behavior.*Contribute an article to the quarterly newsletter.Be current on postsecondary programs, policies, and opportunities (5%)*The counselor will seek to be aware of developments in college programs, admissions processes and financial aid developments particularly in Washington State*Provide updates for the Upward Bound Scholarship and internship page and social media communicationsRecruitments & New Student Orientation Events (5%)*In collaboration with the UB staff, deliver recruitment presentations at target high schools or in the community. Lead workshops at the new student orientation events.*Serve on review group for Upward Bound program applicationsReferrals to Social Services (5%)*The counselor will work with school personnel to refer students to school and/or community based-social; seriesOther duties as assigned (5%)REQUIREMENTS: *Master's Degree in Education or Social Work *At least 4 years teaching or counseling high school students from underrepresented minority, low income or first-generation backgrounds and demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations required. *Experience providing advising or counseling to students in preparation for college entrance and knowledge of postsecondary institutions, admissions, financial aid and career development requiredEquivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.DESIRED EXPERIENCE*Past TRIO participant, and/or bilingual preferred. *Experience with federal regulations and with federal TRIO programs, which support the educational development of low-income, first-generation college attendees, and underrepresented students preferred. *Personal experience overcoming barriers similar to those of the students served by the project preferred.*Understanding of partner schools and communities, and Washington state college access programs and college admission requirements preferred.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.