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Under the direction of the faculty and leadership team and under supervision of the Manager of Student and Academic Services, the Senior Adviser is an integral member of the Nutritional Sciences Program’s student and academic services team. This full-time position leads undergraduate advising, contributes to outreach and recruitment at all levels, facilitates career development activities, builds community within and across student populations, and liaisons with on and off-campus partners in support of relationships that provide for student fit and success. The Senior Adviser makes independent decisions while collaborating closely with colleagues and will interpret and apply the policies and practices of the Program, School, and University. As with all members of the team, this role actively contributes to prospective student advising, communication activities, and student-focused events, and co-supervises the hourly student assistant on office-related tasks. Additionally, this position will work towards diversity, equity, and inclusion goals within and for our academic programs and will be expected to know and contribute to the strategic goals of the Program and the School of Public Health.
The Nutritional Sciences Program has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Advisor. The UW Nutritional Sciences Program is an interdisciplinary academic program in the School of Public Health composed of core, interdisciplinary, and clinical faculty who are nationally and internationally recognized experts spanning epidemiology, environmental and occupational health sciences, health services, nutritional sciences, sustainable food systems, and other disciplines across campus and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. At the undergraduate level, the Nutritional Sciences Program has a growing major in Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health and a popular Nutrition minor. At the graduate level, the Program enrolls students in Master of Public Health, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy programs, which can be combined with Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) training.
The Nutritional Sciences Program has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Adviser. Under the direction of the faculty and leadership team and under supervision of the Manager of Student and Academic Services, the Senior Adviser is an integral member of the Nutritional Sciences Program’s student and academic services team. This full-time position leads undergraduate advising, contributes to outreach and recruitment at all levels, facilitates career development activities, builds community within and across student populations, and liaisons with on and off-campus partners in support of relationships that provide for student fit and success. The Senior Adviser makes independent decisions while collaborating closely with colleagues and will interpret and apply the policies and practices of the Program, School, and University. As with all members of the team, this role actively contributes to prospective student advising, communication activities, and student-focused events, and co-supervises the hourly student assistant on office-related tasks.
Additionally, this position will work towards diversity, equity, and inclusion goals within and for our academic programs and will be expected to know and contribute to the strategic goals of the Program and the School of Public Health.
Advising •Advise prospective graduate and undergraduate students on course selection, career options, academic planning, application requirements, and policies and procedures. •Take lead within academic and services team for information sessions, class visits, tabling, online sessions, and special outreach events to promote the Program and its academic programs. •Serve as primary point of contact for prospective and new students regarding admission and degree program requirements.? •Engage in proactive advising model to support and challenge students to achieve their leadership, honors, research, experiential learning, and academic goals.? •Integrate career development – options that support student strengths, skills, interests, and passions – into advising and connect students to career resources in the School and at the University.? •Understand the unique experiences of underrepresented, first-generation, and other marginalized populations to better support student academic success. •Utilize learning technologies to develop and provide opportunities for accessible and supportive advising. •Collaborate with Program faculty and instructors around advising, career development, events, and student success activities. •Advise faculty and teaching assistants regarding complex student concerns; provide timely guidance on process and resources related to academic integrity, disability accommodations, unsatisfactory progress, and students in distress. •Communicate with and promote the Program with stakeholders across multiple domains like programs, departments, School, University, student organizations, two- and four-year counterparts, and community partners, etc. •Contribute to systems for managing electronic records and files. •Evaluate requests for exceptions to course requirements, assignment of credit for study abroad courses, and review of transfer credit. •Strive to integrate career advising – options that support student strengths, skills, interests, and passions – into advising and connect students to career resources in the School and at the University.? •In collaboration with student and academic services team, evaluate applicants for undergraduate admission and counsel students regarding procedures for program reinstatement. •In partnership with Manager and Specialist, monitor student progress and compliance to Program, School, and University policy and practices. •Leverage student relationships to contribute to more robust alumni connections for the Program.? ? •Maintain working knowledge of preparation required for various undergraduate, graduate, and professional academic programs. •Provide appropriate support in cases of emotional/psychological distress and make referrals to additional resources as needed. •Seek out professional development opportunities to increase and improve advising capacity and better help students navigate their experience. •Share responsibility of enrollment management goals to develop relationships from prospective students through engaged alumni at all levels. •Support opportunities to facilitate student academic success; make referrals to CLUE, Instructional Center, writing centers, and other academic success programs across campus. •Contribute to student and academics services events, including planning, preparation, and day-of logistics for visit days, orientations, symposiums, graduation celebrations, and student events and activities. •Assist with development and distribution of print and web-based materials for prospective students. •Contribute to the development and evaluation of recruitment strategies, marketing materials, and communication tools to serve applicants, students, and alumni. •Collaborate with team to support communication manager with goals that align with student and academic services. •Represent the Nutritional Sciences Program in School and University meetings/events on matters related to student and academic services. •Cross-train with other members of the student and academic services team to serve as a backup for services as well as contribute to team planning and goal setting. •Support program assessment activities.? •Perform variety of intermediate processing and computer tasks using Word, Excel, Access, EARS, EDW, and the SDB.
Student and Academic Services Programming •Work with Manager to develop comprehensive plan for annual student and academic services programming (i.e. experiential learning, alumni council, honors, transfer student outreach) based on program goals. •Lead execution of programming: •Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders •Proactively coordinate meetings, events, and communication flow with key stakeholders •Distribute program updates, events to key stakeholders •Seek out and attend professional development opportunities to support specialized programming •Take responsibility for specialized advising which may result from programming •Coordinate team training and participation in programming •Communicate efforts with other Program staff and guide their participation
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REQUIREMENTS •Bachelor’s degree in discipline relevant to position responsibilities. •At least three years of work experience in student and academic services or related setting. •Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with flexibility, nuance, and tact with students, faculty, staff, and the community. •Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple and competing demands, establish priorities, and meet deadlines. •Ability to make independent decisions while collaborating with colleagues based on University, School, and Program policies and practices.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •Master's degree in discipline relevant to position responsibilities. A master's degree may substitute for two years o the required work experience. •University of Washington experience, including familiarity with UW-specific tools such as EARS, Enterprise Data Warehouse, SDB, MyGradProgram, Canvas, Kuali, and Time Schedule Construction System. •Familiarity with contemporary concepts in student affairs and development.
This position may be required to work occasional evenings or weekends to organize and participate in events, meet deadlines, and contribute to student and academic services activities.
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