Administrative/Support, Education/Training, Social Work, Staff/Administrative
Although open until filled, priority application date is December 9, 2020.
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The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity has an outstanding opportunity for a Counseling Services Coordinator.
Under the supervision of the University of Washington (UW) College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Director, the Recruiter/Academic Advisor will engage in recruiting and advising migrant/seasonal farmworker (MSFW) students to UW CAMP. The Recruiter/Academic Advisor will represent UW CAMP at campus, local, and national events. The Recruiter/Advisor will serve as the primary liaison between prospective UW CAMP students, their parents, and statewide community organizations and agencies that serve the MSFW population. The CAMP Recruiter/Academic Advisor will develop partnerships and work with the K-12 school districts in the state of Washington to promote higher education opportunities at the UW for MSFW youth. The CAMP Recruiter/Academic Advisor will recruit 50 CAMP-eligible students to the UW every academic year. This position will collaborate with state agencies to promote UW CAMP.
RESPONSIBILITIES: •Requires extensive travel throughout the state of Washington. Recruit CAMP-eligible students and confirm their MSFW status. Assist them with the university's application process, registration, and financial aid. Visit students and families in off-worksite locations. Serve as liaison between UW CAMP and the Washington K-12 Migrant Education Programs (MEP) and cooperating community agencies. Coordinate day-to-day recruiting and outreach activities including efforts at non-traditional locations such as wineries, ranches, churches, community centers, and social gathering locations. Arrange campus visits. Gather and disseminate information on student resources available at institution, local, and national level. Gathers and disseminates information about local agencies that will serve participants and/or their families. Stay current with UW recruitment information as well as academic and advising requirements. Maintain student data and records; produce spreadsheet reports tracking potential CAMP students. Assist the Director in developing and implementing recruitment and outreach plans.
•Work with the CAMP Advisor in advising first-year CAMP students; monitor their academic performance and inform the Director of student concerns. Recommend strategies for improvement beyond the first year of college. Assist students in developing Individualized Career Plans, academic placement and career assessment, financial aid information, and arrangement of tutoring and supplemental instruction. Assist students in planning their selection of courses. Assist students with their special needs; assists faculty, administrators, staff, and parents in recognizing these needs. Refer students who require more specialized counseling to appropriate departments on-campus or agencies in the community. Stays current with academic and advising requirements.
•Meet regularly with the Director; participate in on-going planning and evaluation activities of the CAMP Program. Prepare and maintain CAMP forms and other documents related to participants. Assists with the gathering of data for annual reports on special areas of responsibility as requested by the Director and/or Principal Investigator. Assist the Director and Advisor with events and services intended to retain students. Assist with planning and implementing staff development activities. Participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings. Assist with other OMA&D services as requested by the Director. Travel and participate in regional, state, and/or national conferences sponsored by the US Department of Education and the Office of Migrant Education, as the budget may allow.
REQUIREMENTS: •Bachelor's Degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work, Communications or related field and a minimum of 2 -3 years’ experience working with MSFW, under-represented, low-income, and/or first-generation college students; •outreach and recruitment experience for an institution of higher education; •a passion for serving the MSFW population (students and their families); •interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy; •assessment, planning, facilitation and advocacy skills; •skills in monitoring student performance; •knowledge of college and university admissions processes; •knowledge of college financial aid process; •ability to work successfully with students, parents and university staff; •ability to plan, schedule and perform a variety of technical duties for the program; •ability to prepare correspondence and reports; •learn, apply, and explain policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of federally-funded program; •knowledge of college and community resources for MSFW individuals; •computer database experience; •excellent written and verbal communication skills; •Bicultural/Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •Master's Degree and experience working with federally funded programs that support the educational development of low-income, first-generation college attendees, underrepresented students, and students from migrant seasonal farm-worker background.
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