Although open until filled, priority application date is May 25, 2021.
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The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity has an outstanding opportunity for a Counseling Services Coordinator.
The primary function is to assist the Assistant Director of the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center's (ECC) efforts in advising, student leadership development and program/event services to students and student organizations with regards to the use of the Kelly ECC services and facilities as well as provide counseling and training of student groups in the University and State policy and procedures.
The Counseling Services Coordinator will work with staff, faculty, administrators, student services/life offices and academic departments to ensure student success and enhance the college experience. The position is committed to supporting the departmental goals in developing and implementing strategies for undergraduate student preparation. The position also works with students on Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW), Commission, Services and Activities Fee Committee (SAFC) and Financial Budget Committee.
RESPONSIBILITIES: •Manage and facilitate the Annual Leadership Retreat that engages students with community building, identity development, coalition building and intergroup dialogue involving multicultural/diversity topics/issues, and works to improve cross-cultural skills, cultural competency and sensitivity. Manage all components of the Mentor Power for Success program; including recruitment of mentors and proteges, application; weekly check-ins, events and activities and mentor leads. Manage all components of ECC Diverse Leaders Conference; includes creating surveys, application, conference materials, identifying, writing and updating content for program website. Manage GALA awards ceremony; and direct the work of the student Diversity Advocate Intern. •Coordinates monthly skill- based leadership workshops and Assist the Kelly ECC's Advising and Student Leadership Development team with the advising for over one hundred (100) affiliated registered student organizations (RSO's). Counsel and train students and organizations on leadership skills building--i.e. proposal/grant writing for presentation to campus funding sources, event planning, membership recruitment and retention. •Work closely and interact daily with campus student leaders. Serve as point of contact to keep Director and OMA&D Administration apprised of emerging student issues and concerns related to campus climate and diversity. •Develop partnerships and collegial relationships with academic departments, First Year Programs and administrative units to develop innovative strategies that will effect greater student participation in student programs and activities. •Represent the ECC Assistant and Director on internal and external committees related to student leadership development, student activities advising policy, and when designated by the Director. Attend meetings and other functions on and off campus as necessary.
REQUIREMENTS: •Bachelor's Degree in American Ethnic Studies, Social Work or related field is required; minimum of 2 years’ experience in a college-level student services/programs with student organizations and leadership or a related field. Must have knowledge of higher education administration, student development theory and educational policies; ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff and administrators in a university setting. Candidate must demonstrate excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •Experience and sensitivity to diverse groups of students in a multicultural setting.
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