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The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The Law, Societies, and Justice Program is a dynamic and growing unit. It offers a wide suite of challenging and compelling inter-disciplinary courses that enable students an opportunity to understand and analyze the multiple and consequential roles that law plays in the social world. Its faculty is well- regarded for their teaching excellence, and its emphases on comparative law and on rights distinguish it as one of the most innovative of such programs in the United States. The program serves about 200 majors, who are selected via a competitive admissions process. LSJ majors are energetic and engaged, and are eager to use their University experience to position themselves for careers of deep personal and social significance.
Law, Societies, and Justice Program has an outstanding opportunity for a dynamic and innovative academic services manager to work productively and creatively with its diverse community of majors and prospective majors. The principal tasks of the position are to advise majors, pre-majors and minors, and to position students for success in their academic and career pursuits, well as oversee the student services and curriculum for the program.
Responsibilities include :
60 % Manage and Oversee Delivery of Advising/Student Services
Develop, plan, and administer LSJ Department's academic advising program; develop and implement office-wide academic services policies and procedures and recommend program changes and enhancements
Supervise one professional staff member (Academic Counselor 6) and one hourly student assistant
Manage all data tracking, analysis, and reporting of student persistence, retention, enrollment, and other advising deliverables and student records; make programmatic recommendations to Chair based on outcomes and trends
Establish and ensure compliance with student records retention protocols according to FERPA and University policies
Counsel undergraduate LSJ majors, prospective majors, and minors concerning admission, course requirements, registration, and barriers to college persistence, study abroad, internships, and careers. Shared caseload with Academic Counselor: approximately 230 majors, 100 minors, plus prospective students
Manage competitive quarterly student admissions process; work with Chairto determine appropriate admission targets
Develop, plan, and implement outreach strategies and events for recruiting diverse populations of students, including underrepresented students and transfer students, participate in established campus-wide advising and outreach events
Develop, plan, and lead educational student programming to promote career development and readiness
Develop and execute alumni programming and events that connect alumni with current majors to support career exploration including the Student-Alumni Mentorship Program and annual LSJ Career Night
Manage LSJ student internship program: assist majors in finding appropriate internship sites, conduct outreach to internship partners, develop and teach quarterly career readiness course, manage internship records
Oversee updates to and maintenance of advising-related departmental website content
Maintain liaison relationship with student services on campus; serve as student advocate within university system, referring students when appropriate
Assist in selection of students for academic and service awards
30% Manage Curriculum Coordination
Coordinate yearly curriculum and oversee time schedule construction and updates in cooperation with the LSJ Chair and faculty and staff in related/joint departments; assist Chair in determining quarterly course needs and seat allocation
Develop and submit new course proposals, course change proposals, and degree/admissions change (1503) proposals; track proposals through approval process; ensure proper updates of all curriculum changes to UW Course Catalog, Admissions Office, and Degree Audit Office
Assist LSJ Administrator with completing contracts for part-time instructors and teaching assistants, communicate summer instruction hires to Administrator to ensure accurate summer budgeting
Maintain schedule to include all instructor and classroom changes
10% other duties to assist the Program may be assigned. This may include special projects such as strategic planning and process improvement projects as the program grows into a Department, as well as initiatives to engage LSJ alumni and work with advancement to advance the mission of LSJ
Limited Recruitment Open to UW Employees Only
Master's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; and at least two years of student counseling, student services or related experience in a higher education setting.
Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
Experience with mentoring and advising a diverse population of college-level students and working with faculty.
Willingness to embrace innovation.
Strong attention to detail.
Excellent time-management and organizational skills and the ability to independently manage work priorities across multiple projects, meeting specific timelines.
Ability to work independently yet cooperatively with others to achieve program goals.
Able to handle sensitive situations with diplomacy and confidentiality.
Self-motivated and able to use available resources to solve problems develop new resources, and answer questions with minimal supervision.
Competence with MS Office software, especially Word and Excel.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Desired: Demonstrated ability to provide effective communications outreach, including creative use of social media Knowledge of University of Washington academic procedures, policies and administrative systems (e.g., SDB, DARS, MyPlan)
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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