Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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The University of Washington Tacoma is a growing, urban-serving university that is deeply invested in its local communities. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.
UW Tacoma has an outstanding opportunity for an Undergraduate Advisor/Recruiter.
The position reports to the Academic Administrator and will serve as a recruiter/advisor for the Institute of Technology. The position is responsible for recruiting local, national, and international students seeking degrees in the Institute of Technology programs: BS Computer Science and Systems, BS Computer Engineering and Systems, BS in Electrical Engineering, and BS Information Technology. This individual will work on recruitment and admissions in partnership with the Assistant Director of Operations, advisors, and administrative staff and faculty teams to develop and coordinate successful recruitment activities. This position will also provide one-on-one advising to individual students to include providing guidance on how to integrate their educational and career plans and overcome problems that hinder academic performance. This position will be in charge of developing marketing materials (web & print) and social media campaigns in order to provide professional academic program information to prospective students in all the Institute of Technology programs. This position will work closely with the Institute of Technology advisors, staff, and faculty to develop and promote the Institute of Technology through successful recruitment planning.
Outreach and Recruitment 40%
Develop/implement outreach plan for local, national and int'l schools in support of STEM program admissions. o Promote STEM education/majors. o Increase efforts to recruit and retain underrepresented student populations in computing such as women, first-generation and underrepresented minority groups. o Assist students in preparing for a successful transition from two year colleges to UWT. o Lead workshops/info sessions on careers for Institute-related majors.
Develop/implement outreach plan for local community colleges and high schools. o Ethically counsel prospective students, families and counselors about the Institute of Technology programmatic admissions policies and procedures and provide information about educational opportunities within the department. o Build relationships with counselors, faculty, and advisers in local, national, and international programs in computer science and related majors. o Develop relationships with community college and high school advisors and faculty in STEM disciplines. o Develop relationships with staff who work with special populations, ie international students, TRiO, Running Start, diversity services, etc. o Provide on-site admissions information for pre-majors. o Share financial aid resources for STEM majors, ie scholarships and grants. o Collaborate with ISS to provide admissions advising for international transfer students. o Prepare transfer students for a successful admission and transition to Institute programs. o Develop relationships with community agencies, other educational institutions, and local businesses as appropriate. o Facilitate all aspects of student admissions. Collaborate and maintain relationships with the associate director of university recruitment. o Work collectively with other units and offices at UW Tacoma, including UW Seattle and UW Bothell units, as appropriate, to support student services, enrollment and retention at the University.
Provide one-on-one advising to individual students.
Educate students about the relationship between their personal strengths and interests, and opportunities in the University curriculum and beyond.
Empower students to cultivate a sense of purpose in their undergraduate education.
Help students overcome problems that hinder academic performance.
Work with students to integrate their educational and career plans, concentrating attention on developing universal skills (thinking, communicating).
Guide students through University systems to avoid or overcome administrative problems.
Foster student understanding of graduation requirements to facilitate successful realization of academic, personal and professional goals.
Counsel students dropped from the University for low scholarship.
Respond to student questions regarding majors.
Assist with marketing materials, such as brochures, flyers, packets and electronic newsletters.
Use social media for recruiting and outreach.
Assist with keeping website information up to date.
Program Support 10%
Assist with orientation planning, coordination and implementation for undergraduate students.
Support efforts to increase retention rates for undergraduate Institute students.
Serve on campus and community committees as appropriate.
Respond to student inquiries regarding career options, program eligibility requirements, and degree requirements. This position also interprets department, college, and university requirements.
Attend program committee meetings and advise faculty and other staff on current trends that are affecting the students, both perspective and students enrolled in the major.
Assist with program accreditation such as ABET.
Assist with making sure that all information relating to the programs is up to date both online and on written documents.
Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with AAC team members and campus colleagues (e.g., Student Affairs, Equity and Diversity, International Student Services, Campus Housing, Office of Undergraduate Education, Global Honors, Study Abroad, etc.) to offer joint programs which help students integrate their academic, career, and personal goals.
Serve as liaison to UWT academic major(s), program(s), and administrative department(s). Provide consultation to departments/schools throughout campus. This may include working on publications, serving as a resource for information and policy interpretation, or handling special problems.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree and two years of experience working with high school or college students in an advising or recruitment capacity or related experience.
Knowledgeable in advising procedures with a background in student development.
Attention to detail and strong written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated experience interacting with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.
Excellent public speaking, writing, listening and customer service skills.
Ability to interpret complex and detailed educational documents for preliminary transcript evaluation, transfer determinations, and admission decisions.
Ability to work on multiple tasks while responding to student needs.
Computer skills in Word, Excel and a working knowledge of Access databases.
Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with the public, students, faculty, staff and community members including those from various cultural and socio-economic groups.
Ability to collect data and create reports using database systems.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies related to student records, information systems, admissions, and registration.
Presentation and advising skills that demonstrate commitment to best methods including use of technology.
Must be dependable, accurate, have attention to detail, be a good team member, and have a positive attitude.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
A Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Development or related field.
Two years' experience recruiting, advising or mentoring underrepresented, undergraduate transfer and/or prospective first-year student populations in a university or college setting.
Evidence of a leadership position held as a campus ambassador, orientation leader, and/or other student leadership involvement during one's undergraduate experience.
Demonstrated ability to work within the administrative structure of a multi-campus university.
Successful experience in developing and providing programs/services of significant value to students and the institution.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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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 undergra...duate 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.