Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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 enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
As members of the University of Washington School of Social Work, we commit ourselves to promoting social and economic justice for poor and oppressed populations and enhancing the quality of life for all. We strive to maximize human welfare through:
Education of effective social work leaders, practitioners and educators who will challenge injustice and promote a more humane society, and whose actions will be guided by vision, compassion, knowledge and disciplined discovery, and deep respect for cultural diversity and human strengths.
Research that engenders understanding of complex social problems, illuminates human capacities for problem-solving, and promotes effective and timely social intervention.
Public service that enhances the health, well-being, and empowerment of disadvantaged communities and populations at local, national, and international levels.
We embrace our position of leadership in the field of social work and join in partnership with others in society committed to solving human problems in the twenty-first century.
We have an outstanding opportunity for a Counseling Services Coordinator to be responsible for the day-to-day management of the BASW program and academic advising under the supervision of the Director of the BASW Program.
The Assistant Director will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the BASW program and academic advising under the supervision of the director of the BASW program.
This position will have the following responsibilities:
This individual represents the BASW program in a variety of capacities to organizations and groups within and beyond the university community and serves as an adviser for prospective and current students of the BASW program.
Primary responsibilities for this position include academic advising, coordinating student community-building and educational programming, registration and class scheduling management, recruitment, providing support for admissions, data management, and provide support for BASW Program Committee.
- 40% Current Student Services - Advise and counsel current students in planning academic goals, evaluating progress towards degree, problem-solving and developing career or graduate school plans; hold drop-in advising hours; regularly schedule student appointments; hold appointments with students; provide resource and referral services. Participate in Student Academic Review process and monitor individual student progress; provide support to the BASW program director in tracking and addressing student progress concerns, including drafting warning and probation letters.
- 15% Admissions and Prospective Students Work with School of Social Work (SSW) Admissions to hold informational sessions and special events; collaborate with other UW departments to do prospective student outreach, including First Year Programs; meet individually with prospective students, providing guidance around prerequisites and transfer credits; web content and social media development and management for outreach and recruitment; participate in admissions processes, including application evaluation and communications.
- 20% Develop and implement BASW student community-building and educational programming, including assisting Alumni Relations & Events Coordinator and Academic Services staff in developing community-focused programming; acting as a contact for BASW student group development; and coordination of the BASW honors program; serve as primary advisor to OSSW, the main SSW undergraduate student group.
- 10% Curriculum and Time Schedule Support - Participate in quarterly registration process, including coordinating with the BASW program director regarding quarterly course offerings and time schedule management; communicating with faculty about course information and time schedule listings; work closely with SSW Student Services on course scheduling and adjustments. Support BASW Program Committee; coordinate quarterly BASW instructor meetings and annual BASW curriculum meeting;
- 5% Assist in student services data management, including updating and maintaining student records via DARS, STAR, MyPlan and EDW; responsible for web content development and maintenance for the BASW program. Initiate and manage use of social media strategy for outreach to both current and prospective students. Intermediate knowledge and comfort with Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel.
- 10% Event Coordination - Coordinate BASW orientations including: new student orientation; new TA/instructor orientation; honors program orientation. Coordinate quarterly career development workshops; maintain the Career Resources webpage; collaborate with UW Career Center to provide appropriate services to BASW students. Collaborate with SSW Student Services on large-scale events such as SSW graduation.
Master's Degree in Social Work or related field and at least two years of experience working in higher education providing student services or working with a diverse student population.
Experience in developing student community building programs;
Event planning experience;
Experience teaching, leading or mentoring college-age students; and
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Knowledge of University of Washington academic procedures, policies and administrative systems (e.g., SDB, EARS, DARS, MyPlan, etc.).
Conditions of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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