ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF STUDENT ADVOCACY AND SUPPORT
UW TACOMA STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
Open Until Filled
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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.
Review of applications will begin Tuesday, September 5th.
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 Student Engagement has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Director of Student Advocacy and Support.
The Assistant Director of Student Advocacy and Support will be a leader in UW Tacoma's efforts to strengthen persistence to graduation and increase students' awareness of, and satisfaction with, the availability and accessibility of resources and supports. The Assistant Director collaborates with partners on and off-campus to coordinate wrap-around services that address issues including food insecurity, the experience of homelessness, psychological health, physical health, crime victimization, relationship violence issues, sexual assault and social adjustment. This Assistant Director reports through Student and Enrollment Services but works closely with Academic Affairs and the Center for Equity and Inclusion to achieve the position's goals.
Case Management and Consultation
Primary responsibility for developing, implementing, and assessing a case management model in support of students in need of assistance in areas such as (but not limited to) food insecurity, housing, transportation, referral for medical and mental health/addiction services, childcare, and other basic needs, and provide leadership in developing and implementing campus emergency aid program.
Provide student consultation, coordinate student referrals and develop systems for reporting and maintaining student cases, and support students referred through the campus CARE team.
Coordinate and collaborate with other on-campus offices and academic units to identify students in need of services.
Outreach and Education
Develop informal and formal relationships with community agencies and individual providers in pursuit of financially and culturally appropriate and reliable sources of services for students.
Develop and implement outreach and education to increase faculty and staff awareness of psychosocial and economic barriers to academic success and develop their capacity to support and/or refer students in need.
Develop and implement outreach and education to increase students' awareness of campus resources and normalize help-seeking behaviors.
Develop program evaluation methods for assessment of services provided by the office, and by outside providers.
Supervision of Master of Social Work Interns
Serve as Practicum Instructor for MSW and BASW students at UW Tacoma in cooperation with the Field Education Office of the UWT Social Work and Criminal Justice Program.
Provide advocacy consultation, information and referral services to students affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and sexual harassment. Review resources and reporting options for students, and create plans including safety measures and facilitate connections to support and reporting services.
Participate in on-call duty rotation, providing occasional back-up support for residential life staff.
Serve on UW Tacoma and tri-campus committees related to scope of position's responsibilities.
Master's degree in Social Work from a Council on Social Work Education-accredited program and two years post-MSW degree experience in a human/social services position.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience supervising social work practicum experiences.
Experience supervising staff.
Experience working in a college or university.
Experience engaging and serving diverse communities and individuals from a diversity of backgrounds.
Knowledge of local and regional human services resources.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
Application Process: 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.
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.