Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Our School of Business, Undergraduate Programs, has an outstanding opportunity for an Advisor.
Student Support Services:
Advise current undergraduate Business students on University, campus and School policies and degree requirements for the Business major with related concentrations and options and the Business minor. Respond to related student inquiries and requests, providing clear direction, useful input and/or helpful solutions consistent with University, campus and School policies.
Provide students with guidance in academic planning, leveraging specialized knowledge related to the School of Business's undergraduate programs at Bothell and Bellevue-ELC and in other areas such as internships and independent studies.
Develop, plan, and conduct effective student orientation programs for newly admitted Business students (both internal applicants and external transfer students).
Organize and conduct quarterly major planning and graduation application workshops. Prepare necessary forms and maintain related documentation as necessary.
Assist students in academic difficulty, including course/credit load recommendations, referral to campus resources, and the development of an academic plan. Monitor for satisfactory progress and support undergraduate retention efforts. Mediate and escalate student issues as appropriate.
Collaborate with other units such as UWEO, financial aid, and the Student Success Center, to ensure optimal student advising and support. Participate in advisor summits and exchanges.
Assist students in preparing various forms (applications, waivers, petitions). Respond to requests from other organizations within the University for recommendations on student petitions and for student information such as verification of credits and satisfaction of degree requirements. Maintain student advising documentation as required. Use computerized confidential student records, including DARS, SDB and EARS.
Administer the processes for key undergraduate Business program processes, including student applications for Internships and Independent Studies for credit as well as petitions for transfer credits, course repeats and prerequisite waivers. Ensure required approvals prior to completing registration actions and/or student record updates.
Administer the School's closed-class process, addressing student graduation issues resulting from closed-classes and other course enrollment issues.
Create or contribute to program information materials, including major and minor planning sheets, student handbook, and e-mail updates to all Business students, brochures, and web documentation.
Work effectively with faculty and staff on implementation of program changes. Provide feedback to faculty and staff on potential student impact of program changes.
Undergraduate Program Development and Support:
Create and maintain reports to track student information or provide research data. Recommend and implement changes to programmatic policies that impact both students and degree requirements.
Develop and maintain advising and informational materials for new and revised majors, minors, options and concentrations.
Assist in the annual Undergraduate Graduation Celebration, Dean's Welcome and other program events.
Contribute to process improvement efforts within the undergraduate Business program office to improve services and efficiencies.
Recruiting and Community Outreach:
Assist in Advisor Open House events and other Business advising events.
Represent the School of Business to provide guidance to current and prospective students. Attend transfer fairs and participates in various community college events. Provide informational presentations about the Business program to prospective applicants and parents of newly admitted students.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Social Science or related field.
At least two years of academic advising in higher education or closely related experience.
Proven experience in developing and providing high value-add program services to students and the university.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.
Capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously; managing and tracking complex details; and comprehending multiple perspectives.
Strong organizational, administrative, and problem-solving skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to interact and build relationships across departments and schools
Some experience with data collection and analysis.
Advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, and Access.
Demonstrated success in maintaining confidentiality of student records or similar.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience with University of Washington systems including SDB, EARS and DARS.
Knowledge of University of Washington policies and procedures related to student counseling services.
Master's degree or equivalent experience.
This position requires a flexible schedule and the ability to work some evenings and weekends.
Note that the responsibilities of this position primarily apply to the Business programs at Bothell but may also apply to the Eastside Leadership Center (ELC) in Bellevue.
Conditions of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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