Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Priority consideration given to applications received by October 16, 2017.
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 a Pierce College-to-UW Tacoma Transfer Academic Advisor.
The Pierce College-to-University of Washington Tacoma (PC-to-UWT) Transfer Academic Advisor for the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) and Pierce College (PC) will advise, recruit, and create programming to support students interested in transferring from PC to UWT. Reporting to the associate director of admissions at UWT and to the director of advising and entry services at PC, the primary goal of this position is to increase successful student transfer between PC and UWT by assisting students in navigating a seamless transfer partnership between the two institutions. UWT and PC campuses seek candidates who value student learning, have demonstrated success in working with diverse populations, and who are dedicated to the university and community college commitments to access, innovation, and excellence.
Plan, coordinate, implement, and evaluate programs and activities in support of PC students interested in transferring to UWT, to include but not limited to workshops, presentations, and campus visits.
Advise prospective and currently enrolled PC students interested in transferring to UWT regarding academic programs, degree requirements, and transfer requirements.
Monitor academic success, PC degree progress/completion, and transfer processes.
Demonstrate multicultural competence (including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations) and support an educational environment that affirms a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Assist students in clarifying educational, career and life goals and make referrals to other advisors and appropriate PC/UWT services, as appropriate.
Collaborate with the appropriate PC/UWT advisors and other campus colleagues to develop and implement innovative advising activities.
Provide prospective UWT students with admissions counseling via in-office visits, email, telephone, and potentially online appointments.
Assist with other academic and admissions advising when appropriate as related to the PC/UWT partnership.
Be well versed in UWT and PC policies and procedures, keeping abreast of changing transfer information in order to advise students about the most current requirements.
Serve on campus committees that address transfer student advising best practices.
Provide data and feedback in relation to the short and long-term goals of the UWT/PC partnership.
The successful candidate will demonstrate:
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Effective interpersonal skills.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to develop positive, productive relationships with students, college faculty and staff, and community agencies.
Ability to interpret complex and detailed educational documents for preliminary transcript evaluation, transfer determinations, and admission decisions.
Excellent customer service skills; including building and maintaining internal and external customer satisfaction and the ability to problem solve.
Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the social sciences or a related field.
A minimum of two years' experience working in an educational advising and/or admissions setting.
Demonstrated experience interacting with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.
Demonstrated familiarity and comfort in navigating data entry in a variety of office software (e.g. MS Office) and electronic/web-based tools.
Demonstrated commitment to maintaining an understanding of advising strategies/techniques and ability to use the appropriate advising tools effectively in order to both provide the best/most current information to students and to connect them with support resources.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution preferably in college student personnel, counseling or a closely related field.
Experience implementing new programs for educational purposes.
A strong understanding of advising strategies, best practices and theory.
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.