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 detailed information on Benefits for this position please visit our website Benefits page.
Priority will be given to those who apply by October 13, 2017
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 enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Our Integrated Social Sciences Department has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (20 hours/week) Academic Counselor
Effectively use a variety of online technologies to deliver high quality academic guidance and other student services to an unusually diverse student population living locally, across the nation, and abroad. ISS advisers may be expected to use some of the following: Canvas LMS, Adobe Connect, Google Hangout, Skype, Lync, WordPress (blog), Facebook, Twitter, and more. Advisers will also interact with students using more conventional tools, such as phone and email. Local students may also meet in person with advisers.
Interpret admissions policies; communicate major and university policies and procedures; monitor degree completion requirements and continuation policy for Integrated Social Sciences.
Work with the recruitment specialist to advise prospective students on preparation for entering the major, admissions eligibility, and application processes. Maintain communication with applicants through the admission cycle.
Evaluate transfer credits, both for admitted students and for prospective students to determine applicability to general education and major requirements and to determine admission eligibility. Participate in all enrollment activities, including online group advising, welcome sessions, and creation of materials for Canvas-based orientations. Assist new students with registration.
Advise current students within a loose cohort structure, taking responsibility for an advisory group of up to 150 students, divided into smaller learning communities of 25. The advisory group structure will play a role in organizing sections in ISS core courses, as well as defining case load for individual advisers.
The adviser should be able to assist all students in identifying barriers to success and specific strategies to overcome those barriers. This position requires knowledge of and sensitivity to individuals 17-80 years of age from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and an awareness of the issues faced by first-generation college students.
Work with the ISS advising staff, faculty, and learning analytics specialists to monitor student progress, identify students encountering academic challenges, and create strategies for intervention. The adviser must be knowledgeable about campus resources available to online students and refer students where appropriate (e.g., career services, financial aid, disabled student services, health and personal counseling services, etc.).
Assist students in matching educational goals with further academic and career plans. Work with the Career Center to make online tools available. Help to facilitate online workshops and alumni panel discussions that closely replicate resources available on campus.
ISS advisers have a collaborative relationship with lecturers responsible for teaching the core curriculum (ISS 301, 302, 350, 355, 401). Advisory groups will structure sections of first-quarter courses (ISS 301 and 350) so that individual advisers and instructors may work together to build a strong sense of community and share information that will contribute to student success. A significant amount of collaborative work will center on the learning e-portfolio that students develop throughout their time in the program. Instructional support activities will include:
Review and approval of individual student Learning Plans on a quarterly basis.
Working with students to create well-articulated Learning Plans within the context of the learning e-portfolio, and achieving program goals of reflection, intentionality, and integration.
Collaboration with ISS lecturers to respond to student e-portfolios and to facilitate online discussions and social media involvement related to portfolio development and presentation.
Development of expertise in pedagogical practices that foster reflection and the development of meta cognitive capabilities in students.
Bachelor's degree in a Social Sciences or Humanities Field
One to two years of experience in academic advising or closely related student services position
Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, collegiality
Excellent problem-solving skills
Strong attention to detail and ability to adeptly manage multiple priorities and timelines
Demonstrated ability to work well with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds
Ability and willingness to learn new technologies
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Master's degree in the Social Sciences or Humanities
Advising experience at the University of Washington
Knowledge of University of Washington academic procedures, policies, and administrative systems (e.g., SDB,EARS, DARS, EDW, etc.)
High level of technological literacy; familiarity with Canvas LMS, Adobe Connect, Google Suite, Skype , social media; database and web site creation and maintenance skills
Experience working in an online advising environment
College teaching experience
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.
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