Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Priority review consideration deadline is November 20.
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The Communication Department is housed in the Social Sciences Division of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington. The Department provides a rigorous environment for highly motivated students looking for a profound educational experience within the discipline of Communication. The Department has 29 full-time faculty and 16 staff members serving on average 800 undergraduate majors, 200 graduate students as well as non-majors enrolled in courses.
The University of Washington Communication Department has an outstanding opportunity for an Undergraduate Academic Adviser. This is a 100% FTE Professional Staff appointment during the 9-month academic year and a 50% FTE Professional Staff appointment during the 3-month summer quarter. This is an exciting opportunity for robust academic and career advising in a dynamic, forward-looking unit at a large, public research university. This position reports to the Director of Academic Services in the Communication Department and to the Department's Chair.
This position provides advising for prospective and current undergraduate students served by University of Washington's Department of Communication. In this role the responsibilities include interpreting admissions policies and Department and university policies, and monitoring degree completion requirements for Department of Communication majors. As a central part of this work, the Adviser assists students in matching educational goals with academic and career plans, with an empathic and supportive approach that assists all students in identifying pathways to success and specific strategies to overcome potential barriers. This position requires knowledge of and sensitivity to individuals from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and an awareness of the issues faced by first-generation college students, transfer students, and non-traditional students. The adviser must be knowledgeable about campus resources and refer students where appropriate -- for example, to career services, financial aid, disabled student services, office of special services, internship opportunities, health and personal counseling services and to other campus departments.
The Adviser also will, as a member of the Department of Communication's student services team, participate in departmental staff meetings that focus on policy and decision making and planning efforts focused on advising, recruitment and retention, and also will participate in Department open houses and new student orientations. The Adviser also will assist in the evaluation of departmental goals and mission statement, maintain knowledge about trends in higher education in general as well as specific issues in the advising profession, and oversee communication of important policy and resource information to students.
The Adviser will also be the instructor for the Department's undergraduate Internships, which includes meeting with student's one-on-one, learning about each internship, and guiding students to gain the most out of their experiences to be prepared for careers upon graduation.
Minimum Qualifications :
Bachelor's degree in a Social Sciences, Humanities, or Education degree program.
One to two years of related experience in the workplace, i.e., providing advising or mentoring of students in an environment of professional and personal development
Strong interpersonal skills: a professional manner with the ability to work well with diverse populations via phone, in writing, and in person; ability to communicate clearly, diplomatically and effectively
Ability to maintain confidentiality and to handle confidential and sensitive information in an appropriate manner
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team with a high level of initiative
Aptitude and willingness to learn proprietary software and systems quickly
Must value and contribute to the UW's commitment to inclusiveness and diversity
Flexibility to meet changing needs
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Desired Qualifications :
Experience working in/with an interdisciplinary or liberal arts educational context
Deeper understanding of the University of Washington Communication Department through direct affiliation or collaborative work preferred
Experience working with UW advising systems and understanding of UW undergraduate programs, both academic and extra-curricular
Condition 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.