Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This is a TEMPORARY, PART-TIME position. Scheduled Monday through Friday. It begins Upon Hire and is expected to run through June of 2018.
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.
As a program of Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA), located within the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD), the Mary Gates Endowment for Students (MGE) provides scholarships to help undergraduates become independent learners and community leaders, encouraging students' development of creative, courageous ideas and activities. MGE closely collaborates with numerous other programs co-located within EXPD and across campus to provide students with scholarship support to engage in meaningful learning opportunities. On average, more than 500 students per year apply directly to MGE for scholarships. In partnership with other programs, approximately 250 scholarships totaling more than $1M are awarded annually.
The MGE team works together to assist students seeking scholarship funding, help them develop scholarship application knowledge and skills, manage robust application and evaluation processes, and build a community of scholars among current students and alumni. Counseling services are provided to students in both one-on-one and group settings.
MGE is committed to building a more equitable learning environment at UW, and actively seeks to include members of all cultures and communities in the application and review processes.
The team has an outstanding opportunity open for a Temporary Counseling Services Coordinator. The position is projected to last 6 months and it is a temporary part-time position at 50% FTE.
This position will report to and work closely with the Assistant Director to fulfill the mission of the Endowment and under the general supervision of EXPD unit head.
Counseling Students: Provide advising to students in all academic disciplines interested in applying for MGE scholarships; Facilitate information sessions and workshops related to understanding the MGE application process, writing strong essays, etc.; Provide qualitative feedback about submitted applications to help students improve their essay writing skills for future applications; Reply to numerous inquiries from students both in person and by email regarding eligibility requirements, application guidelines, scholarship disbursements, and other policies.
Coordinate Scholarship Application Processes: Collaborate in preparing and maintaining the online application system, hosted on an internal server; Read and evaluate MGE scholarship applications according to established criteria; Participate in team interviews of MGE Leadership scholarship applicants; Schedule the calendar of events, feedback appointments, individual advising meetings, and annual application and review processes.
Outreach and Recruitment: Collaborate in raising awareness about MGE scholarships by connecting with other departments and units on campus; Recruit applicants for academic-year and summer scholarship opportunities; Represent MGE at various campus outreach activities, seminars, and events.
Other Program Activities: Collaborate in the planning and execution of multiple annual events, including orientations for new Scholars, the annual Mary Gates Scholars Welcome Reception, the Spring Celebration of Service & Leadership, and the Undergraduate Research Symposium; Attend weekly MGE staff meetings; Attend monthly EXPD staff meetings; Provide occasional front desk reception support for EXPD.
Bachelor's degree in any field, and two years' experience working in student services or other higher education setting; Work well both as a member of a dynamic team and independently with minimal supervision; Excellent written communication skills; Strong spoken communication and public presentation skills; Attention to detail; Creative problem solving skills; Ability to work well under deadlines and handle multiple tasks; Enjoy interacting with faculty, students, and staff of diverse backgrounds and across academic disciplines; Demonstrated commitment to fostering more equitable and inclusive education programs, activities and/or workplaces; Computer literacy: familiarity with basic HTML and/or Wordpress, proficiency with MS Word, and Excel.
Desired: Experience teaching, advising, and/or working with undergraduate students; Understanding, familiarity or interest in scholarly research (particularly in STEM fields) and/or student leadership development; Personal experience participating in leadership activities, research or creative scholarly work as an undergraduate and/or graduate student; Work experience at UW, including familiarity with UW Catalyst tools, Canvas and Google Apps.
Work hours and location: Work schedule is Monday-Friday afternoons; exact schedule flexible. Work location is the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD) in Mary Gates Hall room 171, plus various locations around UW Seattle campus for seminars, information sessions and workshops. Occasional evening hours required.
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.
A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.
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.