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The College of Engineering Student Academic Services (SAS) unit has an outstanding opportunity for an Academic Adviser.
The Academic Adviser will assist the day-to-day operations of advising and retention services for freshman and sophomore pre-engineering students and will support other student service and engagement activities managed by Student Academic Services.
Collaboration and coordination with various academic and administrative units on campus, in other institutions, and in the community is required.
Collaboration with students, staff, faculty, and advising staff, and Office of Minority Affairs/Diversity.
Undergraduate academic advising at the University of Washington is a core element of the University's focus on student learning. As educators, advisers partner with faculty and the campus community to cultivate our students' intellectual development. As guides and advocates, advisers collaborate with students to craft a transformative educational experience so that they may become informed, articulate and thoughtful students of the University and citizens of the world.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Academic Advising (70%)
Engage in academic advising for pre-engineering students, prospective transfer, and post-baccalaureate students via scheduled appointments and drop-in advising times. Partner with students to create an educational plan to complete the prerequisite courses needed for application into their intended engineering degree program. Interpret departmental, college, and university requirements; discuss possible parallel academic plans; assist students who are denied admission to COE departments to transition into an alternative major; and advise students about co-curricular opportunities for involvement within the COE and the UW such as student competition groups, clubs, and undergraduate research opportunities.
Assist with outreach to pre-engineering students who are not making satisfactory progress and provide resources for academic, personal health/well-being support.
Collaborate with other campus units (Undergraduate Academic Affairs, First Year Programs, Undergraduate Admissions, Educational Opportunity Program, Student Athlete Academic Services, International Programs and Exchanges, University Honors Program, etc) as necessary to provide advising services to pre-engineering students.
Review and authorize verification forms for curriculum programs of students in the following areas: athletes, veterans, ROTC, and Extension students.
Programmatic and Administrative Responsibilities (20%)
Assist in the academic programming for Engineering Community.
Assist with training student associates on issues relating to triaging email, telephone, and walk-in inquiries.
Review content on SAS student website regularly and update with assistance of COE web team.
Assist in the planning and delivery of the office's major programs such as Admitted Student Preview Day, Advising & Orientation, Engineering Welcome, Registration Workshops, Engineering Exploration Night, and Application Workshops.
Support Student Academic Services Team(s) (10%)
Perform duties as assigned by the SAS Associate Director to support the broader goals of SAS.
Bachelor's Degree in social science, science, engineering or humanities discipline, and two years of advising, student counseling or teaching experience; excellent interpersonal, public speaking and communication skills; and excellent organizational skills.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience as a UW student or staff member
Experience with Access, Excel and UW SDB
Experience working with students from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, academic, sexual orientation, and disability backgrounds.
Ability to operate motor vehicles desired for transporting materials for large events.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Sitting 4-5 hours per day (never more than 30 minutes at a time)
Standing in one place (copier, filing): rarely (15 minutes a day max)
Walking an average of 2-3 hours per day (walks across campus for meetings, back and forth from office to greet students, consulting with colleagues, presenting)
Lifting maximum weight of 25 pounds
Lifting maximum weight frequency: once a month for loading carts for events
Carrying: maximum weight of 10-15 pounds
Carrying; maximum weight frequency: supporting our large events and programming requires lifting and carrying supplies and equipment to various locations (sorting through t-shirt boxes, transporting food trays for events, stands/signs for exploration night, projector/laptop for presentations. Frequency is roughly 3-4 times per quarter (once a month)
Pushing/pulling (file drawers, carts, gurneys): push/pulling carts to events roughly once a month
Climbing (step stool, ladder, stairs): stairs to buildings and offices across campus
Reaching above shoulder height (i.e., overhead reaching): storing/retrieving items in storage areas above shoulder height in office space and supply/copy room
Simple Grasping/Fine Manipulation (mousing, handwriting, pipetting): very frequently navigating university websites with students through a mouse, writing/highlighting course plans with students
Keyboarding or typing: frequent large amount of communications done through e-mail, handouts, PowerPoints etc. All requiring at least 1-2 hours of typing time per day
Position may involve some local travel
Position will require occasional evening and weekend work to support events
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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