Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Although open until filled, priority application date is January 22, 2018.
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The mission of the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity is to ensure the access, inclusion and academic success of diverse university populations. The office seeks to build a comprehensive pathway for students from underserved communities, deliver excellent academic support services to UW students, and advance university-wide diversity.
The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) has an outstanding opportunity for a full time Counseling Services Coordinator.
The Counseling Services Coordinator provides an opportunity to be part of a small team focused on supporting undergraduate students who aspire to attain post-baccalaureate degrees. This position is housed within the McNair Scholars and Early Identification Programs and will provide both academic support for undergraduate students as well as direct program support. This position operates under the supervision of the Director and Assistant Director of these two programs to provide direct support to OMA&D affiliated students who are interested in pursuing graduate or professional school.
The Counseling Services Coordinator (CSC) for McNair/EIP will work closely with program staff and collaborate with OMA&D Student Success units, UW campus departments, and faculty to support low-income, first generation and underrepresented undergraduate students in advising and instructional capacities. In addition, the CSC will work with program staff to organize, coordinate and implement innovative and supportive student programing and events as well as manage program infrastructure, such as websites and student records.
The position requires an understanding of the educational needs and goals of first generation and educationally/economically disadvantaged students at the University of Washington in order to provide a wide range of educational services to support students in learning about and preparing for successful admission to post-baccalaureate opportunities. In addition, this position requires an understanding of the mission of the OMA&D and the Department of Education TRIO programs.
The primary duties and responsibilities of the Counseling Services Coordinator include, but are not limited to:
I. Advising/ Student Contact: 60% direct contact with students through one-on-one and group advising, workshops, seminars and online informational videos.
Provide personalized advising and counseling for OMA&D students in areas of graduate /professional school. Perform comprehensive assessment to determine the academic, personal, financial, and career needs of program participants. Through advising, outreach, and collaboration, connect students to research, internship, and leadership opportunities.
In group and one-on-one settings, provide application writing support through mentoring, advising and editing of resume/CVs, personal statements and related application material.
Lead and collaborate with program staff on seminars and workshops that prepare students for post-baccalaureate admissions through a variety of instructional methods.
Participate in planning, development and implementation of innovative programming and activities for students, including seminar curricula and instructional material for workshop and seminars.
Participate in program outreach and recruiting of OMA&D students.
II. Program Management: 40% program management to support all facets of the McNair Scholars and Early Identification Programs.
Provide timely updates and maintenance on program websites. Regular email outreach and maintain social media contacts with current students and alumni. Create written and visual outreach material, flyers and program documents.
Provide fiscal management support for both state and federal programs. Maintain program records to ensure compliance with Department of Education and Federal policies. Maintain records for program evaluation purposes, and prepare reports as necessary on assessment, academic progress, program activities, and Federal annual progress reports.
Represent the McNair Scholars, EIP and OMA&D in collaborative partnerships on and off campus. Collaborate with OMA&D and other university programs focusing on student retention, graduation, and success. Maintain liaison relationships with academic departments, administrative offices, agencies and faculty which provide assistance to participants within and outside the university.
Participate in regular staff and departmental meetings to monitor and evaluate the program.
Engage in professional development activities designed to build an ongoing knowledge base of student resources and best practices for implementation.
Coordinate annual McNair Scholars and Early Identification National Research and Graduate School Preparation Conference.
Other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS A Master's degree and a minimum of three years of experience in academic advising, student support, project management or related experience. Required experience includes: knowledge of graduate / professional school admissions processes, academic student services, and campus resources; project management; web design using WordPress or a desire to learn; strong computer skills; strong organizational skills, including strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills and attention to detail. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications.
Qualified applicants must have a demonstrated history of working with a diverse bi-cultural/multi-cultural student population, which includes working with low income, first generation, and/or underrepresented populations.
DESIRED Familiarity with the administrative structure of a large university, developing and facilitating workshops, teaching experience. Experience editing undergraduate level written material. Experience conducting undergraduate or graduate level research.
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.