COUNSELING SERVICES COORDINATOR
|Req #: ||140937 |
|Department: ||BUILDING CONSTRUCTION |
|Job Location: || Seattle Campus |
|Job Location Detail: ||Construction Managment, Architecture Hall |
|Posting Date: ||01/17/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Open Until Filled |
|Salary: ||Salary is commensurate with education and experience. |
|Notes: || Position follows academic year Sept 1 - June 30 each year. July and August cyclic leave. |
| 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. |
The Department of Construction Management (CM) within the College of Built Environments has an outstanding opportunity for an Academic Advisor. This individual will provide academic advising, administrative support, outreach, and special events coordination for the department. The Department of Construction Management is an academic department offering a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Science degree and participates in a college-wide Ph.D. program. Additionally, distance-learning programs are offered for a certificate and Master of Science in Construction Management.
The Academic Advisor will be responsible to the Administrator of the department for advising, recruiting and special projects for the department. This requires extensive interaction, outreach and coordination with other educational institutions, programs, departments, both at the University of Washington and within the greater Puget Sound region.
Within the context of a competitive admission program (Construction Management and the Architecture/CM dual degree), advise enrolled and prospective undergraduate students on educational options, program and graduation requirements, and career and internship possibilities. Prospective students also include working professionals, community college students, high school and middle school students.
Advise students who are experiencing academic or personal problems and make referrals to appropriate campus resources when necessary. Assist students through the University administrative system. Act as a resource for other campus advisers.
Manage the undergraduate recruiting activities. Includes identifying options for connection with prospective students. Represent the undergraduate Construction Management program, as well as the College of Built Environments to potential students through group settings such as information sessions, seminars, career fairs and presentations to classes. We also seek an advisor with a willingness to pursue opportunities to recruit a more diverse student body into our program.
Evaluate applications for admission to the Undergraduate Program, for all three levels of admission: Freshman direct, early admission and upper division. Discuss strategy and alternate programs with students denied admission to the Construction Management department.
While the primary emphasis of this position will be direct student contact, there are significant administrative projects which support the mission of the Construction Management department. Examples of such projects include but are not limited to organizing department events, managing and updating portions of the website, coordinating employer presentations, organizing a career fair, ordering office supplies, working with the Industry Advisory Council, supporting faculty research efforts, and departmental evaluation and documentation including accreditation.
This position requires nearly 100% independent management of all activities - and the balance of advising and student centered responsibilities with administrative/programmatic duties. It is a part-time position so schedules must be carefully coordinated and there is a commitment to checking email when not in the office to make sure students and inquiries are being replied to in a timely fashion.
Help to inform the public and prospective students about what construction management is - both as an academic discipline and also as a profession. The number of misconceptions about this profession are numerous and are held not only by students but also by High School teachers and other counselors - especially by new counselors at community colleges.
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| Bachelor's degree in Communications, Construction Management, or associated field. |
Three years of demonstrated experience:
Able to make independent decisions based on University and department policies and procedures
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Exhibit strong attention to detail.
Exhibit effective time management skills.
Strong computer skills including MS Suite, Acrobat, and website maintenance
Apply and adapt to changing technology in information systems and web design.
Able to plan, organize and execute special events.
Familiarity with the academic structure of a university.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
| Experience with advising and recruitment of students. |
Student counseling, student services or related experience
DARS, B I Portal, UW Profiles experience
|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
| This is a 0.6 FTE, 10 month, position with the incumbent person expected to be onsite at least four days a week, with regularly scheduled hours sometime between 9AM to 5 PM. In order to schedule students effectively, emails must be checked and responded to on days out of the office. Participation on committees as well as other activities such as recruiting or special events may require adjusting working days, or work in the evening or on weekends. |
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