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The University of Washington Bothell is the fastest growing public university in the state of Washington. We provide a leading-edge student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and staff dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell's current enrollment is approximately 5,000 students. A majority of those students are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups; approximately 92 percent are from Washington. Located in the Seattle metropolitan region, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond.
Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.
Our School of STEM has an outstanding opportunity for a CSS Graduate Advisor.
Under supervision from the UWB School of STEM's Director of Graduate Academic Services, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, and the Chair of the Computing and Software Systems Division (CSS), the CSS Graduate Advisor serves as the comprehensive central resource to the CSS graduate students for academic, curriculum, advising and student activities. Serve students as main resource for graduate policies and processes relating to orientation, academic progress, leave, and graduation. Collaborate with STEM Graduate Career Counselor to deliver comprehensive career programing to students. Collaborates with CSS Recruiter/Admission Advisor to recruit and admit regular cohorts of students to the CSS graduate programs; may supervise students, interns and volunteers. Collaborates with other STEM ORGS staff to develop and conduct orientations and recruiting workshops and other graduate student community events, and in such things as budget development and records management. Engage in alumni development and community building. Work across campus with other graduate advisors to build a graduate student community at UW Bothell. Writes and disseminates material to assist students in making informed decisions and/or explain university policies and procedures.
Applicant and Student Services:
Advise current students in the interpretation of degree requirements, University, Campus, Graduate School and Program policies and procedures, pre- enrollment preparation, and academic and career planning. Arrange registration forms and coordinate registration with UW Professional and Continuing Education (PCE); troubleshoot issues for students regarding registration/financial aid, etc.
Act as student's advocate; communicating their needs to the CSS Division Leadership, Director of Graduate Academic Services, and School of STEM Leadership
Serve as back up to CSS Admission Advisor/Recruiter as a contact for prospective applicants. As needed, answer questions for prospective students regarding degree curriculum and application process and certificate curriculum information and application process. Represent the Program at recruiting events when Admissions Advisor is unavailable, and/or run prospective student information sessions (in person and online).
Work with CSS Admission Advisor/Recruiter to coordinate the application and admissions process, including compilation of admission materials, serving as coordinator to faculty admissions committee, preparation and mailing of letters and new student admissions materials. Maintain and update the University and Program databases. Generate statistical reports for the admissions committee; requires coordination with the UW Graduate School, UWB International Student Services office, and PCE Program Coordinator and other units across the University as needed.
Serve as exofficio member of CSS admission committee.
Work with students, faculty, and other staff in planning and executing orientation and graduation activities. Run orientation and advising sessions for new students, career and capstone workshops for current students.
Track student progress. Advise faculty about academic problems. Provide information and advice to students about meeting requirements. Counsel students experiencing academic difficulties (academic performance and be point of contact for students with personal problems).
Be familiar with and provide referrals to relevant campus resources. Anticipate and prepare for the effects on students of program changes. Advise the faculty about University and Campus rules and requirements that affect students.
Be familiar with student funding opportunities (e.g., graduate fellowships), internal and external to the University. Individually counsel students on financing opportunities that are appropriate for their educational backgrounds and research interests.
Program Support and Faculty Services:
Continuously update the student/applicant/alumni database. Make recommendations on database development. Generate information for surveys and reports using database and other resources. Ensure that students' electronic and paper records are kept current. Run student degree audits and manage degree requests, manage graduation activities. Compile statistics, and anticipate the need for information based on program priorities.
Provide course scheduling support. Assist the Computing & Software Systems faculty in understanding the effect of curricular changes on course enrollment. Anticipate enrollment trends. Assist with course change and new course applications. Set up and maintain UW time schedule system and all relevant registration information for fee-based degree program. Assist with managing departmental time schedule information, room scheduling for courses, and troubleshooting room assignment problems for faculty.
Assist with general marketing ideas and actions for the CSS Graduate programs, including overall marketing plans, recruitment travel plans, messaging, sponsorship's, and web site updates for graduate program content.
Coordinate program operation with UW PCE partners, including providing regular updates to partners.
Perform related duties as required.
| Occasional evening and weekend attendance at student functions may be necessary. |
The CSS Graduate Advisor will be advising evening degree students, and should plan on being on site 9am to 6pm for a majority of the work week. In addition to holding late afternoon and early evening appointments, occasional evening and weekend attendance at student functions may be necessary'.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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.