|Req #: ||142534 |
|Department: ||MATHEMATICS |
|Appointing Department Web Address: ||http://www.math.washington.edu |
|Job Location: || Seattle Campus |
|Job Location Detail: ||C-36 Padelford Hall |
|Posting Date: ||02/13/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Open Until Filled |
|Salary: || |
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
|Notes: || As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position |
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| 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. |
Our Department of Mathematics at the University of Washington is one of the major research mathematics departments in the United States. It has an excellent research reputation, a strong, demanding program of graduate study in mathematics, and a full range of excellent undergraduate course offerings. The department has about 100 full-time students in the graduate program and over 850 undergraduate majors, including 650 in the Mathematics undergraduate program and 200 in the joint Applied and Computational Mathematical Sciences (ACMS) program. With an annual enrollment of over 16,000 students in its courses, the department also is responsible for the mathematical preparation of students in STEM fields.
The Department of Mathematics has an outstanding opportunity for an Academic Counselor to join the student services team.
This is a 12-month appointment, 75% from September 1 to June 30 and 60% from July 1 to August 31. Between September 1 and June 30, the work schedule is Monday to Friday, 9am to noon and 1pm to 4pm. During July and August, the schedule is negotiable. Position will be required to work outside of these hours for occasional special events throughout the year.
Serve as an academic counselor for current and prospective students in Mathematics and ACMS undergraduate programs:
--Review program requirements and course sequences, quarterly course registration policies, University and College procedures, career exploration and other related matters.
--Review/update degree audits, graduation applications and troubleshoot issues with central campus offices.
--Problem-solve student hardships, concerns, continuation policies, etc., with student and faculty.
--Provide timely responses to student inquiries via email, phone and in- person.
--Participate in evaluating undergraduate admissions applications and meet with students for pre-/post- decision discussions.
--Maintain student files and student databases, including tracking progress of majors. Assist with compiling program reports and statistics.
--Track, implement and maintain departmental undergraduate continuation policy.
Assist with the planning and coordination of special events as needed, including honors luncheon and graduate reception.
Serve as contact for general inquiries about the Mathematics Department and non-major/service courses:
--Interpret procedures and policies for course registration.
--Provide feedback on procedures on an ongoing basis to improve effectiveness.
--Participate in freshman and transfer orientations and other student outreach events, including public speaking as needed.
--Collaborate with other units on campus to meet student needs.
--Ensure paper and electronic program documents are kept up to-date. This includes evaluating and modifying documents and websites to improve information provided to students.
Work with faculty with understanding program policies and procedures. Work with ACMS Director and Mathematics Undergraduate Program director as needed.
Assist in reviewing and updating course time schedule for accuracy on a quarterly basis, including coordinating special topics and manual registration courses.
Participate in ongoing professional development opportunities for advisors and collaborate with advisers across campus regarding department policies.
Special projects as needed.
| Bachelor's degree and two years of experience in student services, student advising, or other mentoring. |
Spreadsheet and database experience; ability to create and maintain simple databases (Access, Excel, Word).
Experience in website maintenance.
Demonstrated ability to write for student audiences.
Basic program tracking and assessment skills.
Ability to be self-motivated and work independently.
Ability to multitask.
Strong organizational skills.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| Demonstrated facilitator skills; able to manage diverse faculty, staff, students. |
Knowledge of UW student administrative systems (SDB, DARS, EARS).
Experience with event planning.
Public speaking experience.
|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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