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Our Department of Sociology has an outstanding opportunity for an 11 month Academic Counselor.This individual will:
Advise current undergraduate students on requirements for the sociology major as well as general degree requirements. Advise incoming transfer students regarding admissions and registration procedures, transfer credits and transfer course evaluations. The position also includes responsibilities for departmental curriculum and time schedule coordination. Position is an integral part of the Student Services team, but also requires working with the Chair, Department Administrator, Graduate Program Committee Chair (GPC), and Undergraduate Program Committee Chair (UPC) on various student service and departmental projects.
Undergraduate Advising/Student Services (65%)
Advise undergraduate sociology majors and prospective majors regarding department, college, and university requirements for satisfactory progress and graduation.
Participates in the quarterly review of new major applications for admission to the sociology major, including advising students who are denied admission.
Evaluate students for probability of success in the major; counsel students unlikely to be admitted to the Department regarding other options.
Counsel students who encounter academic difficulties. Help students identify appropriate resources and develop plans for improved academic success.
Maintain current information on programs & services elsewhere in the University or in other departments that may be of interest to sociology majors.
Advise undergraduate students on experiential learning opportunities within the department, including: study abroad, honors, practicum courses, undergraduate research, and student organizations.
Advise students about value of sociology/social science skills for broad range of employment options/settings.
Advise students about graduate school options, requirements, and applications.
Participate in quarterly New Major Information sessions with the student services team.
Maintain student confidentiality as outlined by FERPA regulations.
Develop plans and materials to recruit new majors. Participate in University and A&S advising and career events aimed at enriching and improving the undergraduate experience.
Explain department policy and procedures to other University units and to the public.
Maintain cooperative relationships with other University offices, referring students when appropriate.
Collaborate with DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) office to maintain accurate and valid DARS reports.
Responsibly determine when to make exceptions and changes to student data.
Promote department diversity by participating in outreach events with the Office of Minority Affairs and by reaching out to underrepresented students in recruiting efforts.
Attend appropriate meetings and workshops in order to keep abreast of changes or additions to academic programs or policies
Participate in ongoing professional development opportunities.
Curriculum Coordination (25%)
Work with the GPC, UPC, and Chair on curricular needs and University policies regarding curriculum and course scheduling.
Coordinate faculty teaching preferences and schedule course offerings throughout the academic year, consulting with the Chair, GPC, UPC.
Help plan and schedule course offerings for each quarter to optimize offerings and minimize conflict for faculty and students.
Coordinate with GPC, Chair, and Department Administrator on TA assignments.
Serve as liaison between the department and the UW curriculum office; duties include drafting and filing new course and course change applications.
Research and develop new courses and programs changes in collaboration with the GPC, UPC, Chair and other units on campus.
Resolve classroom allocation issues.
Act as Time Schedule Coordinator.
Other Duties (10%)
Participate in weekly All-Staff meetings.
Create basic enrollment/counseling services reports.
Support outreach activities including maintenance of the undergraduate blog, editing and creating content for the departmental webpage, facilitating activities for Majors, and participating in curricular promotions.
Assist in planning and staffing departmental events aimed at undergraduate students; e.g. graduation celebrations.
Serve as back up for other Advising Staff.
Other duties as assigned.
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.