Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
This position will reduce FTE in summertime to 50% during June and July annually.
Priority given to applications received by May 19, 2017.
The University of Washington Tacoma is a growing, urban-serving university that is deeply invested in its local communities. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.
The Division of Student and Enrollment Services has an outstanding opportunity for an ADMISSIONS ADVISOR. This position supports the enrollment efforts of the UW Tacoma campus by providing admissions information to prospective students and by representing the university at onsite locations such as, but not limited to, high schools and community colleges.
Outreach and Recruitment: Implement a recruitment plan for an assigned geographic territory. Plan, participate and maintain records of campus outreach and recruitment activities; coordinate and work with community college outreach advisers and high school career counseling staff to answer questions and help students prepare for admission to UW Tacoma. Counsel prospective students, families and counselors about UW Tacoma admissions policies and procedures and provide information about educational opportunities.
Provide prospective students with admissions counseling via in-office visits, email and telephone appointments: Provide general information regarding financial aid programs, process, timelines, and student eligibility; refer students to appropriate campus offices and services, as appropriate.
Institutional Collaboration and Participation: Collaborate and maintain relationships with academic programs. Work collaboratively with other units and offices at UW Tacoma, including UW and UW Bothell units, as appropriate, to support student services, enrollment and retention at the University. Participate in trainings, meetings, committees and other duties as assigned to support the Office of Admissions and Division of Student and Enrollment Services.
Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Business, Communication or related field.
Two years of experience working in an admissions or student services office in a higher education setting.
Demonstrated experience interacting with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.
Demonstrated experience planning and participating in educational outreach activities.
Excellent public speaking, writing, listening and customer service skills.
Ability to interpret complex and detailed educational documents for preliminary transcript evaluation, transfer determinations, and admission decisions.
Ability to work on multiple tasks while responding to student needs.
Computer skills in Word, Excel and a working knowledge of Access databases.
Ability to efficiently and effectively travel locally to alternate work sites as needed.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Development or related field.
Experience recruiting, advising or mentoring underrepresented, undergraduate transfer and/or prospective first-year student populations in a university or college setting
Evidence of a leadership position held as a campus ambassador, orientation leader, and/or other student leadership involvement during one's undergraduate experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
Application Process: 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.
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.