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The Academic Advising Center at the University of Washington Tacoma has an outstanding opportunity for an Academic Advisor, Senior. This position will provide professional academic advising to current and newly admitted pre-major and exploring undergraduates, including first-time-in-college students, transfer students who have not yet declared a major, and those considering a change of major.
The Academic Advisor, Senior in the Academic Advising Center serves as a member of a professional team providing comprehensive advising services for undergraduate students who are:
Clarifying their academic interests
Preparing for admission to majors
Changing their academic goals
The Academic Advisor, Senior uses professional knowledge and experience with University resources to empower students to identify interests and match personal strengths with educational and career opportunities. Important aspects of the work include learning-centered advising, understanding of the relationship between education and career, attention to detail, frequent contact with the University's administrative system, and active engagement with the faculty and staff in the academic program for first-year students.
Provide one-on-one advising for individual students within an assigned advising caseload. This includes but is not limited to the following:
Educate students about the relationship between their personal strengths and interests, and opportunities in the University curriculum and beyond
Empower students to cultivate a sense of purpose in their undergraduate education
Help students overcome challenges that hinder academic performance
Assist students to integrate their educational and career plans, concentrating attention on developing universal skills
Guide students through University systems to avoid or overcome administrative problems
Foster student understanding of academic major requirements to facilitate successful realization of academic, personal and professional goals
Counsel students dropped from the University for low scholarship
Offer drop-in, group advising and outreach to students exploring their academic interests
Serve as lead for advising services (e.g. Academic Alert, Web Media, Workshops and Events, Husky Success Course Instructor).
Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with AAC team members, academic program advisors and campus colleagues (e.g. Registrar, Equity and Diversity, Veteran and Military Services, Campus Housing, Office of Undergraduate Education, Global Affairs, etc.), to help students integrate their academic, career and personal goals.
Participate in departmental and campus events such as orientation, commencement ceremony, and other program specific events and workshops
Serve as liaison to UW Tacoma programs, departments and committees
Provide consultation to departments and programs throughout campus. This may include working on publications or serving as a resource for information and policy interpretation
Other duties as assigned.
| Bachelor's degree and 3 years of culturally competent academic advising or related experience with students in a diverse higher education setting. |
Experience advising students with a range of educational backgrounds including first generation college students. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to present information succinctly to individuals and groups; experience with public speaking. Demonstrated ability to work independently and work a flexible schedule with some evening and/or weekend work. Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic, evolving environment. Experience using computer programs such as MS Word, Access and Excel. Must be comfortable with data and proficient with computer technology.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| Master's degree and 2 years academic advising or related higher education experience. Successful experience in developing and providing programs/services of significant value to students and the institution. |
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
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.