Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position will be posted Open until Filled, however, to ensure consideration, please apply by June 11.
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The Department of American Indian Studies has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (50% FTE) Academic Counselor to provide advising and program support in the American Indian Studies Department main office. The Academic Counselor applies individual judgment in providing long-range academic counseling to students regarding major courses of study and career possibilities; advises students in the areas of academic planning, interpretation of department, college and university requirements, degree requirements, career exploration and other related matter; acts as a liaison to central university counseling services (e.g., Career & Internship Center, Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity) for student referrals, student records, etc.; counsels non-students about possible admission to university programs; provides academic planning advice to prospective UW students before transferring to the university; works with other counselors in the development of advising materials and/or counseling resources for students.
Meet with students to review AIS major and minor requirements; assist with course scheduling, degree planning and application for graduation; process change of major forms; process proposals for independent study courses; administer internship program; issue entry codes. Maintain AIS majors and minors student files and departmental database of AIS major and minor students; monitor student progress towards the degree using DARS (Departmental Advising Records System); communicate with majors and minors using AIS listerv; represent AIS at recruiting and information events; attend university-wide advising meetings and training sessions.
Publicize AIS courses by creating flyers and distributing information to students and advisers. Order student course evaluations; compile quarterly course listings and post on the web site; maintain AIS website using web development software; monitor AIS and Native Voices voicemail and email accounts; manage AIS listservs; assist with outreach efforts and programming to tribal schools and communities. Support Native Voices MA program in documentary film production including: taking orders for DVD purchases, recording payments, shipping DVDs, responding to requests for information and DVD sales to the general public.
Answer phones, take messages, distribute information about AIS programs, faculty and course offerings, deliver and pick-up mail, make photocopies, process reimbursements, order office supplies, books and DVDs, gather and post office hours, coordinate schedules of student office assistants, assist AIS administrator and faculty with special projects as assigned.
Maintain AIS departmental website, update content, post calendar entries, post departmental quarterly course descriptions.
Requires a Bachelor's degree and at least two years of student counseling, preferably at the University of Washington, teaching or related experience. Skills must include: computer experience; proficiency in Microsoft Word suite, web development and knowledge of UW advising database tools (EARS, DARS, SDB, EDW).
Master's degree preferred.
Familiarity with local and campus American Indian organizations and regional American Indian Nations.
Knowledge of and interest in American Indian Studies.
Knowledge of UW advising database tools (EARS, DARS, SDB, EDW).
Condition of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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.
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