Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Priority consideration will be give to those who apply by July 31.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position please visit our website Benefits page.
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.
The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We provide a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research, creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell's current enrollment is approximately 5,000 students. About half of all undergraduates are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups; nine out of 10 are from Washington. Located along a river and wetlands just north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond.
Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.
The School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences provides a rigorous liberal arts education that inspires students to engage creatively and ethically with the concerns of the region and the world. We dedicate ourselves to integrative research and creative practice, innovative and effective pedagogy, and dynamic curricula that prepare students to live and work in environments that are diverse and complex. We recognize, reflect on, and challenge unequal relations of power and privilege in our curriculum, scholarship and community partnerships. We seek to build an inclusive and just community of students, faculty, and staff.
The School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences has an outstanding opportunity for a Lead Undergraduate Advisor (Counseling Services Coordinator, Grade 8). As an academic advisor, this position facilitates the academic success of a diverse undergraduate student population aspiring to or enrolled IAS degree programs that include 15 majors and 6 minors spanning the environmental sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts. As the lead of a team of 3 undergraduate advisors, this position provides proactive, collaborative, problem-solving leadership for the development of IAS Undergraduate Advising Services, with an eye to ensuring their sustainability and consistent high quality.
Successful candidates should be adaptive problem-solvers, comfortable with complexity, and attentive to detail. They must demonstrate experience with and commitment to working with students of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to first-generation, underrepresented minority, international, and veteran students. They should also demonstrate successful experience in (or for) leading teams and initiatives.
Advising: Facilitate a welcoming and supportive advising climate for all students. Advise current IAS undergraduate students on University, Campus and School policies and the requirements of IAS majors and minors. Track student progress and identify potential problems and negative patterns. Respond to individual student needs and inquiries. Provide guidance in academic planning, problem-solving and utilize specialized knowledge regarding the School and other areas such as internships, teacher certification, and preparation for graduate programs. Maintain documentation as necessary and act as team lead and resource on record retention and disposition. Use computerized confidential student records including DARS, SDB and EARS.
Assist students in academic difficulty (including academic warning or probation) including course/credit load recommendations, referral to campus resources and the development of an academic plan. Make referrals to other campus resources as appropriate.
Support the undergraduate admissions processes. Meet with students denied admission and provide recommendations for reapplication. Meet with students dropped for low scholarship to discuss options and recommendations if they wish to be reinstated.
Serve as primary contact for Pre-major Advisors. Assist high credit pre-major students hoping to pursue IAS majors to develop academic plans to support their success and time-to-degree.
Advise staff in other UW Bothell offices, particularly pre-major and admission advisers, on School policies and admission requirements for IAS majors.
Prepare change of program forms, graduation applications, graduation petitions, satisfactory progress petitions. Provide the Registrar with information to verify credits/degree, monitor compliance of appropriate policies and resolve satisfactory progress problems/issues. Create or contribute to reference materials for student use in print or online, including a student handbook and web documentation of program policies.
Support orientation programs for students newly admitted to an IAS major (both internal applicants and external transfer students). Design and update orientation materials. Represent IAS at admission events. Design, lead and/or represent IAS in workshops or other advising presentations for students, staff and/or prospective students.
Staff Leadership, Development, and Management: Supervise a team of two Counseling Services Coordinators and a Graduate Student Assistant who provide academic advising to undergraduate IAS students. Take lead responsibility for hiring, training, mentoring and coaching of advising staff. Conduct annual performance reviews and make merit recommendations. Lead on corrective action, and make recommendations for dismissal, if called for.
Assess, develop, and oversee IAS Advising initiatives to expand and improve advising services. May include initiatives such as the development of peer advising, online services delivery, etc. Develop and lead execution of assessment measures to inform continuous improvement goals and plans.
Develop and support a diverse, cohesive, mutually accountable, and high performing advising team that can proactively anticipate and address organizational challenges to delivering student services. Identify and guide staff in accessing professional and personal development resources to support these ends.
In conjunction with IAS Advising Team members and Assistant Director, Academic Services, assess School policies and practices. Develop and guide implementation of revisions that support increased advising capacity and quality for our diverse student body.
Analyze curriculum proposals and policy recommendations for their impact on IAS students and the advising capacity of staff and overall sustainability and provide feedback and input to IAS leadership and curriculum committees.
Facilitate mutual knowledge exchange and development with the IAS Graduate Program Advisor, with an eye to creating synergies and pipelines.
Serve as team lead for records retention and disposition
Campus communication and representation: Serve as primary contact for campus partners to ensure the IAS Advising team is well-informed of campus updates as they relate to IAS advising.
Act as team liaison to campus and school-wide committees and task forces, including the Academic Advisers Council, and communicate with IAS Dean and Associate Deans regarding potential student and school impacts of emerging policies and practices.
Delegate IAS advisor participation in campus partner committees as appropriate.
Bachelor's degree in liberal arts, humanities, social science, science major or related field.
At least four years of academic advising experience in higher education or closely related student-facing student services experience.
Demonstrated facility in working with and promoting the success of student populations strongly represented in IAS and UWB: first-generation, URM, veteran, immigrant and international students.
Demonstrated ability to form productive working relationships with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to providing excellent student services in a climate of multicultural understanding and appreciation.
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen actively, empathize, provide reflective feedback and mediate conflict.
Strong communication skills, including demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
Excellent attention to detail, multi-tasking ability and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated initiative, project management, and leadership skills. Ability to develop, implement, assess and refine initiatives in a deliberate, collaborative, timely, and effective manner.
Proficiency in standard Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Experience in supervising, organizing and developing a team.
Experience in managing strategic development and implementation of new initiatives.
Experience advising in or across multiple programs of study or in interdisciplinary fields.
Bilingual ability to speak and write fluently in a language other than English (Spanish, Chinese, Korean preferred).
Masters degree in education, social services, or counseling field, or equivalent experience in student affairs and services.
Condition of Employment:
The scheduled hours for this position will accord with office hours for IAS Academic Services M-F 8am-5pm.
This position requires the ability to work occasional evenings and weekends for recruitment, orientation, convocation or commencement events.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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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.