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University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 179207
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 05/15/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

Although open until filled, priority application date is May 27, 2020.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for six consecutive years. 

The College of Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for two Academic Adviser positions.  

The mission of the College of Engineering at the University of Washington is to develop outstanding engineers and ideas that change the world. Nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the 10 departments of the College of Engineering engage in a world-class education that challenges them to make meaningful contributions towards solving todays interdisciplinary challenges. The College of Engineering is ranked 18th among all engineering schools with more than half of its departments ranked in the top 20 of their respective fields.

The College is committed to developing and supporting a diverse student body and faculty that reflect and elevate the populations we serve. Notably, over 25% of faculty in the college are women, compared to 17% nationally, and 30% of bachelor degrees in 2018-2019 were awarded to women.

The Engineering Advising & Student Engagement Team provides student programming and advising for a population of roughly 1,700 first and second-year undergraduate Engineering Undeclared students. Undergraduate academic advising at the University of Washington is a core element of the University's focus on student learning. As educators, advisers partner with faculty and the campus community to cultivate our students' intellectual development. As guides and advocates, advisers collaborate with students to craft a transformative educational experience so that they may become informed, articulate, and thoughtful students of the University and citizens of the world.

The Academic Adviser position provides advising, programs, and services to support first and second-year Engineering Undeclared students who are still clarifying their academic interests and goals and preparing for entry into majors. Important aspects of the work include developmental, learning-centered advising, attention to detail, and frequent contact with the University's administrative systems.

This posting is intended to recruit two successful candidates for two positions.

Academic Advising
Provide one-on-one developmental advising for a caseload of around 300 Engineering Undeclared students. This includes helping students: make connections between their strengths, interests, and values andthe university curriculum; develop a sense of purpose in their undergraduate education; seek out clubs, internships, undergraduate research opportunities, and personal development; overcome difficulties that hinder their academic performance; integrate their education and career plans; develop transferable, lifelong skills (i.e. critical thinking, communication, reflection); interpret departmental, College and University requirements; navigate the complexity of a large institution.
Provide regular, high volume drop-in advising hours.
Perform outreach and strengths-based advising to students on their advising caseload who are on warning, probation, or who are otherwise not meeting continuation requirements.
Collaborate with other campus units (Undergraduate Academic Affairs Academic Advising, First Year Programs, Undergraduate Admissions, Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, Student Athlete Academic Services, University Honors Program, etc.) as necessary to provide holistic advising services to Engineering Undeclared students.

Programmatic and Administrative Responsibilities
Serve as the liaison to a UW campus partner office outside of the College of Engineering in order to holistically support advisees. Communicate any program changes.
Plan and execute an engineering signature engagement event (such as Engineering Exploration Night).
Support the Engineering First-Year Interest Group (E-FIG) program by assisting with selection of Engineering Peer Educators (EPEs), meeting individually with a sub-group of EPEs for regular check-ins, and observing their class sessions to provide meaningful feedback.
Assist with supporting front desk employees on issues relating to triaging email, telephone, and walk-in inquiries. Provide back-up support to the engradv email account.
Review content on the College of Engineering advising and admissions websites regularly and partner with the CoE web development team to ensure it's accurate and student-friendly.
Assist in the planning and delivery of the college's major programs such as Admitted Student Preview Day, Advising & Orientation, Engineering Launch, etc.
Contribute to the process of writing, editing, updating, and disseminating departmental sample four-year plans, and engineering disciplines sheet.
Review and assess students' Placement Request Forms to support the placement process of Engineering Undeclared students into engineering majors.

Support Engineering Advising & Student Engagement Team(s)
Perform duties as assigned by the Director of Advising & Student Engagement to support the broader goals of the Engineering Advising & Student Engagement team.

Bachelor's degree.
Two years of student-facing work such as advising, student counseling, or teaching experience
Excellent interpersonal, public speaking and communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
Ability to provide an emphatic, yet professional and efficient approach to working with students from diverse backgrounds and those with a spectrum of personal and academic challenges.
Flexibility and ability to support occasional evening (at least once a quarter) and weekend (at least once or twice a year) program events and activities.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Experience as a UW student or staff member
Knowledge of Microsoft Office products
Experience working with students from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, academic, sexual orientation and disability backgrounds

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 Workforce Authorization, 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.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


Posted: 2020-05-19 Expires: 2020-06-18

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