1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 172145
Job Location: Health Sciences Center
Posting Date: 09/18/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  
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.

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 five consecutive years.

The School of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Career Advisor.

The School of Medicine (SOM) Career Advisor is responsible for providing career advising and support to medical students.  The Career Advisor meets frequently with medical students, providing them comprehensive career counseling services, including formal approval of medical students elective choices, and connecting students to faculty advisors and resources to facilitate timely residency selection and career-related decisions.  The Career Advisor develops and maintains the Schools Careers in Medicine program, overseeing the Careers in Medicine resource library and the narrative of the website. This 1.0 FTE position serves as lead career advisor for the Schools 1,000+ medical students and thousands of faculty distributed across the five state WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region including six foundations phase campuses and over 200 clinical training sites.

Provide Comprehensive Career Advising Services to Medical Students
Meet frequently with medical students to provide individual and group career advising services.

Develop and conduct medical student workshops, seminars, and events designed to support the Careers in Medicine program.

Meet individually with each clinical student to approve selection of elective choices consistent with student career goals.

Participate in faculty development activities.

Approximately 20% of the position's time involves travel to WWAMI regional campuses and clinical training sites to participate in medical student career advising and faculty development activities.

Consult as requested with faculty, staff or administration on student career goals and specialty selection.

Facilitate the referral process for students in need of career advising support services that can be found both on and off campus.

Provide a monthly report to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs of productivity accounting, consisting of the number and type (level of student) of in-office appointments, phone consultations, and group presentations.

Consult, Design and Implement Career Advising Programs
Oversee, coordinate, and initiate career advising support programs (workshops, seminars, publications and events) designed to support the faculty and medical student career advising program needs across WWAMI campuses and clinical training sites.

Seek out and maintain referral network for career advising services.

Establish and maintain close working relationships with administration and faculty to address medical student career advising requirements.

Collaborate with Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Vice Dean for Academic, Regional and Rural Affairs, Department of Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics researchers, learning specialists and medical student counselors to identify career advising issues and trends.

Develop and maintain a library (both physical and virtual) of career advising resource material for medical students and faculty.

Develop material for the Schools Careers in Medicine website.

Provide expertise and support to the Departmental Career Advising Committee and College Mentors Career Advising group.

Provide support to the SOMs medical specialty interest groups.

Work with Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor medical society students to develop mentoring relationships for second and third-year students.

Create faculty development training modules to ensure regional faculty have access to the same level of training available in Seattle.

Produce podcasts for students unable to attend in-person sessions.

Other Administrative Duties
Participate in National Professional Development conferences as needed.

Participate in monthly Academic Affairs Deans/Managers meetings.

Participate in School of Medicine, Academic Affairs, and faculty committees as requested.

Serve on broader UW and Health Sciences student career advising-related committees.

Participate in other activities within the Student Affairs Office, including but not limited to:

Medical School Orientation as requested

Planning of class meetings, staff retreats, and faculty and staff development

Master's Degree in Education or a mental health field (counseling, social work or clinical psychology) with at least three years' experience in education.
Three years of experience as a counselor working in pre-medical advising or undergraduate or graduate medical education.
Proven administrative and problem-solving skills.
Computer proficiency with word processing in a Windows environment.
Ability to interpret and communicate to others complex program policies and procedures.
Proven leadership and strong oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated experience working in large, highly structured environments.
Ability to work independently with a high degree of reliability, accuracy and productivity.
Ability to handle confidential information responsibly.
Demonstrated ability to maintain harmonious working relationships and effectively address complex and sensitive administrative issues.
Proven track record in exercising discretion and independent judgment effectively in decision-making processes.
Ability to work across multiple levels of an organization to achieve results.
Evidence of ability to be innovative in the work place.
Effective at dealing with sensitive issues and maintaining collegial relationships.
Professional background in medical education.
Experience working with students from diverse racial, cultural, educational and geographic backgrounds.
Familiarity with models of time-limited and evidence-based counseling and career guidance.

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

The position intermittently requires evening and weekend time to participate in medical student programs, meet project deadlines and attend meetings. Approximately 20% of the 1.0 FTE will require travel to regional WWAMI sites and national meetings. Additionally, this position may potentially be based in one of our WWAMI sites including Seattle or Spokane, WA or Boise, ID.

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, 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: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-02

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