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The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity has an outstanding opportunity for a Counseling Services Coordinator.
This person in this position is responsible for overseeing the University of Washington's Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program and for coordinating various undergraduate retention and student success programs, including assessment, reporting and liaison work with partner institutions. The LSAMP program at the UW is a five-year program with the goal of increasing the number of underrepresented minorities who graduate in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The program is based on the premise that activities which integrate students into the academic life of their institution and in their chosen discipline will result in greater success. Students are provided with financial, academic, social, and professional support in a coordinated effort to help them succeed.
This position directly works with university students and directly contributes to the recruitment and retention of diverse STEM talent at the UW.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Advising/Activity & Student Support •Provide one-on-one general advising support to students affiliated with the LSAMP Program. Referring students to OMAD/ACS for holistic advising (academic, career personal and financial advising) including serving as mediator and facilitator in support and advocacy of students. •Engage students with research, internship, and leadership opportunities; help students match personal strengths with opportunities in graduate and professional studies; integrate education and career plans; refer students to relevant OMA&D and University programs and services based on needs and interests; concentrate attention on building universal skills (e.g., thinking, learning and communicating). •Track program participation in alignment with National Science Foundation (NSF) documentation procedures for approximately 2400-2500 affiliated students for the duration of each year of the 5-year grant; coordinate with UW Center for Evaluation and Research for STEM Equity (CERSE) and OMA&D Assessment in order to have the most up to date information available on student progress to identify potential student interventions or programming possibilities.
Event Planning and Program Management Coordinate, plan, manage, and execute student-facing programming and interventions focused on enhancing the academic and professional development of underrepresented minority (URM) students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM): •Recruit and on-board pre-STEM students, STEM major admits, and STEM transfer students for the LSAMP program based on eligibility and track students' academic progress throughout their enrollment at UW. •Manage activities and events pertaining to STEM development and professional development including (but not limited to) STEM Certification, STEM Bridge, Welcome, Orientation, industry site visits, STEM study abroad initiatives, academic success workshops, encourage participation in undergraduate research, increase exposure and preparation for graduate school, etc. Includes event coordination and planning, logistics (obtaining funding, supplies, food, etc.), advertising to students and recruiting for program/event attendance, and day-of coordination with guest speakers and presenters. •Manage daily operations of LSAMP Center, including maintenance of computer lab, 3D printing lab, lab equipment and study materials for student check out. •Facilitate the supervision of one student assistant; 5 LSAMP selected student ambassadors. •Partner with UW STEM Diversity Programs across campus to coordinate services and increase rate of LSAMP students participating in UW programs. •Collaborate with four-year campus partners and associated community colleges to implement effective programs across the PNW LSAMP Alliance, especially for the annual PNW LSAMP Student Conference. •Coordinate outreach to URM STEM students at LSAMP-partnered community college campuses. •Visits to LSAMP Community College partners SCC & Highline CC, to include general advising and outreach •Monitor budgets closely with the OMA&D Fiscal Office and develop internal spending policies with the Director to ensure federal and state funds are being spent responsibly within grant guidelines, and in a timely manner.
Program Data Assessment Compile necessary qualitative and quantitative reporting for National Science Foundation (NSF) LSAMP grant reporting and University entity reporting, including: •Work in conjunction with the UW Center for Evaluation and Research for STEM Equity (CERSE) and OMA&D Assessment on targeted evaluation related to program objectives and outcomes. •Data collection, data compilation, and program assessment related to program outcomes and requirements for approximately 2300-2400 affiliated students each year and submitting reports according to NSF guidelines. •Data collection, data compilation, and submission of reports and regularly occurring data requests to UW entities (e.g., Undergraduate Research Program, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, university committees, etc.). Compile necessary reporting for NSF LSAMP grant and college level processes including data collection, data compilation, and program assessment related to program outcomes and requirements. Work with partner LSAMP institutions to implement effective programs.
- Other duties as assigned, including participating in University-wide STEM meetings and events related to LSAMP as well as Pacific Northwest Alliance, LSAMP activities.
REQUIREMENTS: •Bachelor's Degree in College of Arts & Science and 2 years experience •A demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity in STEM •Must be comfortable in a multicultural and diverse environment; and have an awareness of and sensitivity to issues facing underrepresented communities; •Proficiency with UW Student Database (SDB) system; •Proficiency with PC and Microsoft programs, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook •Experience working on a project shared between institutions and/or organizations •Prior experience with transfer and/or graduate school preparation; •Poised, professional manner with the ability to express oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communications, verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc. •Ability to communicate in a direct and professional manner that resolves differences; •Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships and actively contribute as a member of working teams to achieve results; and •Ability to work independently, solve problems, take initiative, set priorities and handle multiple projects efficiently and effectively.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •Experience working with UW Departments, especially faculty, advisors, and UW Diversity Programs •A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity in STEM •Understanding of recruitment and retention strategies relative to underrepresented STEM students •Proficiency with UW Student Database System •Proficiency with PC and Microsoft programs, particularly Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook •Experience working on a project shared between institutions and/or organizations •Prior experience with transfer and or graduation school preparation
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