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The Department of Law, Societies, and Justice (LSJ) is a dynamic, inter-disciplinary unit that enables students an opportunity to understand and analyze the complex and consequential roles that law plays in the social world, and the meaning of rights and justice. Its faculty are well-regarded for their teaching and research excellence. LSJ’s emphases on comparative law and rights distinguish it as one of the most innovative of such programs in the United States. LSJ has eight core and three additional faculty members, three professional staff, and one student assistant. The department serves more than 200 majors and a similar number of minors; it is also home to the Disability Studies Program and offers a graduate certificate for PhD students in the social sciences, law, or the Evans School. LSJ selects majors through a competitive admissions process. These students are energetic and engaged, and are eager to use their University experience to position themselves for careers of deep personal and social significance.
The Department seeks a dynamic and innovative academic adviser to work productively and creatively with its diverse community of majors, prospective majors, and minors. The principal tasks of the position are to advise undergraduate students and position them for success in their academic and career pursuits.
Counsel undergraduate majors, pre-majors and minors in Law, Societies, and Justice and Disability Studies concerning admissions, internships, graduate school options, academic fields of study, registration, barriers to college persistence, and degree and career planning; review and process graduation applications; refer students to appropriate campus resources and student support services; answer student questions by email, phone, and in person
Advocate for and support students engaged in various petition processes, including: hardship withdrawal, financial aid petitions, low scholarship drops, reinstatement, incomplete grades, graduation requirement petitions, etc.
Assist with quarterly admissions processes; lead admissions workshops and assist students with their applications
Assist with summer Advising & Orientation
Support quarterly new major orientation and other quarterly and annual advising-related events and programming including career panels, social events, the annual Day of Service, and convocation
Assist with developing community partnerships for student internship placements: conduct outreach to internship sites
Support the student and alumni mentorship program
Outreach & Collaboration
Participate in college and community advising and outreach events; maintain liaison relationship with the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity; outreach to underrepresented students in recruiting efforts
Curate, type, format, and send weekly email announcements to all majors; maintain LSJ listserv by adding new majors, removing graduates etc.; support LSJ communication and outreach efforts by updating social media and in maintaining website content
Maintain liaison relationship with student services offices across campus; serve on different committees across campus; partner with other units to collaborate on events and other projects for students
Engage in alumni outreach; recruit new alumni to participate in current student-alumni programming, assist in planning and attend alumni-focused events
Other Duties as Assigned
Assist faculty and staff with projects as needed
Bachelors’ Degree AND a minimum of two years of relevant student services experience
Demonstrated ability to work independently, effectively, and creatively in a collaborative work environment
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
Experience working with and supporting a diverse student population at a four-year institution
Demonstrated ability to provide effective communications outreach, including creative use of social media
Teaching and/or facilitation experience
Knowledge of University of Washington academic procedures, policies and administrative systems (e.g., SDB, DARS, MyPlan).
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.
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 undergraduate 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.