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Located in the heart of the Puget Sound region, the University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. The campus is committed to increasing access to an excellent UW education and preparing students to be leaders throughout Washington and beyond.
UW Bothell provides students a participatory, cross-disciplinary experience grounded in hands-on learning, community-based research, close relationships with faculty as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success.
The campus offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, more than 40% are first-generation college attendees, and more than half are students of color.
The University values hiring faculty and staff who have demonstrated experience and ability to work successfully with diverse student populations and who can contribute to a campus culture that promotes equity among colleagues.
Diversity and inclusion are core values at UW Bothell. Our work begins with the acceptance and celebration of the differences that are represented through the many diverse and minoritized communities on our campus and in the surrounding community. We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. When we focus on the lives of the most marginalized groups among us, we also create conditions of equity, justice and academic excellence for everyone.
In addition to having award winning faculty and staff, UW Bothell has been recognized for innovations in academic programming and support services designed to help students graduate on time and debt-free. It has also earned both recognition and awards for its work in the area of environmental sustainability.
UW Bothell has an outstanding opportunity for an Academic Advisor.
This full-time position supports students and faculty in the School of Educational Studies within the Undergraduate Degree programs. Program pathways include: the Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies, the Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies – Elementary Education Teacher Certification Option, K-8 Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification, Secondary Teacher Certification Post Baccalaureate, and three minors. The primary purpose of the position is to provide pre-admissions advising and academic advising on a daily basis. The position also provides support to program functions related to recruitment, admissions, and retention of current Educational Studies students.
•Advise current and prospective Educational Studies students in person, via phone, and online video conference. Communicate degree/program requirements, University and School policies and procedures, pre-enrollment preparation, and academic and career planning. Respond promptly to email and phone queries and requests for in-person appointments. •Counsel students who are experiencing academic challenges, make referrals to faculty and campus resources as appropriate. •Maintain confidential student files, including appropriate documentation for accreditation or teacher certification purposes, as needed. •Track student progress through degree programs using UW systems (Navigate, EARS) and communicate with students regarding program completion, applying for graduation, and performing degree audits. •Prepare or review and sign/submit documentation such as Change of Major forms, graduation applications, petitions related to degree or teacher certification, etc. •Coordinate and lead transfer and first-year orientation advising sessions throughout the year. •Coordinate and lead teacher certification program orientations with appropriate faculty and staff. •Audit prospective teacher certification students' transcripts for courses fulfilling pre-admission requirements. •Manage course petition and review process with appropriate faculty. •Advise students on requirements for Washington state teacher certification and submit teacher certification recommendations to the state. •Participate in and prepare faculty for guidance and support team meetings with teacher certification students as necessary. •Anticipate and prepare for the effects on students of program changes. Advise the faculty about University and Campus rules and requirements that affect students. Work with faculty and staff to operationalize state-mandated changes to teacher certification programs. •Evaluate and modify program processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness in promoting student progress. •Create and contribute to reference materials for student use in print or online, including Canvas Resource Hubs and web documentation of program policies. •Participate in the professional academic advising community; maintain strong relationships with and act as a resource for campus partners.
Recruitment and Admissions:
•Work with School Academic Services team to develop recruitment and retention strategies for students from underrepresented groups. •Present information sessions on Educational Studies programs to small and large audiences. •Participate in teacher pipeline initiatives, including event planning related to these initiatives. •Utilize Canvas and other online platforms to communicate with students. •Assist the Academic Services team with the application and admissions processes for School programs. •Assist the Academic Services team with developing and/or implementing recommendations for improving School application and admissions processes.
•Attend regular University and School staff and committees, work groups, and major planning meetings, as needed. •Communicate pertinent information, updates, and opportunities to undergraduates. •Develop and update relevant promotional materials for the program including fliers, handouts, website updating, and student/applicant profile information •Evaluate and respond to student feedback regarding student support resources provided by the School. •Support assessment efforts of undergraduate student majors and programs. •Perform related duties as required.
• Bachelor's degree in Education, Student Development Administration, Policies Studies, or related field. • At least three years of academic advising experience in higher education
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Ability to work with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and in a team environment. • Strong organizational, administrative, and problem-solving skills. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google platforms
• Previous work experience in K-12 schools or other professional certification programs. • Familiarity with SDB, EARS, Navigate, and other UW systems.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Dynamic office environment. Regular and frequent one-on-one advising appointments with general public and university students, especially from diverse backgrounds. Attendance at infrequent events outside of regular business hours and off campus. Occasional travel throughout region for recruiting at schools and district offices, attendance at conferences, recruitment fairs, etc.
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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 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.