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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.
The UW Bothell has an outstanding opportunity for a Pre-Major Academic Advisor.
This position will have access to a private space for academic advising meetings, adjacent to other members of the undergraduate pre-major advising team.
The scheduled hours for this position will align with the office hours held by other Undergraduate Advisors, typically Mondays through Fridays from 8 AM to 5 PM. This position requires the ability to work occasional evenings and weekends for recruitment, orientation, convocation, or commencement events.
Academic and Career Advising:
•Work independently to manage a caseload of students' records to ensure their requirements for admission to an undergraduate major are completed in a timely manner. •Advise students on matters of general curriculum, course and degree requirements, transfer credit evaluation, and major choice and admission. •Recommend appropriate academic course loads and course selections, and assist students with developing an educational plan of academic courses to achieve their intended educational and career goals. •Encourage students to make informed academic decisions with use of advising tools including but not limited to Degree Maps, Degree Audit Records and major admission guidelines. •Analyze, interpret, and explain student data, transcripts, and placement results, as well as university policy and procedures. •Update information for student academic files as needed, and conduct regular academic audits on select students. •Advise students about procedures for probation and 105 credit petitions. •Support students' registration concerns and assist with enrollment management. •Maintain confidentiality due to nature of interactions with students, faculty, and other First Year & Pre-Major personnel. •Make appropriate referrals to departments and other college resources.
Program Planning, Development, Outreach, and Implementation:
•Support new student orientation and new student program activities where advising is concerned, providing information about different programs and options to new students and their families. •Develop strong working relationships with faculty and staff across campus, and actively collaborate with campus-wide departments for advising, student life, student housing, and career services. •Participate as an active member of the university academic advising community and maintain compliance with advising standards, mandatory advisor trainings, engage in available and approved professional development opportunities as recommended. •Remain current with student development theories, University of Washington Bothell major and graduation requirements, and with international, national, and statewide higher education trends and student needs through research and professional advisor networks.
• Bachelor’s Degree in education, liberal arts, humanities, social sciences, science, or related field. • Foundational background in student services, with a minimum of three-years experience in advising, counseling, mentoring, or academic coaching at the college or university level.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
• Demonstrated ability to form productive working relationships with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds • Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent student services in an climate of multicultural understanding and appreciation. • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen actively, empathize, and provide reflective feedback • Demonstrated ability to maintain a consistently positive and objective approach to student service. • Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service and effective communication skills. • Proficiency with computer programs including Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and various web applications. • Demonstrated organizational skills, including attention to detail and documentation, ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, ability to gather and analyze information skillfully, and comfort and efficacy in a fast-paced and collaborative environment. • Demonstrated collaboration skills, including a learning mindset open to new approaches and ideas, ability use reason when dealing with emotional topics, and be thorough in communication and documentation • Demonstrated project management skills, including ability to meet deadlines, manage time and resources effectively, and develop priorities amid simultaneous competing and changing projects.
• An understanding of student development and its impact on advising; • Experience with and appreciation of an intrusive and appreciative approach to advising; • Experience working with student data tools such as EAB Navigate to manage appointments and caseloads; • Experience working with students from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
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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.