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For over 50 years, the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) has advanced diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Washington, a campus that sits on tribal land. Through our programs and partnerships, we create pathways for diverse populations to access postsecondary opportunities, nurture and support their academic success, and cultivate a campus climate that enriches the educational experience for all. This legacy of work continues to drive excellence at the UW and together, we help the university work toward its vision for becoming a more just and equitable campus community. More information about the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity is available at uw.edu/OMAD.
The admission counselor helps identify, recruit and provide admissions counseling support to students from underrepresented minority backgrounds to the University of Washington-Seattle. This position supports students throughout the admissions process as well as helps advise students to develop a portfolio of classes aligned with admissions criteria for their chosen academic program. This includes early identification of potential applicants, the ability to conduct high school visitations and college fairs and provide culturally inclusive admissions and financial aid presentations, workshops, and the counseling prospective students. This admissions counselor recruitment territory will target Seattle Public Schools, and South King County and Pierce County.
The mission of the Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment office is to attract and enroll Washington's and the world's most promising undergraduates through the targeted identification and recruitment of diverse applicants. We aim, through admission policy and practice, to contribute to the creation of an intellectually, culturally diverse and vibrant student body. The members of the Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment Office work in a fast-paced environment, and are committed to diversity, access, and excellence.
This position is a member of the Admissions Counseling team and has responsibility for ensuring accurate, consistent, and friendly customer service in a timely manner to prospective students, families and other influences who interact with the University of Washington. In consultation with the Director of Multicultural Outreach and Recruitment, the Admissions Counselor will provide innovative strategies to improve college acess to the University of Washington for applicants. This position will lead their own development and implementation of a communication plan for marketing the student experience at the UW, including web and social media strategies for the MOR team.
This individual must manage a recruitment territory, accurately perform budget planning and fiscal management of their recruitment travel budget, use Client Relationship Management (CRM) technology to track and report data for all inbound (call, email, and drop-in/appointment) activities for the Office of Admissions.
This position will work closely with academic departments to identify the proper application procedures, selection critieria and serve as an important liaison between the Office of Multicultural Outreach and Recruitment (MOR) and the Admissions Office, Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity Academic Counseling Services, Undergraduate Advising, First Year Programs, and the Office of Financial Aid contacts.
This position will ensure that prospective students from underrepresnted backgrounds are guided through admissions process, direct student questions to the appropriate person/office on campus and provide outstanding customer service to students, parents, school administrators, and counselors in a timely manner.
Additional responsibilities of this position include developing Client Relationship Management (CRM) reports on their respective high schools to monitor the progress of underrepresented minority recruitment for students from Black/African American, Native American/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino/a, Hawaiian Pacific Islander, and Southeast Asian backgrounds. During low peak seasons, this position will assist in the coordination and execution of campus visitation activities led by Muliticultural Outreach & Recruitment.
The success of this position will be measured by metrics such as an increase in the number of incoming applications from prospective students from underrepresented minority backgrounds who enroll at the University of Washington.
This position reports to the Director of Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment.
In order for the University of Washington to attract the world's most promising diverse group of students, the Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment Office must provide equitable and culturally inclusive enrollment activities and programmatic efforts to increase college access for underrepresented students to the UW.
The ideal candidate: • is a trusted teammate • is an excellent communicator in writing and public speaking • must demonstrate storng interpersonal skills to provide outstanding customer service in a timely manner to prospective students, counseling advisors, faculty, administrators and colleagues • looks for ways to improve the process • appreciates data and knows how to use it
Counseling prospective student applicants about opportunities available at the UW, the admissions process, financial literacy, and academic preparation and planning to enroll at the university. Such counseling takes place through in-person appointments, information sessions, phone calls and emails
Representing the UW at high schools, community events, college fairs and on-campus information sessions and events
Assisting in outreach and recruitment programs and events
Implements and leads student programming for 9th-11th graders that is culturally appropriate and continues to develop a connection to the UW Husky Experience
Read and assess freshman applications
Development of productivity and status reports
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's Degree in Education, Social or Human Services or related field.
At least two years admissions counseling and/or outreach experience, or equivalent.
Strong public speaking skills and the ability to present the University in a positive way to diverse populations.
A highly motivated self-starter with an ability to set and meet goals, to make decisions independently, and to multi-task and prioritize in fast-paced environments
Demonstrated lead experience with project management, especially involving university teams and/or committee convening roles.
Fearless communicator with demonstrated in-person, social media, and written experience.
Team player who can play both a leading and a supporting role.
Experience working with first generation and racial/ethnically diverse populations as well as an understanding of their cultural differences and their effect on college planning.
Must have working knowledge of students of Southeast Asian (SEA) descent and those from countries who share a refugee experience and experience collaborating with community groups. For example community groups such as Lao Heritage Foundation, Cambodian Cultural Alliance, Hmong Association of Washington, Vietnams Friendship Association, etc.
Familiarity with challenges facing both urban and rural communities. Experience working with under-represented students, multicultural outreach programs and recruitment events.
Must be able to effectively communicate across various demographics beyond and within the UW campus.
Experience with undergraduate admissions.
Must be comfortable with technology and have basic familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets and database software tools.
Must be able to demonstrate ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
Strong quantitative data manipulation skills such as advanced Excel spreadsheet capability.
Strong communications, interpersonal, presentation and computer skills.
Leadership in event planning and implementation experience.
Strong writing skills are essential.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Demonstrated lead experience with project management, especially invovling university teams and/or committee convening roles.
Strong quantitative data manipulation skills such as advanced Excel spreadsheet copability.
Experience in college admissions, recruitment experience, or early outreach and engagment with youth in Washington and an understanding of the distinctive qualities of the UW.
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about the UW, has a strong work ethic, and exercises sound judgment, professionalism, and maturity.
Application Process: Although open until filled, applications received by Friday, August 5th will receive priority consideration. 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.