As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell's current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond. Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our Diversity Statement. UW Bothell - First Year and Pre-Major Program has an outstanding opportunity for a Pre-Major Academic Advisor.The University of Washington Bothell is a fast-growing four-year, public university in the Pacific Northwest and is achieving its goal of becoming a university of choice for students in this region. Offering over 45 degrees, UW Bothell is fulfilling its mission to provide access and opportunity for a University of Washington education to talented students in our state and region.The Pre-Major Academic Advisor provides integrative advising for Pre-major students at UW Bothell. This individual will work in a collaborative team to support over 1,400 students in academic planning, degree path exploration, applying to their major of choice, and various student success strategies. This position is integral to our students' success. Working closely with the advising leadership and staff, the person who holds this position focuses on integrative academic advising, but will also collaborate with Admissions, Student Life, and other academic programs on campus.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Academic Advising:oAdvise and assist students, with a strong emphasis on first-and second-year student issues and programming.oAssist in understanding pre-requisites and process of applying for majors, ensuring academic planning is consistent with timely completion of pre-requisites for major.oEvaluate student transcripts and course records and advise students in the selection of appropriate courses for their intended major.oMonitor academic progress and assist students in developing an academic plan to improve their standing when on low scholarship.oProvide interpretation and explanation of college and university degree policies and procedures.oMaintain confidentiality of the students records.oProvide referrals to university student support offices and additional resources as needed.oMaintain student records, files and databases while maintaining confidentiality and abiding by FERPA laws.oAssist with first-year and transfer orientation preparation, presentations and academic planning sessions.Outreach:oCollaborate in designing and maintaining outreach programs and events for diverse students.oServe as a liaison to specified offices and committees.oRepresent and promote UW Bothell and First Year and Pre-Major Programs at internal and external meetings, events and other activities, and occasionally make presentations when appropriate.oAssist in the preparation of print information, web content and statistical reports.oOther duties as required or assigned. REQUIREMENTSoBachelor's Degree in education, or counseling or related field.oFoundational background in student services, with a minimum of two years of experience in advising, counseling, mentoring, or academic coaching at the college or university level. oDemonstrated ability to form productive working relationships with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds oDemonstrated commitment to providing excellent student services in a climate of multicultural understanding and appreciation. oExceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen actively, empathize, and provide reflective feedback oDemonstrated ability to maintain a consistently positive and objective approach to student service. oDemonstrated commitment to excellent customer service and effective communication skills. oProficiency with computer programs including Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and various web applications. oDemonstrated 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. oDemonstrated 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 oDemonstrated project management skills, including ability to meet deadlines, manage time and resources effectively, and develop priorities amid simultaneous competing and changing projects. DESIREDoAbility to teach academic skills to studentsoAbility to integrate academic advising and career development issues when assisting student in formulating academic plansoKnowledge of the needs of 1st generation college students from diverse backgroundsoExperience working with exploring and at-risk studentsoDemonstrated sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student population including low-income, first-generation, students of color, international, veteran, LGBTQI, and differently abled studentsoAbility to work occasional evening and weekend hours as assignedoKnowledge of the University of Washington policies and procedures, student admissions, and student tracking tools such as the Student Database and EARS.oKnowledge of UW Bothell majors and curriculums.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTo This position requires a flexible schedule and the ability to work some evenings and weekends.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.BENEFITSAs a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.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 Workforce 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.