Although open until filled, priority application date is April 26, 2021.
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The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s (OMA&D) mission is to 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. Under the supervision of the Director of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) the Assistant Director will serve as a leader in EOP and Academic Counseling Services (ACS), will provide advising and student services for undergraduates, focusing on those who have undeclared academic interests, who are preparing for admission to majors, who are pre-professional students, or who are changing their academic goals.
Important aspects of the work include being a member of the ACS lead team proving support to EOP advisers.
EOP serves over 6,000 undergraduate students with new student orientation, holistic and culturally responsive academic advising, financial aid guidance, scholarship opportunities, and a vast network of support from key campus partners, both internal to OMA&D and external, such as Housing and Food Services and the Office of the University Registrar. This position requires the use of sound judgment and thorough understanding of degree requirements and available student services. The position also requires an understanding of OMA&D and our mission to provide a wide range of educational services to underrepresented, first generation and educationally/economically disadvantaged students at the University of Washington and throughout the State of Washington.
The Assistant Director for EOP will work with faculty and administrative units to promote and develop strategies and policies related to work with low-income, first generation students and underrepresented students as well as undergraduate student preparation for department/program acceptance. This position will work with the program director to coordinate and implement successful retention and graduation strategies for students from EOP target populations.
The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity has an outstanding opportunity for an ACADEMIC SERVICES-ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Student Advising.
Primary responsibilities for the Assistant Director include: •Under the Director of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and in consultation with the EOP advisers, help develop and maintain policies and procedures for the office and student services. Provide leadership and support to the EOP team. Manage, maintain, and update the EOP websites and social media accounts. •Participate in regular meetings with the EOP Director and staff to monitor and evaluate the program; work with the EOP staff to develop new and innovative proposals and services. •Provide learning and development opportunities for advisers and other staff, the EOP Assistant Director is a member of the ACS Lead team. •Represent EOP in collaborative partnerships on and off campus; work with program staff to develop innovative programming that fosters the academic, social, and emotional well-being of EOP students and maximize their opportunities at UW. Maintain liaison relationships with academic departments, administrative offices, and community agencies, who provide assistance to participants within and outside the university; collaborate with OMA&D and other university programs focusing on student retention, graduation, and success.
Maintain a welcoming and supportive climate for all students and staff: •In partnership with the EOP director, supervise the daily operation of EOP general advising services, including facilitating team meetings, and day-to-day operations of the office. •Provide one-on-one developmental advising for a caseload of about 75-100 EOP undergraduate undeclared students. Participate in planning, development and implementation of programming and activities for students; provide personalized advising and counseling for EOP students in areas of academics, career, financial aid, financial management, personal issues, and graduate/professional school; provide regular, high volume drop-in advising hours; perform outreach and strengths-based advising to assigned students who are on warning, probation, or who are not meeting continuation requirements. •Supervise, hire, train and provide ongoing support to the Peer Advisers; offer ongoing professional development to the Peer Advisers and Student Assistance. •Manage the EOP Affiliation process and review all new applications. •Assist and provide advocacy to students with administrative processes that impact their enrollment at the UW, such as the UW Registrar Office, Housing, Financial Aid and the Counseling Center. This includes: Former Quarter Drops, Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Appeals or Reinstatement Petitions; and providing letters of recommendation or support as appropriate. •Engage students in research, internship, and leadership opportunities. •Promote student preparation for graduate/ professional school opportunities in collaboration with the McNair Program and Early Identification Program. •Maintain complete electronic files for program evaluation purposes, and prepare reports as necessary on assessment, academic progress, program activities, and financial aid. Develop a student satisfactory survey for continuous improvement, create a quarterly and annual report with recommendations and survey results.
Represent UW EOP: •Represent advising in campus-wide leadership meetings around issues of transfer, low scholarship, and returning students.
REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree in Education, Social Work or related field and a minimum of four years professional experience working in higher education and advising or related academic field (e.g., K-12, Educational Non-Profit, Scholarship Organization, or College Access Organization) or related experience including knowledge of academic degree requirements and curriculum, student services, and community resources; demonstrated history of working with a diverse multicultural student population, which includes working with low income, first generation, and/or underrepresented populations; strong organizational skills, including strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills and attention to detail, ability to take initiative, work independently, but also be a part of a highly collaborative team; demonstrate ability to work effectively under pressure in the context of a fast-paced environment, with frequent interruptions and managing a complex, multi-faceted and growing student population.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE Familiarity with the administrative structure of a large university; experience navigating institutional barriers and demonstrated ability to be an effective advocate for diverse students; understanding of the complexities of identity formation and intersectionality; experience working with Tribal communities, immigrant communities, and/or marginalized communities; understands issues of equity, inclusion and social justice. Demonstrated Initiative, and project management and leadership skills. Ability to develop, implement, assess, and refine initiatives in deliberate, collaborative, timely, and effective manner. Experience in organizing and developing a team and working with student/peer advisers. Knowledge of computer software including UW systems (e.g., Work, Excel, Access, Word Press, EARTS, SDB, and DARS).
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