Although open until filled, priority application date is April 21, 2021.
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The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) is one of the largest academic units on the UW Seattle campus, employing over 1400 tenure-track and research faculty, in 43 departments and centers, and generating an average $120 million dollars in sponsored research each year. CAS is comprised of 4 major divisions – Arts, Humanities, Social Science and Natural Science – whose cutting-edge research spans from malaria treatment to solar energy to human rights. CAS is home to diverse music, art, drama, dance, digital arts academic units and degrees, and runs one performance hall (Meany) and two major museums (Henry Art and Burke). CAS academic programs support more than 22,000 undergraduates and 2600 graduate students. The College occupies over 1 million square feet of space spread across campus and off-campus facilities in more than 50 buildings.
The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time Admission & Outreach Adviser.
The faculty, staff and students of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) share a belief in the future of public education and its potential for making excellent education an everyday reality for all students in an increasingly diverse society. To this end, we are committed to improving access to a high-quality education in the social sciences by offering an online bachelor’s degree completion program, Integrated Social Sciences, developed and taught entirely by regular UW faculty.
The Integrated Social Sciences program is in the process of raising awareness and enabling curricular change and growth through increased enrollments. The Admission & Outreach Adviser will be a key player in the ongoing success of the Integrated Social Sciences program. ISS is a completely online BA degree-completion program, which serves non-traditional students in the Puget Sound area as well as across the United States. Our mission is to provide equitable access, promote discovery and advancement, and inspire holistic learning. ISS fosters intentional learning, analytical thinking, communication, cultural competence, and global citizenship.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in supporting all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, ability, socioeconomic status, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, country of origin or citizenship status. This position is designed to assist ISS in meeting its enrollment goals, and increasing its visibility to prospective students who have earned the equivalent of 75 transferable credits but have not completed a bachelor’s degree.
This position works collaboratively with undergraduate academic advisers and program leadership, including the ISS Co-Directors, to gain a deep understanding of our program and execute outreach activities and advise prospective students. This position requires strong people skills and a desire to meet students and community members where they are with the goal of being a welcoming and informed representative of ISS. The person in this position must be able to communicate effectively to individuals with widely varying educational backgrounds, socio-economic status, age, nationalities, and language proficiency.
RESPONSIBILITIES: •Serve as the first point of contact for prospective students and counsel them via email or in scheduled advising appointments by phone, teleconference, or in-person as circumstances permit. •Meet with prospective students seeking information and admission to the ISS program. This includes individuals who are community college transfer students, students transferring from UW Bothell or UW Tacoma, currently enrolled UW Seattle students, returning UWS and post-baccalaureate students. •Maintain a data base of leads in order to cultivate relationships with prospective students, track students through recruitment processes, and generate data that supports marketing and outreach efforts. •Plan, design, and conduct in-person and online information sessions groups of 5 to 25 participants. •Collaborate with ISS academic advisers and program leadership to maintain a current and thorough understanding of ISS major requirements, program policies, curriculum, faculty, and student resources. •Interpret UW admission policies and requirements in order to make recommendations to prospective students. •Complete unofficial transcript evaluations for prospective transfer students and returning UW students. •Collaborate with ISS advisers and liaisons in the UW Office of Admissions and Registration in managing admission processes. •Develop relationships with, and act as a resource for, student service colleagues across campus and at other educational institutions in Washington State. •Promote the ISS program to students and advisers across campus via email, social media, and print media. •Support the development of marketing and outreach materials in partnership with Continuum College and the ISS communications committee. •Assist with on and off-campus recruitment events in support of increasing the visibility of ISS in Washington community colleges and other targeted markets outside of the Seattle area. •Perform other duties as assigned
REQUIREMENTS: •Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences or humanities and two to three years of experience working with students in a recruiting, counseling, or advising capacity. •Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills to include experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. •Knowledge of effective recruiting practices to increase diversity, as well as the ability to contribute to developing and implementing new initiatives in this area. •Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams), Google Apps (Drive, Docs, Sheets), Zoom
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •Knowledge of one or more social science disciplines. •Familiarity with policies and procedures of the University of Washington and/or the UW College of Education. •Experience with UW advising and student database system (SDB, EARS, Canvas, BI Portal)
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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.