The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.The Halbert and Nancy Robinson Center for Young Scholars (RC) at the University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity open for a Temporary Academic Counseling and Student Services Assistant.The Temporary Academic Counseling and Student Services Assistant position is a 10-month appointment. This individual is responsible for providing program support to the different programs at the Robinson Center, mainly the Early Entrance Program and the UW Academy. The EEP and UW Academy are early university entrance programs, accelerating young, highly capable students to the University of Washington. This position reports to the Associate Director of Program Operations.In the course of carrying out the responsibilities, the position will work with prospective and current UW students, parents of prospective and current students, high school academic counselors, and faculty and staff across the campus to support the Robinson Center's mission of serving the needs of intellectually motivated and talented students in Washington State.Duties include, but are not limited to:Program Support (50%):*Administratively assist and support programs for current RC students and families;*Assist and support outreach and recruitment programs, including visits to local high schools and community information sessions;*Provide admissions support for prospective early entrance students;*Gather data and prepare reports for multiple audiences;*Provide administrative support for other RC programs and events as needed;*Provide administrative support for college-prep courses and curricula implemented by the Director and Academic Adviser;*Collaborate with Transition School Principal to design and facilitate once-a-week health and wellness sessions for young students.Communication (30%):*Be responsible for managing assigned email accounts and providing timely service to clients who inquire about the RC programs;*Be responsible for the RC communication with students, parents and alumni;*Assist in maintaining RC website and social media content.Academic Advising (20%):*Assist and support academic counseling services and curriculum for students in the Robinson Center's early entrance programs;*Provide academic advising to current students in the EEP and Academy program.Requirements:*Bachelor's degree by the start of employment;*Ability to work independently and collaboratively with staff and students at the RC;*Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with diverse populations in a professional manner;*Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and work effectively under pressure of overlapping deadlines;*Ability and willingness to maintain the confidentiality of student information;*Strong computer skills, including an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel, database management programs, and Wordpress.Desired:*Teaching, academic counseling, program development, or mentorship experience;*Proven ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in decision making;*Ability and desire to work in an environment with young scholars who are energetic and active;*Knowledge of UW undergraduate education systems and programs;*Knowledge of Robinson Center early entrance programs.Conditions of Employment:*This is a 10-month contract employment for the 2019-20 academic year, Monday-Friday, hours to be determined; *This position works in an office setting. Due to the nature of the program and the desk location next to the student lounge, the environment is often loud. This employee will need to be able to efficiently work in this type of setting, and should ideally enjoy being around energetic teenagers;*Evening work and local travel will be required occasionally;*A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire. The Robinson Center is committed to providing a safe and welcoming space to people of all genders, religions, national origins, races, disabilities, sexual orientations, ethnicities, and documentation statuses. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind.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 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.
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