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 Undergraduate Research Program (URP), housed in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity in Undergraduate Academic Affairs, assists undergraduates in all fields to enrich their academic experience through engagement in exciting, hands-on research with UW faculty in all disciplines. URP staff helps students plan for year-round and summer undergraduate research experiences, identify faculty mentors and projects, define research goals, present and publish their work, and obtain funding for their research.The URP has an outstanding opportunity for a Full-Time 100% Counseling Services Coordinator (CSC) to join our small, dynamic, collaborative team that promotes scholarly engagement and success. The CSC advises students interested in getting involved in, or furthering involvement in, undergraduate research opportunities; helps to plan and manage the annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium and summer undergraduate research symposia; and assists the URP team with all components of a dynamic program portfolio. The URP Counseling Services Coordinator is critical to providing support for students seeking research opportunities and to mentors who wish to incorporate undergraduates into their research.Demonstrated collaboration skills are key, as the URP is a resource for students, faculty, and staff throughout the University. In addition, the URP works closely with other programs in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity, including the Early Identification and McNair Scholars Programs, a part of the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity. The CSC interacts with other programs in Undergraduate Academic Affairs, such as First Year Programs and Academic Advising, to encourage undergraduate engagement in research. The Counseling Services Coordinator works with the URP Director and other program staff to set priorities and to continuously improve services to students, faculty, and staff.Diversity StatementThe Undergraduate Research Program is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students that we serve, and specifically aims to increase the participation of underrepresented minority, low-income, and first-generation college students in undergraduate research. Candidates for this position must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.RESPONSIBILITIES:Under the supervision of the Director of the URP, this position will have the following responsibilities:AdvisingAdvise undergraduates interested in, and selected to participate in, URP and other related undergraduate research opportunities. Advising includes: communicating the academic rigor of programs and assessing applicant preparation; coaching students on how to interact with faculty in a research setting; guiding students on ways to effectively present their research; and helping students recognize how program opportunities can enhance their studies and careers.Conduct student information sessions, workshops, and assist with outreach and recruitment efforts.Assist with reading committees for funding opportunities and to facilitate student placements with faculty research mentors based upon individual student's interests, background, and goals.Management and CoordinationFacilitate application review processes, identify faculty mentors, assemble faculty review committees, and assist in event coordination for undergraduate research symposia.Manage scholarship databases and applications.Create URP outreach materials and help outreach on behalf of URP.Provide support for other URP scholarship and internship selection programs including the Levinson Emerging Scholars awards, Washington Research Foundation fellowships, and Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Awards.Assist in the coordination of workshops and event logistics.Support the Undergraduate Research Leaders' outreach efforts and professional development.Contribute to the functioning of the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD) and Undergraduate Academic AffairsActively collaborate with other EXPD programs to advance the goals of the Center (e.g., tabling events, assisting with information sessions and workshops).Attend monthly EXPD staff meetings.Assist with EXPD events and with occasional reception duties.REQUIREMENTS:Bachelor's degree;At least three years of experience working with undergraduate students, academic programs, and/or in a research environment;ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Be both a strong team member and able to work independently with minimal supervision;Demonstrated ability to take initiative, follow through on independent projects, and balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced student services setting;Well-organized, efficient, work well under deadlines, and attentive to details;Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation and public speaking experience;Demonstrated commitment to working and interacting with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds;Computer: proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, social media (e.g, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), data management, and familiarity with website content management systems (e.g., WordPress);A passion for research and scholarly pursuits in all disciplines.DESIRED:Master's degree;Research experience as an undergraduate or graduate student.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.
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.