Administrative/Support, Information Technology, Project/Program Management/Planning, Staff/Administrative
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 Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Washington - a top ranked research and education program located on the main UW Seattle Campus - is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team. At UW ECE, we cultivate innovation and inspire through high-impact research. We educate and develop tomorrow's leaders to help solve the world's biggest challenges.Comprised of over 50 tenured/tenure track, research and teaching faculty and more than 900 students across our four programs, ECE is the largest degree producer and second largest department in the UW College of Engineering. We work on cutting edge projects that address complex world challenges in health, energy, technology and the environment and have led to significant research and education grants.We strive to build and maintain a culturally diverse community and encourage applications from women and minority candidates. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. Electrical and Computer Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for an Entry Level Academic Counselor position to become a member of our Electrical and Computer Engineering Academic Services team.The UW Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Services group serves as a comprehensive, central resource to undergraduate students for academics, curriculum, advising and student activities. The anticipated growth in Electrical and Computer Engineering over the next two to four years will be significant, with the foundation of this growth being a combination of Direct to College students, Transfer students and UW students. The Entry Level Academic Counselor position will focus primarily on undergraduate curriculum, and will also serve to advise and counsel our entire Electrical and Computer Engineering student population.RESPONSIBILITIES:ADVISING AND COUNSELING 70%*Advise and counsel Electrical Engineering student majors regarding academic goals, admission procedures, course pre-requisites, degree requirements, extra-curricular opportunities and career opportunities.*Respond to all phone, email, and in-person inquiries regarding the Electrical and Computer Engineering curriculum program.*Conduct prospective and new student information sessions, and participate in other outreach activities directed at specific populations of students (Direct to College, current UW students and transfer students).*Review academic progress of Electrical Engineering majors.*Counsel students experiencing academic difficulties regarding options and resources. Refer students as necessary to appropriate campus or community resources.*Administer the department satisfactory academic progress policy and prepare probationary action when necessary.*Interpret University, College and department policies and regulations related to academic programs and student issues for students, faculty and staff.*Verify student graduation requirements for undergraduate students.*Provide guidance as needed for students to complete graduation paperwork.*Advise transfer students on course equivalencies with respect to specific degree requirements.*Maintain up-to-date knowledge of resources both on and off campus to assist students in their academic, professional and personal endeavors.*Serve as point of contact and resource for Departmental exchange programs.*Serve as point of contact and resource for Departmental BS-MS degree pathway.ADMISSIONS 20%*Participate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering student admissions process. Evaluate applicants for course completion and eligibility in collaboration with ECE Advising and Academic Services team.*Provide input to the admission committee for regularly scheduled admission cycles.*Counsel students denied admission on possible alternatives, including re-application to the program.*Process admissions appeals and serve as a resource to denied students when necessary.*Participate in new student orientations in cooperation with ECE Advising and Academic Services Team.ADMINISTRATION 10%*Keep informed of University and College policies and regulations, especially those regarding admissions and graduation. Coordinate information with appropriate staff on campus, e.g. admissions, graduation and academic records, UG advising center, College of Engineering advising, etc.*Communicate regularly with University and College of Engineering advisors and attend advisor meetings.*Assist as needed with review of time schedules each quarter.*Coordinate recommendations on and/or approval of student petitions, e.g. part time petitions, petitions for substitution or waiver of courses, non-major petitions to enroll in classes, etc.*Assist in scholarship process.*Work with the ECE Student Support Services group and the ECE Events Coordinator to plan special events such as COE Discovery Days and the annual ECE graduation ceremony.*In conjunction with other advising staff, coordinate the development and revision of advising publications and other informational items.*Other responsibilities as assigned.REQUIREMENTS: *Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred.*Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with faculty, staff and students, including ability to work as an effective team member.*Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team.*Exceptional oral and written communication skills.*Team oriented with collaborative approach to work responsibilities and the desire to interact extensively with colleagues while being flexible and self-motivated.*Ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds, including those for whom English is a second language.*Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain successful campus partnerships with other College of Engineering and UW departments.*Superior administrative and organization skills, with the demonstrated ability to manage a high volume of varied, detailed tasks simultaneously in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.DESIRED EXPERIENCE*Professional experience in higher education, experience managing academic programs and interacting with industry in a higher education setting.*Familiarity with UW academic policies and procedures related to academics and curriculum for the undergraduate programs.*Thorough working knowledge of UW Student Database, Electronic Advising and Records System (EARS), Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word).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.
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