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The University of Washington Tacoma is a growing, urban-serving university that is deeply invested in its local communities. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.
The School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership (SNHCL) has an outstanding opportunity for an ACADEMIC ADVISOR. This position serves as a member of a professional team providing comprehensive advising services for students for two undergraduate programs, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and BA in Healthcare Leadership (HCL). This position supports individuals as they prepare for admission to the University and to the major, clarifying their academic interests, progressing through their program to graduation.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide individual and group advising to current students in the BSN and HCL degree programs. Track student progress from admission to graduation ensuring students follow approved program plans. This includes but is not limited to:
Educate students about the relationship between their personal strengths and interests, academic ability, and opportunities at UW Tacoma and beyond;
Empower students to cultivate a sense of purpose in their undergraduate education;
Help students overcome problems that hinder academic performance;
Assist students to integrate their educational and career plans, concentrating attention on developing universal skills (thinking, communicating);
Guide students through University systems to avoid or overcome administrative problems;
Foster student understanding of graduation requirements to facilitate successful realization of academic goals.
Be an active member of the SNHCL team (staff & faculty) by participating in BSN, and HCL curriculum committees, working closely with admission staff, contributing to and participating in program events, assisting the SNHCL recruiter, and participating in department discussions of strategic planning and growth.
Serve as liaison to other UWT academic major(s), program(s), and administrative department(s). Provide consultation to departments/schools throughout campus. This may include working on publications, serving as a resource for information and policy interpretation, or handling special problems.
Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with campus and community colleagues (e.g. Student and Enrollment Services, Academic Advising Center, community college colleagues, Equity and Diversity. etc.).
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and three years academic advising or related experience.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The successful applicant will possess:
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Ability to communicate well orally and in writing
Ability to present information clearly and energetically to engage groups
Ability to collaborate with other staff members and faculty members
Ability to organize material and keep accurate records
Computer proficiency including email and all Microsoft Office applications
Experience working with a diverse population of college students
Master’s degree in Student Development Administration, Counseling, Higher Education Administration or a related field.
Demonstrated ability to work within the administrative structure of a multi-campus university.
Successful experience in developing and providing programs/services of significant value to students and the institution.
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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.