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This position serves as an academic advisor for undergraduate Business students on the School of Business’ Student Success Team at UW Bothell, reporting to the Director of Undergraduate Advising. While this position serves undergraduate Business students throughout their college career, it is the designated academic advising position for our Direct Freshmen Admit (DFA) pre-Business students. This position does not include supervisory duties.
The Academic Counselor will need to provide data and some data analysis to the Director of Undergraduate Advising, and Associate Dean, to track student enrollment, engagement, academic progress, retention, and graduation using databases and systems such as EARS, SDB, Slate, and software such as Google and Excel spreadsheets. They may be required to present data and data analysis to internal and external stakeholders using Powerpoint and/or Google.
Finally, the Academic Counselor must continually assess their work and our policies and processes through a student-friendly lens, and collaborate with the Director of Undergraduate Advising and Student Success Team to deliver the most student-centered, efficient, and effective services and resources possible.
Academic Advising and Student Retention
•Advise students remotely and in person at our Bothell campus regarding academic planning, program eligibility requirements, degree and School of Business requirements, grant and scholarship opportunities, and career preparation •Educate students about the relationship between their strengths and interests, and opportunities in the University curriculum and beyond •Assist students in the interpretation of program and university requirements and policies •In collaboration with the Director of Undergraduate Advising and Student Success Team, continually identify and develop student-friendly improvements in the Team’s work to attract, welcome, and facilitate underrepresented and minoritized students’ success •Work closely with staff in the First-Year and Pre-Major Program (FYPP) to orient and advise pre-major DFA (pre-Business) students and ensure their smooth transition into the School of Business •Identify additional advising resources or different deployment of current resources to ensure successful retention of DFA students and other advisees •Collaborate with Admissions, the Director of Undergraduate Advising, and other stakeholders on access to and success within the DFA program for minoritized, first-generation, and low-income students •Create, maintain and/or provide accurate information on student success including academic progress, student engagement, success efforts, retention, and graduation •Track quarterly student progress using databases such as EARS, SDB, Slate, and spreadsheets such as Google and Excel •Collaborate with the Student Success Team on new student orientations, and advising workshops •In coordination with the Direct of Academic Services, identify and implement innovative and streamlined advising processes through in-person and virtual channels •Participate as an active member of the university’s Community of Professional Advisors (CPA), maintain compliance with advising standards, and participate in advisor training and recommended professional development opportunities
Student Recruiting and Event Planning
•Work with School of Business colleagues to reduce and/or eliminate admission entry barriers for incoming students •Collaborate with the Student Success Team, and internal/external partners, on events, processes, reports, and strategies to enhance student recruiting efforts •Represent the School of Business at community, college, and public information events •Answer questions from internal and external prospective students regarding academic programs, admission requirements, transfer requirements, and degree requirements •Perform other related duties as assigned
•Bachelor’s degree in Business, Education, Social Sciences, or related field from a regionally-accredited institution •At least 3 years of student advising, recruiting, or teaching experience in higher education
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member in a fast-paced environment •Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing •Solid DEI lens and willingness to learn and grow •Proficiency in standard office software (e.g., Microsoft 365, Google documents, spreadsheets and presentations, and web applications)
DESIRED: •Experience working with students from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds •Ability to develop positive, productive relationships with students, university faculty, staff, and external partners •Good comprehension of advising strategies, best practices, and theory related to first-year students, first-generation students, and/or minoritized students •Experience with UW policies and student databases and systems (e.g., Navigate, SDB, EARS, Slate) •Comfort using and analyzing data
•Hybrid work may be possible per University of Washington policies in response to Washington State COVID-19 guidelines •This position will have access to a private space for academic advising meetings within a shared office environment •The scheduled hours for this position align with the typical School of Business hours of Mondays through Fridays from 9 AM to 5 PM, with the possibility of four 10-hour workdays in summers •This position requires the ability to work occasional evenings and weekends to attend recruitment, orientation, convocation, and/or commencement events •This position reports to the Director of Undergraduate Advising and works closely with staff in Admissions and First-Year and Pre-Major Programs
In your cover letter please address your advising philosophy for achieving the success of underrepresented and BIPOC students.
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