PIERCE COLLEGE TO UW TACOMA TRANSFER ACADEMIC ADVISOR
University of Washington
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 195419
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The Pierce College to UWT Transfer Academic Advisor for the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) and Pierce College will advise, recruit, and create programming to support students interested in transferring from Pierce College to UWT. UWT and Pierce College campuses seek candidates who value student learning; have demonstrated success in working with diverse populations and who are dedicated to the university and community college commitments to access, innovation and excellence.
Plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate programs and activities in support of Pierce College students interested in transferring to UWT, to include but not limited to workshops, presentations, and campus visits.
Advise prospective and currently enrolled Pierce College students interested in transferring to UWT regarding academic programs, degree requirements and transfer requirements.
Monitor academic success, Pierce College degree completion and transfer processes.
Assist students in clarifying educational, career and life goals.
Collaborate with the appropriate Pierce College/UWT campus colleagues to develop and implement innovative advising activities.
Provide prospective UWT students with admissions counseling via in-office visits, email and telephone appointments.
Assist with other academic and admissions advising when appropriate.
Be well versed in UWT and Pierce College policies and procedures, keeping abreast of changing transfer information in order to advise students about the most current requirements.
Assist with management of the Dual Enrollment admissions process and advising procedures, following an established flowchart to assure student success.
Serve on campus committees that address transfer student advising best practices.
Assess the short and long-term goals of the UWT/Pierce College partnership.
Other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate will demonstrate:
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Effective interpersonal skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to develop positive, productive relationships with students, college faculty and staff and community agencies.
Ability to interpret complex and detailed educational documents for preliminary transcript evaluation, transfer determinations, and admission decisions.
Excellent customer service skills; including building and maintaining internal and external customer satisfaction and the ability to problem solve.
Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the social sciences or a related field.
A minimum of two years of experience working in an educational advising setting.
Demonstrated experience interacting with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.
Intermediate data entry and computer skills in Microsoft Office.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution preferably in college student personnel, counseling or a closely related field.
Experience implementing new programs for educational purposes.
A strong understanding of advising strategies, best practices and theory.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Valid Washington State Driver’s License required.
Ability to work evening and weekends.
Transportation to and from events is the responsibility of the employee. Access to state vehicle for transportation to events is not guaranteed.
Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds.
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.