Academic Counselor-lead, Electrical & Computer Engineering - advising/student services

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Employer
University of Washington
Location
Wallingford, WA
Posted
Jan 03, 2023
Closes
Jan 31, 2023
Ref
816676767
Position Type
Counselor
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
College / University
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.

The Academic Counselor Lead-Undergraduate Programs serves as the primary lead for academic advising in the Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) department. This position manages a team in developing advising materials and/or counseling resources for students. These advising activities include counseling current and prospective students regarding course majors, career options, academic planning, degree requirements, interpretation of course major and graduation requirements, university and program admissions, and related matters. The position also evaluates applicants for admission to academic programs or specific courses of study.

This position provides direction and management of undergraduate academic advising services to undergraduate students in the ECE department. This position administers the department satisfactory academic progress policy and prepares probationary action when necessary. It is also responsible for interpreting University, College and department policies related to academic programs and student issues for students, faculty and staff. This position is critical to the educational mission of the university as it manages the academic services and support for 650 undergraduate students in the ECE department.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

ADVISING AND COUNSELING (50%)

Lead academic advising and counseling of undergraduate student body, with targeted student populations to include Direct Freshman Admits, Direct-to-College admits, STARS students and VA students.

Advise and counsel EE student majors regarding academic goals, admission procedures, course pre-requisites, degree requirements, extra-curricular opportunities and career opportunities in collaboration with undergraduate academic counselor.

Manage review of academic progress of ECE undergraduate majors in collaboration with Faculty Director and undergraduate advising staff members.

Provide the Academic Services Director and Faculty Director with regular reports and analysis of student progress.

Administer the department satisfactory academic progress policy and prepare probationary action when necessary.

Advise ECE student groups, including the UG honor society and professional society.

ADMINISTRATION (30%)

Supervise 100% FTE academic counselors, para-professional student staff members, and jointly supervise 100% FTE program assistant.

Communicate regularly with University and College of Engineering advisers and represent ECE at campus advising meetings.

Attend curriculum committee meetings and participate in ABET accreditation activities as necessary.

Oversee and review undergraduate time schedules each quarter.

Review and make approvals of and/or recommendations on student petitions.

Collaborate with Academic Services Director and Department Administrator, as well as COE staff, to manage departmental scholarship award process.

In conjunction with other advising staff, coordinate the development and revision of advising publications and other informational items.

ADMISSIONS (20%)

Manage ECE undergraduate student admissions process in collaboration with Faculty Director and Academic Services Director.

Counsel students denied admission on possible alternatives, including re-application to the program.

Coordinate process for admissions appeals and serve as a resource to the appeals committee when necessary.

Organize new student orientations in cooperation with Academic Services Director and Undergraduate Academic Counselor.

Lead Responsibilities: This position leads undergraduate academic services in ECE including advising, admissions, orientation, curriculum, and scholarships.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position supervises 2-3 100% FTE academic counselors, 1-2 para-professional student staff members, and one 100% FTE program coordinator.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Master's Degree in Educational Leadership, Student Affairs, Counseling, Teaching, or related field.

Three to five years of experience in university advising, admissions 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

Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with faculty, staff and students, including ability to work as an effective team members. 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.

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.

Excellent administrative and organizational skills and ability to manage a high volume of varied, detailed tasks simultaneously in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.

Successful supervisory skills, personnel management and resource allocation

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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.

Interest in working in a multi-cultural and diverse environment.

Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully present to a broad range of audiences including faculty, staff, students and community partners.

Experience in curriculum development.

Proficiency in Microsoft suite applications and web development software and databases including the SDB.

Working knowledge with Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW).

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

This position requires the ability to work occasional evenings and weekends for recruitment, orientation, graduation, or other departmental events.

Application Process:

The application process 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.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.