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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 six consecutive years.
The Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, a top ranked public policy school, serving over 500 students in three graduate degree programs: Master of Public Administration, Executive Master of Public Administration, and Ph.D. in Public Policy & Management. The school is defined by a tradition of rigorous study, innovative research, and a commitment to public service. Our graduates and faculty provide the ideas, expertise, and leadership that guide government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private companies around the country and throughout the world.
The Evans School has an outstanding full time opportunity for Assistant Director of Admissions and Student Inclusion.
The Assistant Director of Admissions and Student Inclusion will report to the Director of Student Affairs and provide academic program support and advising to current students in the MPA and PhD programs, as well as work in collaboration with the admissions team to support diversity focused outreach and recruitment of prospective students. The individual in this position will also support a number of the Evans School’s student organizations, including those that engage with issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, such as: Out In Public, Evans People of Color, and Partnership for Community and Diversity.
Recruitment, admissions and outreach
Under direction from the Director of Student Affairs and guidance from the Director of Admissions, support diversity and inclusion related recruitment efforts for the Evans School’s degree programs.
Conduct individual and group meetings with prospective students about the MPA program and respond to admissions emails, phone calls, and correspondence.
Assist with planning for admissions events, including Admitted Student Open Houses and our collaboration with GO-MAP’s Prospective Student Days.
Coordinate efforts of the Student Ambassadors for recruitment of diverse students.
Represent the MPA program at selected graduate fairs or community events.
Support efforts to build a pipeline of diverse students from community organizations and other campus and community partners throughout the region and country, including the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) program.
Support efforts to build a pipeline of diverse students from community organizations and partners throughout the region.
Be responsive to demands for proposed undergraduate minor and interest from prospective undergraduate students, supporting undergraduate program efforts.
Supporting current students
Assist the Student Services team with supporting students of color, LGBTQ students, first-generation college students, under-represented minorities, international students, and other students seeking support related to equity and inclusion.
Under the guidance of Director of Student Affairs, serve as a liaison with student groups such as Partnership for Community & Diversity (PCD), Evans People of Color (EPOC), Out in Public and other student groups dedicated to issues of race, equity, and inclusion.
Provide guidance to student group leaders to document their activities and their impact, for future student leaders to build upon successes.
Support the Assistant Dean of Students, the Director of Student Affairs and the Student Services team with general planning efforts for the MPA Student Orientation, in particular for sessions and activities broadly to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and creating inclusive norms for students as they enter the Evans School community.
Serve as a liaison, to strengthen and/or cultivate relationships on campus, with programs and resources including
Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP)
Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC)
Intellectual House / Tribal Liaison
Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMAD)
The Q Center
Student Veteran Life
Solicit information about how other units are engaging in this work and any best practices that might be transferable to the Evans School.
Provide suggestions about ways we can deepen partnerships, over time, with other UW programs and offices to leverage the ways that we support our students.
Communications, coordination and planning
Improve the diversity related web-pages on the Evans School’s website, helping to ensure coherence and consistency in how information is communicated, including diversity related resources for prospective and current students.
Assist with the coordination of diversity related SIG event scheduling.
Serve as one of the staff representatives on the Evans School Committee for Equity & Inclusion.
Assist the Committee for Equity & Inclusion with planning the School’s annual Diversity Potlucks.
Stay appraised on the UW’s Race and Equity Initiative and opportunities for Evans School students to engage in related activities and opportunities across campus.
Work on other diversity and inclusion tasks, and activities on the Student Services team, related to prospective or current students, assigned by the Director of Student Affairs.
Bachelor’s degree in any field of study.
At least three years of experience supporting and participating in formal diversity or similar activities in a higher education or related setting.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with flexibility, tact, and diplomacy with students, faculty, staff and the community.
Excellent written, oral, and listening communication skills.
Experience with updating website content and with preparing printed, digital and/or social media marketing and recruitment materials, or related experience.
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint software
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Higher Education Administration, or related field.
Knowledge of the University of Washington and the University’s resources and programs supporting diverse applicants and students.
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