COUNSELING SERVICES COORDINATOR, RECRUITING

University of Washington - Seattle, WA (30+ days ago)4.2


Although open until filled, priority application date is September 7th, 2018.

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 five consecutive years.

The mission of the Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment office is to attract and enroll Washington's and the world's most promising undergraduates through the targeted identification and recruitment of diverse applicants. We aim, through admission policy and practice, to contribute to the creation of an intellectually, culturally diverse and vibrant student body. The members of the Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment Office work in a fast-paced environment, and are committed to diversity, access, and excellence.

The Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment office has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time 50% FTE Counseling Services Coordinator, Recruiting.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Counsel prospective student applicants about opportunities available at the UW, the admissions process, financial literacy, and academic preparation and planning to enroll at the university. Such counseling takes place through in-person appointments, information sessions, phone calls and emails.
  • Represent the UW at high schools, community events, college fairs and on-campus information sessions and events.
  • Assist in outreach and recruitment programs and events.
  • Develop productivity and status reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education, Social or Human Services or related field.
  • At least two years admissions counseling and/or outreach experience, or equivalent.
  • Strong public speaking skills and the ability to present the University in a positive way to diverse populations.
  • A highly motivated self-starter with an ability to set and meet goals, to make decisions independently, and to multi-task and prioritize in fast-paced environments
  • Demonstrated lead experience with project management, especially involving university teams and/or committee convening roles.
  • Fearless communicator with demonstrated in-person, social media, and written experience.
  • Team player who can play both a leading and a supporting role.
  • Experience working with first generation and racial/ethnically diverse populations as well as an understanding of their cultural differences and their effect on college planning. Must have working knowledge of students of Southeast Asian (SEA) descent and those from countries who share a refugee experience and experience collaborating with community groups. For example, community groups such as: Lao Heritage Foundation, Cambodian Cultural Alliance, Hmong Association of Washington, Vietnam's Friendship Association, etc. Familiarity with challenges facing both urban and rural communities. Experience working with under-represented students, multicultural outreach programs and recruitment events.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate across various demographics beyond and within the UW campus.
  • Experience with undergraduate admissions.
  • Must be comfortable with technology and have basic familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets and database software tools.
  • Must be able to demonstrate ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong quantitative data manipulation skills such as advanced Excel spreadsheet capability.
  • Strong communications, interpersonal, presentation and computer skills.
  • Leadership in event planning and implementation experience.
  • Flexibility and availability to work evenings and weekends.
  • Flexibility and availability for out-of-town travel.
  • Strong writing skills are essential
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE
  • Experience in college admissions, recruitment experience, or early outreach and engagement with youth in Washington and an understanding of the distinctive qualities of the UW.
  • We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about the UW, has a strong work ethic, and exercises sound judgment, professionalism, and maturity.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.