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The College of Education (CoE) at the University of Washington share a belief in the future of public education and its potential for making excellent education an everyday reality for all students in an increasingly diverse society. To this end, we are committed to preparing students to serve as educators and leaders who collaborate with schools and communities to promote educational equity.
The College of Education has a vibrant set of undergraduate and graduate programs which includes three majors and one minor. The Early Childhood and Family Studies (ECFS) major, the Early Care & Education online degree completion program, the Education, Communities and Organizations major, and the Education, Learning, And Society minor all consist of curricula that combines the study of academic theory with practical training in the field. The curriculum for each of these programs includes service learning courses, where students can apply what they've learned while working alongside professionals in a field similar to the course of study.
The College of Education (CoE) has an outstanding opportunity for the position of Temporary Part Time Academic Adviser.
The Academic Adviser who will join colleagues in the Office of Student Services to provide an extensive and broad-reaching system of support to students and faculty in the ECE Major. The Academic Adviser will have primary responsibility for working with newly admitted and enrolled ECE Major students. The Academic Adviser will provide a responsive, personalized, and highly student-centered level of service through online meetings, email, Canvas, and in-person. This position reports to the Director of Undergraduate Programs and works closely with the Experiential Learning Coordinator, Continuum College and other Office of Student Services undergraduate and graduate advisers. Additionally, the Academic Adviser has frequent contact and communication with course instructors to support student success.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Advise and counsel newly admitted and current ECE students on undergraduate degree requirements and UW areas of knowledge, and maintain student plans-of-study documents to support the successful completion of all Bachelor of Arts degree requirements
- Assist newly admitted students in enrollment activities, including signing up for orientations and class registration.
- Provide intensive, high-touch advising and coaching to students in need of additional support.
- Communicate regularly with ECE students, including Canvas announcements and messaging about various levels of concern.
- Provide information and guidance to ECE students to resolve unique problems or situations; liaise with Continuum College, Office of the Registrar, Office of Student Financial Aid, and other student service units as appropriate
- Assist students with registration for Summer and Autumn quarter, including creating and sharing registration guides for Autumn quarter courses.
- Attend weekly instructor meetings and collaborate with instructors to assist students in need of additional support with course requirements.
- Coordinate and track admission process with Office of Admissions and Continuum College, and participate in the application review committee.
- Assist with College of Education events, including COE Graduation, ECE Celebration Reception, and ECE Senior Presentations.
- Attend biweekly advising team meetings and participate in joint projects as assigned.
- Participate in data collection and reporting, including Canvas analytics and program surveys.
- Complete other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree and two years of advising undergraduate students
- Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills to include experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Apps (Drive, Docs, Sheets), and relational databases.
- Knowledge of the field of early learning and education as a discipline of study.
- Experience advising students in an online or low-residency program
- Familiarity with policies and procedures of the University of Washington and/or the UW College of Education.
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