The Lancet

North America , USA


Ending On: 07 Oct 2019 13 days to go


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Employment: Full-Time

Requirements: Salary: Competitive
Location: Seattle , WA, United States
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UW Human Resources .fieldError {float:right; color:#ff0000;} .pageError {color:#ff0000;} ACADEMIC COUNSELOR - SENIOR, UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS Req #: 170620 Department: MICHAEL G. FOSTER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Job Location: Seattle Campus Posting Date: 08/08/2019 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary:
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Shift: First Shift Notes: Applications received by 8/26/2019 will receive priority consideration. 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 Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington consistently ranks among the top business schools in the United States—for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The Foster School serves more than 2,500 students. With one-in-four UW freshman applicants requesting business majors, demand for Foster School business education is significant and growing.

While the School of Business at the University of Washington has long been known as one of the top business schools, our goal is to be the best public school in the nation. Plans for the future include expanding faculty and curricula to build upon a legacy of entrepreneurial innovation, strategic research and business leadership.

The Michael G. Foster School of Business has an outstanding opportunity for an Academic Counselor - Senior, Undergraduate Programs to perform a wide range of duties related to all phases of students’ academic experience as a business major at the University of Washington. The successful candidate will advise current business majors and students applying to the major (freshmen from high school, UW pre-majors and transfers). They will process admission applications, receive project assignments, and interface with faculty and staff across campus and at other educational institutions.

Specific duties include:

Individual and group advising of students via drop-in or appointments, via Skype, phone or email contact: (60%)

Advising an assigned group of students enrolled in Foster degree programs:

• Discuss time-to-degree, graduation planning, option selection and registration as it relates to career objectives.
• Counsel students experiencing academic or personal problems and make referrals to appropriate campus resources when necessary.
• Document interactions with students via on-line record keeping system.
• Assist students through the University administrative system.

Advising prospective students:

• Meet with high school, UW pre-majors and transfer students to discuss the benefits of a Foster degree and the admission process (prerequisites, admission tests, deadlines).
• Communicate competitive nature of program and strategize best approaches to enhance admission possibilities.
• Counsel students on match between career objectives and Foster School opportunities as well as alternative educational options.
• Conduct information sessions, new student orientations and workshops to groups from 10 to 75 participants. May include outreach to feed schools for presentation or college fairs.

Advising applicants denied to the Foster School by discussing strategy and alternate programs.

Administrative projects: (25%)

• Evaluate applicants for admission to the Undergraduate Program.
• Act as a resource for advising and student service colleagues across campus and other educational institutions in Washington State.
• Other projects could include but are not limited to: honors, satisfactory progress checks, maintaining data on enrolled students, student surveys, course equivalency evaluation, advising specialized populations (EOP, minors) or final degree checks

Activities supporting the mission of Undergraduate Programs (advising, career, diversity, and student services): (15%)

• Serve and participate on Foster and University committees as assigned or designated
• Support Foster Undergraduate Programs events and participate fully in a fast-moving team environment where everyone is expected to roll-up her/his sleeves and contribute whenever possible.
• Perform additional duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs

Other duties as assigned.

Requirements include:

  • Master's degree in education, counseling, business, or related field.
  • Two to three years of student counseling, student services or related experience.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must enjoy advising a diverse student body.
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, high volume, team-oriented office setting.
  • Must exhibit strong attention to detail.
  • Must be able to make independent decisions based on University and Business School policies and procedures.

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


  • A high degree of comfort with technology and data.
  • Project management skills.
  • Experience with recruitment of students as related to a competitive program.
  • Familiarity with the administrative structure of a large university.

    As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.

    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 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.

  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability , and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or .


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