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 Academic Advisor is accountable to the Administrator of the department for advising, recruiting and special projects for the department. Working closely with the department chair, the department administrator and other faculty and staff, the incumbent Academic Advisor will mainly provide academic advising while supporting the department in other duties, including administrative support, outreach, and special events coordination. The Department of Construction Management (CM) has an outstanding opportunity for an Academic Advisor. The CM department is an independent unit within the College of Built Environments where faculty and staff work together to meet the demands of our students and other constituencies. Our offerings include a Bachelor of Science degree, and a Master of Science degree. Additionally, distance-learning programs are offered for a certificate and Master of Science in Construction Management, and we participate in a college-wide Ph.D. program.Duties and Responsibilities:Academic Advising*Manage recruiting activities for CM students; this includes identifying options for connection with prospective students.*Represent the Construction Management programs, as well as the College of Built Environments to potential students through group settings such as information sessions, seminars, career fairs and presentations to classes.*Pursue opportunities to recruit a more diverse student body into our program.*Facilitate applications for admission to the Undergraduate Program, for all three levels of admission: Freshman direct, early admission and upper division, and to the Graduate Program.*Serves as the Graduate program assistant*Discuss strategy and alternate programs with students denied admission to the Construction Management department.*Advise enrolled and prospective students on educational options, program and graduation requirements, and career and internship possibilities within the context of a competitive admission program (Construction Management and the Architecture/CM dual degree). Prospective students include both domestic and international working professionals, community college students, high school and middle school students.*Advise students who are experiencing academic or personal problems and make referrals to appropriate campus resources when necessary.*Assist students through the University administrative system.*Act as a resource for other campus advisers.Department team support, including administrative support, outreach and communications, and special events coordination*Support the mission of the Construction Management department: While the primary emphasis of this position will be direct student contact, there are significant administrative projects, which require collaborative efforts across the board between faculty and staff. Examples of such projects include but are not limited to coordinating employer presentations, ordering office supplies, working with the Industry Advisory Council, supporting department educational research efforts, and departmental evaluation and documentation including accreditation.*Assist CM department with event organization as needed such as: Industry Advisory Council Meetings, Orientation Day, Career Day, King County Career Day, Hall of Fame Celebration.*Managing and updating website and other department communications (e.g. newsletter, announcement on other institutional websites, etc.)As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.QualificationsRequired*Bachelor's degree.*3 years work experience*Able to make independent decisions based on University and department policies and procedures*Strong verbal and written communication skills.*Exhibit strong attention to detail.*Exhibit effective time management skills. *Possess strong computer skills including MS Suite, Acrobat, and website maintenance*Apply and adapt to changing technology in information systems and web design. *Able to plan, organize and execute special events.*Familiarity with the academic structure of a university. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.Desired*Experience with advising and recruitment of students.*Student counseling, student services or related experience*DARS, B I Portal, UW Profiles experience, MyGrad, EARSConditions of Employment:This is a 0.75 -1.0 FTE. Summer FTE to be negotiated. The incumbent person expected to be onsite at least four days a week, with regularly scheduled hours sometime between 9AM to 5 PM. In order to schedule students effectively, emails must be checked and responded to on days out of the office. Participation on committees as well as other activities such as recruiting or special events may require occasionally adjusting working days, or work in the evening or on weekends. 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 assessments may include Workforce 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.
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