Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Although open until filled, priority application date is September 11th, 2017.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity has an outstanding opportunity for a Transfer Admissions Counselor.
The Transfer Admissions Counselor will participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of multicultural outreach programs designed to increase the number of transfer applicants and enrolled transfer students from diverse backgrounds to the University of Washington.
Identify, communicate with and advise students who plan to transfer from community colleges and other universities to attend the UW. Communicate consistently and effectively with transfer applicants and their families in person, by phone, email, text messaging, printed media, and via social media regarding the multiplicity of factors involved in the comprehensive review process of admission. Advise students on selecting and completing challenging courses that meet academic and admission standards. Advise career and transfer guidance counselors on the admissions process.
Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of multicultural outreach programs designed to increase the number of students from diverse backgrounds who apply and enroll at the UW.
Establish regular office hours at community colleges within specific geographic areas. Offer counseling in college planning, preparation and assistance in areas of admission, completion of admission and financial aid forms, scholarship applications, housing, first year programs, etc.
Conduct parent/student/community workshops at colleges and other venues regarding the UW holistic admission process, UW academics, student experiences and opportunities.
Assist in the coordination of outreach/pipeline activities; working with community colleges, community agencies, church groups, local television and radio stations as well as distributing social media and print materials. Attend educationally related local community events on behalf of UW.
Other duties as assigned including participating on committees for other student based organizations both on and off campus.
Bachelor's Degree in Education, Social, or Human Services.
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 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.
Experience in both freshman and transfer admissions recruitment, experience with outreach in Washington's Community and Technical College system and an understanding of the distinctive qualities of the UW.
Experience as a transfer applicant with knowledge of transferring from a community college to a university.
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about the UW, has a strong work ethic, and exercises sound judgment, professionalism, and maturity.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.