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The University of Washington’s School of Public Health (SPH) is one of the nation’s premier schools of public health. With a growing student body of more than 800 undergraduates and more than 1,000 graduate students, the School’s academic, research, and service missions are supported by 225 voting faculty and more than 500 staff who work within five academic departments – Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Global Health (joint with the School of Medicine), Health Services – and the Office of the Dean.
The Public Health-Global Health Major is a school-wide liberal education major, leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, which uses public health questions, concepts, and tools to teach critical thinking skills. Students learn to ask questions, challenge assumptions, and explore answers to promote the health and well-being of communities, locally, nationally, and globally.
The School of Public Health has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Academic Adviser. This full-time position serves as an integral member of a dynamic student services team as an academic adviser to students in the undergraduate Public Health-Global Health Major with a focus on student health and wellness.
Advising •Advise Public Health-Global Health majors and prospective students regarding course of study, career options, academic planning, and degree requirements. •In collaboration with program staff, assist with serving as point of contact for prospective and new Public Health-Global Health majors regarding admission and degree requirements. •Coordinate outreach and support for transfer students regarding admission, degree requirements, and integration into the Major. •Assist with the evaluation of applicants for admission and counsel students regarding procedures for program reinstatement. •Maintain working knowledge of preparation required for various SPH academic programs. •Assist in building community for students in the Major, School, and University by working collaboratively on student programming and special events. •Share responsibility with advising staff for information sessions and class visits. •Coordinate departmental honors. •Engage in a proactive advising model to support and challenge students to achieve their leadership, honors, research, experiential learning, and academic goals. •Collaborate with colleagues on strategies that support undergraduate advising and program improvement. •Support program and course assessment activities. •Cultivate relationships with advisers and counselors in other programs and units in order to better help students navigate their experience. •Support opportunities to facilitate student success. •Communicate with stakeholders across multiple domains (SPH, University, two- and four-year counterparts, community partners, etc.) •Utilize learning technologies in order to develop and provide opportunities for accessible advising. •Integrate career advising that supports student strengths, skills, interests, and passions and connect students to career resources in the School and at the University. •Share responsibility of enrollment management to develop relationships from prospective students through engaged alumni. •Foster connections between students, alumni, the Major, and School for strong, robust relationships. •Provide appropriate scope-of-duty support in cases of emotional/psychological distress, and make referrals to additional resources as needed. •Monitor student progress as it pertains to the Major’s continuation policy and University satisfactory progress policy, especially in the case of at-promise and on-probation students. •Engage students in difficult conversations surrounding power, privilege, and equity as they relate both to public health-global health as their discipline and their experience as University students. •Engage with and represent the Major, advising, and undergraduate education generally on School committees. •Attend meetings, public events, recruitment events, and conferences representing the SPH and its academic programs. •Assist with advising resource and materials development such as brochures, course flyers, and website content. •Perform variety of intermediate processing and computer tasks using Microsoft Suite Applications, Google Suite Applications, Electronic Academic Records System (EARS), Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW), and the Student Database (SDB). •Engage in professional development opportunities to enhance advising practice.
Health & Wellness •Partner with Academic Services Director to develop and lead in executing a comprehensive plan that includes prioritization and evaluation for student health and wellness •Development collaborative relationships with University partners in the Student Wellbeing Collaborative, LiveWell, Counseling Center, Hall Health, Disability Resource for Students, and others as they support student health and wellness •Lead coordination with the advising team, faculty, students, and alumni to ensure implementation of student health and wellness •Represent the Major at meetings, public events, and conferences to expand student health and wellness opportunities.
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Requirements: •Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education administration, education, public health (community practice), social work, or related field. •At least two years of experience working with college students. •Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills and ability to work with faculty, staff, students, prospective students, alumni, and the public. •Experience with and enthusiasm for working with students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds. •Familiarity with university or college students from marginalized populations. •Willingness to learn quickly about SPH undergraduate and graduate degree programs and curriculum. •Strong problem solving and organizational skills. •Proficiency with cloud-based tools, including Google Suite applications, Microsoft Suite applications, Zoom, among others
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Desired Qualifications •Demonstrated experience and success with student health and wellness. •Ability and flexibility to work independently in a team environment juggling multiple responsibilities. •Creative, enthusiastic self-starter who has the ability to react to changing needs. •Familiarity with and commitment to the mission and values of public health. •Understanding of, commitment to, and experience with supporting the needs of marginalized and first-generation college students. •Ability to understand, interpret, and communicate to others complex policies and procedures. •Ability to work independently with a high degree of reliability, accuracy, and productivity. •Proven track record in exercising discretion and independent judgment effectively in decision-making processes. •Consummate team player willing and able to partner effectively with others. •Ability to work effectively across multiple levels of a large, highly structured organization. •Familiarity with University of Washington systems including Canvas, Student Database (SDB), and Electronic Academic Records System (EARS).
Submit: •Resume •Cover letter-In your cover letter, please include a distinct paragraph that describes your experience working with diverse student populations and your efforts to further your abilities around equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Please direct questions to Joe Harper Kowalczyk at email@example.com.
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Priority consideration will be given to applications received by June 16, 2021.
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