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Senior Academic Counselor

Categories: Northwest Region 8


Foster College of Business


University of Washington

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Position Description



The Michael G. Foster School of Business has an outstanding opportunity for an Academic Counselor Senior-Undergraduate Program.  

Individual and group advising of students via drop-in or appointments, via Skype, phone or email contact.    

Advising 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:                                                                                                                        

•           Serve as a liaison with an academic department within the Business School. 

•           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, communicating with students via social media and publications, advising specialized populations (EOP, minors, early entrance) or final degree checks 

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

•           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. 

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Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 

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Required Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in education, counseling, business or other related fields 
  • 2-3 years experience in student counseling, student services or related experience. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to advise a diverse student body. 
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, high volume, team-oriented office setting. 
  • Exhibit strong attention to detail. 
  • Able to make independent decisions based on University and Business School policies and procedures. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.