Adviser & Career Development Coordinator - UW School of Public Health


CLOSING DATE: September 26, 2018


JOB #: 13009

POSTED: September 13, 2018


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 undergraduates and more than 800 graduate students, the School’s academic, research and service missions are supported by 250 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 School of Public Health has an outstanding opportunity for a Adviser & Career Development Coordinator.  This full-time position serves as an integral member of a dynamic student services team as an Adviser & Career Development Coordinator.  The position serves as both an adviser to students in the Public Health-Global Health major as well as coordinator of career development programs. 



  • Bachelor’s degree plus at least two years of experience working in a university setting. 

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills and ability to work with faculty, staff, students, and the public 
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for working with students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds 
  • Ability to adapt to new systems and translate for students the complex and growing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and curriculum of the Public Health-Global Health major and other programs of the SPH 
  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills 

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

  • Master’s degree in public health, student affairs, education, social work, or related field. 
  • Experience in career advising, coaching, counseling, or other related roles. 
  • Ability and flexibility to work independently in a team environment juggling multiple responsibilities 
  • Creative, self-starter who has the ability to react to changing needs 
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for high school, community college, and/or early college outreach 
  • Familiarity with and commitment to the mission and values of public health 
  • Understanding of, commitment to, and experience with supporting the needs of marginalized, underrepresented, and first-generation college students 


How to Apply:

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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