Health Studies Undergraduate Advisor - University of Washington

LOCATION: Seattle, WA (United States)

CLOSING DATE: January 12, 2019


JOB #: 13393

POSTED: December 12, 2018


Academic Advising and Student Services 

  • Advise undergraduate students on registration, continuation requirements and policies, graduation requirements, university policies and procedures, petitions, goal setting, degree completion, retention/intervention strategies, and the utilization of university tools such as degree audit and MyPlan. 
  • Evaluate and monitor academic progress for current students. 
  • Provide counsel and intervention strategies for students on academic probation and those who do not meet program requirements. 
  • Advise students on parallel-planning for alternate degree and career options and pathways. 
  • Oversee student files and electronic databases of applicant and student information. 
  • Assist current students in identifying resources for career development and graduate school exploration. 
  • Work closely with the Health Studies Program Director, Health Studies Curriculum Committee Chair, Registrar, Admissions, and department faculty regarding advising issues.
  • Assist with student file systems and electronic databases of student information including degree audit data input and management for student graduation. 
  • Serve as a resource and mediator for resolving problems and accessing appropriate support services. 
  • Collaborate with Academic Services staff on projects. 
  • Collaborate on creation and selection of recruitment materials. 
  • Participate in recruitment presentations and activities. 
  • Present Information Sessions for Heath Studies and other presentations as scheduled. 
  • Provide other student services support as assigned by the Director of Academic Services. 
  • Provide input on course and curriculum needs as identified by working with students. 

    Admissions and Orientation 
  • Provide academic and personal counsel to prospective applicants in collaboration with Admissions and First Year Pre-Major Programs. 
  • Participate the admissions process in collaboration with admissions and support staff. 
  • Evaluate admissions applications, transcripts, and personal statements for each application cycle. 
  • Monitor admissions and enrollment numbers. 

    Counsel and redirect students denied admissions 
  • Conduct year-round student orientations in collaboration with Orientation and Transition Programs. 
  • Update online orientation for new applicants as needed. 

    General Program Administration 
  • General program administrative support as needed. 
  • Participate in curriculum committee work for the planning of program curricula and enrollment management. 
  • Maintain program website pages and communication material. 
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor. 




  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Education, Health or related field. 
  • At least three years of related student services experience in the area of admissions, advising of applicants-prospective and current students and recruitment. 
  • Commitment to providing excellent student services in a climate of multicultural understanding and appreciation. 
  • Ability to form productive working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members from a wide variety of backgrounds. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively interpersonally and in writing, with a proven ability to give public presentations as needed. 
  • Proficiency in standard office software. 
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies related to student records and information systems, admissions, and registration. Familiarity with an admissions process into a competitive major. 
  • Working knowledge of community college transfer processes and articulation agreements. 

  • Master’s degree in Education, Public/Global Health, Public Affairs, or related field. 
  • Familiarity with UW systems; SDB, EARS, SLATE, and MyPlan. 
  • Familiarity with University of Washington policies and procedures. 
  • Experience working with health related programs and students. 


How to Apply:

    Shift: M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
    Flexibility to work evening/weekend shifts to cover recruitment events and graduation. 

    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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