ACADEMIC SERVICES - ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR - FIRST YEAR PROGRAMS
Company: University of Washington
Posted on: January 25, 2023
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SERVICES - ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR - FIRST YEAR PROGRAMS ACADEMIC
SERVICES - ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR - FIRST YEAR PROGRAMS Req #: 216590
Department: UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Job Location: Seattle
Campus Posting Date: 12/20/2022 Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Other Compensation: Shift: First Shift Notes: 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, applications received by 01/09/2023
will receive priority consideration.
Learn more about the unit by visiting the following website.
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on
our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer
their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and
dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional
growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted
for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and
Undergraduate Academic Affairs - Student Academic Services has an
outstanding opportunity for an Associate Director of First Year
Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) shapes, advances and stewards
a world-class undergraduate academic experience for students at the
University of Washington. Staff, faculty and students in UAA deepen
and enrich the learning experience for all undergraduates,
recognizing and supporting the unique learning path of each
individual student and the commitment of each academic program to
excellence in learning and teaching.
Within UAA, First Year Programs (FYP), a department under Student
Academic Services, is responsible for the annual entry and
transition of all new University of Washington students
(approximately 9,200 first year and transfer students) and family
members (about 5000). First Year Programs fosters a successful
undergraduate student experience through strategic programming that
focuses on positive academic transitions and the development of
learning communities. FYP adheres to the guiding philosophies of
collaboration, intentionality, equity, and access. Specific FYP
programs include Advising and Orientation programs, Parent
Orientation, Dawg Daze Welcome Week, the First-year Interest Group
(FIG) program, First-year Networks, and the Commuter and Transfer
The Associate Director will provide leadership for and coordination
of the UW's Advising and Orientation program for entering students.
Advising and Orientation is a required introduction to academics
and the campus community, part of an intentional set of
transitional services, and is the first step in a comprehensive
first year experience for our students. Additionally, the Associate
Director supports First-year Interest Group Leader curriculum
development and training.
The Associate Director is an integral part of the First Year
Programs professional staff reporting to the Executive Director.
The Associate Director is expected and encouraged to collaborate
actively, support, and critique office transitional and academic
success efforts. The position also serves as a liaison with campus
partners in student and academic affairs and maintains successful
campus partnerships. Further, this position functions as a highly
visible, accessible, and knowledgeable University representative
for entering students and their families.
40% - Direct Advising & Orientation (A&O) program for 9,000
--- Set program agenda, secure speakers, prepare partnering
--- Oversee program implementation and supervise program staff
--- Manage all program logistics (registration, staffing,
locations, materials, etc.)
--- Contribute to the design of the orientation leader
--- Manage annual budget of $600,000
--- Oversee program evaluation
30% - Systems and Operations Oversight
--- Oversee database structure (Vizual Zen) for effective program
registration and implementation, including working with various
information technology professionals and stakeholders
--- Design and implement policies and procedures for effective
office operations and emergency management Supervise two
professional staff members and several student coordinators
--- Ensure effective customer service to students and families
10% - Contribute to the First-year Interest Group (FIG) program
--- Teach a section of Gen Studies 470, supporting FIG leaders to
prepare and facilitate a weekly FIG class
--- Provide insight and direction on the curriculum for FIGs,
building upon A&O learning outcomes
10% - Strategic Planning and Assessment
--- In conjunction with the First Year Programs leadership team,
set short and long-term goals and priorities for unit
--- Design and connect unit-wide assessment efforts
10% - Collaboration and Representation
--- Assist in portions of the planning, implementation, and
evaluation of all First Year Programs transitional efforts
--- Partner with other FYP staff in developing and implementing all
learning outcomes, of presentations and reports for various
--- Represent FYP and UAA on committees and other work groups
Demonstrates understanding for the following areas:
--- Written Communications
--- Project Management
--- Building Relationships
--- Negotiation for obtaining program resources
All FYP Staff demonstrate and integrate the following Undergraduate
Academic Affairs Competencies:
--- Accountability and Integrity
--- Race, Equity and Difference
--- Constituent Focus
--- Collaboration and Teamwork
--- A baccalaureate degree in a related field.
--- A minimum of 4 years of experience working directly with
college or university students in academic advising, enrollment
management, or curricular programming.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum
qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a
--- The capacity and persistence necessary in order to be
productive within a decentralized and dynamic institutional
--- An established track record of successful program development
and expansion including the ability to initiate and maintain
external relationships and to negotiate effective agreements across
student service units and academic departments
--- A clearly articulated academic philosophy relating to the
first-year experience for entering students, and demonstrated
ability to build programs and services that center around faculty
involvement and a comprehensive integration of academic issues
--- Superior administrative and organizational skills and
demonstrated ability to manage a high volume of varied tasks
--- Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain successful campus
--- Experience supervising undergraduate and/or graduate student
--- Demonstrated ability to make decisions with awareness of both
unit and program implications
--- Master's degree from an accredited institution in education or
a field of study that relates to the responsibilities of the
--- At least two years of experience supervising professional staff
and demonstrated commitment to a supervisory philosophy that is
inclusive, supportive, and collaborative.
--- An established, student-centered educational philosophy that
reflects a thorough understanding of student development theory,
along with a commitment to being up to date on the most current
research on successful student transition and engagement.
--- Superior training and interpersonal skills and the ability to
successfully present to a broad range of audiences including
faculty and college students
--- Familiarity with national models/programs relating to the
orientation/transition experience of college students
Working Environmental Conditions
--- The Associate Director works primarily during standard office
hours; however, occasional evening and weekend work is required.
Work outside of normal working hours is most often program
dependent and scheduled in advance.
--- Occasional travel is also required; typical travel is related
to meetings with the external service providers, representation at
regional or annual/national professional associations, and an
annual overnight meeting (one for student staff).
--- This position is expected to perform reasonable physical labor
including the organization and transportation of event materials.
Event materials may include boxed cases of printed materials
typically weighing less than 25 pounds. Event materials may be
transported on flatbed dollies or with hand trucks
--- This position is expected to have a driver's license and to be
safe and courteous while operating any vehicle. This position will
occasionally drive a university vehicle to and from various campus
and off-campus locations.
--- Accommodations will be made for any documented disability or
impairment (temporary or permanent) that is normally supported
and/or addressed by the University.
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 Work 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.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to
disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or
current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their
current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required
under Washington state law .
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the
University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives
and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and
maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive,
equitable and welcoming.To request disability accommodation in the
application process, contact the Disability Services Office at
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religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that
an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an
authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment,
newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their
COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19
vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical
or religious exemption process for final candidates.
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