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The Law, Societies, and Justice Department offers students a compelling interdisciplinary liberal arts education. It offers a wide suite of courses that focus on the complex roles that law and legal institutions play in structuring social life. LSJ faculty are well- regarded for their teaching excellence. The program serves about 240 majors and 130 minors, who are selected via a competitive admissions process. LSJ majors are energetic and engaged, and are eager to use their University experience to position themselves for careers of deep personal and social significance.
The Department seeks a dynamic and innovative Academic Services Manager to work productively and creatively with its diverse community of majors and prospective majors. The principal tasks of the position are to oversee the student services and curriculum needs of the department and to advise LSJ and Disability Studies majors, pre-majors and minors, to position students for success in their academic and career pursuits.
The Academic Services Manager has an important role in the Department that includes strategic oversight and direction of all advising and student-services programming for LSJ. This position also works collaboratively with the Chair to manage the undergraduate curriculum, and routinely works directly with Academic Services Directors across the College of Arts and Sciences Social Sciences Division to implement curriculum changes, course schedules, and programs. The Academic Services Manager facilitates the delivery of advising and students services and manages curriculum for the LSJ Department. This position will communicate and collaborate with faculty and staff both within the department and across the UW regarding student support services. This position must collaborate and connect with UW offices to further the interdisciplinary education mission of LSJ.
DUTIES Manage and Oversee Delivery of Advising/Student Services
Develop, plan, and administer LSJ Department’s academic advising program
Develop and implement office-wide academic service policies and procedures and recommend program changes and enhancements
Supervise one professional staff advisor and one hourly student assistant
Manage all data tracking, analysis, and reporting of student persistence, retention, enrollment, and other advising deliverables
Make programmatic recommendations to Chair based on outcomes and trends
Establish and ensure compliance with student records retention protocols according to FERPA and University policies
Counsel undergraduate LSJ and Disability Studies majors, prospective majors, and minors concerning admission, course requirements, registration, barriers to college persistence, study abroad, internships, and careers
Manage competitive quarterly student admissions process and determine appropriate admissions targets
Develop, plan, and implement outreach strategies and events for recruiting diverse populations of students, including underrepresented students and transfer students, and participate in established campus-wide advising and outreach events
Develop, plan, and lead educational student programming to promote career development and readiness
Develop and execute alumni programming and events that connect alumni with current majors to support career exploration
Manage LSJ student internship program, which includes assisting majors in finding appropriate internship sites, conducting outreach to internship partners, developing and teaching quarterly career readiness course, and managing internship records
Oversee updates and maintenance of departmental website content and social media channels
Maintain liaison relationship with student services on campus
Assist in selection of students for academic and service awards
Manage Curriculum Coordination
Coordinate yearly curriculum and oversee time schedule construction
Assist Chair in determining quarterly course needs and seat allocation
Develop and submit new course proposals, course change proposals, and degree/admissions change (1503) proposals
Track course proposals through approval process
Ensure updates of all curriculum changes to UW Course Catalog, Admissions Office, and Degree Audit Office
Assist LSJ Administrator with completing contracts for part-time instructors and teaching assistants
Other duties as assigned
Possible special projects involving strategic planning and process improvement
Initiatives to engage LSJ alumni
Coordinating with advancement to advance the mission of LSJ
Assistance with convocation planning
Bachelor’s degree in education, social sciences, or other related area
At least two years of student counseling, student services or related experience in a higher education setting
Strong interpersonal and written communication
Experience with mentoring and advising a diverse population of college-level students
Proven record of embracing innovation
Strong attention to detail
Excellent time-management and organizational skills with the ability to independently manage work priorities across multiple projects
Ability to work independently and cooperatively with others to achieve program goals
Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive situations with diplomacy and confidentiality
Competence with MS Office and G Suite
Experience with public speaking
Master’s degree in social sciences or related area
Demonstrated ability to provide effective communications outreach, including creative use of social media
Knowledge of University of Washington academic procedures, policies and administrative systems (e.g., SDB, DARS, MyPlan)
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