Job Positions

Academic Adviser (2 openings!)

Categories: Northwest Region 8


Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering


University of Washington - Seattle

Date Posted:

Jul 12 2021 1:17PM

Close Date:

July 19 2021

Position Description

The Allen School has two outstanding opportunities for an Academic Adviser. The Academic Adviser (Academic Counselor) will provide academic counseling to students interested in majoring in Computer Science & Computer Engineering at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. This position is a member of the highly collaborative and innovative Allen School Advising team, which has 7 full-time staff members and supports over 1700 undergraduate students. This position, which reports to the Lead Academic Adviser, will be instrumental in helping to recruit, admit, support, and graduate generations of Allen School students.


Advising & Student Services
• Provide academic counseling to students both considering, applying to, and majoring in Computer Science and Computer Engineering within the Allen School
• Manage caseload of current Allen School students for satisfactory progress and general academic advising
• Support Allen School students by developing relevant programming and activities
• Advise prospective students on pre-major courses, requirements to apply to the school, and answer questions about the competitive admissions process
• Counsel and assist students experiencing academic difficulty or personal crises regarding options and resources. Refer students as necessary to appropriate UW or community resources.
• Present regular information sessions for prospective students
• Possible supervision of one or more Allen School student groups
• Interpret University and School policies and regulations to students, faculty, and staff.
• These responsibilities may change consistent with business needs.

• Assist in screening applicants and participate in admissions committee decisions
• Advise and redirect students denied admission to the school Administrative Duties
• Monitor and triage ugrad-adviser@cs email
• Ensure that paper and electronic documents pertinent to the Allen School undergraduate programs (including brochures, web material, online forms, etc.) are kept up to date
• Keep informed of University, College of Arts & Sciences, and College of Engineering policies
• Respond to faculty/staff inquiries regarding undergraduate programs
• Help maintain advising database and school website
• Other duties as assigned.

Application Process

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. Apply via UW Hires req: 192223

Institution Information

The Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington educates tomorrow’s innovators, conducts cutting-edge research in core and emerging areas of the field, and leads a broad range of multi-disciplinary initiatives that demonstrate the transformative power of computing. Consistently ranked among the top computer science programs in the nation, the Allen School is widely recognized for the excellence and impact of our research and teaching across the region and around the globe. As a leader in efforts to broaden participation in computing, we are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in our program and in our field. Members of the Allen School actively work to cultivate a welcoming community in which students, faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds, identities and experiences can thrive. The Allen School occupies two spectacular buildings — the Paul G. Allen Center and the adjacent Bill & Melinda Gates Center — located at the heart of the UW campus in Seattle.

Additional Information

Apply via UW Hires req: 192223

Contact Information

Jenifer Hiigli, Lead Academic Adviser


Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree and 2 years of advising, student counseling or teaching experience
• Willingness to embrace innovation
• Excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize work, and manage heavy workloads with frequent interruptions
• We need a collaborative teammate. You receive feedback with thoughtfulness and reflection and you give feedback with kindness and consideration.
• We need a direct communicator. You are vocal about doing the right thing, you surface issues as soon as you see them and you are comfortable with having straightforward conversations.
• We are a modern STEM department. We need our team members to be proficient with computers, including experience working with databases, Microsoft Office, Google’s suite of tools, Slack, etc.
• Strong written communication for professional workplace settings. You are a wizard with email because you're able to cut through confusion or diffuse any sticky situation with clear and concise written words.
• Engaging Presenter. You can take dry, dense information and transform it into a captivating presentation that can be easily consumed by a college audience. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Preferred Qualifications

• Familiarity with University student related policies and procedures
• Experience with University student database systems
• Experience authoring web pages using HTML