Job Positions

Academic Counselor, Senior

Categories: Northwest Region 8


Milgard School of Business


UW Tacoma

Date Posted:

Jan 7 2021 6:11PM

Close Date:

Jan 20 2021

Position Description

The Undergraduate Academic Advisor/Graduate Program Support at the UW Tacoma Milgard School of Business will serve as a member of the Milgard staff providing academic advising for undergraduate Business majors and support to the Master of Science in Accounting (MSAcc). This position will utilize professional knowledge and experience with University resources to empower students to identify interests and match personal strengths with educational and career opportunities. Important aspects of the work include knowledge of the course offerings, degree requirements, understanding of the relationship between education and career, attention to detail, frequent contact with the University’s administrative system, and active engagement with the faculty and staff of the Milgard School of Business.


Undergraduate Advising:
Advise current business students on graduation requirements, assist them in identifying pathways to graduation, and opportunities that enhance their education (e.g., internship, study abroad, clubs and organizations)
Advise UW Tacoma premajor students on admission requirements and general information about the business school
Evaluate Bachelor of Arts Business Administration (BABA) application files, make admission decisions, or refer for additional review
Assist students in the interpretation of program and university requirements and policies
Guide students through University systems to avoid or overcome administrative problems
Monitor quarterly registration, following up with students who have not yet registered
Follow up with students experiencing academic difficulty
Serve as ad-hoc member of the Milgard Undergraduate Program Committee (UPC)
Work with the BABA team to provide recommendations to UPC that promote student success In collaboration with BABA team, provide recommendations for annual course offerings, identifying courses that may create registration and graduation timing issues for students
Refer and support students in connecting with resources to support their personal and educational needs Collaborate with Milgard School centers to promote their minors and cocurricular experiences
Establish and maintain working relationships with pre-major advisors and Milgard team members and campus colleagues (e.g. Undergraduate Academic Advising, Student and Enrollment Services, Equity and Diversity, International Student Services, Global Honors, Study Abroad, etc.) to offer joint programs which help students integrate their academic, career and personal goals.
Serve on Milgard and university committees as needed
Offer advising opportunities in different modalities to serve diverse needs of the student body (online drop-in, remote advising, canvas site, etc.)

Participate in Milgard and campus events Graduate Program Support for MSAcc:
Serve as liaison with the UW Graduate School Collaborate with the accounting programs team to advise students on degree and graduation requirements
Coordinate the quarterly registration process
Assist students in understanding the program policies as well as UW Graduate School academic policies Conduct quarterly check of successful academic progress

Collaborate with the accounting programs team to support the cocurricular needs of the MSAcc students; participate in program orientations and student engagement events Assist the Accounting Program Manager in the coordination of Milgard hooding ceremony Collaborate with other UW Tacoma graduate program advisors and the accounting programs team to support needs of UW Tacoma’s graduate student population
Connect MSAcc students with resources that support their educational and personal needs Identify undergraduate Accounting graduates who meet criteria for the MSAcc Direct Admit program and provide official notification to students
Compile data in support of accounting initiatives and program accreditation
Assist in new student onboarding Assist with managing MSAcc website, program Canvas site, yearly catalog editor
Coordinates with International Student and Scholar Services office in regards to international students
Other duties as assigned.

Application Process

Apply through the University of Washington website

Institution Information

Milgard School of Business, University of Washington Tacoma.

Additional Information

This position is currently remote, due to covid, but when safe will be located at UW Tacoma.

Contact Information

Aubree Steffens,


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in business, education, social sciences or a related field AND two years experience to include:
Experience working directly with students, such as advising or student services
Attention to detail, and strong written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently and work a flexible schedule with some evening and/or weekend work
Proven ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team serving a diverse population of students, staff, and/or faculty

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in student development administration, counseling, higher education administration, business or a related field
Knowledgeable in advising procedures with a background in student development
Three years of advising experience Understanding of curriculum
Knowledgeable or experience with UW:
advising and registration systems; policies and procedures at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and reporting and data systems