Thursday, May 26, 2011

Graduate Student Assistant - Campus Sustainability Fund Coordinator

Graduate Student job opportunity - Campus Sustainability Fund Coordinator

Please share this exciting job opportunity for with your departments and students. Additional information about the Campus Sustainability Fund can be found at http://csf.washington.edu

Our Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office has an excellent opportunity for a 50%, Graduate Student Assistant to fill its Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) Coordinator position.

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) Coordinator is responsible for the prudent management of the CSF Student Activities Fee budget allocation. This individual will be the primary support for the CSF Committee and will manage proposal requests from UW students, faculty and staff. The Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining the CSF website to manage and track fund proposals, report on projects and update information about the CSF to campus groups. The CSF Coordinator will have responsibility of managing multiple CSF budgets and creating financial reports. The Coordinator will be responsible for researching matching grant opportunities for the CSF and for raising visibility for the Campus Sustainability Fund with campus groups, and if appropriate, other UW leadership teams and committees.

The Coordinator will be a team player, with excellent collaboration skills and ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty and staff. Other important characteristics possessed by the CSF Coordinator include: strong project management skills; attention to detail; ability to prioritize; flexibility and resilience; creative problem solving skills; ability to gain consensus; ability to manage sensitive situations; superior verbal and written communication skills; and proficient and comfortable presenting to small and large groups of people.

To apply please visit the UW Hires website and search for requisition # 74493 http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/
Or you may also apply at Husky Jobs searching for job # 55090: http://careers.washington.edu/HuskyJobs

Applications must be received no later than Tuesday, June 14, 2011.
The appointment for this position will be August 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012 with an optional reappointment of one year pending review by the committee.


Aubrey Batchelor
Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability University of Washington
B040 Gerberding Hall, Box 351248
Seattle, WA 98195
206-616-9471
http://green.washington.edu

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Library and Information Assistant

Librarian and Information Assistant – Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology
Posted: May 2011

The Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology is seeking to hire an iSchool MLIS graduate student as a Librarian and Information Assistant (starting at $12.00 per hr) 8-12 hrs/wk. The desired (but not required) start date is mid-June with the expectation that the person is available at least through the 2011-2012 school year.

CSDE supports population research and training. http://csde.washington.edu/index.php The Librarian and Information Assistant serves in the Information Core, which provides information services to affiliated faculty and graduate fellows and maintains the CSDE library with a small collection of demography resource materials and an online catalog. This is a great opportunity to gain experience with information assistance and library management in a friendly, interdisciplinary center on the Quad.

Primary Responsibilities:
• General reference, bibliographic questions, and citation checking
• Comprehensive literature searching and bibliography creation
• Locating, retrieving, and delivering library materials
• Creating customized current awareness services (e.g., TOCs)
• Maintaining the CSDE Library holdings by overseeing circulation and catalog
• Maintaining a list of affiliated faculty recent publications
• Assisting with weekly CSDE e-newsletter
• Supporting and contributing to Information Core services
Other Occasional Duties:
• Assisting with CSDE website content updates
• Providing individual and group instruction on information literacy topics
Minimum Qualifications:
• Experience and/or training in information sciences or related area
• Familiarity with researching in library catalogs, bibliographic databases, and the Internet
• Ability to work with patrons in a professional and courteous demeanor
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
• Ability to work without direct supervision
Desirable Additional Qualification
• Familiarity with, or ability to learn EndNote
• Web publishing experience
Educational Benefits:
• Develop skills in teamwork, communication, and working with a variety of clients
• Hands-on experience for the MLIS student in library and information services

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to David Hyllegard, CSDE Information Core director, at:
davidhyl@u.washington.edu
Open until filled

Graduate Staff Assistant - School of Nursing

UW SCHOOL OF NURSING TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (TIER)

GRADUATE STAFF ASSISTANT

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY:
Under the direction of the Customer and Desktop Support Lead, assist in delivering comprehensive technology customer support to the School of Nursing Faculty, Staff, and Students.

JOB DUTIES:
Assist in responding to user requests for assistance. Learn fundamental operations of commonly used software, hardware, and TIER procedures; answer email and telephone calls; assist walk-in users; resolve problems; assist with computer installs, software installs and re-imaging. Provide one-on-one training and assistance to users at their desk to help in user skill development. Assign problems to other TIER staff as appropriate.

Assist in rolling out new TIER products and services to School of Nursing community. As development projects come to completion, assist in implementing new products and services through communiqu├ęs, training materials, local installation and configuration, one-on-one or small group training, and problem resolution.

Assist in responding to user requests for web assistance. Answer email, assist walk-in customers; resolve problems by providing training, technical assistance, and web troubleshooting to staff. Participate in development and maintenance of web-related self-help / training materials, including FAQs and internal documentation of routine tasks or standard solutions to frequent problems.

Assist in developing new web sites and editing web content. Coordinate and execute aspects of web development projects as directed. Assist with web structures, and maintenance while adhering to UW web standards. Build web knowledge relevant to learning management systems (i.e., Moodle) and content management systems (i.e., Drupal, Plone, SharePoint), as directed.

Participate in development and maintenance of web-accessible self-help materials, including FAQs and documentation for typical tasks performed by various School of Nursing constituencies (faculty, staff, researchers, and students). Develop in-depth familiarity with a topic requested by supervisor; write clear, detailed documentation according to structure, template or guidelines suggested by supervisor; prepare for web; post/publish on School of Nursing web site.

Participate in development and maintenance of knowledge bases for TIER staff. Design and produce useful reports regarding patterns of support needs; document standard IS procedures, inventories of various resources, and standard solutions to frequent problems.

Contribute to improvements in TIER processes and services. Through observation and direct experience, perform analysis of TIER procedures or recurring problems that are a barrier to either efficiency or effectiveness. Recommend and, upon approval, assist in implementing improvements.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS NEEDED:
Demonstrated positive customer service attitude, good interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others is the most important aspect of this position. Ability to work responsibly with or without direct supervision; self-reliant in researching solutions to accomplish assigned tasks. Advanced problem solving skills; ability to write about technical issues in a clear and concise manner.

Working knowledge of Windows XP and 7 operating systems and desktop applications especially Word, Excel, and Outlook. In addition to the above, the ideal candidate would also have familiarity with: Active Directory, HTML, relational databases, networking, and advanced software troubleshooting abilities

This position is a .5 FTE (20 hours/week) Academic Student Employee position, pre-master’s Schedule I, commitment of a minimum of one academic year (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters). Position begins Summer Quarter, 2011. Hours are flexible; shared office space in Health Sciences T-wing provided. This appointment provides a monthly salary, quarterly operating fee (most of tuition) waiver, and health insurance. Performance of duties will be evaluated quarterly by the Customer and Desktop Support Lead.

In conformance with Federal and State law, the School of Nursing shall not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or sexual orientation. No employee shall be subjected to discrimination in the form of sexual harassment as defined in the University of Washington Handbook (Volume 4, Part 1, Chapter 2).

The School of Nursing TIER Customer and Desktop Support Graduate Staff Assistant reports to:
Mark Squire
IT Director
University of Washington School of Nursing
If interested, please email an attached cover letter and resume no later than June 10th, 2011 to:
TIER tierux@uw.edu
Please address the subject of the email as: “GSA Application”
Applicants will be informed of the hiring decision no later than June 20th, 2011.

Monday, May 23, 2011

GRADUATE STAFF ASSISTANT 2011-12

GRADUATE STAFF ASSISTANT

Req #: 73968
Department: CENTER FOR HUMANITIES
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Job Location Detail: Communications
Posting Date: 05/10/2011
Closing Info: Closes On 05/31/2011
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Union Position: Yes

This classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit Union Information

Availability: This is 50% GSA appointment for AY11-12 (September 16, 2011-June 15, 2012) with option of a ten-month appointment (start date negotiable) or additional hourly employment during Summer 2011.


Graduate Staff Assistant/Associate: Web Tech and Communications Assistant, 50%


Hiring Unit: SIMPSON Center for the Humanities
Location: Communications 206, UW Seattle Campus
Supervisor/Contact: Miriam Bartha, Associate Director

UWHIRES post date: Friday, May 10, 2011
Application deadline: Friday, May 31, 2011
Final notification date: Friday, June 7, 2011

The SIMPSON Center for the Humanities seeks a 50% GSA to fill its Web Tech and Communications Assistant position for AY11-12. Primary responsibilities of the appointment include maintaining and developing the SIMPSON Center’s online presence via its website, events calendar, weekly and monthly e-mails, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and other new and/or emerging digital technologies as they become applicable; administering the Center’s UWCH email account and other shared accounts; and developing and maintaining SIMPSON Center listservs for regular web- and email-based contact with faculty, graduate students, and friends. Additional responsibilities include providing technical support for SIMPSON Center activities, conducting research that supports the development of the SIMPSON Center’s technical infrastructure, conducting research that supports the SIMPSON Center’s digital humanities initiatives, and providing assistance and support in generating, tracking, and disseminating public information and documentation of SIMPSON Center activities. This position reports to the Communications and External Affairs Specialist, currently open; until this position is filled, the position reports to the Associate Director.

One of the largest and most comprehensive humanities centers in the United States, the Walter Chapin SIMPSON Center for the Humanities is dedicated to fostering innovative crossdisciplinary research and teaching in the humanities and to stimulating exchange and debate on cultural and intellectual issues. The SIMPSON Center works with a wide range of academic departments and units as well as cultural organizations in the greater Seattle area, across the country, and around the globe.

The SIMPSON Center website is currently transitioning to a content management system, built on a Drupal platform.

Duties:
SIMPSON Center website (45%)
• In general: Ensure that the web hardware and software under SCH control are operating accurately, generate and revise web pages, place content, reply to user comment, and examine traffic through the site.
• Assist Communications Specialist with docket development.
• Develop, manage, and maintain content for the SIMPSON Center website; this includes maintaining and ensuring the quality of meta-data; locating, pursuing, and writing content for online dissemination (in consultation with management team), as well as encoding audio and video content of lectures and other events.
• Enhance and ensure quality and consistency of site usability and navigation.
• Create and maintain Web pages for SIMPSON Center sponsored projects.
• Adapt print materials to formats applicable on the web.
• Locate or create original images and graphics.
• Ensure that electronic content is archived and accessible.
• Track web usage/web analytics(report monthly to Communications Specialist).

Other electronic communications and social networking (35%)
• Web Calendar: Add, review, and edit submissions daily.
o Ensure conformity with Center style and edit at the time of approval with an eye for inclusion in weekly email.
o Ensure all SCH-sponsored events and programs are represented and current.
• Mass Emails: Compile, edit, design, and disseminate electronic-based media and communications to academic and community audiences including, but not limited to the following:
o Weekly email (sent Fridays by noon).
o Monthly email to friends and donors (sent on or around the 20th of the month).
• Administer uwch@u.washington.edu email account.
• Administer Mailman mail list manager accounts.
• Social Networking:
o Administer the Center’s Facebook page and Twitter accounts, updating daily to broadcast upcoming events and other Center news.
o Assist with the creation of Facebook and other online advertising.
• SharePoint: Assist Associate Director in the regulation and management of access rights for different users to the UWCH and UWCHStaff SharePoint sites containing the staff intranet and SCH Administrative Gateway.
• Provide technical advice to project groups on Web issues, electronic disseminations of readings, etc.
• Research and recommend emerging networking technologies or other online tools that may be of use to Center staff or programs.

Internal technology responsibilities (5%)
• Troubleshoot hardware and software problems for internal staff and Center programs. Notify the Associate Director of problems requiring assistance by the College’s tech support team and she will arrange for assistance.
• Assist with the development of SCH “Normal” doc templates.
• Recommend technology upgrades or tools.

Event documentation (5%)
• Attend and assist staff at quarterly Katz lectures. Activities may include set-up, working the front door, video or other recording, and communicating with CSS event tech staff in the absence of the Communications Specialist.
• Create audio, video, or photographic record of events as instructed by the Communications Specialist.
• Encode audio and video content of lectures and other events and post multimedia content to SCH webpage and/or other sites.

Communications and PR support (5%)
• Provide web-related content for annual report and newsletter.
• Assist with other report writing as needed.
• Assist with the preparation, tracking, and distribution duties related to event flyers and other Center communications.

Other Duties (5%)
• Work with Communications Specialist to develop and write standards of procedure for tech and web-related duties.
• Participate in setting central communications goals for the Center’s website and electronic communications.
• Oversee the web-related work of the Student Assistant(s).
• Assist with research and development of digital humanities initiatives.
• Assume other responsibilities as delegated by the Communications Specialist.
• Provide general front desk, phone, or administrative coverage under special circumstances.


Requirements:
Job qualifications/hiring criteria:
UW Graduate Student currently enrolled in the Academic quarter.

Qualified candidates will have demonstrated Web design, content/copy production, editing, and coding ability; expertise with HTML, CSS, and Web editing software (Dreamweaver preferred); experience with managed content websites (Drupal preferred); familiarity with current Web content-publishing standards, systems, tools, and software; proficiency with image editing software (Adobe Photoshop preferred); excellent written communication skills and editorial expertise; experience producing electronic and/or print publicity; understanding of search engine optimization and Web analytics; knowledge of current computer hardware and software products and trends; experience with computer troubleshooting; resourcefulness and problem-solving skills; and comfort working as part of a collaborative team.



Desired:
Proficiency with audio and video editing software, post-graduate work in relevant humanities and/or professional field (media studies, information science, communication, technical communications), familiarity with Web-publishing environment at the University of Washington, proficiency with University of Washington Catalyst Tools, proficiency with MySQL, PHP, and JavaScript, proficiency using listserv software (Mailman preferred), and records and files management experience are highly desired.


Condition of Employment:
The Web Tech/Communications Assistant will be expected to establish a regular weekly schedule of office hours in order to facilitate teamwork with Center staff, with a total of no more than 220 hours per quarter; document major tasks; and maintain detailed position analysis, as matter of record.

To apply, please send the following materials in single, compiled Word or pdf document to mbartha@uw.edu, no later than the posted close date: (1) a cover letter that outlines your relevant qualifications and experience; (2) a resume or c.v.; (3) three references and their contact information.

Compensation is based upon the negotiated salary schedules of the negotiated labor contract (http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/salaries/salary-schedules.shtml).

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 / 206.543.6452 (tty) or dso@u.washington.edu.


Matthew F. Nichols
Administrative Coordinator
Simpson Center for the Humanities

Communications 206
Box 353710
Seattle WA 98195-3710
P: 206.221.3192
www.simpsoncenter.org

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Harry Bridges Center for Labor Graduate Research Grants

Individual Research Grants - $1,500-$2,500 for Graduates
http://depts.washington.edu/pcls/resources-grants-individual.html

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor is now seeking proposals from University of Washington graduate students for grants of $1,500-$2,500, for research about work, workers, and their organizations. Proposals are due June 13, 2011.

Research may focus on any dimension of labor in the United States or abroad, including but not limited to class relations, the social conditions of work, the labor process, working-class culture or politics, work and gender, work and race/ethnicity, the relationship between labor and the state, unions, or comparative international labor relations.

For more information on all grants and prizes, contact the Center for Labor Studies at pcls@uw.edu or visit http://depts.washington.edu/pcls/

Other Graduate Student Labor Studies Scholarships and Prizes

We are also seeking applicants and nominees for our 2011 scholarships and prizes. The deadline for all award applications is June 13, 2011.

· Martha H. Duggan Fellowship in Labor Studies - Up to $ 10,000. http://depts.washington.edu/pcls/resources-duggan.html
· Gundlach Scholarship in Labor Studies- Up to $5,500. http://depts.washington.edu/pcls/resources-gundlach.html
· Samuel B. Bassett Scholarship- Up to $5,500. http://depts.washington.edu/pcls/resources-bassett.html
· Labor and Employment Relations Association Scholarship - $1,000 http://depts.washington.edu/pcls/resources-lera.html
· Best Paper in Labor Studies - $250. http://depts.washington.edu/pcls/resources-paperprize.html

For information on these awards, application processes, required application materials, and more, visit http://depts.washington.edu/pcls/ or contact:

Andrew Hedden, Program Coordinator
Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
(206) 543-7946, pcls@u.washington.edu

Monday, May 16, 2011

Luce Scholars Program

Juniors, seniors, recent alums, graduate and professional students at UW are encouraged to apply for the Luce Scholars Program (http://www.hluce.org/lsprogram.aspx). The UW is able to nominate 3 students per year to compete nationally for the opportunity to spend 12 months in Asia. The program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young Americans each year. This is great opportunity for those with little or no prior experience in Asian countries to add this valuable perspective to their future career interests!

During the current application cycle for the 2012-13 program, applicants must be American citizens who, by July 1, 2012, will have received at least a bachelor's degree and will not have reached their 30th birthday. Applicants should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of potential for professional accomplishment. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program. Additional details are provided in the Program Summary below.

Information sessions covering the program basics, application and nomination process will be held:
Monday, May 23, 2011, 2:30pm, Sieg 224
Tuesday, July 26, 3:30pm, MGH 258

Please RSVP to attend at: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/scholarq/81457.

Campus application deadline: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011.

Program Summary:

The Luce Scholars Program represents a major effort by the Henry Luce Foundation to provide an awareness of Asia among potential leaders in American society. Launched in 1974, the Luce Scholars Program is aimed at a group of highly qualified young Americans in a variety of professional fields. It is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia.

Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually any field other than Asian studies, including but hardly limited to medicine and public health, the arts, law, science, environmental studies, international development, and
journalism.

Placements can be made in the following countries or regions in East and Southeast Asia: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

In spite of its name, the Luce Scholars Program is experiential rather than academic in nature. Some Scholars have been attached to Asian universities in teaching or research capacities, but none of the participants is formally enrolled as a student in a college or university and no academic credit is extended. Past placements have included an architect's atelier in Tokyo; a public health program in Banda Aceh; a Gobi regional initiative in Ulaanbaatar; a dance theatre in Kuala Lumpur; an agricultural and environmental center in Hanoi; a human rights commission in Seoul; a pediatric hospital in Bangkok; a TV network in Beijing; a national museum in Siem Reap; an international arbitration centre in Singapore; and English-language newspapers, local governmental agencies and NGOs in diverse fields throughout East and Southeast Asia.

Professional placements are arranged for each Scholar on the basis of his or her individual interest, background, qualifications, and experience. Each Scholar spends July and August studying the language of the placement country, and the work assignments run for approximately ten months from September until July of the following year. The placements are intended primarily as learning opportunities for the Scholars. Certainly it is hoped that a Scholar will be able to make a professional contribution to the host organization, but equally important is a willingness to learn some of the many things that Asia has to teach.

2010 UW graduate Jesse Burk-Rafel was selected as a Luce Scholar in 2010 and spent 2010-2011 in Mongolia under the program. Read the UW News article about Jesse at http://www.washington.edu/news/archive/56129.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact scholarq@u.washington.edu

Thursday, May 12, 2011

GSA Web Tech and Communications Assistant - Simpson Center

Simpson Center GSA Web Tech and Communications Assistant The Simpson Center for the Humanities seeks a 50% GSA to fill its Web Tech and Communications Assistant position for AY11-12. Primary responsibilities include maintaining and developing the Simpson Center's online presence via its website, events calendar, weekly and monthly e-mails, and social media technologies; administering the Center's UWCH email account and other shared accounts; and developing and maintaining Simpson Center listservs for regular web- and email-based contact with faculty, graduate students, and friends. Application deadline: Tuesday, May 31, 2011. See UWHIRES requisition id# 73968 for full job details (http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/).

One of the largest and most comprehensive humanities centers in the United States, the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities is dedicated to fostering innovative crossdisciplinary research and teaching in the humanities and humanistic social sciences and to stimulating exchange and debate on cultural and intellectual issues. The Simpson Center administers a budget of $1,100,000 and works with a wide range of academic departments and units at the University of Washington as well as with cultural organizations, institutions of higher education, and granting agencies and foundations in the greater Seattle area, across the country, and around the globe. It is known internationally for its initiatives in public scholarship and the digital humanities and is presently in a five-year campaign to raise $1,875,000 as the required matching funds for a prestigious grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at www.simpsoncenter.org.


Miriam Bartha
Associate Director
Simpson Center for the Humanities
Box 353710
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3710
Ph: 206.543.3920
Email: mbartha@uw.edu
www.simpsoncenter.org

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Peer Associate

DEPARTMENT: The Career Center
JOB TITLE: Peer Associate
JOB TYPE: Campus Hourly or Work-Study

BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY:
• Create a welcoming environment at The Career Center. Provide front line assistance to students, alumni, employers, and others regarding Career Center procedures, resources, and services and make appropriate referrals to related resources available on campus and beyond. Help those who use The Career Center become more confident about careers, graduate school, and job search.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Greet visitors to the Center in person; answer and direct incoming telephone calls using a multi-line system.
• Respond to questions about the Center’s services, resources, policies, procedures, and fees; give out appropriate materials; provide referrals to other resources on the UW campus and beyond.
• Provide orientation tours to groups visiting the Center.
• Assure that students check in with C3M as they arrive for interviews, appointments, and workshops; provide check in assistance when necessary.
• Notify recruiters of interview cancellations and give messages as necessary.
• Schedule appointments using Microsoft Outlook’s calendaring system; ensure that appointment reminders are sent via email.
• Assist clients with access to campus recruiting and HuskyJobs online job listing services.
• Handle inquiries regarding credential file letters and file requests in person and by telephone, and take appropriate action.
• Assist with opening the office in the morning and closing the office at the end of the day.
• Monitor the office during evening Employer Information Sessions.
• Make sure the Center’s lobby, front desk, and storage areas remain organized and clean.
• Help out with special events such as career fairs.
• Assist Center staff with special projects such as recruiting employer panelists, creating new workshops, producing online workshops, designing bulletin boards, etc.
• Complete assigned administrative tasks such as data entry, word processing, photocopying, filing, and processing mail.
• Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Undergraduate or graduate student.
• Genuine interest in helping fellow students achieve success.
• Ability to communicate and connect with students, alumni, employers, and faculty from diverse backgrounds using a friendly and courteous attitude.
• Capacity for tact, diplomacy, discretion, and confidentiality.
• Detail-oriented and conscientious when completing tasks.
• Committed to showing up for assigned shifts; reliable and dependable.
• Flexible, adaptable, and good team player.
• Enthusiasm, motivation, and the ability to take initiative.
• Proven customer service experience a plus.
• Sense of humor a plus.
• Have attended at least three quarters at the UW prior to start date, preferably.

TIME COMMITMENT, TRAINING, AND SALARY:
• Must be available 10 to 19.5 hours per week.
• Attendance at week-long training in late September prior to autumn term is required.
• $9.50 per hour.
• Appointment is for the 2011-2012 academic year, with possible extensions through the summer.

TO APPLY:
• Submit a resume and cover letter to: Briana Keller / The Career Center / Box 352810 / 134 Mary Gates Hall / Seattle, WA 98195
• Application deadline is May 24, 2011.

Peer Advisor

DEPARTMENT – The Career Center
JOB TITLE – Peer Advisor
JOB TYPE – Campus Hourly or Work Study

BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY:
• Help students who visit The Career Center achieve career success by providing one-to-one resume advising, facilitating practice interviews, leading workshops, and assisting with a career development course. Increase the Center’s visibility and impact on campus by speaking to student groups, creating new presentations, and completing projects with Center staff members.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Conduct walk-in advising regarding resume and cover letter reviews with undergraduate students.
• Facilitate mock interviews with students.
• Facilitate and co-facilitate workshops on topics such as resumes, HuskyJobs, choosing a major, and internships.
• Present information about the Center, upon request, to student organizations, FIGS, residence halls, and other groups.
• Participate in campus outreach activities such as staffing informational tables at events.
• Occasionally run errands on UW campus.
• Provide backup coverage at the front desk; assist with greeting visitors to the Center; answer and direct phone calls, as needed.
• Make sure the Center’s lobby, front desk, and storage areas remain organized and clean.
• Help out with special events such as career fairs.
• Assist Center staff with special projects such as recruiting employer panelists, creating new workshops, producing online workshops, designing bulletin boards, etc.
• Complete assigned administrative tasks such as data entry, word processing, photocopying, filing, and processing mail.
• Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Undergraduate or graduate student.
• Genuine interest in helping fellow students achieve success.
• Ability to communicate and connect with students from diverse backgrounds using a friendly and courteous attitude – both in one-to-one settings and group settings.
• Comfortable learning career-related information and presenting about it to groups of students.
• Capacity for tact, diplomacy, discretion, and confidentiality.
• Detail-oriented and conscientious when completing tasks.
• Committed to showing up for assigned shifts; reliable and dependable.
• Flexible, adaptable, and good team player.
• Enthusiasm, motivation, and the ability to take initiative.
• Proven leadership, advising, or tutoring experience a plus.
• Sense of humor a plus.
• Have attended at least three quarters at the UW prior to start date, preferably.

TIME COMMITMENT, TRAINING, AND SALARY:
• Must be available 10 to 19.5 hours per week, with significant availability between 10am and 3pm.
• Attendance at week-long training in late September prior to autumn term is required.
• $9.50 per hour.
• Appointment is for the 2011-2012 academic year, with possible extensions through the summer.

TO APPLY:
• Submit a resume and cover letter to: Briana Keller / The Career Center / Box 352810 / 134 Mary Gates Hall /Seattle, WA 98195
• Application deadline is May 24, 2011.