Assistant Director of Student Services


Programming (50%)
– Define and implement vision, goals, and objectives for the JSIS student services.
– Build a strong understanding and network of centralized student services and support. Successfully leverage existing resources and expertise while developing JSIS specific programming as needed to support the JSIS students’ unique requirements. This includes a strong relationship with APSIA.
– Assess current programmatic offerings and, if warranted, develop new and innovative programs to better serve the diverse needs of students, alumni, and employers.
– Oversee the Jackson School academic internship program for undergraduate and graduate students, with an emphasis on growing and maintaining the program.
– Plan/participate in numerous career events including career networking nights, alumni panels, employer visits/information sessions, skills workshops, and graduate career orientation/social.
– Participate in key JSIS Academic Services events such as orientation and graduation ceremony.
– Present career education workshops on resume writing, interviewing, using LinkedIn, applying for federal jobs, finding internships, and other career-related topics as needed.
– Create and implement communication plans to regularly disseminate key information to students, alumni, faculty, staff, and employers about Career Services happenings.

Outreach (25%)
-Develop intentional and proactive recruitment strategies to increase enrollment.
-Manage the JSIS Mentor Program.
-Collaborate with the JSIS Advancement team to identify new funding streams and exciting opportunities for our students.
-Engage alums through career-related programming such as alum panels and networking events.
-Manage relationships with representatives of JSIS Student Association and JSIS Alumni Chapters and provide support when appropriate.
-Strengthen relationships with potential employers.
-Develop new employer relationships.
-Collect and post internship and full-time opportunities available to JSIS students and alumni.
-Develop and implement a comprehensive employer development and outreach plan that engages key contacts and recruiters from various sectors with JSIS.

Supervision (25%)
-Provide day-to-day leadership and mentoring of Student Services staff, including a Scholarship/FLAS Coordinator and Time schedule Program Coordinator.
-Interview, hire, and oversee training of staff, assign and review work, conduct annual performance reviews.
-Conduct regular meetings.
-Actively foster a positive and inclusive working environment.
-Other duties as assigned.

-Bachelor’s degree in international studies, business, or related field and two or more years’ experience providing career services and/or academic advising to students at the university or college level.
-Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

-Good knowledge of current job market, job search processes, and willingness to keep knowledge updated.
-Ability to write and provide feedback on resumes, cover letters, and professional profiles on Social Media platforms (LinkedIn).
-Ability to interact with and offer effective counseling to students from a wide range of backgrounds.
-Ability to develop, plan, market and implement innovative student-oriented programs.
-Ability to manage projects independently and meet deadlines under pressure.
-Ability to work well in a team environment and collaborate with the campus community.
-Excellent analytical and organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to establish priorities.
-Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
-Ability to attend occasional evening and weekend events on behalf of JSIS.

A satisfactory outcome from criminal background verification is required prior to hire.

Application Process: The application process 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 your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your “My Jobs” page to take when you are access 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.

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.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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