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University of Washington STUDENT CIVIC ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 233765

Department: UW TACOMA

Posting Date: 06/10/2024

Closing Info: Closes On 06/24/2024

Salary: $4,506 - $4,836 per month

Shift: First Shift

Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. (https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/benefits-professional-staff-librarians-academic-staff-20230701_a11y.pdf )

The University of Washington Tacoma is an anchor institution that is deeply invested in its local communities and in student success. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma’s commitment to access and diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. More information about UW Tacoma and its strategic plan can be found here. (https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/strategic-planning) POSITION PURPOSE
Under the direction of the Director for Student Involvement and Leadership, the Student Civic Engagement Specialist (SCES) (Counseling Services Coordinator(NE S 6)) is responsible for the oversight of student led civic engagement programs that include student volunteer programs (Husky Volunteers), local service/leadership events, advising the legislative wing of the Associated Students of the University of Washington Tacoma (ASUWT), and ASUWT election efforts. The SCES is a member of the Center for Student Involvement team, and will supervise 9 student staff and the resources associated with Husky Volunteers Programs and portions of the ASUWT. The current mission for Husky Volunteers is: We (UWT students) develop positive community and student growth through leadership and service opportunities. We believe community members and students working together have a unique power to expand the boundaries of knowledge and discovery that create positive personal and social change.

The Husky Volunteer and Local Events programs connects students to opportunities on campus and in the community. Leading them through a process of reflection on service, these program meets the strategic goal of the university to document, recognize and support a greater number of students in reflective community service. Similarly, a focus on civic leadership events provides activities that spur our practical action as thoughtful members of society.

This position will also provide advising support to the Legislative arm of ASUWT, UW Tacoma’s student government, providing advisement and support to the Director of Legislative and their team members, the Legislative Liaison and City Liaison. Additionally, the SCES will supervise ASUWT’s Elections Administrator, providing support for voter engagement efforts and overseeing ASUWT’s annual elections process.

The University of Washington prides itself on being an urban serving institution and therefore seeks to encourage those same values in its student body for personal and community growth. This position will work with students, support and guide them as they fulfill the larger university mission in their unique way. The position will help students collaborate with others on and off campus.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Support student leadership in the Husky Volunteers Program (40%): This position requires expertise in student leadership development, reflective practices, student administration, volunteer management and administrative services. Specific duties include:

  • Oversee the coordination, assessment and supervision of Community Service and Leadership programs

  • Oversee and advise 5 student leaders in the following roles:- Local Events Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Outreach Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, Program Assistant

  • Conduct weekly 1-on-1 meetings with student leaders for their development and to ensure programs are being coordinated to follow University policies and guidelines

  • Create and co-create program curriculum and procedures

  • Coordinate internal and external/nonprofit partnerships with students

  • Serve as volunteer engagement adviser at large for Husky Volunteer students looking to build their own partnerships

  • When possible be present at Husky Volunteers eventsSupport the legislative and election work of ASUWT (40%): This position requires knowledge of state legislative practices and timelines, knowledge of city services, election management, student administration, advising and administrative services. Specific duties include:

  • Oversee the coordination, assessment and supervision of Legislative and election priorities of ASUWT

  • Oversee and advise 4 student leaders in the following roles:- Director of Legislative Affairs, Legislative Liaison, City Liaison, Elections Administrator

  • Support the work these positions do with their associated committees: Legislative Action

  • Committee and Elections Administration Committee

  • Conduct weekly 1-on-1 meetings with student leaders for their development and to ensure programs are being coordinated to follow University policies and guidelines

  • With the Elections Administrator, develop plans to promote civic engagement through registering to vote and participating in local/state/federal elections (autumn quarter). Oversee the ASUWT elections process (winter and spring quarters).

  • With the Director of Legislative Affairs, support the work of the Legislative and City Liaisons and the Legislative

  • Action Committee, including development of ASUWT’s legislative agenda.

  • Serve as a campus liaison to the Washington Student Association.

  • As needed, provide support for members of ASUWT drafting resolutions for the Board or Senate.Administrative support, Husky Volunteers and ASUWT (20%)

  • Answer community inquires for partnerships

  • Maintain, promote, and serve as a primary administrator for DUBNET, UW Tacoma’s student engagement platform

  • Manage and update the Husky Volunteers website, and portions of the ASUWT website

  • Manage and reconcile the Husky Volunteers budget

  • Ensure filing deadlines for ASUWT elections and legislative priorities are met

  • Other duties as assigned MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or related field

  • Minimum of two years of experience advising student programs and/or organizations

  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrated leadership in initiating and implementing educational programming among student groups/organizations

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work within a multi-cultural and diverse environment

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks

  • Proven ability to work independently and in teams

  • Ability to use sound independent judgment in working with faculty, staff, students, employers, and represent the University appropriately DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's degree in education, counseling, social work, or related field

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in supervising employees, to include hiring and training

  • Knowledge and application of Student Development Theory

  • Experience building partnerships and collaborating with a variety of university constituents, including students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents/family members, alumni, community members and other external constituents

  • Membership in an appropriate professional organizations, which may include ACPA, NASPA, ACUI, NIRSA

  • Some scheduling flexibility is required to accommodate schedules of students, and to attend meetings and trainings, on and off campus. The supervisor is responsible for programs and events that occur in the evening and on weekends. 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 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 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.

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

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