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The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The UW Graduate School has an outstanding opportunity for a Graduate Academic and Career Advisor.
The Master of Human-Computer Interaction + Design (MHCI+D) is a fee-based interdisciplinary degree program in the Graduate School jointly sponsored by four departments: Human Centered Design & Engineering, and Computer Science & Engineering in the College of Engineering, the Information School, and the Division of Design in the School of Art + Art History + Design in the College of Arts & Sciences. The MHCI+D program was founded by faculty active in the Design-Use-Build (DUB) Center and is supported by the Human-Computer Interaction + Design Faculty Group. Its employees report to the Graduate School.
The program curriculum offers an integrated, immersive, intensive, cohort-based interdisciplinary program providing education in human computer interaction plus design. Now in its 4th year, MHCI+D has quickly become a leading competitor with master’s degrees offered by Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, and University of Michigan, among others. The students accepted into the program come from a range of backgrounds and learn together as a 30-student cohort, each contributing and building knowledge and skills during their single year together.
The Master’s in Human-Computer Interaction + Design degree program seeks the services of a full-time, 12-month Graduate Academic and Career Advisor. Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Student Services, the Graduate Academic and Career Advisor is the main point of contact for delivering student services throughout the entire graduate student lifecycle with the program, from first considering application until graduating and launching or returning to their careers and becoming program alumni. This person is the primary contact for applicants (400 in 2017), and current students (29 in 2017) regarding their educational options and how those options align to industry needs and student career objectives. Our program is high-touch, and this person should be helpful, timely, accurate, and consistently demonstrate the care the University of Washington has for each student. Finally, the Graduate Academic and Career Advisor will represent the program and the University at local and online recruiting events and contribute, individually and as part of a team, to the continued evolution and improvement of the MHCI+D program.
Recruiting and Admissions
Advise and Counsel
Alumni Relations and Employer Connections
Program Special Projects
May function as lead for hourly student employees.
Master's Degree in related field and 2-3 years of work experience in academic advising for college or university students, and/or recruiting, and/or career coaching and job placement.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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