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Req #: 183204
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 10/02/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: The University of Washington is following physical distancing directives from state and local governments as part of the collective effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for updates
Onsite work in the interim will vary for units and for specific positions and will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for six consecutive years. 

The Runstad Department of Real Estate in the College of Built Environments has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time Academic Adviser position. The Runstad Department of Real Estate was established in 2017 with a focus on training professionals who will contribute to developing, financing and managing housing, retail, and commercial spaces in our cities and communities. The Department offers a minor in real estate, which was launched in 2018 and currently serves approximately 50 students; a Masters of Science in Real Estate (MSRE), which serves approximately 40 students; and in January 2021 will launch a new Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in real estate. It is expected that the new BS degree will initially enroll 40 students a year and grow to 80 students or more.

The Academic Advisors primary function will be to provide academic advising to prospective and current students, but the Adviser will also provide programmatic and administrative support to all undergraduate and graduate Real Estate programs.  Additionally, the Advisor with have a unique opportunity to help establish the new majors culture, processes, and student support activities. This position has the potential to evolve as the programs continue to grow and as additional student services are needed.
The Runstad Department of Real Estate is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff and 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.


Academic Advising
Provide one-on-one meetings with current students to assist in the selection of courses, course sequencing, programmatic activities; answer inquiries by email, phone, online, or in person
Meet and advise prospective students on undergraduate and graduate Real Estate programs, including admissions processes, program requirements, application deadlines, and funding opportunities
Manage the admission process for undergraduate and graduate programs; review and process application forms
Provide regular drop-in advising hours
Advise students who experience academic hardships and make referrals to appropriate campus resources when necessary
Work with the Registrars Office and other units on campus to help students resolve problems appropriately
Provide career counseling and help students identify and connect with internships or other professional mentoring opportunities
Manage communication with students, including through email and social media, and respond to student inquiries
Coordinate with other academic advisors within the College of Built Environments, with key program coordinators and other campus advisors, and with other campus units as necessary to provide holistic advising services

Programmatic and Administrative Responsibilities
Ensure that paper and electronic documents pertinent to the undergraduate and graduate programs (including brochures, web material, on-line forms, etc.) are kept up to date through coordination with CBE Communications
Support outreach and recruitment efforts for the department, particularly for prospective students from groups currently underrepresented in our program, college, and field
Create partnerships with local area schools, youth programs, and professional organizations to advertise and promote Real Estate programs
Promptly respond to email and in-person requests from students, faculty, and staff
Collect and analyze data related to admissions, enrollment, program performance and other benchmarks identified by the department 

Organize and conduct information sessions to advertise and promote Real Estate programs for UW students and potential transfer students
Organize orientation sessions for incoming and returning students
Help arrange graduation activities and other special events in coordination with the department and the college

Bachelor's degree in the social sciences, built environments, business or related fields.
Three years experience in a professional environment.
Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
Demonstrated verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Experience and desire to work with a diverse group of people and experiences
Dependable and responsible with the ability to problem solve, make independent decisions based on department or university policy and guidelines, balance multiple tasks, and manage complex workloads with frequent interruptions
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in teams
Capacity to adapt and apply technology and information systems
Polite, professional, and sensitive to the needs of other employees and students

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

Experience working with students in an academic or instructional environment
One year advising and recruitment experience on UW campus and experience using the UW-specific advising systems including DARS and the student database
Knowledge of UW organizations, services, and resources relative to the student experience
Experience working and communicating successfully with faculty and administrators
Interest in and/or experience with the real estate profession broadly defined

Working irregular hours is common during certain times of the academic year, especially during the start of the quarter and when deadlines are imminent
This position is expected to respond promptly to email and in-person requests from students, faculty and staff
May be required to travel to recruitment events

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions 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 Workforce 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 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.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

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 a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

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.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

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