Job Opportunities

Academic Counseling & Student Services Assistant

Position Description:

The Academic Counseling and Student Services Assistant position is a 10-month appointment.  This individual is responsible for providing program support to the different programs at the Robinson Center, mainly the Early Entrance Program and the UW Academy.  The EEP and UW Academy are early university entrance programs, accelerating young, highly capable students to the University of Washington.  This position reports to the Associate Director of Program Operations.

In the course of carrying out the responsibilities, the position will work with prospective and current UW students, parents of prospective and current students, high school academic counselors, and faculty and staff across the campus to support the Robinson Center’s mission of serving the needs of intellectually motivated and talented students in Washington State.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Program Support (50%):
    • Administratively assist and support programs for current RC students and families;
    • Assist and support outreach and recruitment programs, including visits to local high schools and community information sessions;
    • Provide admissions support for prospective early entrance students;
    • Gather data and prepare reports for multiple audiences;
    • Provide administrative support for other RC programs and events as needed;
    • Provide administrative support for college-prep courses and curricula implemented by the Director and Academic Adviser;
    • Collaborate with Transition School Principal to design and facilitate once-a-week health and wellness sessions for young students.

     

    Communication (30%):

    • Be responsible for managing assigned email accounts and providing timely service to clients who inquire about the RC programs;
    • Be responsible for the RC communication with students, parents and alumni;
    • Assist in maintaining RC website and social media content.

     

    Academic Advising (20%)

    • Assist and support academic counseling services and curriculum for students in the Robinson Center’s early entrance programs;
    • Provide academic advising to current students in the EEP and Academy program.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree by the start of employment;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with staff and students at the RC;
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with diverse populations in a professional manner;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and work effectively under pressure of overlapping deadlines;
  • Ability and willingness to maintain the confidentiality of student information;
  • Strong computer skills, including an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel, database management programs, and WordPress.

Desired:

  • Teaching, academic counseling, program development, or mentorship experience;
  • Proven ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in decision making;
  • Ability and desire to work in an environment with young scholars who are energetic and active;
  • Knowledge of UW undergraduate education systems and programs;
  • Knowledge of Robinson Center early entrance programs.

Conditions of Employment:

  • This is a 10-month contract employment for the 2019-20 academic year, Monday-Friday, hours to be determined;
  • This position works in an office setting. Due to the nature of the program and the desk location next to the student lounge, the environment is often loud. This employee will need to be able to efficiently work in this type of setting, and should ideally enjoy being around energetic teenagers;
  • Evening work and local travel will be required occasionally;
  • A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.

Apply:

Visit the UW Jobs to apply for Requistion #168381.

 

Saturday Enrichment Instructor

Position Description:

The Robinson Center (RC) is seeking candidates to teach classes for highly interested and motivated students in the Saturday Enrichment Program. The quarterly program will serve students currently in the
K-8th grade. This position involves curriculum development, class instruction, supervision of a teaching assistant, and working with the Robinson Center staff on activities related to dissemination.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Course development and instruction;
  • Preparation of course materials, syllabi, lectures and presentations. Some of these will be kept on file at the Robinson Center for dissemination with teacher consent as appropriate;
  • Preparation of student assessments to monitor student progress;
  • Class preparation time as required;
  • Communication with students and families;
  • Collaboration with the Robinson Center Staff on dissemination of class activities;
  • Approving teaching assistant’s timesheets;
  • Other duties as needed.

Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in subject matter;
  • At least two years teaching experience;
  • Experiencing teaching youth identified as highly capable;
  • Able to attend all class sessions and staff orientation;
  • The ability to work collaboratively with staff and students at the Robinson Center.

Desired:

  • Experience teaching academically advanced pre-K – 12th grade students.

Conditions of Employment:

  • A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to employment;
  • Work schedule with varying hours on Saturdays of each quarter.

Apply:

Send a letter of interest, resume, and abstract of the proposed class (100-150 words with subject matter and proposed title) to RCHire@uw.edu.

Saturday Enrichment Teaching Aide

Position Description:

The Robinson Center (RC) is seeking Teaching Aide candidates to assist Saturday Program Instructors in classes for highly interested and motivated students in the Saturday Enrichment Program. The quarterly program will serve students currently in the K-8th grade.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Attending all class meetings;
  • Assist in daily attendance taking;
  • Prepping and assisting the instructor in class activities;
  • Work with students individually and in group settings;
  • Copying of course materials;
  • Documenting class activities with RC equipment;
  • Entering and submitting accurate hours worked on the UW online timesheet;
  • Other duties as needed.

Requirements:

  • Matriculating UW student status;
  • Genuine interest interacting and working with advanced elementary and middle-school students;
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently with staff and students at the Robinson Center.

Conditions of Employment:

  • A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to employment;

Apply:

Submit a letter of interest, resume, and unofficial transcript to RCHire@uw.edu.

UW Academy Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Position Description:

A temporary, hourly appointment, this position reports to the UW Academy Associate Director of Program Operations. The UW Academy Teaching Assistant (TA) is an undergraduate Academic Student Employee (ASE). The TA is required to attend Academy Camp in mid-September and will assist the Bridge instructors with all aspects of instruction, supervision and mentorship. This position will also provide support to the RC staff with outreach and program events. The TA is required to attend all sections of ACADEM 197, as well as one of the ENGL 199 sections. In this position, the TAs will also be required to hold regular weekly office hours, schedule appointments with individual students as needed, work alongside the instructors to help facilitate in-class activities, and complete online timesheets in a timely manner.

Duties may include but are not limited to assisting the instructors and staff with the following:

  • Assessing, evaluating and providing feedback on student work;
  • Assisting with classroom activities and attendance taking;
  • Holding weekly office hours for drop-in student support;
  • Meeting with and mentoring individual students or groups of students;
  • Copying of course materials, running class related errands, etc.;
  • Planning and facilitating study sessions and group conferences for tests and assignments;
  • Attending Academy Camp and Bridge in September, assisting staff with activities during these events;
  • Assisting staff with information/recruitment;
  • Other duties as needed.

Requirements:

  • Enrolled as a UW student during the academic year;
  • Able to attend all class sessions and required events (ACADEM 197 will meet at 2:30 on Thursdays; TAs must also be able to attend the 12:30-1:50 TTh section of ENGL 199.

Desired:

  • Background in the subject area (Neurobiology or College Writing);
  • At least a 2nd year Academy student.

Conditions of Employment:

  • A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to employment.

Apply:

Submit a letter of interest (indicating which class section you’re able to attend), up-to-date resume, and unofficial UW transcript to RCHire@uw.edu by noon on Monday, June 10th.

The Robinson Center is committed to providing a safe and welcoming space to people of all genders, religions, national origins, races, disabilities, sexual orientations, ethnicities, and documentation statuses.  We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind.