Nutritional Sciences Student Services GSA (Spring 2013)

Deadline: Review of applications will begin 3/25/13; Position begins 4/1/13

Nutritional Sciences Program Undergraduate Student Services Assistant

The Nutritional Sciences Program is seeking a current master’s or doctoral student for a Graduate Staff Assistant/Associate (GSA) position (50% FTE, 20 hours per week) beginning 4/1/13. Under the direction of the Program Manager, the GSA will serve as the primary advising contact for the new Nutritional Sciences Minor and will assist with undergraduate student services for the Nutritional Sciences Program. Expected duties are described below. Education or experience related to nutrition, student services, undergraduate advising, and/or academic program coordination is desired.

The current position is for spring 2013 (4/1/13‐6/30/13). Availability to continue in the position in summer 2013 (optional) and autumn 2013 is preferred. Reappointment after spring quarter will be dependent on successful progress and available funding.

Pay rate: The position provides a salary of $1525‐1761 per month, Graduate Appointee health insurance, and a tuition waiver for spring quarter. The tuition waiver covers in‐state or out‐of‐state tuition with the exception of about $500 in fees that must be paid by the student.

To apply: Send cover letter (please include your anticipated graduation date) and CV or resume to Shannon Delaney, Manager, Nutritional Sciences Program, Review of applications will begin Monday 3/25/13 and continue until the position is filled.

Expected Tasks and Responsibilities:

Administrative, Information, and Student Services (45%)

  • Receive and respond promptly to all phone, email, and in person inquiries about the Nutritional Sciences minor, undergraduate courses in Nutritional Sciences, and undergraduate add code requests.
  • Hold regular office hours for advising meetings with students
  • Provide a front‐office face for the program and assist with in person student inquiries.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for other campus advisers who have questions about the minor or undergraduate offerings.
  • Represent the undergraduate minor when appropriate in department and UW meetings.
  • Coordinate meetings, group advising sessions, and events.
  • Track student data and feedback (analyze, create reports, generate recommendations)

Communication, Marketing, and Outreach (35%)

  • Assist in developing and implementing a marketing and outreach plan for the minor.
  • Develop and provide print and web‐based marketing materials for undergraduate students interested in the minor and field of nutrition.
  • Promote the minor and undergraduate offerings to UW advisers and student groups.
  • Represent the minor at relevant campus events.
  • Collaborate with representatives from Residence Life, the School of Public Health and College of the Environment to plan and host activities and events for Food‐focused Living Learning Community to be housed in Mercer Court residence.

Curriculum Support/Development (20%)

  • Assist with and evaluate requests for exceptions to the NS Minor course requirements.
  • Monitor course offerings and facilitate undergraduate curriculum updates when needed (prepare course applications, coordinate with program, school, and university curriculum committees).

Other duties as assigned