MSW ADMISSIONS SPECIALIST

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Seattle, WASHINGTON
Deadline: Open Until Filled

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.

The School of Social Work has an outstanding opportunity for MSW Admissions Specialist to join their team.

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.

At the University of Washington School of Social Work, we commit ourselves to promoting social and economic justice for poor and oppressed populations and enhancing the quality of life for all. Recently ranked No. 1 in the world among social work schools for its influential scholarship and broad impact, we strive to maximize human welfare through education, research, and public service.  As a top-ranked School of Social Work, we serve over 600 students in our Master of Social Work (MSW) and Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare (BASW) programs.  We embrace our position of leadership in the field of social work and join in partnership with others in society committed to solving human problems in the twenty-first century.

The UW and the School of Social Work promote diversity and inclusivity among our staff, faculty and students; we seek applicants for this position who are committed to these principles and whose experiences have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion and have given them the confidence to fully engage with audiences from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

The Admissions team has an outstanding opportunity for an MSW Admissions Specialist. The MSW Admissions Specialist reports to the Director of Admissions and is primarily responsible for the management of the MSW admissions process and supports other operational aspects of the unit.  This includes finding ways to improve application reviews while ensuring the process runs smoothly. The Specialist will also develop, implement, and communicate admissions policy, gather and analyze data, report out on trends, and communicate internally and externally about MSW admissions processes. The Specialist will have an opportunity to develop new ways of working to improve efficiency and data-based decision-making.

The successful applicant will maintain a proactive and creative approach to program management and data quality control that includes an equity-focused lens, supporting our diversity recruitment efforts. The applicant should have experience and comfort with managing complex datasets and reporting, preferably from a recruitment and outreach perspective.

The admissions team is implementing a new data management system within the next year, and this Specialist will play an important role in integrating the new system into current admissions processes and policies. This position will manage the admissions experience for hundreds of applicants to this number one ranked Social Work program.

Applications received 2 weeks after the posting date will receive priority review.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Management


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