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The University Committees of the University of Washington, also known as University Faculty Councils, are standing committees appointed by the Senate Executive Committee and confirmed by the Faculty Senate. These Councils meet regularly during each academic year to provide oversight on the areas within their charges, and to advise the Provost and the Senate Executive Committee on proposals, challenges, changing conditions, needs and opportunities that arise throughout the University. Where warranted, Faculty Councils may also propose legislative changes to the University Faculty Code. The Faculty Councils have representatives from the breadth and depth of the University faculty, administration, students – both graduate and undergraduate – and staff at the table.
Faculty Councils serve as deliberative and advisory bodies for all matters of University policy, and are primary forums for faculty-administrative interaction in determining that policy.
The eleven Faculty Councils are:
Academic Standards, Benefits and Retirement, Faculty Affairs, Multicultural Affairs, Research, Student Affairs, Teaching and Learning, Tri-Campus Policy, University Facilities and Services, University Libraries and Women in Academia.
We have an outstanding opportunity for a Faculty Council Analyst, University Committees/Faculty Senate.
Reporting to the Secretary of the Faculty, the Faculty Council Analyst provides analytical and operational support for the Office of University Committees. This position assists with and provides professional support to ensure the efficient functioning and productive outcomes of the University Faculty Councils, serving as a liaison throughout the University, as well as with outside contacts.
The position is one of three professional staff who together provide for the operations and continuity of the Office of University Committees and Faculty Senate. This position provides the opportunity to work in a highly visible, collaborative, diverse and challenging environment with complex and changing schedules and priorities and deadlines.
The person in this position will handle multiple projects, be creative in problem solving, and take the initiative in developing new approaches to accomplish tasks/goals. Additionally, the individual will serve as an essential member of the Office of University Committees/Faculty Senate group, contributing to Office policies and procedures, operational decision making, and as a peer resource for other administrative staff; advise faculty and administration of rules and regulations of the University of Washington, the Faculty Code; and ensure compliance with those rules.
Competitive candidates will be creative, flexible thinkers, able to work independently and with a team, attentive to detail, accurate, able to handle confidential matters with discretion, and be able to exercise good judgment. Inherent to success in this position is the ability to manage complex schedules and priorities, to prioritize (and re-prioritize) work and to meet multiple deadlines.
Duties & Responsibilities
Analytical and Operational Support to Faculty Councils (70%)
• Independently research issues and specially assigned projects to aide Faculty Senate leadership and council members in carrying out their role in shared governance. Provide analytical and operational support to the 11 University Faculty Councils, including program planning, consultation with and administrative support of committees and groups, recruitment and tracking of Council membership, taking minutes of all meetings. • Develop in-depth understanding of each councils’ issues to be able to directly advise committee chairs and members. • Research legislative history of topics under discussion at council meetings in order to provide guidance and analysis to council members. • Prepare drafts of proposed legislation for Faculty Senate and Presidential action, including document summaries and mark-ups of progressive versions. • Collaborate with Council Chairs to present analysis to various audiences in a variety of media, including reports, presentations, charts, graphs, oral presentations, etc. • Advise faculty of rules and regulations of the University of Washington, the Faculty Code, and ensure compliance with those rules. • Maintain official University records of Council business and membership.
Business Operations Support to the Office of University Committees/Faculty Senate Group (30%)
• Serve as member of the Office of University Committees/Faculty Senate group, contributing to Office policies and procedures, operational decision making, and as a peer resource for other administrative staff. • Organize information in physical or electronic format to facilitate workflow within the Office of University Committees. • Prepare materials for meetings of the Senate Executive Committee and Faculty Senate. • Coordinate supply and equipment orders, IT/facility requests, and other needs for effective office functioning. • Participate in special projects as required.
• Bachelor's degree in Educational Administration, Public Policy, Public Administration, Political Science, or related area. • 2 years of progressively responsible administrative and analytical experience. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including writing and analysis. • Comfortable interacting with various levels of central administration, administrative staff, faculty, and faculty leadership, as well as students. These interactions often involve confidential and/or sensitive matters, requiring tact, discretion, and professionalism. • Good organizational, time management, planning and follow-through skills. • Attention to detail, self-motivated and capable to take the initiative to get results and find solutions or resolve issues. • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. • Ability to work on multiple, varied projects and “multi-task” in an environment of shifting priorities, requiring the ability to handle ambiguity. • Knowledge of general office procedures and functioning; solid skills in telephone and email etiquette. • Strong computer skills including expertise with Microsoft Office Suite.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
• Experience with, and interest in, legislative process. • Experience with basic web maintenance and the use of a web editor. • Experience with database use and data extraction.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.