First Year Programs

Student Coordinator: FIG Program

The FIG Program Student Coordinator (StuCo) works as part of a collaborative team of professional staff, student coordinators, student assistants, and other student leaders to foster a meaningful first-year experience at the University of Washington. This StuCo provides highly detailed support for the programmatic & curricular aspects of the FIG Program. They will directly support the FIG Program Manager in the recruitment, training, and implementation of the FIG Program. 

The FIG Program Student Coordinator position is limited to students who have previously been a FIG Leader.


Start / End Date: Mid-August 2024 - Finals Week Spring 2025

Student Employees cannot work more than 19.5 hours/ week while classes are in session including finals week, but can work up to 39.5 hours during breaks as agreed upon by your supervisor. 


  • Ability to work mid-August 2024 (Exact Date TBD) - June 2025 with a minimum of: 
    • 20 hours per week in August / September 2024 (max of 30 hours per week). 
    • 12-15 hours during Autumn 2024, Winter 2025, and Spring 2025 quarters.

Leave time (including vacation and sick time) may impact hours worked each week. 

Ability to work in-person from the UW Seattle Campus (Mary Gates Hall), flexibility for occasional remote work through a discussion with supervisor.  

Summary of Work

FIG Program Student Coordinator tasks include: 

August - September (Pre-Quarter)

  • Self-guided pre-quarter prep development & launch, support of Autumn quarter processes & logistics

Autumn / Spring Quarter

  • Curriculum & resource development, campus partner guest speaker logistics, and GEN ST 270 / 470 support 
  • FIG Program logistics and operational support including:  
    • Provide input, feedback & creative approaches to all aspects of FIG Leader training throughout the term of their role 
  • Volunteer management of FIG Leaders 
    • Managing communications (MS Teams channels & chats) & FIGs email,  facilitating makeup hours, and support of large-scale role support systems including SharePoint and Canvas 
  • Live Pre-Quarter Prep, New Husky Welcome & End of Year Events, & FIG Leader Community Day 

Winter Quarter

  • Support the annual large-scale recruitment process for FIG Leaders & Orientation Leaders through the entire process of recruitment, interviews, & hiring  
  • Support FIG leader programs and events including 
  • FIG Leader Welcome Night & Recruitment information sessions 

Required Qualifications

  • Full-time, degree-seeking, undergraduate student on the Seattle campus
  • Enrolled in at least 12 credits in Spring Quarter (Spring Quarter graduates are eligible to apply)
  • Enrolled in no more than 5 credits in Summer Quarter
  • Good academic and conduct standing prior to and throughout the entire term of employment.
  • Experience as a FIG Leader

Preferred Qualifications

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, must be flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience crafting detailed written communication that is accessible to various audiences
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently 
  • Good communication skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills working and supporting others

Application Questions 

Applications are currently closed.

Essay questions are listed below and be sure to answer all parts of the questions. We encourage you to compose your responses outside of the application first and then copy & paste them into the application text boxes. Your responses are limited to 100-250 words per question, so please double-check that your responses fit after you paste them into the application. 

  1. This position works with many people in FYP (Staff, FIG Leaders, & other Student Coordinators/ Student Assistants), so collaboration is an integral part of our work. 
    Please describe what would be your collaborative approach to creating FIG Program materials that honor diverse perspectives and meet various learning & working styles.
  2. As a student coordinator, you will be managing multiple projects and coordinating with various staff members. How do you manage your time when you have competing priorities?
  3. A. Why are you interested in being a student coordinator?
    B. What is one of FYP’s student leader competencies that you are hoping to continue to grow?
    C. What learning or insights from your experience as a FIG Leader will you bring to this position?
  4. A deadline that you and your supervisor have discussed is approaching. You realize that you will not be able to meet the deadline. What would you do in this situation?
  5. Based on your current knowledge of the FIG Program StuCo position, what is one realistic thing you want to refine in the program to better support FIG Leaders in their role?