First Year Programs

Student Coordinator: First Year Engagement - Networks

The Student Coordinators (StuCos) for Engagement work 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. 


Start/ End Date: June 17, 2024 - End of June 2025 (end of spring quarter 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 and summer quarter as agreed upon by your supervisor. 

Hours available: 

  • Summer Quarter: 20
  • 39.5 during Dawg Daze (Sept 19-29)
  • Fall Quarter: 15
  • Winter Quarter: 15
  • Spring Quarter: 15

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

This position is an in-person position in MGH 120. 

Summary of Work

The First Year Networks Student Coordinator will:

  • First-year Networks (60%)
    • Plan, implement, and facilitate Networks events through fall and winter of the 2024-2025 school year
    • Manage the First Year Networks sign up process and form 
    • Create weekly emails that provide first-year students with opportunities to get connected to the UW community and UW resources 
    • Conduct ongoing data tracking and assessment that can be used to evaluate and improve the program
    • Conduct individual reach-outs to caseload students in order to support student transitions 
    • Plan and implement the Network Kick-off Event during Dawg Daze
    • Be the primary contact for First Year Networks students 
    • Manage most communications surrounding First Year Networks in relation to email and website
  • Dawg Daze (30%)
    • Support Dawg Daze Program Manager with planning and implementing Dawg Daze 
    • Approve, modify, schedule, and troubleshoot event submissions
    • Dawg Daze logistics and operational support
    • Help with recruitment and training of Dawg Daze Leaders during Summer
    • Volunteer management during Dawg Daze
    • Support communications surrounding Dawg Daze in relation to email and website
    • Communicate with Campus Partners about their events 
    • Present to departments and RSOs on Dawg Daze
    • Plan and execute a Dawg Daze Leader kick-off event
    • Plan and execute, or play a key supporting role in, other key Dawg Daze events
    • Work closely with the Digital Communications and Design Student Coordinators to create digital and print marketing
  • First-year Caseloading & Outreach (5%)
    • Support the A&O caseloading and outreach process during the summer and winter programs
    • Send timely emails to first-year students to check-in on their transition and offer support
    • Support A&O programs as needed
  • Other Duties as Assigned (5%)
    • Run quarterly focus groups that aim to get feedback on the first-year experience and FYP programs
    • Actively engage with office activities and provide feedback on our procedures
    • Support Advising & Orientation How 2 Husky sessions and provide back up zoom support for Family Orientation

Required Qualifications

  • Full-time, degree-seeking, undergraduate student on the Seattle campus
  • Enrolled in no more than 5 credits in summer quarter
  • Good academic and conduct standing prior to and throughout the entire term of employment.
  • Must be able to work June 2024 - May 2025 with a minimum of:
    • 15 hours during fall, winter and spring quarter
    • 20 hours during Summer 2024 (beginning June 10th)
    • Available to work the weekend of September 23-25, hours to be determined.
    • 39.5 hours during Dawg Daze (September 19 -29) will flex hours once school begins
  • Must have a high attention to detail  
  • Must be flexible and able to work in a fast paced environment 
  • Must be able to effectively communicate track thought process, project status, and context to multiple supervisors 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience running or planning events 
  • Experience manipulating large data sets into accessible reports
  • Previous experience with Microsoft Office


Applications are currently closed. 

Application Deadline: 2/27/24 at 8:00 am

Application Questions

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 250 words per question, so please double-check that your responses fit after you paste them into the application.   

  1. What interests you in being the StuCo for First Year Networks?  What part of the FY Engagement role will challenge you the most? 
  2. This position is a mix of volunteer coordination, event management, and program logistics. Which one of these roles is most exciting to you and why?
  3. This position collaborates with internal and external partners to develop content and meet deadlines. How will you communicate with collaborators to create a productive work flow? 
  4. Student Coordinators contribute to a team with shared and specific functional responsibilities. What attributes would you bring to a team dynamic?