First Year Programs

Student Coordinator: First Year Engagement - Dawg Daze

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: March 25, 2024 - 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: 

  • Spring Quarter: 7-15
  • Summer Quarter: 39.5 
  • Autumn Quarter: 15
  • Winter Quarter: 15
  • Spring Quarter 2025: 5

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 Dawg Daze Student Coordinator will: 

  • Dawg Daze (50%) 
    • Support First Year Engagement Program Manager with planning and implementing Dawg Daze 
    • Provide Dawg Daze logistics and operational support 
    • Lead recruitment and training of Dawg Daze Leaders during Spring and Summer quarter 
    • Be the primary contact and manager of the Dawg Daze Leaders 
    • Plan and execute a Dawg Daze Leader kick-off event 
    • Support the Dawg Daze Program Manager with overseeing the Dawg Daze Leadership Council 
    • Volunteer management during Dawg Daze 
    • Manage most communications surrounding Dawg Daze 
    • Manage DD event website  
    • Manage DD email inbox 
    • Communicate with Campus and Community Partners about Dawg Daze events.  
    • Approve, modify, schedule, and troubleshoot event submissions 
    • Present to departments and RSOs on Dawg Daze 
    • Work closely with the Digital Communications and Design Student Coordinators to create digital and print marketing including social media campaigns 
  • First-year Networks (40%) 
    • Collaborate on planning and implementing the Network Kick-off Event during Dawg Daze 
    • Provide logistic and communication support to First Year Networks  
    • Collaborate on planning, implementing, and facilitating Networks events through fall and winter of the 2024-2025 school year 
  • First-year Caseloading & Outreach (5%) 
    • Support the A&O caseloading and outreach process during the summer and winter programs 
    • Support A&O programs as needed  
    • Send timely emails to first-year students to check-in on their transition and offer support 
  • Other Duties as Assigned (5%) 
    • Be available for general FYP related tasks as assigned
    • Support the FYP Front Desk as needed 
    • 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 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.
  • Must be able to work Spring Quarter 2024 - June 2025 with a minimum of... 
    • 15 hours during Spring, Fall, Winter 
    • 39.5 hours during Summer quarter
    • 39.5 hours during Summer Break: August 19- September 25th
    • Available to work the weekend of Dawg Daze, hours to be determined. 
    • 39.5 hours during Dawg Daze, 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

  • 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
  • Experience with event management and planning 


Applications are currently closed. 

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

Application Questions

Essay questions are listed below. Please 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 Dawg Daze?  What do you think would be the most challenging part of the job?
  2. As a StuCo you will be managing multiple projects and be coordinating with various campus partners. How do you manage your time when you have competing priorities?
  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?