First Year Programs

All Positions: Description, Qualifications, Skills, and Compensation

The following information applies to all Student Coordinator positions. Review each position posting for position-specific information. 


Student Coordinators serve as a liaison between professional staff and program-specific student staff members (Orientation Leaders, FIG Leaders, Dawg Daze Leaders, etc.) to support office operations and ensure programs run smoothly. Student Coordinators also perform the following functions:

  • Provide general support for all FYP programs, including Advising & Orientation, Dawg Daze, First-year Interest Groups, Collegium Seminars, Commuter & Transfer Commons, etc.
  • Interact with prospective and incoming students and their families by answering questions in person, over the telephone, email, and text.
  • Assist first-year students and their families with issues related to FYP programs, services, policies, and procedures.
  • Work collaboratively with other FYP staff members to support office operations including program registration, preparation, and logistics.


  • Full-time, continuing undergraduate student status at the UW - Seattle Campus. (Cannot work after graduation unless planning to attend graduate school that would start after the StuCo employment term ends. 
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 upon application and maintained throughout tenure in the position unless academic performance has been discussed with the Operations Manager and an alternative arrangement with regard to GPA has been agreed upon.

Desired Skills and Abilities

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • Comfortable troubleshooting technology (computers, projectors, sound, etc.)
  • Knowledge of, or an aptitude and willingness to learn about, a wide variety of UW student resources and services
  • Comfortable working with a diverse population both in groups and individually
  • Desire to develop professionally
  • Ability to take initiative to solve problems
  • Ability to receive constructive feedback
  • Comfortable working independently
  • Experience with administrative support tasks preferred
  • Ability to lift 20lbs

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation is $19.97 per hour. 

Additional benefits include:

  • Significant responsibility given with the opportunity to work autonomously
  • Valuable for students who want to gain professional working experience and/or learn about student services in higher education
  • Work with friendly staff in a supportive, team-oriented environment
  • Work one-on-one with professional staff, including program managers, directors and deans
  • Work with diverse groups of people, from the office staff to the public to University officials 
  • Relatively flexible schedule
  • Develop expert customer service skills
  • Excellent for students who are already involved or interested in higher education
  • This position is Work-Study eligible