Pack Advisors (PAs) are responsible for assisting New Student and Family Programs in providing direct service to new students aimed at encouraging a successful academic and social transition into the UW Tacoma community. PAs will serve as role models and mentors to new students both through direct one-on-one interactions and through group activities and programs. Pack Advisors are responsible for connecting new students with important campus resources and key university contacts which will foster a positive transition and student experience.
Be a UW Tacoma undergraduate student and have completed at least one quarter
Be enrolled in at least 12 credits each quarter
Have a 2.75 or higher cumulative GPA
Submit an application
Submit a current resume
Submit a cover letter
Must be available for summer training
Available to work the summer and academic school year
What are We Looking For?
Desire to assist new students in their transition to UW Tacoma
Desire to be a leader and role-model, including on-campus, online and in the community
Flexibility and adaptability
Ability to work with diverse students, parents, faculty, and staff
Punctual and dependable
Strong communication skills
Important Position Dates
This position will begin on May 1, 2024 and will last until May 1, 2025. Students must be available for spring onboarding (Fridays 2pm - 4:30pm). Students must also be able to attend all training sessions and be available to work up to 10 hours a week throughout the academic year, and 30-40 hours during the summer. The role will follow university guidelines regarding working in-person or remotely.
June & July 2023
Onboarding: Fridays from 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Summer training and programming (30 - 40 hours per week)
New Student Orientation Week
Attending an information session is not required in order to apply for the Pack Advisor position. We encourage you to attend or reach out to a Pack Advisor if you’d like more information.
How long is the Pack Advisor position held during the year?
Pack Advisors serve a 1-year contract from May 2022 – May 2023.
How many hours per week do Pack Advisors work?
“Students 18 years of age and older are limited to working 19.5 hours per week when classes are in session, but may work more than 19.5 hours per week during school breaks or when “on leave”. – UW Student Employees
Summer: During the summer Pack Advisors on average work up to 30-40 hours a week.
Academic Year: Available to work 8-10 hours each week (We will schedule your work hours around your class schedule).
What is the pay for Pack Advisors?
$14.49 per hour (minimum)
Can I enroll in summer quarter classes and be a Pack Advisor?
Pack Advisors can enroll in courses during the summer. However, during the summer, Pack Advisors work on average 30 – 40 hours a week (training and events). It is important to keep this in mind as you are balancing school and this role.
Can I hold another on-campus position while being a Pack Advisor?
Summer: Due to the time commitment involved in being a Pack Advisor during the summer training and Husky Orientation in September, it is recommended that Pack Advisors refrain from committing to other on-campus jobs outside of their role.
Academic Year: During the academic year Pack Advisors can hold additional positions on-campus but cannot exceed a total of 19.5 hours per week between all positions.
Will I be expected to attend any in-person events or training?
All 2022 recruitment activities and summer training are currently expected to be held hybrid (in-person and online) unless instructed otherwise. It is the priority of the Office of New Student and Family programs to keep both staff and students safe by following University and COVID-19 safety guidelines.
For more information, please contact: Francisco Rangel Almanza, email@example.com