The Degree Analyst serves as the primary liaison for a specific set of colleges and departments and completes evaluation of domestic and international credentials, at the undergraduate level. Transfer Evaluation and Degree Completion requirement processing requires looking at each situation to decide on the best approach for the circumstances, while continuing to be fair and consistent within the policies and procedures in place.
This position is responsible for handling all types of transfer evaluation. Evaluation of post secondary credentials requires looking at things in a non-black and white arena, being creative and not just comparing words in descriptions but comparing concepts and framework. In addition, the position will serve as one of primary staff handling undergraduate International transfer evaluation. This type of evaluation requires a detail oriented individual that can handle specialty analysis and evaluation for both the course content and the grading and credit practices of the foreign institution. Decisions must be made that are the best approach in each and every evaluation as every institution and country is different.
This position also has the program responsibility to serve as a liaison to specialty groups/processes (the Athletic Department pertaining to tentative transfer evaluations for student-athletes; IDP/IDPT participants; CE/RI students needing to admit as degree seeking to graduate; University Honors and Discipline Honors processing; the Transfer Student Center and the Division of Continuing Education, etc…) regarding evaluation and degree completion requirements. In addition, this position works with departments to determine and process acceptable course substitutions and waivers to assist in advancing student degree progression.
As a professional employee, participates in professional development workshops and/or professional organization conferences, assists departmental goals for cross training in other Registrar units, and handles additional duties as assigned.
The selected candidate is one who will be comfortable working with complex student issues and a person that can also collaborate with a wide range of University employees. This individual must strive for excellence, accuracy and have a passion for solving problems in a team environment. Must be comfortable with data entry and analysis.
Qualifications & Requirements Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in science, liberal arts, business or related field that emphasizes analysis and critical thinking skills.
• Minimum one year experience in an institution of higher education.
• One year of customer service experience.
•A minimum of two years of experience with domestic post-secondary evaluation of credit.
•Experience at a large research university working with a complex mix of programs of study.
•Demonstrated knowledge of and relevant ability with culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.
•Knowledge, understanding and experience working with administrative student information systems: preferably Ellucian (SunGard) Banner systems (Banner Student, Banner Document Management and Banner Workflow) and College Source products: TES, DARS – u.achieve (Degree Audit Reporting System), u.direct, and Transferology.
•Experience providing presentations and trainings to groups of campus faculty and staff.
•Problem-solving ability and creativity when working with undergraduate student populations.
•Demonstrated ability to engage campus departments in a collaborative approach to enhance student success.
•Excellent communication skills, including interpersonal, presentation, writing skills and strong attention to detail.