SUNY Empire State College — Degree and Transfer Specialist / Staff Assistant

About SUNY Empire State College:
SUNY Empire State College was established in 1971 by Dr. Ernest Boyer as a distinctive statewide institution focused on innovative, nontraditional teaching and learning.

SUNY Empire is part of the State University of New York system and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. With headquarters in Saratoga Springs, New York, SUNY Empire primarily serves working adults pursuing associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees online and onsite at locations in every region of the state and abroad.

The college’s 50-year commitment to flexible, individualized learning is represented by faculty mentors who guide students throughout their academic studies, the ability for students to build individualized degree plans, the award of credit for learning gained from life and work experience, world-class academic and social student-support communities, and flexible course delivery methods that meet students’ diverse learning preferences. The college boasts more than 89,000 successful alumni and partners with nearly 16,000 students each year who want to expand their personal and professional horizons.

SUNY Empire State College is committed to creating a multicultural, inclusive academic and work environment. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We believe that a diverse faculty is critical to academic excellence and prepares students to live and work in an increasingly global world.

We are pleased to offer our employees a generous compensation and benefits package. We also offer professional-development activities for professionals and support staff, as well as faculty-development opportunities that encourage pursuit of disciplinary and community-focused research, scholarship of teaching and learning, and leadership development. Faculty-development opportunities include our annual Fall Academic Conference and the annual Institute on Mentoring, Teaching and Learning.

Job Description:
The Office of the Registrar at SUNY Empire State College provides a wide range of services for students, alumni, faculty and staff, which include recording and reporting academic information, calculating, recording and reporting academic standing, graduation clearance, transcript services, transfer evaluation, enrollment verifications and certifications, collaboration on the academic calendar, enrollment reporting and forecasting, and publications including the term guide and the college catalog.  The office maintains all official student, alumni and curricular records for the college and it ensures the accuracy and integrity of the curricular and student records.

SUNY Empire State College is seeking to fill multiple positions for a Degree and Transfer Specialist in the Office of the Registrar (State title: Staff Assistant). The chosen candidate will work as part of a team whose primary responsibilities include evaluating and applying advanced standing credit to student records, creating and maintaining student degree audits and providing guidance regarding policy and procedures for the aforementioned to the college community.

Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

  • Evaluating transferability of prior learning from regionally accredited colleges, military experience; non- collegiate sponsored instruction evaluated by ACE and/or NCCRS, and other pre-evaluated professional learning
  • Working with the Assistant Registrar for Transfer to create course equivalencies with input from faculty, assisting in the maintenance of the articulation tables, and applying transfer credit to student records
  • Participating in the review and approval of individualized undergraduate student degree programs
  • Assisting in the creation and maintenance of undergraduate student degree audits using Degree Works
  • Supporting academic review by researching answers and responding to questions regarding advanced standing credit and degree audit
  • Providing support within the office regarding technology for transfer and degree audit processes, including assisting with the transition to new technologies
  • Working as part of a team and assisting with specific projects as assigned

Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • 2+ years’ work experience in higher education
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as be a strong team player
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Clear and effective communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience utilizing student information software, particularly Banner and Degree Works
  • Experience working in a distributed environment
  • Experience with transfer credit and/or degree audit
  • Demonstrated system-level thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Experience working with an adult student population

Special Information:

  • We are looking to fill four positions.
  • These positions can be located in Saratoga Springs, Rochester, Cheektowaga or Syracuse, N.Y.
  • VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.

Additional Information:

Rank/Salary: SL2/$45,000+ (Salary to commensurate with experience)

Empire State College is an EOE employer.

IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE ADA COORDINATOR AT (518) 587-2100, ext. 2240. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (518) 587-2100, ext. 2800. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE SAFETY AND SECURITY WEBSITE AT http://www.esc.edu/safety-security

Application Instructions:

Applications Due By: The review of Applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until position is filled.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit the following documents, which are required for consideration by clicking on the APPLY NOW button:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Name and contact information of three references

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