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UW Tacoma’s Office of Admissions has an outstanding opportunity for an Admissions Specialist. The Admissions Specialist serves as a primary analyst regarding the evaluation and granting of transfer credit. This position handles academic credentials (transcripts, test scores etc.) students who are applying for admission to the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT), as well as for current students who bring in credits from outside institutions.
The Admissions Specialist reviews academic credentials and makes decisions regarding admissions based on a set of complex variables. The Admissions Specialist also evaluates external credit and enters equivalent credit into the Student Database record for the student. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in complex decision-making. The position requires excellent attention to detail, ability to work with and meet strict deadlines, and adherence to admission policies and procedures. This position has a role in shaping the composition of incoming classes of undergraduate students.
Provide information to applicants regarding the distribution of credits
Evaluate credentials and supporting application materials to determine admissibility to the University of Washington Tacoma for undergraduate classifications
Complete individual course-by-course evaluation of transfer credits
Validate accreditation of institution attended, interpret grading scales, and award transfer credit
Based on the evaluation, determine the level of education applicant has achieved and make admission decision
Advise applicant with regard to transfer credit policies, procedures and application related concerns
Serve as a contact person for University admission related student inquiries and service
Occasionally represent UW Tacoma at outreach and recruiting events
Act as a resource for students, academic departments, and other institutions regarding admission requirements and transfer of credits
Using the Student Database (SDB), accurately enter the transfer credits granted through the evaluation process
Update student files with transfer credit information
As designated, assist with admissions processing activities
Assist in the implementation of operational goals and objectives for Enrollment Services
Attend appropriate departmental meetings, serve on committees and participate in projects as needed
Perform other duties as assigned
Two years of experience as a Credentials Evaluator II; OR two years of college and two years of experience in admissions, student advising or closely related area; OR an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Must be detail-oriented to manage and update constantly changing information while also organizing work, defining tasks, prioritizing assignments, working independently, and following through with minimal direction
Ability to be flexible and responsive to evolving changes in work flow and process management, as the use of technology or other opportunities result in new processes or task organization
Ability to work well and collaboratively with others
Excellent written and oral communication and customer service skills
Experience with, and appreciation for, working with people of diverse backgrounds
Proficient and accurate keyboarding skills; 10 key by touch
Familiarity with databases; proficiency with Microsoft Windows, Windows based applications and other software
Prior experience evaluating international credentials
Prior experience with the University of Washington’s Student Database (SDB)
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