Employees at this level perform academic record preparation, analysis and maintenance for instructional support and student registration. They are a professional specialist with a thorough knowledge of academic policies and procedures who provide interpretation, and explanation of academic policies to students, faculty and staff. This position is responsible to maintain course curriculum and related fees. This position is responsible for creating, updating, editing and analyzing undergraduate, graduate and law records. A Thorough knowledge of academic record keeping procedures and policies is required as employees respond to all inquiries providing interpretation, explanation and verification of the record information, policies and procedures to students, faculty, staff and the general public. A thorough knowledge of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is required.
This person acts as a specialist and performs operational tasks in the student system as it relates to course curriculum updates, class scheduling and troubleshooting issues. This position serves as a specialist in the use of the classroom management software, 25Live, used to create each semester’s class schedule. This person will provide customer service to our customer at the customer service desk. This person will process transcript requests along with perform troubleshooting for error resolutions.
It is imperative that the employee has a thorough knowledge of academic policies and procedures for all student populations. Knowledge of admission, evaluation and curricular polices is essential. The employee must also have familiarity of operational guidelines related to curricular policies, course fees, and university technology infrastructure as it relates to students and faculty (Z-IDs, Blackboard, and the student system).
Duties and Responsibilities (generally)
1. Edit, update and verify that records for currently enrolled students are accurate and up to date.
2. Must recognize and document problems identified with the item one above. Research for problem resolution is conducted and documented and procedures are updated to prevent recurrence.
3. Daily updates are applied to the academic records of all students upon notification from faculty, department chairperson and college deans. These may include but are not limited to major and minor entry, catalog changes, grade changes, university withdrawals, course withdrawals, current term schedule changes, reinstatements, comment posting, extensions of incompletes.
4. Act as a specialist in the use of our classroom management software, 25Live.
5. Monitor and resolve scheduling issues or conflicts by reviewing 25Live log files.
6. Maintain and update course related material fees in the student system.
7. Investigate, troubleshoot and resolve any issues related to scheduling, course material fees and registration.
8. Responsible for running diagnostic queries
9. This employee has expertise in the development, maintenance and interpretation of curricular policies as they relate to courses and sections.
10. The employee assists departments and colleges with the formation of each semester’s course offering.
11. Responsible for scheduling final examinations each Fall and Spring semesters.
12. Review curricular minutes and code the student information system catalog with course additions, deletions, code prerequisites/corequisites and rules. Contacts appropriate college or department office if curricular change cannot be coded into the student information system.
13. Update course catalog with course material fees and cost centers.
14. Must have knowledge of University technology infrastructure and as it relates to section data, students and faculty (Z-IDs, Blackboard, student system).
15. Responsible for running diagnostic queries
As records personnel, staff members of Registration and Records come in contact with a wide variety of confidential information about students. Student privacy is protected under federal law by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. It is expected that the staff will comply with this law and that confidential materials will not be discussed or communicated to any one without a demonstrated need to know.
Minimum Required Qualifications for this position
1. High school graduation or equivalent
2. Any combination totaling three (3) years from the following categories:
(a) work experience involving collegiate admissions, records analysis or records management
(b) college coursework in any discipline, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:
· 60 semester hours equals one year
· 90 semester hours equals two years
· 120 semester hours or a Bachelor’s degree equals three years
Specialty Factors (Additional Required Qualifications)
Education and Experience Preferred
1. Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
2. Working experience in the PeopleSoft student information system
3. Basic knowledge of collegiate admissions, records analysis or records management
4. Good written communication skills
5. Detail oriented
List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to the performance of this position.
1. Interpersonal skills
2. Basic knowledge of collegiate admissions, records analysis or records management
3. Oral and written communication skills
4. Reading comprehension skills
5. Written composition skills
6. Basic computer/data entry skills
7. Analytical and reasoning ability
8. Good written communication skills
9. Detail oriented
10. Mathematical computation ability
Minimum Pay Rate (Hourly or Monthly)
Hiring Rate Information
Actual hiring rate is commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity; position includes a robust benefits package to eligible applicants.
Priority Review Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
- Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including employment dates and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position, however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience.
- If you have education and/or training in excess of what is required, we encourage you to upload your unofficial transcripts.
- After the posting has closed, your submission will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the classification, including any specialty factors associated with this particular position.
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- ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE SCHEDULED TO COME TO THE NIU DEKALB CAMPUS TO TAKE A STATE UNIVERSITIES CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION . At the time of testing, you will be required to present a photo ID. NOTE : If you have previously tested for this classification and wish to rewrite the exam to improve your score and register position, please contact the Civil Service Testing Office by the posting deadline.
- Required documentation noted in the posting such as driver’s license, licensures, or certifications MUST be presented at the time of examination.
- If eligible for Veteran’s Preference Points, DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256 paperwork reflecting an Honorable Discharge MUST be uploaded to this application in order to receive the maximum eligible points on the Civil Service examination.
- After testing of all qualified applicants has been completed for this position, the names with the top three scores will be referred to the hiring department for interview.
- Click on Admission and Records Representative for more information including salary ranges, typical duties, minimum acceptable qualifications, and testing requirements.
- Please click Human Resource Services – Benefits for detailed information about Northern Illinois University’s benefits package.
- Employment is contingent upon your passing a criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
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Registration and Records
In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
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Is Background Check Required
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * What is your highest level of completed education?
- High School/GED
- Bachelor's Degree
- Master's Degree
- * How many years of work experience involving collegiate
admissions, records analysis or records management do you
(Open Ended Question)
- * Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of
employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this
information must be verified on an NIU application and/or
(Open Ended Question)
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Military Discharge Documents ONLY (DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256)
- Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
- Transcripts #2 (unofficial with official required at hire)
- Transcripts #3 (unofficial with official required at hire)