New Student Registration Specialist

The New Student Registration Specialist is an integral member of the Office of the Registrar responsible for course selection and registration for new first-year students and charged with educating students and the campus community on degree planning at Carthage College. The New Student Registration Specialist must demonstrate excellent customer service skills, the ability to collaborate across constituency groups and embrace the use of technology to aid in retention efforts.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate course selection and pre-registration for first-year students for fall and spring semesters
  • Collaborate with faculty members to maintain curriculum guides to assist advisors with degree planning
  • Collaborate with the Office of Admissions for Future Freshmen events
  • Help students and parents navigate questions regarding the registration process, degree requirements, and college policies
  • Provide support for faculty members during advising and registration time
  • Create and manage degree planning and academic advising guides on behalf of the Registrar’s Office
  • Serve as a course instructor for the zero-credit College Success Seminar, a 7-week course for first year students acclimated with Carthage, along with Student Success Advisors
  • Coordinate AB/IB/CLEP exam score processing
  • Assist with new student file transfer and indexing
  • Identify areas of focus in retention efforts with particular attention on first-year students
  • Provide excellent customer service to all members of the college community
  • Work with the college Registrar and staff projects as assigned
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Experience:

  • One to three years higher education experience
  • Some experience in academic advising and degree planning
  • Knowledge of transfer practice and policies

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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively work collaboratively with a wide variety of internal partners
  • Ability to independently set goals and determine best course of action to achieve desired results
  • Possess project management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools and basic computing functions
  • Ability to confidentially handle student records in accordance with FERPA
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts
  • Possess excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Possess strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Possess excellent customer service skills and proven ability to develop and sustain productive working relationships
  • Ability to prioritize/handle multiple tasks and work with deadlines in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to promote collaboration, teamwork, and involve all stakeholders in decision-making processes
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-volume, and confidential service environment
  • Possess sensitivity to appropriately respond to the needs of a diverse population

Institutional Information

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation,national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability

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