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Graduation Specialist

Employer
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Location
North Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 30, 2022
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Posting Details

Posting Details

​Benefits of Working at UNCW

Want to become a soaring UNCW Seahawk and work at one of the best universities on the East Coast? Want to put your toes in the sand after a day of work? The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers a wonderfully vibrant university community along with a beautiful location just miles from the beach.

Employees of UNCW are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other programs, resources, policies, and practices that help to support a work/life balance. Our programs have been designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Full time employees are eligible for dental, vision and health insurance plans. Health insurance benefit plans eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.

Full time employees are also eligible for the tuition waiver program which covers the cost of tuition and fees for up to three (3) undergraduate or graduate courses per academic year at UNCW or any other university within the UNC System. In addition, UNCW covers the cost of tuition and fees for one UNCW course each summer session.

As a full time employee, UNCW also offers a free membership to the Campus Recreation Center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, meditation and yoga sessions, voluntary supplemental insurance coverages, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays, 24 hours of paid community service leave time, paid vacation and sick leave accrual and family medical leave after 12 months of continuous service.

We also offer an abundance of training and development programs through our Dare to Learn Academy , Skillport , and the employee assistance program , many of which are offered free of charge.

Recruitment Range

$31,200-$46,123

Vacancy Number

S02022

Position Title

Administrative Specialist

Working Title

Graduation Specialist

Competency Level

Advanced

Dept/School

Registrar - 30130

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Office of the Registrar exists to provide support services to students, faculty and staff in their endeavor to fulfill the mission of the University. Responsibilities and activities included in these support services are to the registration and withdrawal of courses, maintain the degree audit system of degree requirements, the evaluation of transfer credits, maintain transient study requests, maintain tuition surcharge, maintain residency, understand and enforce FERPA rules and regulations, certification of enrollment status to outside agencies, transcript services for students and alumni, accurately maintain student records, process and verify student grades, process student applications for graduation, process degree conferral, maintain student biographic/demographic data, and maintain the university course inventory file. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for the integrity of the data on student’s record as well as all other data needed to generate reports from the Student Information System Files.

College

Enrollment Affairs Admin - 30100 College

College/School Information

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

Location of Workplace

Main UNCW Campus

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Graduation Specialist’s primary responsibility involves ensuring students complete degree requirements in order to graduate from UNCW . This involves understanding UNCW coursework and transfer credits, academic eligibility, academic policies, degree requirements, clearance of degree audits, degree exceptions (substitution/waivers), the processes of graduation clearance reporting, participant policies, commencement policies, graduation applications, conferral of degrees, and the ordering of diplomas. This position will assist faculty and students with reading and understanding degree audits to determine requirements remaining for degree completion. Expert knowledge about all processes related to graduation is also required such as: graduation applications, deadlines, walkers, Latin Honors, commencement, and diplomas.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

High school diploma or equivalency and one year of related office experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred education, professional skills and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year institution
  • Knowledge in Ellucian Banner and a degree audit system
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Professional demeanor
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to read and understand a degree requirements
  • Ability to interpret academic policies and procedures
  • Ability to compile information from various sources utilizing Banner and Degree Audit systems
  • Possess excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to address and resolve issues or questions
Required Certifications or licensure

N/A

FTE

1.0 (40 hours per week)

Months Per Year

12 Months

Work Days

Monday - Friday (with some commencement Saturdays)

Work Hours

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Type of Position

Permanent

Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited

Position Number

8305

Job Posting Date

11/30/2022

Posting Close Date

12/18/2022

Number of Openings

Single Incumbent

Special Notes to Applicants

PLEASE NOTE : This posting will close at 11:59PM (Eastern time) on the posted closing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application, including the ‘Work History’ section, before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.

This position is being recruited at the Advanced level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

External Link to Posting

https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/26845
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you currently work with a degree audit system (Yes or No)? If “yes” what degree audit system are you familiar with and how is it used in your work?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. Do you have experience with Banner software or a similar program? If your experience is with Banner, please indicate which areas of the system you have used and your level of experience in each area.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. How did you learn of this opportunity with UNCW? (2022)
    • UNCW Website
    • UNCW LinkedIn Page
    • UNCW Twitter Account
    • UNCW Employee Referral
    • UNCW Instagram Account (UNCW_jobs)
    • UNCW Job Alert
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Glassdoor
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • North Carolina Job Network
    • Women in Higher Education
    • Craigslist
    • Other


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