Posting Details

Posting Number A01584
Position Title Transfer Evaluator
Position Number E01161
Salary for Announcement

The salary range is $37,400-$46,800.
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.
The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. MSU Denver offers a full benefits package.

Pay Grade

Pay Grade (2020): 13

Employee Category Professional staff
Department Registrar’s Office
EClass Code Full Time Professional Staff
Position Summary

This position exists to articulate and process transfer credit by researching and analyzing transfer work, and to integrate these courses into the transfer equivalency tables. The position also methodically examines, reviews, and verifies transfer institution catalog inventories. The position evaluates student transcripts, provides students with individualized reports of transferred credit, and advises students regarding transfer credit awarded. The evaluator counsels faculty and staff on appropriate use of transfer credit and ensures adherence to all University transfer policies. In addition, the evaluator employs technical expertise to update student records and create electronic files. Continuous training is also provided by this position to fellow employees, Transfer Services Office counselors and student employees. This position determines the accreditation of international post-secondary schools and validity of documentation. Also, the evaluator establishes permanent school codes for accredited international schools and creates transfer equivalency tables; researches and articulates international credit, advises students on credit applicability, and explains the rationale behind transfer credit decisions.

Metropolitan State University is an equal opportunity employer.
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Duties/Responsibilities

35% – Determines regional accreditation, academic calendar(semester or quarter hours), course numbering system, and grading policies of national and international postsecondary schools. Researches and analyzes transfer credit, deciding on course acceptability and appropriate course equivalency according to departmental policies as well as MSU Denver and CCHE Regulations. Creates and maintains course inventory in transfer institution catalog tables to enable articulation of a transfer course to an MSU Denver course. Audits transfer institution catalog tables of specific Colorado postsecondary schools. Assists with revisions and periodic review of inventoried course equivalencies, and monitoring the web site display of MSU Denver’s equivalent transfer courses. Conducts extensive research of international universities using available paper and web resources to determine accreditation and degree equivalency. Articulates international courses to MSU Denver general education and degree programs.

30% – Updates student records by recording receipt of official documentation, and changing appropriate attributes within the system which may impact the financial aid award or hinder the ability to register for classes and/or qualify for graduation. Evaluates and awards postsecondary academic transfer credit to students’ records, including college transcripts and Credit for Prior Learning [AP, IB, CLEP, and military]. Determines and applies appropriate distribution of, and limitations on, the use of transferred credit within the degree program to facilitate the student’s progress toward degree completion. Selecting from various options, decides the best use of credit based on departmental policies, DegreeWorks requirements, and MSUDenver regulations.

10% – Answers students’ questions of credit award and the applicability of transfer work to general studies and degree requirements. Makes requested changes if deemed legitimate to fall within the guidelines of academic departmental policies and MSU Denver regulations. Advises administrators, faculty, and staff regarding degree requirements, general studies applicability and distribution, state Guarantee Transfer guidelines, articulation agreements with non-accredited and accredited schools with specialized program areas, and specific requirements established by various academic departments. Interprets, clarifies, and applies policies and standards as well as justifies decisions to students and academic departments. Serves as an expert resource for the Transfer Services Office counselors, who perform preliminary credit evaluations for prospective students. Assists transfer counselors by resolving questionable transfer issues, researching course acceptability or accreditation of unfamiliar institutions, and assisting in their office with preliminary evaluations and student inquiries. Participates in recruiting and registration events by utilizing mastery of the transfer database and MSU Denver policies. Limited resources available at open houses requires the ability to call upon an accumulated store of accurate and detailed information to clearly communicate with prospective students while composing unofficial transcript evaluations, advising on transfer course determinations, fielding questions regarding degree program and general education requirements, and making recommendations for the next course of action.

10% – Trains, guides, and explains work processes and procedures to co-workers and student employees by educating them about unfamiliar concepts: the purpose and use of various forms, such as, departmental memos and status change forms used by faculty, students and staff for implementing changes to student records; requirements for accepting documents as complete and official; efficiently using various required software programs; navigating and manipulating Banner; and operating peripheral hardware equipment. Varying specialties within the work unit often require a synergy of the positions in order to obtain the best outcome for the student. Such collaboration facilitates cross-training of specific duties to better serve students and the department. Trains evaluators in aspects of international evaluations that flow into domestic transcript evaluation. Educates faculty advisors in the application of international credit to meet individual departmental criteria.

10% – Sorts and scans all completed paperwork received in application processing and transcript evaluation. Indexes scanned pages according to document type and corresponding student, to create a file that becomes part of the student’s permanent record. Diligent attention must be given to matching the name on the index list with that on the imaged page to guarantee it reaches the proper destination.

5% Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience (Please note the equivalency standard is two (2) years of experience equals one (1) year of education).
• A minimum of one year experience in the Registrar, Admission or Advising office working with transcript/credential evaluation.
• Experience working with Banner or related Student Information System.

Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet all required qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

• Familiarity with policies, procedures, laws and regulations pertaining to institutions of higher education and experience in evaluating national and international college transcripts
• Experience or knowledge of transfer processes, articulation agreements and how accredited and non-accredited schools impact credit evaluations
• Experience or familiarity working under FERPA and rules of confidentiality
• Experience working with underrepresented students, including but not limited to students of color
• Ability to work independently and to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor
• Demonstrated attention to detail

Posting date 04/13/2021
Closing date
Closing Instructions Open Until Filled
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) 04/27/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com.

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Talent Team Representative Sophia Montano
Talent Team Representative E-mail smontan7@msudenver.edu
Benefits

MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:
Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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