Closing Date: December 5, 2019
The Academic Evaluator (AE) contributes to student success by collaborating with academic advisors and faculty program directors to support students as they work to reach their educational goals. The AE’s primary responsibility is the accurate and timely evaluation of educational experiences from various postsecondary sources, ensuring its most efficient use toward the completion of degree requirements. The AE serves as a valuable resource to students, staff, and faculty in determining appropriate interpretation and application of College policies and procedures as they relate to transfer credit.
AE candidates must demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication and customer service to internal and external stakeholders; have a solid understanding of program curriculum and its effect on graduation; be able to effectively work in a team environment; have a commitment to providing quality service through the assimilation of a large body of information; and demonstrate considerable judgment, accuracy, consistency, critical thinking, and strong analytical skills. AEs must represent Excelsior College within the worldwide academic community in a professional manner.
This full time position with benefits reports to the Director of Academic Evaluation within the Transcript Analysis Center. Evening and weekend hours may be necessary for this position.
Duties and Responsibilities:
•Evaluate sources of credit such as college/military transcripts, international evaluation reports, documentation of experiential learning, professional certifications for accreditation, applicability toward degree requirements, and duplication per college policies using the student information system and evaluation procedures.
•Review and analyze course descriptions and syllabi, college catalogs, and other documents to evaluate and apply credits to degree requirements. Participate in the maintenance of the evaluation resource repository.
•Prepare the official academic plan document with internal and external sources of credit and ensure they are communicated to stakeholders. This includes the initial evaluation, on-going degree progress reviews and continuous evaluation updates.
•Provide outstanding internal and external customer service to academic advisors, admissions counselors, and students to clarify evaluation results.
•Work collaboratively to serve students by navigating a variety of topics including: curricular issues; course equivalency and applicability towards programs; credit related appeals and the application of college policies. Collaborators will include academic advisors, admissions counselors, faculty, students, etc.
•Work independently and interact effectively and cooperatively with team members and other college staff to assure quality.
•Maintain currency regarding institutional information, admissions requirements, new programs, course changes, policies, deadlines, milestones and goals, important dates, costs, college-wide initiatives, transfer requirements, and state and federal mandates.
•Actively participate in professional development by serving on college committees and meetings, completing special projects, participating in training activities, submitting conference proposals and papers, participating in staff training, and maintaining competency in the use of technology.
•Other duties as assigned.
•Master’s degree required.
•Previous experience in higher education preferred.
•Strong analytical, problem solving, organizational and decision making skills. Strong oral and written communication, including the ability to work in a collegial manner with students, staff, and faculty.
•Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
•Ability to review/prepare accurate detailed documents, reports and business correspondence.
•Ability to comprehend a wide range of knowledge with a high degree of accuracy and detail.
Ability to incorporate and reflect the values of the adult student.
•Ability to read, analyze, and interpret academic catalogs, course syllabi, policies, and governmental regulations.
•Ability to define and solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where limited standardization exists.
•Proficient computer literacy, including Internet skills.
Excelsior College offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, retirement, and excellent health insurance. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of three professional references. Please submit requested information at jobs.excelsior.edu/apply-ultipro: