Degree Audit Specialist, Registrar's Office

Boston, Massachusetts
Apr 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Degree Audit Specialist will analyze, maintain and update the university's degree audit system to meet the existing business needs of the University.  The incumbent will interpret degree audit reports and validate data; research, troubleshoot and correct data anomalies in the degree audit report, as well as the student records module in PeopleSoft; work closely with the Degree Audit Director on system development and modifications to the degree audit programs to improve functionality; and will translate curricular policies, procedures and programs into code.  Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the encoding and maintenance of all university graduation requirements, rules and policies in the university's degree audit system;
  • Analyze complex degree requirements and interpret the encoding necessary to create a comprehensive degree audit report and a four-year planner for each program;
  • Validate and troubleshoot anomalies in the system and perform the required research to improve system functionality;
  • Engage in comprehensive testing during all related system upgrades;
  • Analyze and resolve discrepancies in data between the degree audit report and the student academic record;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.       


A Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Computer Science, Information Technology or a closely related technical field, and a minimum of three-five (3-5) years of experience in an Enrollment Management department with experience in university curriculum issues and business processes is required.  Experience encoding in an automated degree audit system preferred.  Familiarity with a student information system preferred.   The incumbent may be required to work evenings and/or weekends, as needed.  Occasional travel to conferences is required. 

  • Ability to negotiate complex processes;
  • Ability to multi-task and change priorities easily;
  • Ability to learn and manage standard desktop software, web navigation, relational database and transaction processing;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; Strong organizational skills;
  • Strong problem solving skills;
  • Strong commitment to customer service. 

Additional Information:

The University of Massachusetts Boston is committed to providing a safe and secure environment that is supported by qualified employees for all of its students, faculty and staff to carry out the University's teaching, research and public service missions.  As a condition of employment, the University will conduct appropriate background check reviews.  For more information, please see the University of Massachusetts Boston campus policy and procedures for employee background reviews:

Application Instructions:

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter, and list of three professional work references.

  • Professional Union.
  • Full time. Benefited.
  • Unrestricted funding.
  • Grade 30, salary associated to Grade 31 (see link below for salary chart).  

Only Internal Professional Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 7 business days of the posting.  All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

Closing date for applications:  April 28, 2017* Search Extended.

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. Among the procedures which may be used to select personnel to fill vacant positions are review of work experience, reference checks, and interviews. All appointments and promotions will be effective on a Sunday.

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