Data Science Institute Student Records Specialist
Working Title: Data Science Institute Student Records Specialist
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: Data Science Institute
Posting Date: 05-17-2017
The Data Science Institute (DSI), an emerging leader in the cutting-edge field of complex data analysis, seeks a dynamic, talented individual for the position of Student Records Administrator. This individual will provide admissions and enrollment management services for all DSI educational programs.
Established in 2013 as the first interdisciplinary initiative of its kind at the University of Virginia, the DSI has embraced a dual commitment to pursuing exciting research that can change our world today, while also providing outstanding education that will prepare us for the challenges of tomorrow. Bringing together faculty and students from a wide array of backgrounds and disciplines-including mathematics, statistics, computation, engineering, the humanities and social sciences, and more-the DSI's offerings include its Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) program, currently ranked sixth among data science programs in the United States; workshops, boot camps, and short courses on tools and methods for interested faculty and students across the university; and executive education opportunities for companies wishing to succeed in a data-driven market. Supported by more than $13 million in endowment and gift funds from a growing number of individual and corporate contributors, the DSI is poised to continue the remarkable growth that has marked its first three years. That growth will form part of a new five-year strategic plan developed around open data science and aimed at establishing UVA as the leader in the field. The plan and associated initiatives need to be streamlined by admissions and enrollment services for the growing number of DSI educational initiatives including, but not limited to the MSDS program and executive and continuing education programs.
Reporting to the Associate Director for Operations and Strategic Initiatives, the Student Records Administrator will oversee a wide variety of tasks assisting students, faculty, and staff with enrollment services, reports, admissions services, and course scheduling. These tasks and projects will include scheduling classes and managing room allocations with the UREG team; serving as the DSI contact for the UREG; validating and managing the catalog record for the DSI; processing and coding exceptions in the Student Information System; collaborating with UREG and other student services professionals; running regular reports for graduation and student progress; and more.
Qualified candidates will have a bachelor's degree and at least 3 years of experience in higher ed administration. Additional experience (at least 5 years) can substitute for degree. Candidates should be able to execute a broad range of student services functions, demonstrate knowledge of academic records, enrollment, and audit reports, and be able to to compile, analyze, and present information on students as needed.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Ability to execute a broad range of student services functions.
-Demonstrate knowledge of academic records, enrollment, and audit reports.
-Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication in daily interactions. Proven ability to clearly articulate specific information.
-Ability to compile, analyze, and present information on students as needed.
-Ability to work independently and as part of a team and work with senior leaders to accomplish goals.
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