Specialist III - International and Residency Specialist

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Specialist III - International and Residency Specialist


Specialist III - International and Residency Specialist

FLSA status

Hiring Salary
$2,520 – $3,708 per month

Occupational Category

Undergraduate Admissions

Open Until Filled

Educational and Experience Requirement
Associate’s Degree in related field. Three years related experience or experience in a related field. Experience in a University admissions or registrar’s office is desirable. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position
Performs advanced specialist duties analyzing applications to determine residency classification and admission eligibility for undergraduate and graduate applicants for the Office of Admissions.

Primary Responsibilities
Examines academic records of students to determine eligibility for incoming students to include freshmen, transfer, returning, and international students for admission to the University. Receives, codes, verifies, and processes applications and related documents. Reviews and processes supporting documentation to make initial determination of residency status according to federal, state and university guidelines. Communicates with students regularly regarding documentation to support residency. Reassesses residency status of enrolled students when appropriate. Regularly reviews website to maintain accuracy of residency information. Assists in developing policies and interprets policies and procedures. Evaluates transcripts and third-party evaluations to determine transferability of courses for domestic, international and active duty military or veteran students. Grants Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) waivers according to university guidelines. Collaborates regularly with Office of International Programs (OIP) and the Veterans Resource Center to evaluate documentation and establish policies. Studies course prerequisites, degree equivalents, and accreditation of schools, and computes grade point averages to establish student qualifications for admission. Manages requests from academic colleges and Sam Houston State University (SHSU) departments for assistance and trouble-shooting record issues. May utilize Ellucian Banner student, Campus Management Radius, document imaging system, COGNOS report systems, and ApplyTexas application. May process decisions for admission as received from the graduate faculty. Ensures Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and University Catalog policies are followed. May communicate with other departments, faculty members and/or program advisors. Compiles data from various sources to generate reports. Provides international and residency related training to students, departments, and staff. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications
Requires a general knowledge of standard office functions. Requires good knowledge of procedures and practices. Must be able to use standard office software. Must be able to apply policies and procedures and solve routine problems of a repetitive nature.

Full Time Part Time
Full Time


EEO Statement
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
Screening Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • Other
  2. If your response to the question above was "Other" please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)




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Posted: 9/24/2020
Application Due: 10/9/2020
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