Student Academic Specialist

Tucson, AZ
Jan 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Academic Administration

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Office for Transfer Credit and Articulation is seeking applicants for the position of International Student Academic Specialist. This position has primary focus on articulating international transfer coursework; evaluates academic international transcripts for transferability of credit; maintains comprehensive records.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides general assistance and information to students, the stakeholders, and departments; confers with potential transfer students regarding transferability of international credits and admissions information
  • Communicates with students regarding transfer academic and curricular problems; interprets and explains college, department and university transfer policies; refers students to specialized counseling sources and/or to faculty or academic advisors
  • Maintains up-to-date reference documents such as university catalogs, handbooks, logs, and Business Process Guides
  • Assists students with completion of forms and documents and informs them of pertinent procedures and requirements
  • Collaborates with students, departments, and advising units regarding problems; consults with faculty for clarification of requirements
  • Routes student requests for international transfer credit evaluations to appropriate departments using workflow technology; follows up with students on equivalency decisions
  • Checks and approves various forms for accuracy such as international transfer course equivalency requests and appeals for transfer credit
  • Work on daily report of students needing international transfer credit evaluations
  • Research international institutions for accreditation, catalog, and other relevant information'
  • Provides information and statistical data for various reports as requested
  • Configuration of transfer course data in PeopleSoft
  • Finalize completed evaluations
  • Review completed evaluations for accuracy
  • Build international transfer course rules in PeopleSoft
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of university and college curriculum requirements
  • Knowledge of admissions and graduation procedures.
  • Knowledge and skill in office procedures
  • Skill in public relations
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work independently, solve problems, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience experience evaluating credentials or working with academic and graduation policies
  • Familiarity with PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
  • Proficiency in the organization and prioritization of diverse work assignments
  • Experience in higher education, preferably from an Arizona higher education institution



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Student Services

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

hourly rate



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Registration & Records

Job Function:

Student Services

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Alejandra Pulgarin
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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