Senior Student Support Specialist, Registration & Records, 55657

UMKC Volker Campus
Jun 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Senior Student Support Specialist, Registration & Records, 55657
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 36961
Hiring Department

UMKC Central

Job Description

UMKC Central is seeking qualified applicants for a new Sr. Student Support Specialist role.

Basic Function and Responsibility
Provide a high level of day-to-day customer service for students by addressing and resolving issues related to student financial aid, admissions, cashiers, international student affairs, and/or registration and records.

Characteristic Duties

    Assist students and families with inquiries from point of contact either in person, via email, or by telephone, to resolution.Advise and expedite non-academic problem solving related to student financial aid, admissions, cashiering, international student affairs, and/or registration and records, such as:
      Checking application status, receiving and reviewing transcriptsChecking financial aid award and disbursementAdding/dropping classesExplain the financial and financial aid impact of dropping and adding classesExplain how to apply for federal financial aid and/or assist students in understanding the aid packagesAdvise students on their bill, which may include assisting students with entering into a payment agreement for past due debtReview holds related to transcripts, enrollment, billing, and student services
    Provide information regarding university processes and policies in accordance with the general operating procedures in financial aid and scholarships, admissions, cashiering, international student affairs, and/or registration and records.Maintain current knowledge of processes and student requirements in student financial aid, admissions, cashiers, international student affairs, and/or registration and records.Work collegially with cross-functional areas to ensure student service functions are performed uniformly and consistently.Provide assistance concerning other business such as information on parking, academic advising, and other services.Provide appropriate referrals to other staff or departments on campus such as disability services, counseling, health, and academic advising.Create and log transactions in systems.Represent UMKC Central at orientation, convocation, admissions events, and other on-campus information fairs and events.Responsible for regular updating of training documentation and providing training support.Assist supervisor as needed.
Supervision Received
Direct supervision is received from Assistant Registrar.

Minimum Qualifications A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications Bachelor's degree in communication, business, education, psychology, or related area. Two years of experience in admissions, financial aid, registration and records, customer service, or in another education setting is preferred.

Successful candidates will be highly organized, detail oriented, focused on student success, and dedicated to maintaining confidentiality..

Full Time/Part Time

Full-time, Benefits eligible


$16.92 - 17.59 per hour commensurate with experience and education

Application Deadline

June 20, 2021

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


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UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

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