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Degree Program Specialist

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Georgia State University
Location
Atlanta, GA

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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Description
The Office of the Registrar, Records, Graduation Review & Diploma Services is recruiting for a Degree Program Specialist.  The primary responsibility of this position is to enforce the Boards of Regents, University and College requirements for degree completion. The person in this position must exercise sound judgement and work independently as situations arise that must be addressed concerning student issues with meeting graduation requirements. Provides interpretation of policy and procedures working closely with College representatives, and students. Evaluates all student records to ensure students complete graduation requirements in a timely manner by helping them identify and meet all requirements.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

    Have an in-depth knowledge of degree programs and policies governing the conferral of degrees.Evaluates all student records to ensure students complete graduation requirements in a timely manner by helping them identify and meet all requirements.Work in close consultation with Academic Advisors within select departments.Perform final audits on academic records for select colleges and degree programs twice during each candidate's final term to lead to final degree conferral.Evaluate student academic records and cumulative grade point averages, final graduation GPA and determine student eligibility for University Honors.Provide interpretation of Board of Regents, University and program policies and the procedures for review and conferral of degrees with representative of the Colleges as well as students.Prior to graduation review, work with potential candidates for graduation in completing the application for graduation and in interpreting the student program evaluation, mapping student progress toward completion.Communicate with students in a variety of modes to ensure continuous progress toward degree completion. Assist with letters of completion and documentation for degree conferral for alumni. Ensure proper representation of candidates is included in the commencement program booklet.Prepare and maintain graduation application files for graduate and undergraduate students to ensure permanent, official documentation is recorded for proof of final degree conferral and in proper format for internal and external audits. System testing to ensure functionality of processes
 

 

 



Qualifications
Bachelor's degree; or a high school diploma or GED and four years of administrative experience; or a combination of related experience.

College/Business Unit
11/11/21, 11:59:00 PM

College/Business Unit: Enrollment Management
Location: Atlanta Campus
Job Posting: 10/22/21, 10:00:09 AM

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Founded in 1913 in Atlanta, Georgia State University is the second-largest and one of four research institutions in the University System of Georgia. The University serves one-fourth of the graduate students in the university system; it is within a one-hour commute of more than one-third of the state’s population. Approximately 80 percent of all Georgia State alumni live and work in Georgia.georgia_state_university1.jpg

Georgia State’s main campus is located on 34 acres in downtown Atlanta. University centers in Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Buckhead and Henry County offer students convenient suburban locations for graduate courses in business and education.

More than 50,000 students annually attend Georgia State University. While 90 percent of the students are from Georgia, students also come from all 50 states and 160 countries. More than 1,400 international students attend Georgia State and graduate students comprise 31 percent of the student population.

georgia_state_university2.jpgThe University offers more than 52 degree programs in more than 250 fields of study – from public policy and African-American studies to biology and health sciences. Degrees are offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels through six units: the College of Arts and Sciences, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Law and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In addition to the numerous degree programs, Georgia State offers full- and part-time programs and day, evening and weekend classes.

Students have many choices in extracurricular activities including more than 22 fraternities and sororities; and some 250 chartered student groups, including 60 degree-related student groups, seven religious, 24 law-oriented and 22 multicultural/international groups; and 10 honor societies. There is also an active student government association which includes the student senate and the judicial board.

The Georgia State Panthers are members of the Colonial Athletic Association and compete in 16 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports, including basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, track and volleyball. The university announced in April 2008 that is will begin Division I-AA football in 2010.

The university’s innovative Touch the Earth program brings outdoor recreation ranging from backpacking, rock climbing, sailing, kayaking, rafting and water-skiing to out-of-state snow-skiing and snorkeling trips. And WRAS, Georgia State’s popular 100,000-watt radio voice, is the most powerful student-run radio station in the United States.

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