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Student Records Coordinator (College of Liberal and Professional Studies)Job Profile Title
Administrative CoordinatorJob Description Summary
Overview of LPS
The College of Liberal and Professional Studies in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to extending learning beyond traditional borders and engages a richly diverse population of intellectually capable students at many points in their lives. LPS programs include professional and academic programs (including study abroad and English language programs for international students and professionals), summer sessions, non-credit programs, workshops, and symposia. LPS programs all have a foundation in the arts and sciences. Each year LPS offers 600 credit courses for undergraduate and graduate, degree and non- degree students as well as non-credit courses focused on areas such as personal enrichment, professional development, and English as a second language.
The Student Records Coordinator provides functional support coordinating processes and delivering services for academic programs in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS), with primary focus on Penn LPS Online programs (PLPSO). This position is a member of the Student Services and Records team which provides functional leadership for reporting, auditing and compliance processes in student records, including auditing of student records data, adherence to academic policy/calendar, financial adjustments and maintaining compliance with federal and state laws regarding the filing, organizing and archiving of student records.Job Description
The position is responsible for maintenance of student records in Pennant student systems (Banner): academic & financial adjustments, course registration, monitoring & adjusting records for graduation, transfer credit posting, student holds tracking, course withdrawals and petitions, grade type & permanentrecord changes.Utilize data systems to support operational work. Act as a point of contact for student inquiries.Assist the Assistant Director with registering, monitoring, and auditing Penn LPS Online student records in particular. Manage the communication and system posting of certificate completion and coordinate the printing and dissemination of associated credentials. Audit admitted students in Pennant/Banner central university databases & systems. Complete tasks related to: Assist with coordination of special registration populations. Finally, this position requires strong communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task. The ability to think critically and analytically, and solve problems in an environment with competing priorities is essential.
Audit admitted students in Pennant/Banner central university databases & systems. Complete tasks related to: course registration, monitoring & adjusting records for graduation, transfer credit posting, student holds tracking, processing course withdrawals, grade type change forms, major declaration forms, permanent record changes, provide assistance for students using University systems. Assist with coordination of special registration populations. Utilize data systems to support operational work. Assist the Assistant Director with registering, monitoring, and auditing Penn LPS Online student records in particular. Manage the communication and system posting of certificate completion and coordinate the printing and dissemination of associated credentials.
Assist the Assistant Director of Student Records in identifying data elements for auditing in CollegeNet, Pennant/Banner, SFS, other LPS and central University systems. Implement audit and compliance plan designed by Director; reports will be generated from Pennant/Banner, SFS other LPS and central University systems. Utilize PLE Dashboard for student and other relevant University systems for student data and course data reporting. Collaborate with Director and other LPS Administrative Coordinators to implement strategies and processes to correct the data.
Provide professional customer service, specifically via e-mail, workflow ticketing systems, and phone; respond knowledgeably to tuition & billing inquiries for all LPS programs, specifically PLPSO. Communicate with LPS staff about billing problems. Work with staff to ensure consistency of message. Resolve any billing irregularities. Assist with financial adjustments in Pennant for all LPS programs and assist Programs and Business Office to help post LPS Scholarships.
Provide primary support within the Student Records Office, which includes processes and tasks related to the matriculation, orientation, registration, graduation auditing, and ongoing support of new and continuing students in LPS programs. Coordinate task assignments, monitor progress to completion, and audit for accuracy the work of other permanent and temporary Student Services and Records staff.
Provide support for milestone events (attend and staff), specifically new student orientations and graduation. Assist other LPS functional areas during peak periods. Communicate and coordinate with other members of team working on projects. Familiarize and refresh skills to support other LPS program areas. Work on special projects as needed. Attend program meetings as needed.
Coordinate filing processes & procedures to maintain compliance, order & organization. Ensure that e-filing & archiving systems are aligned with FERPA, state & federal retention schedules. Work with staff to document & implement processes and procedures in Records for reporting, audit & compliance. Work with director and staff to make & implement recommendations for enhancements/improvements to current processes & training in Records.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
High school diploma and 5 to 7 years of experience in an office setting with public/customer contact, or equivalent combination of education and
experience, are required. Bachelor's degree and 2-3 years of experience strongly preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational and filing skills; intermediate level skills in MS Office; basic understanding of databases. Experience in financial or accounting areas and facility with Excel desirable. Must be willing to work evenings and occasional weekends as needed. Preferred: experience in an academic environment; knowledge of systems for collecting student data (e.g. Banner).
A resume and cover letter must be provided at time of application.
The targeted salary range for this position is $20.45 to $28.23/hour.
This Targeted Pay Range is only applicable to this job posting. All salary offers are made based on the candidate’s qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.
Working Conditions: Office, Library, Computer Room; Alternative work schedules.
Physical Effort: Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25-50 lbs.Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaDepartment / School
School of Arts and SciencesPay Range
$20.45 - $30.82
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