Foreign Credential Evaluator (Specialist)
Position Summary: The Foreign Credential Evaluator is an administrative position in the Office of International Services who has the responsibility to assist with the overall admission process for international students. The candidate for this position will also assist with the evaluation of domestic transcripts for transfer coursework. Responsibilities will include: - Evaluate foreign credentials for admission into GSU academic programs at all levels. Evaluate domestic transcripts for equivalency of general education coursework. Make admissions decisions by exercising discretion and independent judgment. - Stay up-to-date on evaluation standards, educational practices and the latest information on academic policy regarding international admissions standards at the undergraduate and graduate levels. - Act as a liaison with the Office of Admission, Office of International Services, graduate department, and students on application admission decisions, processes, and procedures. - Assist with events related to both admissions and international services - Perform other duties as assigned. Additional Responsibilities may Include: - Act as the Designated School Official (DSO), interact with SEVIS and SEVP with record keeping/updates and handle other issues related to Admissions immigration and program administration matters. Collaborate with the Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) and other Designated School Officials (DSO) as needed. Certify all admission documents, including financial documents, and determine eligibility for admission, prepare and sign I-20s. - Report, prepare and maintain legally required records on prospective and current international students according to SEVIS and immigration services federal guidelines. The successful candidate must be a self-starter, thorough, accurate, and timely in their work ethic, and persistent in overcoming obstacles and achieving challenging goals. Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago's south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students. GSU provides affordable and accessible undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students with undergraduate tuition that is the most affordable in the state. Established in 1969, GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the university's high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid, online, and off-campus offerings, and outstanding educational value. GSU is committed to securing and maintaining academic accreditation for programs where accreditation is available. Furthermore, GSU seeks to become a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities and recently introduced the Dual Degree Program with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. The campus, conveniently located in University Park, Illinois, is characterized by the quiet of its scenic 760 acre campus amidst vigorous suburban and business growth, towns of character and interest, along with Metra access to the vibrancy of the Chicago Loop, just 35 miles away. The campus and surrounding community enjoy the excellent cultural offerings of Governors State University's Center for Performing Arts, as well as its acclaimed Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park.
Minimum Qualifications: -- Bachelor's Degree is required -- 3 years experience in a Higher Education environment or a related field. -- 2 years demonstrated knowledge with evaluation of international transcripts and education credentials at a regionally accredited US institution of higher education or a U.S. based educational organization. -- Experience in processing complex calculations, such as GPA conversions and credit hours.