ABOUTTHEPOSITIONANDTHESTUDENTAFFAIRSPROGRAM AT NORMANDALE To be qualified for this position, you must meet all of the minimum qualifications. We encourage applicants to address their experience working with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds as part of their cover letter.
Normandale Community College intends to eliminate equity gaps for all students by 2025. For degree-seeking students, Normandale will ensure that 50% of students (or more) who state an intention to attain an Associate's degree or transfer to a four-year university will achieve that goal.
The Student Affairs program at Normandale is seeking a full-time Transfer Specialist. The purpose of this position is to review students' transcripts for course prerequisite eligibility and college-level course placement readiness, transfer and registration options, and status vis-a-vis degree requirements. The person in this position will also advise students and faculty of the student's standing in these areas. This individual will create and meet deadlines, coordinate and manage competing priorities, maintain confidentiality, lead others, and be innovative and creative in solving problems. They will be able to analyze data and processes to make recommendations to management for new or revised procedures to facilitate efficient operations. They will work with data with a high degree of accuracy, confirming the completeness and accuracy of input and output.
Responsibilities will include:
Evaluate coursework on transcripts from other institutions, determine course readiness, and apply transfer coursework to Normandale program requirements.
Review transfer curricula to determine general education course equivalencies for transfer articulation tables in DARS and uSelect.
Lead the process of disseminating information and advice to students, faculty, and staff.
Organize campus outreach activities that facilitate student transfer.
Associate's degree with two years of experience in student affairs or student services (e.g., transfer, advising, admissions, or records and registration offices).
Experience applying quality customer service practices and principles.
Understanding of the transfer student processes, academic program requirements, curriculum, common course outlines, syllabi, other academic resources, and degree-auditing process.
Demonstrated ability to address racial equity and intercultural competence and the barriers faced by minoritized students.
Demonstrated experience, skills or cross-cultural knowledge and abilities that facilitate positive working relationships in a diverse campus community.
Math (arithmetic) ability to calculate GPAs and formulas in the evaluation of transfer credit.
Demonstrated ability to perform accurate data entry and word processing.
Demonstrated ability to research, interpret, apply, and explain complex rules
Proficiency in written communication sufficient to write procedures and introduce and recommend new policies
Working knowledge of degree-auditing software and transfer repositories, including ability to transfer information quickly and accurately into systems, research course information to determine course equivalencies, verify data accuracy, and identify and correct data entry errors.
Database management experience
Experience with process improvement in order to evaluate current data entry system practices and recommend and implement improvements.
Bachelor's degree in business, education, or a related field.
Three years of experience as a transfer credit evaluator, academic advisor, or admissions professional.
Bilingual or working proficiency in Somali, Spanish, Hmong
Demonstrated experience ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusion are effectively addressed in any of the following areas: student support services, personnel supervision, leadership functions of the department, information technology, and communications.
Knowledge of document imaging system(s) and workflow processes within a document-imaging system.
Website development experience.
Ability to write database queries.
Knowledge of state and federal regulatory laws such as Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Minnesota Governmental Data Privacy Act (MGDPA), and MnSCU and college policies and procedures relating to admissions, enrollment and transfer.
Experience writing and/or revising transfer policy.
Project management experience.
Experience working in a collaborative/team environment.
Short- and long-range planning and continuous quality improvement.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your online application and supporting information to: https://normandale.peopleadmin.com/postings/1653
Upload (attach) a cover letter that addresses how your qualifications align with the requirements of this position;
Upload (attach) current resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Note: Official academic transcripts may be requested from those invited for an interview. We do NOT accept letters of recommendation. Application deadline is 11:59 pm CST June 28, 2021.
All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of employment. Normandale does not sponsor visas.
WHYNORMANDALE Normandale is the largest community college in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, serving almost 15,000 students from diverse backgrounds, 42% of whom are students of color and nearly 25% are first-generation. We offer opportunities for individuals to grow and learn and advance all the while working for an organization that is committed to providing an inclusive and equitable space for students to learn.
GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! As an agency of the State of Minnesota, Normandale offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision insurance, short and long term disability, generous vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays each year, employer paid life insurance, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plans, and tax-deferred compensation. Additional benefits include tuition waivers available to certain dependents, once qualifying criteria is met.
For information on benefits, visit SEGIP's website. This position is also part of Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE). The collective bargaining agreement outlines many additional benefits provided.
Internal Number: 1652
About Normandale Community College
Normandale Community College is located in Bloomington, Minnesota, which is in the southwest metropolitan region of Minneapolis/St. Paul (Twin Cities) and one of the fastest growing areas in the state. With a population of over 3.5 million, the Twin Cities is home to a variety of cultural communities and features vast arts and entertainment, athletic and family activities, a growing economy, and exceptional public schools and healthcare systems.Founded in 1968, Normandale Community College serves a student population of approximately 15,000 students annually and offers over 50 Associate degree programs.. Normandale is the largest community college in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. To learn more about our strategic vision, visit http://www.normandale.edu/Normandale2020.