Ohio University's Enrollment Initiatives believes in supporting and recognizing the talent that introduces thousands of students to OHIO every year. From a data-driven and competitive salary structure and comprehensive benefits, paid time off to flexible work arrangements, professional development programming to tuition benefits, affinity organizations to shared governance, and more, OHIO is proud to support our employees.
At Ohio University, we believe that the college experience should deliver more than a diploma. We offer an experience that will stick with students for the rest of their lives.
Without question, we take academics seriously. In fact, we are home to one of the most prestigious honors programs in the nation and several highly-ranked academic programs. And, we have a laser focus on career success through internship and job placement programs as well as lifelong assistance from the most loyal and supportive alumni group on the planet.
We also know that the University experience is shaped by many other factors. The stunning 1,740-acre main campus is located in what has been named one of America's best college towns and the University has been named #1 Best Value Public University in Ohio. OHIO has been recognized for extensive efforts in a number of arenas, including an institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion for which the University has been named a four-time Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award winner.
With its historic main campus in Athens; five regional campuses; three extension campuses in the Columbus, Cleveland, and Dayton areas; and one of the largest enrollments of online students among public universities in Ohio, the University has a collective enrollment of over 28,000 students. Learn more about the OHIO experience at https://www.ohio.edu/forever and consider shaping that experience by applying for this role with Enrollment Management.
Serving as a member of the Enrollment Initiatives team and reporting to the assistant director for transfer credit evaluation, the transfer credit evaluator is primarily responsible for the review, evaluation and equation of external credit for prospective, admitted, continuing and returning students in order to elevate strategic recruitment strategies and support the student's attainment of educational goals. The person in this position works within and leverages a comprehensive framework of policies and practices for domestic and international credit, providing accurate and timely evaluation of external courses. The person in this position will provide a high level of customer service to students and staff and will collaborate closely with academic stakeholders in determining accurate evaluation of external credit. Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, Inclusion, and Social Justice: The successful candidate will embrace the division's commitment to incorporating diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and social justice into decision-making, collaborations, processes, and all strategic efforts.
Reporting to the assistant director for transfer credit evaluation, the transfer credit evaluator is responsible for reviewing and equating external coursework and nontraditional credit with great accuracy and with a high degree of efficiency. The incumbent must be able to understand and apply industry standards, best practices, accreditation standards and OHIO polices to ensure the accuracy of their work and to protect the integrity of the Ohio University degree. Working within a highly energized and goal driven team with acute attention to customer service, the incumbent will analyze and research individual courses and course descriptions to determine equivalency(s), verify the transferability of courses based on university transfer credit policy, accurately enter equivalencies into the student information system, communicate, collaborate, and maintain relationships with internal and external constituents and prepare reports on transfer credit evaluation activity as requested. Conducts pre-approval of domestic and international external course equivalencies for swirling students.
The transfer credit evaluator will be responsible for staying current with constantly evolving community college and corporate partnerships and associated articulation updates, including daily articulation decisions that aim to expand transferability for students. This person will collaborate closely with other members of the Enrollment Initiatives team, transfer credit articulation analysts and stakeholders in the academic colleges to support the development of new external credit advising guides, general education equivalency guides and academic pathways (2+2, 3+1, etc.) to increase access to the Ohio University experience and support strategic recruitment investments and enrollment pipeline opportunities.
Support OHIO's alignment and compliance with Ohio Articulation Transfer Network policies including the submission and maintenance of Ohio Transfer 36 (OT36), Transfer Assurance Guides (TAG), Career Technical Assurance Guides (CTAG), Industry Recognized Credentials (ITAG), and Military Assurance Guides (MTAG) courses. Also assist with compliance and maintenance of external exam polices rooted in both state and university policies.
Collect updated information from other colleges and universities pertaining to course content and requirements to ensure accuracy in transfer evaluations and update equivalency charts used to evaluate transfer credits based on information received. Access student records to provide information to students and academic units on university wide course equivalencies and transferred credits and maintain student records pertaining to transfer credit evaluations.
This person will work to create and maintain reports, files, and statistical data related to credit evaluation by participating in assessment and collaboration exercises with academic and other university stakeholders. This will ensure transfer credit evaluation and rule creation accuracy in order to uphold the integrity of the Ohio University degree.
Maintain confidentiality of work-related information and materials and comply with all published university rules, procedures, guidelines, and laws/regulations related to FERPA and confidentiality of information.
The person in this position provides a high level of customer service to prospective, admitted, continuing and returning students and collaborates closely with staff and faculty specialists to determine appropriate interpretation and application of policies and procedures as they relate to external credit.
Provide assistance to internal and external constituents seeking information on transfer credit evaluation policies and procedures. Prepare and provide correspondence related to students' transcript evaluation results in a timely manner. Participate in recruitment events, new student orientation and to support recruitment staff to elevate strategic recruitment strategies and increase the overall effectiveness of recruitment activities.
Attends and participates in staff meetings; serves on teams and committees as assigned. Attends training and professional development as required.
Bachelor's degree by start date or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience will receive full consideration.
At least one year of related work experience in transfer initiatives in higher education, including transfer credit evaluation; transcript processing; transfer student recruitment, admission, and yield; or transfer credit policy and procedures.
Planning Unit: Vice President Enrollment Management
Department: Enrollment Initiatives
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Brenda Kinzel, firstname.lastname@example.org, 740-593-4110
Employment Type: full-time regular
Based on extensive benchmarking data, the advisor position is mapped to Pay Grade CA&P 14 at OHIO, with a target hiring range of $36,279-$40,788. The exact base salary for the selected candidate will be negotiable, commensurate with education and experience, and competitive in the field within the context of similarly situated positions at public universities nationally.
In addition to a competitive approach to salary, Ohio University is proud to offer a robust healthcare plan that includes maternity care, transgender care, counseling and mental healthcare, prescription coverage, vision, dental, orthodontia care, and more. Our robust benefits package also includes paid holidays, sick time, personal time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% employer contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, flextime and flexplace policies, an employee assistance program, access to professional development programs, wellbeing incentive programs, and additional employee resources. Additional information is available at https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits.
Ohio University is home to one of the nation’s friendliest and most picturesque campuses. But more importantly, it’s where you can become part of a two-century tradition of excellence and embark upon a rewarding career that will make a real difference. From teaching and research to admissions, facilities maintenance, and residence life, our faculty and staff propel Ohio University’s mission of helping students become their best selves. OHIO offers competitive compensation and outstanding benefits. For a complete list of employment opportunities, please visit www.ohiouniversityjobs.com.Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity affirmative action institution. For more information about Ohio University’s policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment, visit www.ohio.edu/equity.