Position: This is a full-time, twelve-month position with an anticipated salary range of $19.74 - $27.43 per hour with an excellent comprehensive benefit program.
The Administrative Specialist for Academic Affairs will be responsible for highly confidential, time-sensitive information impacting employee, faculty, and student groups within Academic Affairs and the Office of the Registrar. This position requires regular contact with four academic departments, Student Affairs, Student Success, Human Resources, and the Chancellor's Office.
The successful candidate must be able to work independently, manage multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously, and display discretion and confidentiality at all times as the incumbent will have access to sensitive financial, personnel, campus, and special project information.
The Administrative Specialist for Academic Affairs will serve as administrative support and have student service responsibilities coordinated between the Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of the Registrar. This position also supports the coordination of events, assists search committees with faculty new hire process, process adjunct faculty appointments, and assists in preparation of faculty promotion and tenure documents and compiling documents for annual faculty evaluations. The ideal candidate will demonstrate proficiency in their communication and organizational skills and will subscribe to and support our commitment to diversity, equity, and belonging.
Registration – assist with student course registrations, withdrawals, one-time drop requests, course time conflicts, and student/faculty agreements for individual and directed studies courses;
Enforce academic and institutional policies;
Produce and distribute transcripts;
Answer inquiries from students, former students, staff, and faculty by phone and email;
Produce identification cards for students, faculty, and staff;
Support CIHS/PSEO programs by assisting with registration, enforcing academic and institutional policies regarding suspension, managing petitions, providing transcripts, and maintaining CIHS class schedules in PeopleSoft;
Maintain records including, but not limited to: address changes, name, or gender changes, program/plan maintenance, leave of absence requests, and maintain imaging system and archival documents;
Assist with Veterans certification and VA reporting;
Protect students’ rights to privacy and access as defined by FERPA.
Maintain Class Schedules (20%)
Enter and maintain class schedule information in People Soft and maintain classroom assignments in ASTRA;
Prepare final exam schedule; maintain class schedule and online registration webpage.
Other As Assigned (10%)
Manage holds and maintain ND, SD, and WI reciprocity audit report;
Enrollment and degree verification;
Auditing grade submission at end of term;
Manage readmission applications and registrations on multiple University of Minnesota campuses;
Manage course and program catalog by maintaining courses and academic programs in ECAS/PCAS;
Enforce academic standing policy including auditing records, adjust service indicators to reflect current academic standing, notify student and advisors of academic standings, and coordinate with Student Success Center to track compliance of terms of probations and suspensions.
Academic Affairs Support (50%)
Provide administrative support to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to include managing the VCAA’s calendar, prioritizing meetings, and resolving calendar conflicts;
Provide office reception for the VCAA and handle inquiries to the Academic Affairs office;
Demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and belonging by following practices that are appropriate for students’ individual needs and identities and meet the needs of all students in a fair, caring, and non-discriminatory manner.
Monitor and Analyze Academic Affairs and Student Affairs Budgets (10%)
Actively use cost-effective purchasing practices;
Monitor and analyze a variety of budgets and advise the VCAA office regarding expenditures.
Coordinate Personnel and Curriculum Processes (30%)
Assist the VCAA with all aspects of faculty tenure and promotion processes, hiring, and annual accomplishment and planning processes;
Provide support for Human Resources processes including maintenance of faculty academic and personnel files, maintain and compile records for adjunct contracts and associated salary costs; compile workload sheets, meetings, and the development of related reports for the University Education Association, and track research and sabbatical leave information and reporting;
Ensure that all Academic Affairs website documents and content are current, complete, and accurate;
Support the Faculty Assembly by maintaining a current Faculty Assembly roster and email distribution list;
Maintain and update internal Google drives that support promotion, tenure, and annual evaluation procedures;
Support the Student Success Center through performing transcript pre-evaluations for prospective students;
Provide administrative support for the campus Curriculum Committee, including maintaining scheduling, producing and maintaining appropriate curriculum forms, and coordinate Curriculum Committee work with the Office of the Registrar;
Coordinate efforts of the Office of the Registrar, Global Programs, Enrollment Management, and academic departments in the development, maintenance, and tracking of academic articulation agreements and memos of understanding;
Coordinate with department administrative assistants to schedule staffing of courses located within Academic Affairs.
Develop and Implement Communication Plans and Processes (10%)
Assure the confidentiality of all appropriate correspondence;
Assist with event planning, coordination, and evaluation for annual Professional Development days and select events sponsored by the VCAA;
Compose correspondence, develop, review, and edit presentations; independently analyze and compile materials needed for decision-making purposes.
Bachelor’s degree or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years
The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMN Crookston) is one of five campuses comprising the University of Minnesota system. UMN Crookston is a four-year public university with an enrollment of 1,800 students, approximately half on campus and half in online degrees. The student body is diverse and comes from over 40 states and over 30 countries. Thirty-four baccalaureate degrees are offered, 15 of which are also offered online. UMN Crookston proudly carries on a tradition of over a century of educational service to northwestern Minnesota, beginning in 1906 as a regional residential high school, changing to a two-year college in 1966 and to a four-year college in 1993. UMN Crookston is a small student-centered community of learning and scholars known for providing personal attention to every student. UMN Crookston makes a commitment to each individual student’s achievements and offers a hands-on approach and experiential learning that put students ahead of the competition. Integral to the university's statewide land-grant mission, UMN Crookston provides applied, career-oriented learning programs including internships and connects its teaching, research, and outreach to local, co...unty, and regional economic development agencies in support of the global economy. UMN Crookston delivers world?class University of Minnesota degrees in an affordable, close?knit campus setting where faculty and staff personally invest in the success of each student. UMN Crookston has been recognized for its quality programs by such organizations as U.S. News & World Report, which ranked the campus as #1 in the category Top Public Regional Colleges–Midwest for 2020. U.S. News has ranked UMN Crookston among the top four in this category for the past 23 consecutive years.