Job Positions

Transfer Resource Center Liaison

Categories: Mid South Region 3

Department:

Registrar

Institution:

College of Charleston

Date Posted:

10/16/2017

Close Date:

10/23/2017
 

Position Description

The Transfer Resource Center (TRC) Liaison designs and implements services to promote transfer student success at the College of Charleston and provides transfer information and advising to internal and external constituents. Specifically, the TRC Advising Liaison serves as the first point of contact for current and prospective transfer students and provides them with accurate, timely, and relevant transfer information. The TRC Advising Liaison evaluates transfer credits for prospective, incoming, and current undergraduate students consistent with College, state and federal rules and guidelines. The TRC Advising Liaison provides leadership in advancing the profile of the TRC and in advocating for transfer student success at the College.

Duties

  • Provides leadership in advancing the profile of the TRC and in advocating for transfer student success at the College. Advises, counsels, and advocates for current and prospective College of Charleston students in the areas of transfer admissions and transfer credit evaluations.
  • Serves as a primary source of information for current and prospective transfer students and acts as the first point of contact for new and continuing transfer students, providing accurate, timely, relevant transfer information. Interprets and communicates policies to potential students, faculty, staff, administrators, and other institutions.
  • Conducts one-on-one meetings with potential and incoming students to explain transfer credit evaluations and advise about program of study options.
  • Completes unofficial evaluations for potential students; assists with official evaluations for incoming undergraduate students during periods of peak activity.
  • Refers students to other campus resources as appropriate.
  • Develops and leads workshops for prospective, current and admitted students on topics such as the College’s transfer requirements and processes, technology-driven planning tools and resources, general education requirements, institutional policies, and the connection between majors, careers, and transferrable skills.
  • Participates in transfer-related presentations and orientations at the College of Charleston and SC 2-year institutions, and assists in the development and implementation of outreach and retention programs to meet student needs and the strategic enrollment plans of the College of Charleston.
  • Provides expert advice in all areas of undergraduate transfer (e.g. credit evaluation procedures, academic regulations).Coordinates activity between the Office of Admissions, Office of the Registrar, and the Academic Advising and Planning Center to facilitate a seamless transfer experience for students from admission to declaration of major in an academic department.
  • Researches, summarizes and provides faculty with documentation on newly presented and non-standard courses.
  • Maintains transfer credit inventory (articulation) in Banner and ensures accuracy.
  • Preserves and catalogs documentation of departmental evaluations, international credential evaluations, and student-provided documentation.
  • Assists with study abroad and coursework-elsewhere evaluations during peak activity periods.
  • Assists with the management of the TRC e-mail account, responding to inquiries and making appropriate referrals.
  • Develops and maintains degree completion guides for students attending 2-year South Carolina public institutions who are interested in transferring to College of Charleston.
  • Responsible for current content on the TRC web pages, social media, and Transferology profile.
  • Assists with assessment, data collection, reporting, and analysis of TRC data.
  • Assists with the maintenance of the College of Charleston Transferology subscription.

Application Information

A resume and cover letter is required in applying for the position.*Salary is commensurate with education/experience that exceeds the minimum requirements.All offers of employment are contingent on a successful background check.All applications must be submitted online https://jobs.cofc.edu.

Institution Information

The College of Charleston is a state-supported comprehensive institution providing a high-quality education in the arts and sciences, education and business. The faculty is an important source of knowledge and expertise for the community, state and nation.Consistent with its heritage since its founding in 1770, the College retains a strong liberal arts undergraduate curriculum. Located in the heart of historic Charleston, it strives to meet the growing educational demands primarily of the Lowcountry and the state and, secondarily, of the Southeast. A superior undergraduate program is central to the mission of the College of Charleston. As a prominent component of the state’s higher education system, the College encourages and supports research.In addition to offering a broad range of baccalaureate degree programs, the College incorporates the University of Charleston, South Carolina (UCSC), established by state statute in 1992, which serves as a research institution where the graduate and research programs associated with the College are housed. UCSC provides master’s degree programs and anticipates offering a limited number of doctoral degrees should location and need warrant. The College also provides an extensive credit and non-credit continuing education program and cultural activities for residents of the Lowcountry of South Carolina.The College of Charleston seeks applicants capable of successfully completing degree requirements and pays particular attention to identifying and admitting students who excel academically. The College of Charleston serves a diverse student body from its geographic area and also attracts students from national and international communities. The College provides students a community in which to engage in original inquiry and creative expression in an atmosphere of intellectual freedom. This community, founded on the principles of the liberal arts tradition, provides students the opportunity to realize their intellectual and personal potential and to become responsible, productive members of society.The Mission Statement (also called the Statement of Purpose) has been approved or revised by the State College Board of Trustees or the College of Charleston Board of Trustees on January 16, 1974; March 12, 1986; January 16, 1991; February 15, 1994; July 13, 2006; July 23, 2014; and August 25, 2014.

Additional Information

 

Contact Information

Sherri Shannon

College of Charleston

843-953-5512

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of professional work experience with academic student services in higher education is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred.
  • Experience with transfer students or college transfer processes preferred.
  • Previous experience with establishing a new campus initiative highly valued.
  • Experience with Banner and Degree Works is preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience with academic student services, program development, college recruitment, and academic advising.
  • Knowledge of best practices, policies, and procedures for transfer students; ability to represent the institution professionally, interpret College policies, respond to inquiries and advise students accurately.
  • Knowledge of student development theory and transition issues for two- and four-year transfer students; ability to translate theory into practice and create transition support programs for students.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations of enrolled students, prospective students, families, staff, faculty, administrators, and personnel from other institutions. Discretion and knowledge of FERPA regulations essential.
  • Ability to work independently and complete tasks under tight deadlines; demonstrated record of successful collaboration in serving students and establishing new programs; ability to take initiative and demonstrate resourcefulness.
  • Must be detail-oriented with strong organization and time-management skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, database, and document imaging is required. Knowledge of Transferology software, Banner, and Degree Works is a plus.