Position Classification Title: Foreign Credentials Evaluator
Position Classification Code: P3088
Job Family: Student Affairs
Pay Level: 08
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
The Foreign Transcript Evaluator is responsible for the continual development and administration of transcript evaluation processes for international academic credentials with respect to admission decisions for undergraduate and graduate programs. This position will interface with on- and off-campus stakeholders to ensure accurate and efficient evaluations.
Standard Duties:
Determining if institutions are accredited, evaluate credential equivalency, and associated equivalent GPA, including documentation and certification of evaluation. Staying current with these at all times. Developing a library of materials and training manuals. Providing preliminary transcript reviews for students and agents when requested during non-peak times. Continually attend in-depth training in international transcript evaluation and provide training to university personnel. Maintaining regular contact with Admissions offices concerning equivalencies, articulation agreements with partner universities, student questions, and training opportunities. Developing and maintain standardized procedures, business processes and systems for documentation and certification of evaluation. Serve as a SEVIS officer (manage compliance requirements for F-1 and J-1 students and scholars. Serve as a liaison with foreign embassies sending sponsored students to NMSU.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures. Knowledge of the broad spectrum of available university academic units, curricula, and programs. Knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues. Knowledge of college-level student records principles, policies and procedures. Knowledge of computerized student information systems. Knowledge of university admissions policies, standards, and procedures.
Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Database and records management and/or maintenance skills. General office administrative skills.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to analyze and solve problems and to make evaluative judgments. Ability to make effective administrative/procedural decisions and recommendations. Ability to travel and work flexible hours. Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information. Ability to evaluate student transcripts and/or records. Ability to deliver excellent customer service.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor’s degree
   Experience- Three (3) years of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-