Curriculum and Graduation Advising Specialist

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Douglas College

Position DetailsPosition Information Position Title Curriculum and Graduation Advising Specialist Posting Number 01813SA Location New Westminster Campus Grade or Pay Level S – Pay Level 14 Salary Range $49,468 annually (with wage increments to a max of $55,605 annually). Salary and wage increments are in accordance with the Collective Agreement. Position Type Support Staff – Temporary Posting Type Internal Regular/Temporary Temporary Employment Type Full-Time Posting Category Staff Start Date 04/03/2023 End Date 03/29/2024 Day of the Week Mondays to Fridays Shift 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Work Arrangements This temporary, full-time position is available from April 3, 2023 to March 29, 2024. Regular hours of work are Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Shift days and times may change depending on the Department’s need. Occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required. The position is located at the New Westminster campus; however, successful candidate must be available for occasional work at the Coquitlam campus. Douglas College is committed to supporting a healthy work/life balance for employees. A modified/flexible schedule and/or hybrid work from home arrangement may be considered, subject to the terms of the College’s Work From Home Policy. What Douglas Offers DO what you love. Be good at it. That’s how Douglas College defines a great career. It’s a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC’s Top Employers. We love what we do. And we’re looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada’s best colleges even better. The Role Under the direction of the Assistant Registrar, Curriculum and Graduation, the Curriculum and Graduation Advising Specialist encodes College credential requirements, and provides problem analysis and resolutions for faculties and students and supports student success by ensuring program requirements are accurately represented in the degree audit system while ensuring the integrity of Douglas College credentials. This position has a thorough understanding of Douglas College curriculum, program/credential requirements, policies, program/curriculum governance and the maintenance of the complex degree audit system (e.g., myPath, CAPP ) that is used by students, Academic Advisors and faculty. This position is responsible for the maintenance of up-to-date course information in the Student Information System and on the College website and submits course articulations through the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer ( BCCAT ). The incumbent administers and evaluates applications for graduation, advises students and faculties on graduation requirements, including transfer credit assessment for graduation, and prepares, co-ordinates and organizes the graduation ceremonies. The position advises faculties and departments on the implementation of academic curriculum and associated policies and procedures.Responsibilities1. Advises program areas and course designers on details regarding course numbering, prerequisite and co-requisite logic, equivalents and other aspects. Advises staff and faculty on procedures for curriculum guideline submission. On a rotating basis with other team members, serves a member of the Education Council Curriculum Committee.a. Updates and maintains all accurate academic course data (e.g., credits, prerequisites) in Banner, including setup of new courses, revisions to existing courses and the withdrawal of courses while ensuring data integrity and consistency. Enters all course information and adheres to strict deadlines. Establishes priorities based on course scheduling, student registration dates and implementation of programs.b. Analyzes prerequisite combinations using Boolean logic and enters prerequisites and co-requisites in Banner to ensure proper compliance at registration. Ensures a high level of accuracy in determining prerequisite logic and in the entry of prerequisites and co-requisites and program or course restrictions in Banner at the catalogue level.c. Reviews Education Council meeting minutes ensuring all curriculum guidelines have been approved by Education Council and are complete and implemented.d. Reviews all curriculum guideline changes, edits, and formats changes to provide a final electronic copy that is presented on the College website and to other institutions for evaluation through the BCCAT evaluation system. Forwards articulation and re-articulation agreements to other institutions as deemed necessary through the Transfer Credit Evaluation System ( TCES ) on the BCCAT website; advises program areas of articulation agreements initiated by the College and by other post-secondary institutions. Reviews BCCAT change reports to ensure accuracy (e.g., start/end dates, credits, course names and numbers).e. Evaluates reports from BCCAT to determine and define attributes that are specific to courses; inserts and maintains attributes for courses, including maintaining upper level course codes that affect course fees.f. Responds to requests from students and other institutions for copies of archived curriculum guidelines that are not available on the website.2. Advises students on program requirements, determining whether students meet these requirements and coordinates all aspects of the convocation ceremonies. Advises students on various options to complete program requirements.a. Evaluates graduation applications for Douglas College credentials according to established Education Council approved program requirements including program requirements that are in transition. Updates and maintains accurate information pertaining to graduation requests and assessments in Banner. Ensures the integrity of credentials.b. Analyzes complex program requirements and accurately codes the requirements in the degree audit system (Degree Works and CAPP ) by using a programming language.c. Determines whether International students are eligible for Work Permit letters adhering to tight deadlines.d. Produces all levels of College credentials (e.g., academic, Continuing Education, Partnership Programs) ensuring accuracy of program and student name.e. Identifies and evaluates potential transfer credits that can be used to meet graduation requirements, referencing the BC Transfer Guide.f. Liaises with College departments, Supervisor or Associate Registrar regarding complex graduation requirements when necessary.g. Assesses, approves or denies applications and communicates status of application. This may include communicating difficult information to students who are agitated and distressed, referring where appropriate.h. Advises students, faculties and program areas on various options to complete program requirements.i. Provides functional support to the College-wide community using the degree audit system.j. Liaises with and provides guidance to departments in regards to exceptions, substitutions and waivers. Updates the credential requirement exception on the student record. Enforces policies and procedures related to issuing credentials.k. Determines an optimal graduation ceremony schedule based on site capacity and departmental requests where possible. Publishes the graduation schedule on College website using Sitecore/ CMS and includes relevant instructions and information. Collects monies for late graduation fees or back dated credentials. Refunds or waives fees when appropriate.l. Coordinates and organizes the Graduation Ceremonies and other tasks related to the event. Trouble-shoots issues that arise to ensure students have the best possible graduation experience. Liaises and negotiates with internal and external stakeholders and vendors for required services ensuring budget limitations are considered.m. Prepares and compiles reports using FAST or other system and maintains statistics related to graduation. Prepares and edits the Graduation Program.n. Participates in testing for upgrades and implementation of new technology for software such as Degree Works. Seeks ways to continually improve existing processes to increase efficiencies and service.o. Sources and orders parchment, related supplies and regalia and ensures adequate stock is available as required.3. Performs other related duties such as;a. Assists with a variety of tasks in Records.b. Answers in-person, telephone and e-mail inquiries from students, staff, faculty, and administrators.c. Updates and revises procedures manual. To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need 1. To have an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution. A combination of education and experience may be considered.2. A minimum of two years related work experience in a related field at a recognized post-secondary institution. Experience in event planning and coordinating large events such as graduation is an asset.3. Knowledge of post-secondary policy and procedures, programs, graduation, transfer credit, and a range of registrarial processes.4. Experience with basic computer programming languages to encode program requirements in the Degree Audit system (i.e., an ability to represent rules and requirements) is strongly preferred.5. Experience working with a degree audit system such as Degree Works and Banner is preferred.6. Experience in event planning and coordinating large events such as graduation is preferred.7. An in-depth understanding of program and policy requirements.8. An in-depth understanding of the curriculum governance process.9. Strong analytical, problem-solving, planning, coordinating and organizational skills.10. Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills including written and verbal fluency in the English language. Tact and diplomacy along with the ability to deal effectively with conflict.11. Excellent attention to detail and a proven ability to meet strict deadlines.12. Ability to learn new software applications and technology quickly.13. Ability to effectively train the College community (e.g., faculty, staff) on Degree Works.14. A demonstrated ability to: •Work under pressure and resolve problems effectively •Communicate professionally and effectively in writing, in person, or on the telephone with staff, faculty, administrators, and students, as well as maintain a good working relationship with others •Work independently under minimum supervision to meet deadlines and objectives and establish priorities •Provide excellent customer service •Explain complex program requirements to students Link to Full Position Profile Equity Statement Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status. Needs a Criminal Records Check No Posting Detail Information Open Date 03/16/2023 Close Date 03/22/2023 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online on the Douglas College Career Site . Qualified internal applicants shall be given first consideration in filling the position. All internal applications must be received by March 22, 2023. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. All candidates selected for interview will need to bring original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume. Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting