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Registration Assistant - Transfer Credit Evaluator

Department: Registration and Records
Reports to: Dean of Academic Services
Supervises: N/A
Pay Grade: C, Non-exempt; Full-time

$29,000 - $31,000, DOE

Anticipated Start Date:  August 8, 2014
Review of applications will begin:  ASAP
Interviews will take place:  August 2, 2014


Provides transfer credit analysis and first year assessment for all entering students in support of the College’s retention goals.  This position, along with the Registration Assistant – Course Scheduler, also provides the main front office support for the Registration and Records Office.


  1. Manages the transfer credit analysis and curricular placement by:
    • reviewing all new student transfer credits for appropriate transfer
    • reviewing all new students for satisfaction of high school completion
    • coordinating with Assistant Registrar on students’ first year progress
    • creating student electronic advising file
  2. Monitors student progress by:
    • collecting mid-term evaluation and final grade data
    • providing first-year requirement statistics
    • updating Student Success Committee / CARE Committee
  3. Works in conjunction with the Dean of Academic Services to manage the College shuttle schedule each term.
  4. Manages registration for College’s extension programs.
  5. Serves as primary contact for telephone and in-person inquiries including:
    • assisting students with the registration process
    • managing all aspects of academic transcript and enrollment verification requests
    • maintaining change of address and change of name systems
  6. Provides administrative support to the department by:

    • filing and maintaining confidential copy
    • filing and maintaining confidential copy
    • managing mailings to students, faculty and administrators
    • creating/maintaining annual reports with data gathered from College’s database
    • taking minutes for the Academic Standards Committee
    • entering mid-term evaluations
    • updating forms
  7. Assists the Associate Registrar with the creation of the College’s annual fact book.
  8. Assists the Dean of Academic Services in the planning and implementation of the College’s Commencement exercises including:
    • ordering and tracking diplomas
    • coordinating diploma signing
  9. Serves as primary contact for coordination of Veteran Education Benefits in conjunction with the Associate Registrar.
  10. Coordinates audit of new students files from Admissions at the start of each term.
  11. Other duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree plus two to three years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Word-processing, typing and spreadsheet skills; working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Self motivated, well organized, and attentive to detail
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to remain pleasant and competent under stressful situations
  • Ability to relate well with a diverse campus community
  • Ability to perform occasional light lifting
  • Must pass background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with Jenzabar software and Infomaker
  • Experience in a not-for-profit, higher education or arts environment
  • Application Procedures

    For consideration please submit cover letter, resume, and completed Cornish Employment Application to:

    Cornish College of the Arts
    Human Resources
    1000 Lenora Street
    Seattle, WA 98121


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    Incomplete applications will not be considered

    Equal Opportunity Statement
    Cornish College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer intent on enriching the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. Our goal is to create an intercultural learning environment comprised of people with varied experiences and perspectives. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups for all open positions.

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