Manager, Registration and Degree Audit Georgetown University Law Center
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Manager, Registration and Degree Audit - Georgetown University Law Center
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The Manager of Registration and Degree Audit has three distinct areas of responsibility: provides oversight for all aspects of new student registration, manages the specialized registration for JD Externship Seminars, and analyzes degree audits of academic records for approximately 2500 students annually. Reporting to the Associate Registrar, the Manager serves in an autonomous role and interacts with the entire Law Center community and external constituencies in duties that include but are not limited to:
Registration for First-Year, New Graduate, Transfer, and Visiting Students
Coordinates all aspects of first year, graduate, transfer, and visiting student registration for approximately 1200 students annually.
Serves as a vital resource to new students as a point of contact.
Advises students on a broad range of issues including curriculum offerings and course selection, registration processing, immunization requirements, billing, housing, law school preparation, and orientation to the Law Center and the Washington, DC area.
Manages the smooth flow of information regarding new student issues between the Office of the Registrar, the Office of Financial Aid, and the Office of Admissions.
Determines section assignment for all incoming first-year students and registers them for courses, ensuring that all sections remain balanced, monitoring all withdrawals and admits.
Authorizes section assignment change requests, balancing Law Center policy regarding section changes with a student's legitimate needs.
Registers new Graduate, Transfer, and Visiting Students, based on their course requests and seat availability.
In conjunction with JD Assistant Deans, ensures transfer students are registered for any missing required first-year courses.
Reviews new graduate student records to verify satisfactory completion of course pre-requisites.
Exercises authority to register students without proof of undergraduate or J.D. degree on a provisional basis.
Authorizes students to register late and conducts late registration.
Manages the timely processing of course withdrawals, leaves of absences, and withdrawals from the Law Center as approved by an Academic Advisor or Dean of Students, with appropriate notifications to faculty, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, as applicable.
Conducts academic record audits for approximately 2500 students annually, ensuring that students meet all Law Center and American Bar Association requirements.
Identifies students not making normal progress toward completion of their academic requirements.
Serves as a resource to all students regarding graduation requirements and is available on an as-needed basis to consult with students about their academic progress.
Provides annual updates to Degree Works (the degree audit program) to accurately reflect academic requirement updates per the Bulletin.
JD Externship Program
Manages the specialized registration for Externship Seminars.
Reviews the transcripts and Pass/Fail database for compliance with the prerequisites and eligibility of all Externship applicants.
Coordinates with the Externship Director to review all JD applications.
Notifies JD students of the decisions and creates specific course and corresponding approved credits for all approved Externship projects.
Serves as a liaison between JD students and the Externship Director to resolve any issues or questions.
Bachelor's degree - Master's degree preferred
At least 3 years of continuous work experience in a demanding environment requiring demonstrated multitasking and organizational skills - preference for work in higher education or customer service
Computer-literate with advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, email systems, and PC-based database management programs such as Microsoft Access - all in a Windows environment
Familiarity with internet research tools - preference for knowledge and use of Banner and DegreeWorks
Ability to multi-task, prioritize projects, and work independently, as well as part of a team
Highly motivated, detail oriented, and organized, as well as excellent time management skills
Strong and demonstrated ability to effectively meet goals and deadlines
Demonstrated flexibility and agility in handling multiple complex projects in fast-paced environment while maintaining professionalism
Ability to react to new situations appropriately and to adapt readily to changing work demands
Ability to show initiative and to learn new skills
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
Superior interpersonal and problem solving skills, including the ability to interact in a tactful and diplomatic manner to work and to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies
Good listening skills, diplomacy, and ability to establish priorities critical to success
Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
Availability and willingness to work extended hours (including some weekend time) several times each semester (registration, add-drop, exams, commencement), applying a positive attitude and the time required to do the job right
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