Residency Classification Coordinator Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Coordinates activities of the student residency classification
program. Reviews and determines students' eligibility for residency
classification for tuition purposes by reviewing applications and
documentation, conducting interviews with applicants and
interpreting state, Board of Regents and institutional guidelines
for residency classification.
second in a series of two classifications. Incumbents in this
classification perform work of the Residency Classification
Specialists as well as supervising activities of specialists and/or
support staff. It is distinguished from the Residency Classification
Specialist in that coordinator handles the more difficult and
complex cases, supervises professional classifications and makes the
final decision on residency determinations. Provides service to
potential and current students.
Examples of Duties:
- Hires, coahces, reviews, supervises, and terminates assigned
employees, or makes effective suggestions and recommendations
that are given particular weight regarding the employment status
of assigned employees.
- Evaluates applications of non-resident students to determine
eligibility for residency status for tuition purposes according
to state, Board of Regents and institutional guidelines; reviews
documentation, conducts interviews and verifies information
provided on application.
- Informs applicants and parents about classification
procedures and policies regarding completeness of files, reasons
for needing requested materials, timing of review process,
justification needed for classification and final appeal
- Interprets Board of Regents guidelines and state laws
regarding residency status to students, parents and
- Enters data to update residency status of students on
automated student information system.
- Advises admissions office personnel as to initial residency
classification decisions for new student applicants.
- Assists and accompanies the university attorney to court
hearings or arbitrations, and testifies on behalf of the
- Reviews and recommends changes to residency classification
policy to the Arizona Board of Regents; assists in formulation
of policy and summary on tuition classification.
- Advises and communicates with companies/corporations
relocating to Arizona regarding employees/spouses/dependents
entitlement to in-state status.
- Arranges and/or conducts orientation presentations of
residency requirement guidelines to students, new applicants,
parents, community groups and outside agencies.
- Corresponds with applicants concerning application status.
- Compiles statistical reports to summarize program activities
and goals for next year.
- Arranges for appeals committee hearings by setting dates,
contacting members, providing members with case histories and
information and distributing forms to students; briefs student
on appeal procedures.
- Acts as advisor to the appeals committee in interpreting
Board of Regents and state law related to residency status and
responding to their procedural questions.
- Coordinates residency issues with undergraduate admissions,
graduate admissions, and law admissions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of residency qualification guidelines.
- Knowledge of supervisory techniques and practices.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field AND
one year of student affairs or business administration experience;
OR, Five years of student affairs or business administration
experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or
education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have
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