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Residency Classification Coordinator Duties and Responsibilities

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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.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is 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 process.
  • Interprets Board of Regents guidelines and state laws regarding residency status to students, parents and subordinates.
  • 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 university.
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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 been achieved.


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