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This is responsible administrative and degree program support within a school or college involved in implementing a wide variety of degree program requirements. This is the first in a series of four classifications, and provides academic support by working with students and records. Work is performed under general supervision, has no supervisory duties, and work is reviewed by observation of results.


Advises students providing academic procedures, policies, goals, and objectives, guidance, and problem resolution;

Administers student support to enrolled and prospective students, such as degree program advisement, graduation processing, petitioning, withdrawals, information sessions, receptions, and student orientations;

Maintains up-to-date knowledge of rules and policies effecting specific degree programs;

Answers questions regarding individual schools and colleges, as well as the University.


Completion of a Bachelor's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment and one year of administrative and appropriate program experience; OR five years of progressively responsible work in this area; OR any combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Thorough knowledge of the University's rules, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to a specific degree program;

Effective problem solving and interpersonal communication skills;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;

Knowledge and competence in computer skills;

Ability to interpret policies and procedures and effectively communicate these to students and faculty.



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