Degree Works Specialist

Employer Info:

University of Portland
Job Name
Degree Works Specialist
Brief Description
The primary responsibilities of this entry-level position are processing petitions for course substitutions and equivalents in the Degree Works system. This position updates and maintains prerequisites and academic requirements in Degree Works. No prior experience in higher education or with Degree Works is required.
Job Type
Education Level Required
Location City
Portland, OR 97203, United states
Contact Person
Abby McMahon
Contact Email
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Job Details
Core Duties
  • Provide assistance to students, staff, alumni, faculty, and members of the public in-person and over the phone with information requests, registration, add/drop, withdrawals, leave of absence, and confidentiality requests.
  • Assist in processing address changes, changes of grade, major/minor forms, name changes, transcript requests, and transfers within the University.
  • During peak times assist with commencement, advance registration, start of term and end of term.
  • Process petitions for course substitutions and equivalents
  • Update and maintain prerequisites in Degree Works.
  • Assist with Degree Works system enhancements, integrated systems implementation with Banner and upgrades.
  • Update and maintain academic program requirements in Degree Works each academic year.
  • Assist with collaboration with the college/schools across campus to facilitate use by both students and faculty of the Degree Works degree audit system.
  • Check articulated transfer credit for accuracy via Degree Works audits.
  • Shared responsibility with Transfer Articulation Specialist for processing and reviewing curriculum changes and Transfers within the University.
  • Be knowledge of the academic information sections of the bulletin and course schedules within three weeks of publication.
  • Be knowledgeable of FERPA policies regarding release of student information and act within University guidelines.
Education and Experience
  • Required: Bachelor’s degree.
  • Required: Two years’ experience with a complex computer software in an office environment.
  • Or a combination of equivalent education and/or experience.