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At Abilene Christian University, you will find more than a job. You will find a workplace where you can impact the lives of more than 5,200 students who are being educated as Christ-centered global leaders each year. The university has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education for 11 years. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment, expansive opportunities for professional and personal development, and an emphasis on our core Christian values. Explore these postings for the Abilene campus and Dallas branch to find the right fit for you.

NOTE: ACU is currently accepting applications for *all posted positions*. Student employees should apply now for positions for the fall semester.

Some faculty and staff positions on the Abilene campus may be subject to a hiring pause as a response to the continuously changing circumstances involving COVID-19. For additional information or assistance, contact tiffany.badon@acu.edu.

At Abilene Christian University, you will find more than a job. You will find a workplace where you can impact the lives of more than 5,200 students who are being educated as Christ-centered global leaders each year. The university has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education for 11 years. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment, expansive opportunities for professional and personal development, and an emphasis on our core Christian values. Explore these postings for the Abilene campus and Dallas branch to find the right fit for you.

NOTE: ACU is currently accepting applications for *all posted positions*. Student employees should apply now for positions for the fall semester.

Some faculty and staff positions on the Abilene campus may be subject to a hiring pause as a response to the continuously changing circumstances involving COVID-19. For additional information or assistance, contact tiffany.badon@acu.edu.

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Veteran’s Certification Officer and Transfer Credit Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 492938
Work Type: Staff full-time
Location: Abilene
Categories: Staff

About ACU

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position Veteran’s Certification Officer and Transfer Credit Coordinator
Posting Location Abilene, TX
Department Office of the Registrar
Employee Class Nonexempt Full-time
Basic Responsibilities A. Serve as Veterans’ Certification Officer, advising and monitoring the progress of
students using benefits, preparing and submitting annual and other required
reports to VA officials and agencies. Insure that ACU remains in compliance
with VA regulations.
B. Serve as the point of contact for students and campus offices regarding the use of
VA/military benefits at ACU.
C. Provide data input, processing, and support for the transfer articulation and
admission requirement monitoring functions and processes, including the Texas
Common Course Numbering System.
D. Enter transfer credit from official transcripts into student records and ensure that
all relevant academic policies are followed in the awarding of transfer credit.
Essential Duties

A. Serve as Veterans’ Certification Officer, advising and monitoring the progress of
students using benefits, preparing and submitting annual and other required
reports to VA officials and agencies. Insure that ACU remains in compliance
with VA regulations.
1. Create and maintain permanent files for all students who apply to use VA
benefits at ACU, filing the necessary forms for students to receive benefits
and monitoring the progress of each student toward degree completion.
2. Determine applicability of transferred work and/or military training to
students’ chosen degree plans, for “block 7" reporting, notifying VA
officials of repeated courses, pre-requisite, developmental or leveling (for
graduate students) work, full-time or part-time status, changes in student

schedules, and progress toward and completion of degree as required by
VA.
3. Secure data for preparing and submit annual reports and updates, prepare
for annual and triennial audits, communicate with students using benefits
and VA administration on unusual issues or questions.
4. Remain current on relevant policies and procedures through training and
information offered by the Veteran’s Administration, Texas Veterans
Commission and other sources. Keep the Registrar and other staff
informed regarding any changes related to military education policies or
VA/military benefit certification processes.

B. Serve as the point of contact for students and campus offices regarding the use of
VA/military benefits at ACU.
1. Provide effective customer service and accurate information to students
regarding the use of VA education benefits in line with program policies
in order to assist them in making appropriate choices and decisions.
2. Serve as the primary contact for VA education benefits issues and work
with appropriate campus offices (Financial Aid, Academic Advising,
Office of the Registrar) to resolve issues with sensitivity to the specific
needs and requirements of students using these benefits.
3. Communicate with the Veteran’s Administration and Texas Veterans
Commission as needed regarding policy questions, student situations and
reporting requirements.
4. Work with the Registrar to educate the campus community on policies and
procedures regarding VA education benefits and keep up to date with
policy changes that impact students or campus offices and procedures.
C. Provide data input, processing, and support for the transfer articulation and
admission requirement monitoring functions and processes, including the Texas
Common Course Numbering System.
1. Process transfer articulation for both current and incoming students.
2. Support the Registrar and Transfer Articulation Coordinator in the process
of building the transfer articulation catalog.
3. Manage the Texas Common Course Numbering System for the university
by sending out information regarding its revision annually and collecting
data from academic departments about its effectiveness.

D. Enter transfer credit from official transcripts into student records and ensure that
all relevant academic policies are followed in the awarding of transfer credit.

1. For undergraduate students who are new to the university or who are
taking approved classes during the summer term.
2. For graduate students who are new to the university and may be receiving
advanced standing in their degree plan.

Professional Development Requirements

A. Skills:
1. Knowledge of operating on a network system.
2. Knowledge of integrative software, word-processing and Web applications.

B. Training Required:
1. Veterans’ Administration training in certification processes and
recordkeeping.
2. Continuous training on student system upgrades and Web upgrades.
3. Training on Banner’s transfer system, as well as training in Slate and other
campus software packages.

Qualifications

A. Professional

1. Bachelor’s degree required.
2. Previous experience with university academic processes preferred.
3. Computer skills, including word-processing and email communication.
4. Analytical skills and knowledge of academic records.
5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative and team
environment.
6. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
7. Ability to work with details and follow-through on tasks.
8. Ability to accurately interpret VA requirements; prior knowledge of VA
requirements is preferred.

B. Personal

1. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
2. Professional appearance and attitude.
3. Strong understanding of process and organizational structure.
4. Strong sense of customer service and customer relations.
5. Ability to meet deadlines and work with pressure at some periods of time.
6. Willingness and eagerness to learn.
7. Respects confidential nature of student records.
8. Enjoys serving faculty, staff, and students.

Physical Demands A. Sitting, working at a computer for extended periods of time.
B. Some moving/lifting of files and boxes.
C. Attending meetings at other campus locations.
Additional Information

ACU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.

 

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