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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Admissions/Registrar
4 Year Degree
Summary: The Certification Specialist provides certification support to the Main Campus Registrar and the Associate Registrar and Director of Academic Advising for Adult and Graduate Studies.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The primary function of this position will be certification tasks and coordinating communication with students (and other stakeholders) related to international certification and veterans education benefits certification. This position will perform data management tasks in support of practices, policies, and procedures for which the unit is responsible.
International Student Certification:
Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) for the Student Exchange/Visitor Program (SEVP)
Coordinate with Admissions DSO to gather complete information on incoming students.
Prepare and issue I-20’s to eligible international students
Verify presence of international students each semester
Advise Principal Designated School of Official on certification or termination international student each semester
Monitor international student enrollment for changes and taking appropriate action as needed (weekly)
Monitor international students’ eligibility and take appropriate action to help each student maintain nonimmigrant status in accordance with federal laws and Montreat policies
Maintain SEVIS data on each international student.
Manage Optional Practical Training (OPT) program for international students
Maintain institutional records on each international student.
Coordinate with PDSO to ensure the College remains in compliance with SEVP standards
Generate reports on international student enrollment on a semester and annual bases
Lead annual recertification processes for the College
Veterans Affairs Benefits Certification for All Schools:
Serve as primary School Certifying Official (SCO) for Montreat College
Work with students to determine eligibility for VA benefits
Work with eligible students to submit documentation for certification
Submit student data to VA via VAONCE for student certification
Coordinate with Student Financial Services to ensure accurate payment of benefits
Maintain complete documentation on all students receiving benefits
Perform data entry in Jenzabar to reflect VA benefit status of each student
Maintain correspondence from VA
Report changes in academic programs to NC SAA
Monitor students semester enrollment weekly and report updates to VA
Communicate timely with incoming and continuing students regarding certification status
Generate VA benefited student enrollment reports on semester and annual bases
Lead annual reapplication processes with NC SAA for the College
Other Duties (as assigned):
Support the work of the office during peak periods related to data entry, graduation/commencement, and records management.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a professional and personal commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Montreat College. That commitment includes agreement with the published Statement of Faith found here: http://www.montreat.edu/about-us/faith-statement/ .
The ideal candidate will have experience working in a records office or other office environment where data integrity, technology applications, and customer service are top priorities.
Qualifications and expectations will include, but are not limited to the following:
A willingness to be part of a team working in a goal-oriented environment.
Maintain an organized flow of data and communication between Office of Records and Registration, other administrative offices, remote campus personnel and students.
Critical thinking and problem solving skills with great attention to detail.
Excellent customer service and communication skills.
Proficient in use of Microsoft Office programs.
Knowledge of computerized student databases and student information systems preferred.
Bachelor’s degree including knowledge in or experience with information systems.
Application Requirements/How to Apply:
Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position fills.
We request candidates send the following materials:
6) List of Three Professional References with Contact Information
Send materials by email to:
Dr. Fred L. Miller Jr, Ed.D.
About Montreat College:
Montreat College is a Christian liberal arts college accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer masters, bachelors, and associates degrees. The main campus is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains fifteen miles east of Asheville, North Carolina, a region recognized as one of the most attractive living environments in the United States. Additional locations in Asheville, Charlotte, and other cities supplement the main campus. The College is committed to Christ-centered teaching and learning and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.
About Montreat College
Montreat College is a Christian liberal arts college accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer master's, bachelor's, and associate's degrees. The main campus is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains fifteen miles east of Asheville, North Carolina, a region recognized as one of the most attractive living environments in the United States. Satellite campuses in Asheville, Charlotte, and other sites supplement the main campus. The College is committed to Christ-centered teaching and learning, and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.