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Graduation Specialist

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Work type: Administrative, Full-Time
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Academic Advising/Academic Support

Job Title: Graduation Specialist

Reporting Relationship: Assistant Director of Registration & Academic Services

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Residential Academic Services

Campus Location: Marion

Summary of Position:    The Graduation Specialist supports our mission by helping IWU-Marion students thrive as they seek to meet requirements to graduate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as a hard-working member of the RAS team
  • Serve with professionalism and a high level of customer service
  • Assist team with other large events, such as, Graduation Ceremonies, Baccalaureate, and New Student Registrations
  • Coordinate and lead Graduation collaboration with Registrar’s Office including maintaining and updating graduation records, publishing commencement student program pages and organizing the distribution of commencement tickets
  • Train students and academic advisors on the requirements for graduation, the use of degree audits, and the policies and procedures of the RAS Office
  • Certify that graduates have fulfilled all requirements prior to receiving certificates of degrees; make recommendations for alternative methods of meeting degree requirements when appropriate
  • Evaluate graduation applications and assess the plan to complete requirements established by the university, college, school, and/or division
  • Ensures accuracy of academic records by applying approved course substitutions and exceptions
  • Provide graduate information to graduating students and other departments when necessary
  • Maintains procedure manual for related areas of responsibility
  • Assist as an RAS Advisor for General Studies Students, as needed
  • Complete projects and other duties as assigned - (Essential)

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


• A college degree is required.


• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.

Required Skills

• High level of customer service skills through written and verbal communication
• Critical thinking and problem solving skills
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Discretion and confidentiality
• Positive contribution to team environment


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.



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