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Prior Learning Assessment Counselor

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Work type: Hourly (Full Time)
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Admissions/Recruiting/Enrollment

Job Title: Prior Learning Assessment Counselor

Reporting Relationship: Assistant Director, Admissions and Graduation

Unit: National & Global

Department: Student Experience

Campus Location: NGM Building

Summary of Position:    The Prior Learning Assessment Counselor will be responsible for the overall administration and academic integrity of the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process. Assist students through the PLA process, including reviewing documentation, sending out for additional review and adding credit to the student record. Assist with partnerships to facilitate process for new PLA opportunities. Manage and maintain all PLA opportunities and offerings.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the PLA process, including ensuring academic credibility. Oversee the submission process and the posting of academic credit to the student record
  • Actively engage with students and assess the potential for PLA; help students appropriately compile and submit PLA documentation
  • Revise and update processes and instructions as needed to keep up with innovations in PLA across the education industry
  • Maintain an adequate and appropriate faculty/administrator evaluator base who understand the importance of PLA evaluation and coordinate with faculty as review is needed
  • Manage and maintain current PLA partnerships – both with the credit being awarded and ensuring that students have been awarded the appropriate credit
  • Coordinate with Enrollment and Academic Advising teams in suggesting and following through with student PLA needs

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.


  • Bachelor degree preferred


  • Previous experience in higher education preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.

Required Skills

  • Organizational skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills for relating effectively with students and staff
  • Ability to work independently on tasks and projects as assigned

Diversity Statement

IWU commits to create a community that reflects kingdom diversity. We will foster an intentional environment that exhibits honor, respect, and dignity. Acknowledging visible or invisible differences, our community authentically values each member’s earthly and eternal worth. We refute ignorance and isolation and embrace deliberate and courageous engagement.


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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