Office of the University Registrar Division of Enrollment Management
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The Office of the University Registrar at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, (UTK) invites applications and nominations for a Graduation Specialist position. We are seeking candidates who can contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
The University and Region
UTK is the state's flagship, land-grant university. We are a Research 1 university with 11 colleges and more than 30,000 students. With new leadership at the system, university, and college levels, UTK is poised for dramatic positive change focused on solving some of the most audacious, pressing problems our country and world face today. The city of Knoxville is a hidden gem surrounded by eight gorgeous lakes, with a beautiful and walkable downtown, a diverse music scene including internationally recognized festivals, active neighborhoods, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural and outdoor activities. UTK is located within easy driving distance to the Great Smoky Mountains, Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, and Cincinnati. It is only a day's drive to Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C. Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people.
The Enrollment Management (EM) division comprises more than 150 full-time staff who serve our students through the following departments and functions: Undergraduate Admissions, International Recruitment, Transfer Center, One Stop Student Services, Financial Aid and Scholarships, University Registrar, EM Communications, and EM Research & Analytics. We are passionate about fulfilling our land-grant mission of accessible education and making an impact that will transform lives through the student experience.
Application Review: Review the degree audit of each undergraduate degree applicant in the assigned college or colleges in order to determine if students are satisfying all degree requirements.
Final Degree Clearance: Review the degree audit of each undergraduate degree applicant in order to determine if students have satisfied all degree requirements conferring degrees when appropriate.
Commencement: Prepare for and assist in the University commencement ceremonies.
Application Processing: Process each incoming undergraduate graduation application, determine eligibility for indicated catalog year, while also ensuring that the degree information listed is coded and entered correctly into Banner and each student's degree audit.
Customer Service: Guide students, faculty and staff via email, telephone, and face-to-face contact through the necessary steps to ensure that each undergraduate degree applicant meets the various deadlines in the term of graduation (as determined by the University).
Testing: Review all approved undergraduate academic degree programs and policy changes as promulgated by the Undergraduate Academic Council.
Diploma Ordering: Oversee the process of ensuring that all undergraduate diplomas are ordered accurately and in a timely fashion. This includes validating the required information in each order and submitting orders in accordance with University policies and procedures.
Records Management: Oversee the process of ensuring that all graduation applications are scanned into the OnBase records management system. This includes any archived records in the Records Management Office. This position also involves supervision of students in the Office of the University Registrar.
Internal Number: 211186
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.