Director of MyDegree

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative

Position Title: Director of MyDegree  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  
Advertised Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications plus a comprehensive benefit package  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: Aligned with the university and RSS strategic plans, the MyDegree Director supports institutional effectiveness and student success. This work involves operationalizing program data to aid students and advisors, automating degree auditing processes, aiding initiatives to help identify and mitigate barriers to enrollment, progression and graduation, and furthering Ferris’s ability to plan for and offer courses in response to demand.

The MyDegree Director provides operational and strategic leadership for initiatives and personnel supporting curricular processes and toolsets for students, faculty and staff designed to aid program and course planning, bulletin publication, transfer guidance, degree mapping, advising, graduation audits, and custom reporting, e.g., usage, demand and forecast analyses, etc. The Director collaborates with faculty and staff and engages students through use experience consultation to continually evolve MyDegree (Degree Works) in support of university priories, curricular processes and the needs of student, faculty and staff constituencies.
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Master’s Degree  
Required Work Experience: At least 3 years or related work experience in higher education (e.g., student records and registration, degree audit, enrollment services, academic program coordination, information management, or academic advising administration), and related experience with Banner and Degree Works.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:    
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Managerial and Leadership Responsibilities
• Manage MyDegree Team including supervision of two full-time staff
• Chair the MyDegree Advisory Board 
• Determining, project planning and managing the successful execution of MyDegree upgrades
• Review of curriculum proposals
• Attend RAM (Registrar, Academic Affairs, and MyDegree) and UCC (University Curriculum Committee)
• Coordinate MyDegree Security/Access Permission
• Attend to administrative management of Cherwell; create new categories for the ticket classification. 
• Serve as a key member and leader on select university committees and working groups including, but not limited to,  
o ALC - Academic Leadership Council 
o R&SS Administrative Council 
o DSAAs – Director of Student Academic Affairs  
o FACT - Functional Area Coordinating Team 
o Transfer Group 
o Touchbase meetings with CTO (Chief Technology Officer) 
o Touchbase meetings with Registrar 
o UCC – University Curriculum Committee 
o Academic Senate
• Provide training and development to students, faculty and staff on the use of MyDegree
• Collaborate with the General Education Coordinator and Institutional Technology Services to support general education course listings  
• Assure Academic Affairs Checksheet Repository is complete and accurate
• Participate in appropriate professional development and training activities

System Administration
• Scribe curricula and curricular changes for all Ferris programs
• Work collaboratively across the institution to develop innovative solutions to program in MyDegree using the Ellucian scribing language.
• Coordinate program-level review and testing; resolve concerns
• Analyze and trouble-shoot system problems concerning degree audits including how the extract from Banner to MyDegree is involved
• Manage the use of existing technologies including serving as the technical administrative liaison between the MyDegree team, the database administrator, and other Banner users such as Enrollment Services
• Review current processes, evaluate, and implement changes for improvement especially as to how we can take advantage of Banner data to improve the degree audit
• Develop reports utilizing the data available within MyDegree and/or Banner
• Provide assistance and serve as a liaison to other key departments for degree audit evaluations for all degree programs
• Stay current with new releases of MyDegree, by researching scribe techniques, participating in the Ellucian E-Commons and the BUGMI users group, and other activities that keep Ferris’ scribing current
• Monitor MyDegree email and respond to questions as needed
• Answer MyDegree support line and help users as needed
• Resolve support tickets submitted through the Ticketing System (Cherwell)
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Skills:
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Presentation skills with small or large groups

Ability to:
• Develop and maintain clear, action-focused, assessable project plans
• Work effectively with diverse people and perspectives
• Utilize relevant software and databases (e.g., BANNER, MyDegree, WebFocus, MS365).
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1 (Required): Applicants must attach an unofficial transcript of Master's Degree.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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