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Academic Communication Specialist


DEPARTMENT:  Office of the Registrar


Bachelor’s Degree required. Minimum two years related work experience, preferably in a post-secondary academic institution.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  A positive student success oriented attitude is necessary for the position.  Ability to work to established deadlines. Excellent problem solving skills necessary.  The candidate must possess high integrity and ethics. Must be able to work flexible hours including some evenings and Saturdays.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe necessary.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:               

Responsible for University Office of the Registrar publications.  Ensure the accuracy of degree audit worksheets.  Work in collaboration with academic schools in regard to student correspondence and printed materials.


  1. Maintain strict confidentiality of student records – adhere to the requirements of the Buckley Amendment as it applies to student records.
  2. Assist Registrar with FERPA tutorial development and assist with FERPA training for staff and faculty.
  3. Process registrations, schedule changes, course withdrawals, complete withdrawals, independent studies, and internships. Check registration screens for re-admission clearance, probation, immunization, closed classes, repeated classes, etc.
  4. Assist with course book production processing.
  5. Responsible for University catalog coordination and production in collaboration with academic school staff. 
  6. Ensures that all students are assigned a faculty advisor in software system before registration period by coordinating efforts with academic schools.
  7. Send correspondence to students concerning upcoming registration and commencement events.
  8. Work in collaboration with academic schools to assist with curriculum changes and program guide accuracy.
  9. Front desk phone and student inquiry backup.
  10. Assist with graduation ceremony preparation.
  11. Development and print production of various student registration forms.
  12. Perform special projects or other related duties as assigned.



Qualified applicants should forward a cover letter and resume via email to HROffice@pointpark.edu (preferred) or mail to:  
Point Park University
Human Resources Office
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

When responding via email please reference - ACADEMIC COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST  - in the subject line.

Please submit documents in Rich Text (.txt) Word document (.doc) or Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf).

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  Due to the high volume of resumes received, Point Park University will not be able to respond to inquiries regarding the status of your resume. If we determine that your skills and experience match the position requirements, we will contact you to discuss the opportunity further. If you do not hear from us, we encourage you to revisit our website at www.pointpark.edu for the status of the position and future opportunities.