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Curriculum Analyst, Degree Audit

Company: University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Office of the Registrar seeks a Curriculum Analyst to join their Degree Audit team.

The Curriculum Analyst for the Office of the Registrar will encode and maintain degree audit reporting system requirements using a vended system (uAchieve) and a homegrown student information system (MAUI) in accordance with University policies and academic degree requirements as described in the General Catalog. Serve as a member of the Registrar's Curriculum team in support of academics and student success across campus. Work closely with school/college and departmental staff to analyze program of study requirements, develop consistent encoding standards and practices, and provide expert guidance on suitable encoding solutions while balancing the needs of students, advisors and other users of the degree audit system. May encode exceptions upon request.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Cultivate a broad understanding of the curriculum management system to ensure consistency between degree audits, planned curriculum, and sample plans of study.
  • Creation of new program of study degree audit reports using the General Catalog as authoritative source.
  • Develop proposals for automation of degree audit tasks and work closely with programmers throughout all phases of development.
  • Create and utilize consistent messaging using common language to help provide support and training for end users.
  • Troubleshoot issues and resolve problems in collaboration with IT, Registrar, and campus users.
  • For a full job description, including all duties and competencies assigned, please e-mail the contact listed below or visit:

ABOUT THE DEPT: The Office of the Registrar serves as the institutional guardian for official academic information and records in supporting the faculty, staff and students of the University of Iowa. We work with every faculty, staff, student, department, and dean's office on campus coordinating and providing services related to the student records: course catalog, registration, fees, records, transcripts, data warehouse, institutional research, reporting, maintenance, and security for student records data, grading process, graduation and diploma services. We are committed to providing high quality learning environments to our faculty and students in coordination, scheduling assignment and management of our University Classroom inventory. Our services provide support for all departments in the Provost's responsibilities.


REQUIRED Education, Experience and Competencies

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business, or related or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Some (minimum one year) related experience, preferably working in higher education, degree audit encoding, data or policy analysis, academic planning, curricular management, or an academic advising setting.

Demonstrates a Working proficiency level in:

  • Knowledge of business process design techniques that encourage a critical, fresh look at key processes and focus on optimizing organizational performance; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse and complex situations using logic, analytical techniques and deductive reasoning.
  • Ability to contribute to and support a team-based work environment with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive manner while appreciating the unique contribution of diverse individuals.
  • Able to work collaboratively and creatively on complex projects that may involve many stakeholders and/or competing priorities.

Demonstrates an extensive proficiency in:

  • Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.

DESIRED Qualifications

  • Experience working in a Registrar's office.
  • Experience with testing, prototyping, and implementing software.
  • Familiarity with student and curricular data in student information systems and degree audit systems (preferably uAchieve) used in higher education.
  • Familiarity with database structure and SQL.


In order to be considered for interview, applicants must upload both of the following and mark them each as a "Relevant File" to the job submission:

  • a resume/CV - current/relevant
  • cover letter - clearly addressing advertised qualifications
  • Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. Up to five (5) professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

To learn more about why you should work at the University of Iowa, visit our Working@Iowa and Benefits pages.

Additional Information

  • Classification Title: Business Analyst
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time


  • Pay Level: 4A
  • Starting Salary Minimum: 44000
  • Starting Salary Maximum: 55000

Contact Information

  • Organization: Provost
  • Contact Name: Emily Kleinmeyer
  • Contact Email:

Keywords: University of Iowa, Iowa City , Curriculum Analyst, Degree Audit, Other , Iowa City, Iowa

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