Established in 1964 at the Ohio State Reformatory, Ashland University offers the longest continuously operating postsecondary correctional education program in the United States. Over 50 years later, AU now provides college curriculum to over 2,000 incarcerated students in more than 50 facilities nationwide. Operating under the institutional philosophy of Accent on the Individual, emphasis has been placed on the development and delivery of courses through secure technology which allow individuals to work towards an educational degree while incarcerated. Interaction with incarcerated students is required for this position.
Under the supervision of the Director of Records and Advising, Correctional Education, this position is responsible for all aspects of the Learning Management Systems (LMS) utilized by Ashland University in their Correctional Education program. Additionally, this position will monitor and report on student's academic standards standing for all terms enrolled.
Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities:
Reviews a caseload of approximately 1250 students as it relates to:
Creates and sends all academic standard letters.
Documents academic standing in the student information system.
Updates student permanent file with all academic notifications.
Works collaboratively with the educational technology department regarding all aspects of Lantern and Blackboard.
Creates JPay email address for Lantern students.
By term, enters all student, instructor, and site director data into the Lantern LMS.
Monitor student submissions in Lantern and Blackboard and provides a weekly report to site directors.
Assists with beginning of term participation regarding Title IV funding.
Serves as the point of contact for state and site director inquiries regarding Lantern and Blackboard
Works cooperatively with advisors and records clerks in the management of student files in Lantern and Blackboard.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution required.
Two (2) years experience in higher education records maintenance required. Experience in correctional education preferred.
Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail and accuracy.
Excellent customer service skills, organizational and interpersonal skills are a must.
Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
Strong computer skills required with proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet presentation, and database applications. Experience with Google Docs preferred.
Ability to maintain a high degree of customer service and confidentiality.
Ability to perform independent research.
Ability to work collaboratively with a team and academic community.
To apply online, go to https://www.ashland.edu/administration/content/lms-and-academic-standards-coordinator-correctional-education
Please submit a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references when applying. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Hiring for this position is contingent on the availability of funding and/or available budget dollars.
Ashland University meets fully its obligation of nondiscrimination under federal and state laws and is actively committed to diversity in its workplace. Employment will require a criminal background check.
About Ashland University
Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University places great emphasis on the importance of each individual. The phrase “Accent on the Individual” has been our motto for many years and, hopefully, characterizes well the nature and content of the campus environment. It means that our concern for the student extends beyond ensuring a quality education in the classroom and laboratory to include a commitment to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in every respect.Translating the ideas of our Mission Statement into the realities of everyday life is the responsibility of each Ashland University employee. These ideas must be evidenced daily in the classroom, residence halls, each teaching site, on the playing fields and in our interaction with others. It should be the goal of each Ashland University employee to ensure that our Mission Statement is not merely words on paper but a true reflection of who and what we actually are and intend to be in the future.