Academic Enrollment Specialist (Office of the Registrar)

Looking for a new opportunity where you can make a difference and grow your career at the same time?

Look no further. 

We’re Sonoran Desert Institute and we are looking for an Academic Enrollment Specialist to join our dynamic team.

Here’s our story:

Sonoran Desert Institute (SDI) has been changing lives since 2000. As a DEAC accredited school, our mission is to provide students with current, industry-driven, quality education, delivered through online distance education and practical applications. SDI is an employee-owned company creating a culture with an ownership mentality at the foundation. We believe in rewarding our employees through the success of the institution. Come be a part of a dynamic organization with the ability to impact the lives of others through education.

What you will be doing:

The Academic Enrollment Specialist assists students and staff with a variety of academic services while ensuring compliance with all regulatory agencies. The Academic Enrollment Specialist is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the academic record for all students and for the processing and retention of all enrollment information. The Academic Enrollment Specialist will play an integral role in the Office of the Registrar. 

General Functions, Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the integrity of student records
  • Perform review of incoming enrollment documents and process new student enrollments
  • Process student cancellations, start date changes, and student status changes
  • Determine student billing methods and ensure funding requirements are met for admissibility
  • Notify potential students of official admittance and/or denied admission
  • Register students for courses and make manual adjustments to schedules and terms
  • Utilize reporting tools and functions within the student information system to create reports, automate processes and ensure accuracy of data
  • Evaluate transcripts, awards transfer credit, and notify students after official review 
  • Assist with documentation of standard operating procedures and system processes 
  • Guide student through the transcript request process
  • Collection and ordering of student transcript request forms
  • Reconciliation of grades and attendance in the Student Information System (SIS)
  • Determine students system graduation eligibility
  • Verify FERPA and consent requests
  • Demonstrate outstanding customer service
  • Participate in professional development opportunities
  • Contributes to the overall success of the Office of the Registrar by performing all other duties as assigned

What we offer:

  • Highly competitive compensation
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Comprehensive benefits package with 100% company-paid medical option for employee
  • 401(k) with generous company match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Pet Insurance
  • Company-paid Life insurance
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick, and Volunteer time off!)
  • 14 paid holidays
  • Referral program
  • Education Tuition Benefit program
  • Career development opportunities with a growing company
  • And perhaps most importantly, a team who is dedicated to your success!

What we're looking for:

  • One year or more experience in the Office of the Registrar
  • Associate's Degree is required; a Bachelor’s Degree is preferred
  • Computer skills with the ability to work with various software including Word and Excel
  • Detail oriented and ability to prioritize during high volume work
  • Experience with Anthology (Campus Vue/Campus Nexus) preferred
  • Ability to work within specified work flows and processes

Work Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, working from a monitor, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse.  
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time.
  • Regular activities include moving around the office and walking to other departments throughout the building.
  • Occasional lifting required of up to 20 pounds.


Sonoran Desert Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It recruits and hires without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran or disability status, sexual orientation, gender expression, or any factors prohibited by law and affirms in policy and practice to support equal opportunity in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

*Unless specifically agreed upon, SDI does not provide relocation assistance

*Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an   employment visa at this time.

*All benefits not available immediately upon hire. Some eligibility requirements may need to be met to be eligible for some   benefits based on company policy.

Salary Description
$20.00-$25.00 per hour