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Alternative Credentials Coordinator

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona

Posting Number: req10519

Department: Office of the Registrar

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Alternative Credentials Coordinator will serve as champion, point of contact, and administrative support for the expanding micro-credential and digital badging program at the University. Ensuring accurate records of the approval process of alternative credentials and application to student and learner records.

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the academic record. Serving all students, faculty, academic units, and student support functions; the Office is charged with the implementation of academic and student policies and their alignment to state and federal regulations and accreditation standards. The Office strives to be a leader and thought partner in creating efficient processes that are designed in a way that supports student success and service excellence.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement shared governance approval process for alternative credential program including micro-credentials and digital badges.
  • Support implementation of standards and practice for alternative credentials across all academic levels, offerings, and platforms.
  • Research and benchmark industry best practices and make recommendations for improvements and new areas of opportunity.
  • Support departments on micro-credentials proposals.
  • Collaborate with the instructional technology team in Digital Learning and Office of Instruction and Assessment that oversee the digital badging platform.
  • Review proposals for submission to faculty committee and refer to other subject matter experts as appropriate.
  • Design and maintain the micro-credential proposal form and approval workflows
  • Convene and chair a micro-credentials work/advisory group.
  • Work with departmental and campus communication experts on marketing and brand compliance, and building awareness of alternative credential options.
  • Coordinate website content for program.
  • Oversee the awarding of badges to completers.
  • Educate learners on alternative credential opportunities and ways to promote competencies through earned badges.
  • Develop a process for assessment of alternative credential programs and learner experiences, and reporting of badges issued.
  • Gather input from campus partners and administrators.
  • Prepare adhoc and ongoing reports and summary documents.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.


  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of constituencies including faculty, staff, administrators, and students.
  • Enthusiastic and creative use of information technology systems to provide solutions to the academic community.
  • Commitment to the student experience and to upholding the integrity of the academic record.
  • Multi-task oriented with the ability to be very organized, and the ability work independently.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree and 5 years relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree
  • Experience and/or familiarity with micro-credentials
  • Experience with maintenance of academic records

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Student Services

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: 48,000 - 52,000

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Registration & Records

Job Function

Student Services

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Debbie Milora

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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