1272 Transfer Specialist


TITLE Transfer Specialist




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Assistant Director, Admissions – Transfer Coordinator

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Director of Admissions


The Transfer Specialist represents Missouri State University to community college students, advisors, and administrators.  The Transfer Specialist provides guidance to prospective students planning to transfer to Missouri State, and assists in the development of transfer pathways to facilitate the transfer process. The Transfer Specialist serves in other capacities to ensure an effective partnership between two-year institutions and Missouri State in the delivery of quality services to students.


Education: A master’s degree is required.

Experience: Two or more years of experience in college or university admission, advisement, and/or other related student service areas is required. Experience working with community college students, staff, and administrators is preferred.

Skills: Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills are required. The ability to utilize computer-based student information systems is required. The ability to learn and work with complex academic program requirements is required. Excellent organizational skills and a keen attention to detail and accuracy of data and information are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: This position may require regular travel to community college campuses with occasional overnight travel. A valid driver’s license is required. Some minor lifting may be required.


1. Contributes to effective partnerships between Missouri State and community colleges by effectively representing the University to community colleges, students, advisors, and administrators.

2. Supports the achievement of enrollment goals by providing guidance to prospective students, both individually and in group settings, regarding the transfer process.

3. Maintains mastery-level knowledge of Missouri State policies and procedures and statewide policies related to advisement, admission, and the transfer of credit.

4. Contributes to the development and maintenance of transfer pathways for community college students through coordination with Missouri State department heads, advisors, and other academic personnel.

5. Remains current on changes in academic programs and courses at Missouri State that impact pathways for prospective transfers.

6. Facilitates the connection between prospective transfer students and Missouri State academic advisors as well as with other student service personnel (e.g., admission, financial aid, veteran student services).

7. Represents Missouri State, when appropriate, on community college committees or advisory groups.

8. Coordinates with community colleges and Missouri State personnel in the promotion of reverse transfer when applicable.

9. Utilizes data (e.g., enrollment trends, retention and graduation rates, participation in reverse transfer) to assess programs and services for transfer students.

10. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the development of skills to engage with those of other cultures and backgrounds.

11. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Assistant Director, Admissions – Transfer Coordinator.

12. Supports the continued success of the Office of Admissions by performing all other duties as assigned.


The Transfer Specialist is supervised by the Assistant Director, Admissions – Transfer Coordinator and may supervise student and/or part-time employees.