Job Description

Grand Canyon Education, formerly part of Grand Canyon University, became its own entity in July 2018 after the Higher Learning Commission approved GCU’s application to become a nonprofit institution. GCE will work in close partnership with GCU. Moreover, many positions with GCE are located on GCU’s main campus.

Grand Canyon Education’s Office of Academic Records is seeking a full time Student Intake Specialist.  This position has responsibility for collecting information about a new or returning student to ensure admissions and matriculation criteria are met and student records are accurate. The Student Intake Specialist is customer-focused and ensures a positive and seamless experience for students and applicants on the front end of the enrollment process.  This position will work 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at our 27th avenue location.


  • Understand and apply GCU admission requirements accurately to all student applications.
  • Process all the necessary steps to matriculation in accordance with GCU’s workflow, policies and requirements.
  • Ensure full compliance with GCU’s application processing regulations and Department of Education guidelines.
  • Contribute to the development of GCU admissions processes and systems.
  • Individuals must be willing and capable of performing the duties of either role.
  • Review applications within 2 hours after submission to ensure admissions criteria are met.
  • Requests transcripts the same day the application is processed.
  • Contact students and/or parents as needed to respond to related inquiries or provide pertinent application, transcript status, and program information to students during the application process.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding student records including but not limited to admission criteria and transcript statuses, while observing students’ privacy.
  • Follow up on obtaining students’ missing transcripts and any other required documentation as related to the admission file for matriculation preparation.
  • Interact with internal and external customers regarding the resolution of missing admission file documents.
  • Ability to become familiar and proficient with GCU student databases, admissions policies and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) within a short period of time.
  • Process FERPA verifications/updates as required.
  • Maintain confidential student information.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • A minimum of one year work experience in a business environment.
  • Ability to communicate in a non-English language is helpful but not required.
  • Ability to operate to the highest levels of customer care and absolute commitment to meeting strict response deadlines.
  • Outstanding attention to detail.
  • Able to dedicate long periods in front of a computer.
  • Excellent communications skills along with a good command of the English language.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, professional demeanor, ability to work in a team environment in a collaborative and cohesive manner, ability to cope with changing priorities professionally and to multi-task and to maintain composure while under deadline pressure.
  • Basic computer skills including proficiency with MS Office Suite and ability to type 45 wpm.
  • Adaptable to changing responsibilities with the advancement of technological improvements.
  • Ability to accept and adapt to various work schedules outside of normal business hours.
  • Ability to pass a background investigation.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University

Application Instructions

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