Amherst, MA
Jul 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full-time, year round position, salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

Amherst College invites applications for the position of registrar of the college. Reporting to the director of institutional research and registrar services within the Office of the Dean of Faculty, and working closely with Amherst's faculty, the registrar is responsible for the maintenance and integrity of academic and student information.

Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst's students consists of Pell Grant recipients; 44 percent of our students are domestic students of color. We seek candidates who can demonstrate competence and sensitivity in working in a college in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

The registrar is responsible for managing the operations of the Office of the Registrar, including course registration, recording grades, certifying student enrollment status, verifying honors and degree fulfillment, managing student records, scheduling classes, updating the college catalog, and transcript production.

Key Responsibilities
  • Supervise professional staff whose areas of responsibility include student records systems, transcript production, classroom and building scheduling, and course registration
  • Ensure the accuracy, integrity, and security of student academic records
  • Maintain and improve systems for course registration and academic advising
  • Evaluate transfer credits for new students and students returning from academic leave or dismissal
  • Ensure that the scheduling of classrooms and academic facilities is managed efficiently and equitably
  • Participate in the Committee on Academic Standing (CAS), providing data and policy guidance for the committee, as well as implementing final recommendations of the committee
  • Certify student standing, honors completion, and the fulfillment of degree requirements
  • Submit regular census files to the National Student Clearinghouse
  • Coordinate with the other member institutions of the Five College Consortium to facilitate cross-registration and the award of Five-College certificates
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with the academic administration, faculty, academic department and programs, information technology staff, and the Office of Student Affairs
  • Participate on the CORE data governance committee


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Eight years of experience in a related field with significant management experience in a registrar's or closely associated administrative office, including experience directing and developing departmental staff
  • Significant experience with Colleague, Business Objects, and/or similar software
  • Expertise in FERPA and other federal regulations
  • Exceptional skills collaborating with multiple and diverse constituent groups
  • Demonstrated success in implementing and improving administrative processes
  • An impeccable sense of detail and a service orientation.

  • Advanced Degree

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (e-mail and/or telephone number) for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.
Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 49 states, plus D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst a great place to work, learn and live!


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