ASSISTANT REGISTRAR FOR CATALOG AND CURRICULUM
Duties: The Office of the University Registrar is part of the Student Registration and Financial Services team. The office plays a central role in the Next Generation Student Systems project (NGSS) and aims to modernize its systems and methods of supporting the academic mission and community of the University of Pennsylvania. To drive the success of this ambitious project we are rapidly growing an energetic, positive, and forward thinking team. The Assistant Registrar will play a critical role in the office's transition to a new curriculum management system and student information system.
Reporting to the University Registrar, the Assistant Registrar for Catalog and Curriculum is responsible for the direction and management of all aspects of the university's catalog and implementing curricular change in the student information system. The Assistant Registrar will be responsible for collaborating with the University Registrar, the academic schools, and other stakeholders across the university to develop a rubric for calendaring all course section offerings, ensuring an academic environment in compliance with regulatory requirements and standards.
This position is responsible for understanding our current compliance landscape (federal and state governments as well as our accreditation agencies), the goals of the many diverse academic programs, and how our policies and procedures work together to support our current university community in a compliant environment. Thus, the Assistant Registrar will function as a primary point of contact for academic program and policy review and revision within the Office of the University Registrar and will provide leadership both within the office and to the broader university community regarding the implementation of policy and curricular content.
He/ she will work closely with the Associate Registrar, Operations Management on the Next Generation Student Systems (NGSS) project. The assistant registrar will represent the office of the university registrar as a guest in curriculum committees in the schools and centers, providing oversight and coordination of the development of strong but flexible academic policies and procedures
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 2 to 3 years of experience, in higher education, academic planning, program evaluation or project management, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required.
Three to 5 years of experience strongly preferred.
Experience working with various large data sources, extracting and manipulating data from multiple and diverse sources. Experience using LeepFrog's Catalog (CAT) and Curriculum (CIM) software desired.
Thorough understanding of federal compliance regulations as well as accreditation regulations and an ability to articulate these requirements to a broad constituency from Deans to academic advisors to program coordinators
The successful candidate will possess initiative, be results-oriented and have leadership abilities.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interface effectively with all levels of staff and faculty.
Excellent organization skills with the ability to plan and manage multiple projects; able to work independently and as part of a team.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to communicate knowledge and ideas in a consultative manner to a variety of audiences.
Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated with an aptitude to learn quickly and comprehend University business and technical concepts.
Experience working effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Reference Number: 87-28192
Salary Grade: 026
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: Student Financial Services
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: B-Executive/Managerial Administration