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University Registrar

Job description

Columbus State University has an opening for a University Registrar. The position of the University Registrar reports directly to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management (AVPEM) and is a key member of the Enrollment Management team that seeks to formulate and meet the strategic enrollment goals of the University.  Enrollment Management reports to the Provost, the chief academic officer. The University Registrar effectively fulfills his/her responsibilities, productivity, and effectiveness using sound critical-thought processes, and openly and honestly identifies the challenges, issues, and opportunities connected to the Office of the Registrar. The University Registrar directs and supports the activities and assesses the performance of a professional staff.

The primary functions of the Registrar are to strategically manage registration, academic records, transfer evaluations, graduation, and the academic calendar, and to report and analyze data connected to these functions and overall enrollment. The Registrar is responsible for developing and ensuring adherence to policies necessary to meet regulations related to academic records. Necessary policies include, but are not limited to, maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of student records in accordance with FERPA, and establishing records retention guidelines that adhere to University System of Georgia and institutional policies with regard to data storage, security, retrieval and data destruction.  The Registrar is expected to adhere to the AACRAO Ethics Statement of Professional Practices and Ethical Standards. The Registrar is responsible for and participates in institutional and organizational partnerships in which University System of Georgia institutions are participating. It is vital that the Registrar develop and maintain professional and positive working relations with her/his constituents, which include, but are not limited to the Office of the Registrar team, the employees in the Division of Enrollment Management, the campus community, and University Information and Technology Services members.

Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum of five years’ of progressively responsible leadership positions at the Assistant Registrar level or above. Substantial supervisory experience is necessary. The successful candidate must also possess experience in an Enrollment Management Team approach and environment at a regionally accredited institution of higher education; proficiency in gap analysis for technological enhancement/enrichment of student information systems; Extensive knowledge of registration and records best practices in a University environment; extensive and recent experience strategically utilizing Ellucian Banner student information system; strong commitment to and a track record of data alignment required for successful regulatory compliance and assessment; strong data reporting and analysis skills using robust BI query tools; a high level of technological proficiency with extensive experience applying existing and emerging technological applications and innovative approaches to registration and other related functions; record of accomplishment in building positive relationships critical to enrollment success with constituencies within and outside the division and the institution; a strong commitment to team building and staff development; a strong commitment to providing customer service, identifying best practices, and applying process improvements; record of accomplishment in embracing and leading change and improvements necessary to adapt to and prosper in a rapidly changing, cost conscious, highly accountable environment; a strong commitment to professional development and record of accomplishment in engagement with professional associations; and excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.

Preferred qualifications include: familiarity with evaluation and awarding of military credit; experience with Argos or similar BI query and reporting software; experience with Banner Workflow functionality; experience with Degree Works degree audit software; and experience with ICT (Intelligent Capture Transcript).

The salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring. A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:

  • Cover Letter/ Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts

All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University’s online employment site.  

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to [email protected]




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Posted: 9/12/2018
Application Due: 11/11/2018
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