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Job Description Summary:
The UNT Dallas College of Law invites applications for the position of Law School Registrar.
The UNT Dallas College of Law is a new public law school that will enroll its inaugural class in Fall 2014. The College of Law plans to enroll one full-time section of between 60-80 students, and one part-time evening division of between 40-60 students (with the total number of students not exceeding 120). For the near-term future, each entering class will include a day section and an evening section of approximately these sizes.
The Law School Registrar, under the supervision of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, provides overall leadership and management of all aspects of student registration, records, budgeting, and scheduling for the Law School, ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of student and institutional records. The registrar also oversees and coordinates instructional space assignments, curriculum management, student record assessments, graduation, degree audits, certification, transcript production, and administration of examinations to all students. In addition, the Law School Registrar provides strategic planning and direction for the maintenance and enhancement of the academic information structure for the Law School while adhering to state and federal reporting directives.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
- Oversees compilation, recording, verification, and dissemination of all data related to student enrollment, curriculum, academic progress, grades, and bar pass rates for the law school
- Oversees provision of advice to students regarding graduation requirements, residency requirements, and time management requirements for graduation
- Collaborates with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Assistant Dean of Students to monitor student academic standing, probation, and suspension; certifies completion of graduation requirements and eligibility for bar examinations
- Manages the processing and recording of all student grades, processing of grade changes, and tabulation of academic and graduation honors listings
- Develops annual operating budget and provides fiscal direction to staff
- Plans, coordinates, and provides leadership in all aspects of the master curriculum offerings of the College of Law; develops and maintains the academic schedule; updates course offerings in accordance to policy
- Establishes and administers processes and procedures for student records management, archiving, and destruction, in accordance with established regulations, policies, and standards for maintenance, handling, and disposition of student and institutional records
- Prepares reports to support a variety of administrative and academic support functions; conducts research to support the formulation and implementation of new policies and procedures; prepares statistical reports for inclusion in accreditation surveys and compliance with consumer reporting requirements
- Assists with revising and updating the student handbook and interprets policies for students, faculty, and staff
- Serves as one of the law school’s liaisons to the State Bar of Texas and represents the law school at professional meetings and associations relating to accreditation and/or registrar function
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned
UNT Dallas College of Law is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide Equal Employment Opportunities (including provisions for training, development, transfer and promotion) for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran’s status.
Master’s Degree and five years of experience in student personnel services business, admissions, or student records related areas with administrative experience in managing and developing interactive student information systems.
- At least two years in prior law school registrar experience.
- Considerable knowledge of (or ability to rapidly assimilate and retain) University fiscal and academic policy, procedure and practices.
- Considerable knowledge of sound business management principles, policies, and techniques.
- Thorough knowledge of electronic information systems and accounting systems.
- Ability to work under pressure, to adjust to constant changes, to handle multiple tasks, and to coordinate the work of others.
- Ability to keep complex records; to assemble and organize data of complex nature, and to prepare and submit reports in acceptable formats.
- Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts.
- Ability to work independently and make decisions within the framework of broad goals and objectives.
- Ability to conceptualize, plan and organize multiple programs and assignments effectively.
- Ability to work on complex and confidential tasks utilizing judgment, tact, and resourcefulness.
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
- Knowledge of safe working procedures and security measures related to work performed and work supervised.
- Master’s degree and at least six years or more in student records, student affairs, or admissions.
- At least 4 years of prior law school registrar experience.
- Intermediate skill level using the following software: Word, Excel and Access.
- Supervisory skills and experience
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including proofreading and editing skills.
- High level of judgment, tact and resourcefulness.
- Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and integrity
Work is primarily sedentary. Sits comfortably to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, or lifting items weighing up to 15 pounds.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with online application.
For more information and to apply, visit: unt-dallas.peopleadmin.com
Founded in 2000, UNT Dallas has grown from 230 students to 2300 students and is projected to reach 16,000 by 2030. UNT Dallas, already among the most diverse universities in the nation, accepted its first freshman class in Fall 2010. For more information about the university, go to http://www.unt.edu/dallas.