University Registrar

Durham, Strafford County / Lee, Strafford County
Apr 16, 2014
The University of New Hampshire (UNH), the state’s flagship research university, seeks a strategic and highly collaborative leader to serve as University Registrar. Consistently ranked in the top 50 public universities by U.S. News & World Report, UNH is among a select few institutions with land-, sea-, and space-grant designations. Located near the Atlantic coast in the college town of Durham, about an hour’s drive from Boston and Portland, UNH combines the look and feel of a classic New England college with the breadth and depth of a research university. An additional campus is located in Manchester, and the UNH School of Law is located in Concord. The institution enrolls 15,000 students, has a full-time faculty of 600, and offers 95 undergraduate and 68 graduate programs in eight colleges and schools. The University Registrar oversees a broad portfolio of responsibilities that support teaching and learning at UNH, including policy development and implementation. The University Registrar manages all units and functions within the Office of the Registrar including registration and scheduling, records, credit evaluation, degree audit, graduation coordination, information technology, student information systems, and veteran’s services. As steward of student records and a key partner in the delivery of educational programs, the University Registrar creates, safeguards, and preserves academic records; ensures adherence to policy and regulatory requirements; provides guidance in curriculum and program development; collects and analyzes critical data; and promotes data-informed strategic planning, decision making, and technology-based solutions. The University Registrar provides proactive and responsive service to all constituencies and works collaboratively with faculty, deans, and senior administrators, as well as colleagues in Admissions, Financial Aid, Business Services, Information Technology, and other areas. The University Registrar leads a staff of 22, manages a $1.6 million budget, and reports to the Assistant Vice President for Student and Academic Services. The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred), with a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in a comprehensive registrar’s office or closely related academic services area. Additional requirements include strong leadership and management skills, the ability to keep both the big picture and operational details at the forefront, experience with enterprise and student information systems, and the ability to harness technology to improve service delivery. The University Registrar must have a proven ability to evaluate and assess policies and systems, facilitate change processes, lead with integrity and transparency, and possess a vision for strengthening service through the integration of best practices and ongoing staff training and development. Familiarity with undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs; evidence of highly developed analytical, technical, and communication abilities; and sophisticated project/process management skills will also be important considerations in the selection of the University Registrar. Review of applications will begin May 9, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the SJG website at under the link Current Searches. Nominations for this position may be emailed to James M. Norfleet at If you are unable to submit materials electronically, please call SJG at 413-529-2895. SJG – The Spelman & Johnson Group University of New Hampshire – University Registrar James M. Norfleet, Search Associate Visit the UNH website at The University of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. UNH is committed to achieving excellence through diversity and encourages applications from women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups.