Provide leadership to plan, organize and manage all of the activities related to the Office of the Registrar, including serving as the official authorized keeper of the university's student records. The Registrar is responsible for the organization and coordination of the activities of the Registrar's Office.
Position duties are generally divided in the following way: 50% systems/policy management, 30% regulatory and compliance management, and 20% operations management. Hire, supervise and evaluate the Registrar staff. Organize and administer the records, registration and graduation functions, including transcript evaluations. Provide maximum service to students while ensuring efficient and effective workflow. Participate and serve as part of the enrollment management leadership team. Lead initiatives as determined by the Vice President for Enrollment Management. Supervise the coordination, evaluation and certification of all graduation applications, [, in compliance with requirements set forth in appropriate University Catalog while overseeing the complete graduation process. Responsible for collecting, recording, maintaining and reporting of student records within FERPA guidelines, e.g., grades, registration data, transcripts, mid-term verification, athletic eligibility and other associated audits. Ensures the integrity of student records, i.e., only faculty —approved grades, grade changes, and transfer credits are recorded. Provide leadership and develop appropriate recommendations for the implementation of related technology application in support of enhanced services offered through the Office of the Registrar. Develop and administer the departmental budget. Problem solves the research, analysis and resolution of student disputes as they relate to records and registration. Collaborate with administrators, deans, faculty, IT and counselors to facilitate and improve services to students, including catalog and registration/records policy questions. Maintain full compliance with all regulatory agencies. Serve as needed on University committees pertinent to the responsibilities of the department. This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and the employee will also perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the Vice President. Participate in professional development activities and serve on university committees that support the goals and objectives of the enrollment management division of the university. Provide back-up for records and registration services, including registering students, issuing transcripts, answering phones, scanning, reporting grades and working special events.
Master’s degree in student services, educational administration or a related area. Proven record of successful supervisory experience in a people-oriented environment. Two years of direct experience or five years in a related area. Demonstrated understanding of the application of technology to deliver records and registration services for multiple educational delivery formats. A proven record in working successfully with diverse populations. A positive attitude with an ability to plan and adapt to change. Ability to collaborate effectively with university departments and cross-functional teams. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter, Curriculum Vita/resume, and a list of professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials. This position is currently classified as full-time, benefit eligible, and exempt. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE
About Siena Heights University
Siena Heights University is committed to attracting, encouraging, and retaining a highly qualified workforce to support our mission of assisting people to become more competent, purposeful, and ethical through a teaching and learning environment which respects the dignity of all. Siena Heights University is a renowned liberal arts institution located in Adrian, Mich. Siena?s success is the result of a diverse workforce coming together to help shape the future. Siena Heights University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.The results, released today in The Chronicle?s fifth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities. In all, only 103 of the 294 institutions achieved ?Great College to Work For? recognition for specific best practices and policies. ?We are honored to be recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education,? said SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD. ?Siena Heights tries to build a sense of not only community ? but family ? for our employees. This honor reinforces our belief that Siena Heights is a great plac...e to be, not only for our students, but our faculty, staff and administration as well. We will continue to live our mission of being more competent, purposeful and ethical.?In addition, Siena Heights was only one of two institutions in Michigan to be placed on the Honor Roll, with the University of Michigan being the other. Only 42 institutions nationwide earned this special recognition for being ?the best of the best.? Those that make the Honor Roll are cited most often across all recognition categories. Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions.Siena Heights won honors in five categories this year:Collaborative governance,Confidence in senior leadership, Respect and appreciation Supervisor or department chair relationship, and Work/life balance