Amherst College invites applications for the Registrar position. The Registrar is a full time, year-round position, job group and level SM-4. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community with regard to race, ethnicity, ability, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
Reporting to the director of institutional research and registrar services, the registrar serves as the senior student academic records official for the college. The registrar manages the operations of the Office of the Registrar, including course registration, recording grades, certifying student enrollment status, verifying honors and degree fulfillment, student records management, classroom scheduling, updating the college catalog, and transcript production. The registrar is also responsible for maintaining the accuracy, integrity, confidentiality, and security of student academic records.
The registrar takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the college's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Summary of Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
College Records Management
Ensure the accuracy, integrity, and security of college records and develop systems to audit processes to ensure that the integrity of college records is maintained at all times
Maintain and improve systems for course registration and academic advising
Evaluate transfer credits for new students and students returning from academic leave or dismissal
Ensure the scheduling of classrooms and academic facilities is managed efficiently and equitably
Participate in the Committee on Academic Standing (CAS), providing data and policy guidance to the committee, as well as acting upon the final recommendations of the CAS
Ensure the application of policies and practices are equitable and inclusive of a diverse student body
Certify student standing, honors completion, and the fulfillment of degree requirements
Submit regular census files to the National Student Clearinghouse
Coordinate with the other member institutions of the Five College Consortium to facilitate cross-registration, the award of Five College certificates and ensure
Participate in the CORE data governance committee
Supervise registrar staff whose areas of responsibility include student records systems, transcript production, classroom and building scheduling, and course registration
8 years of related experience
Expertise in FERPA and other federal regulations
Experience with Colleague, Workday, Business Objects and/or similar software
Expertise with Microsoft office products
Impeccable attention to detail
Strong organizational, interpersonal, time-management, problem solving, analytic, customer service, and written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated relationship-building skills and ability to maintain confidentiality
Interestedcandidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!
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About Amherst College
Amherst College is a private liberal arts college located in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States. Amherst is an exclusively undergraduate four-year institution and enrolled 1,800 students in the fall of 2013.