Benedictine University, located in suburban Chicago, invites applications and nominations for the position of University Registrar. Benedictine is seeking a highly motivated, innovative, and detail-oriented professional to lead the Registrar’s Office. The Registrar is the official custodian of the academic records of all students enrolled at the University and plays a critical role in the development and execution of relevant processes including course scheduling and student registration, maintaining student records, and enforcing policies, regulations and standards.
The University Registrar reports to the Provost and is a member of the Provost’s Council. The Registrar serves on the Undergraduate and Graduate Curriculum and Standards Committees and works closely with the Vice President for Enrollment Services, the Associate Vice President of Student Life, and the NCAA Compliance Officer.
Classification: Benefit Eligible
Duties: The Registrar will be responsible for: leading the Registrar’s Office, in a rapidly growing and changing University, both in its strategic direction and its daily operations; build on the Office of the Registrar’s accomplishments by continuing the expansion of self-service and online tools to better serve students of the future; develop and implement registration policies and processes; be responsible for the integrity, security and privacy of student records; work with other University units to develop and revise academic policies and processes; provide leadership and training for the staff of the Registrar’s Office; continuously assess and improve the services of the Registrar’s Office; serving as the institutional coordinator for the reporting of IPEDS data; managing the complete cycle of course scheduling, registration, grading, and certification of degree candidates; preparation of the master course schedules and the final examination schedule; oversee the audit of students’ progress towards degree completion and certifying eligibility of degree candidates; coordinating and maintaining university catalogs, course inventory and table of programs; certification of athletic eligibility; and development of budget and strategic planning for the office.
Educations: Master’s degree required in higher education, administration or other relevant field
Experience: A minimum of three years professional experience in a Registrar’s Office or Records Management Office; strong computer and data management skills with experience in the implementation of a complex student information system. Experience with Oracle PeopleSoft is strongly preferred; experience with personnel management, budgeting, and strategic planning; outstanding communication and collaborative skills including a demonstrated ability to build consensus among diverse constituencies; demonstrated excellence in customer service including experience interacting with students, parents, faculty, staff, and the general public; commitment to professional growth and development through active involvement in relevant professional organizations, like AACRAO; ability to manage multiple tasks under pressure; and accuracy with data entry and attention to detail are essential.
Application Process: Please submit a cover letter addressing qualifications for and interest in this position; a current curriculum vitae; a 250-word vision statement for an Office of the Registrar; and the names and contact information of three references.
Review of completed applications will begin December 1, 2012. Anticipated starting date is on or about June 1, 2013. Position open until filled.
MUST HAVE PERMANENT LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK IN THE U.S.A.
Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.