Registrar at Sarah Lawrence College

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Bronxville, New York

Job Description:


Job Description

Sarah Lawrence College seeks a Registrar to lead the office that serves as the official keeper of all student records. The College provides a highly individualized education focused on co-creation of knowledge to its approximately 1,400 undergraduate students and 250 graduate-level students. Sarah Lawrence is a residential liberal-arts college located in Westchester County, just north of New York City, and conveniently situated near a range of public transportation options.

Essential Duties Summary

Reporting to the Provost and Dean of Faculty, the Registrar manages all aspects of registration, maintenance of student records, transfer and articulation, interpretation and application of academic regulations, certification of students for graduation, and provides necessary data and reporting to an array of internal and external constituencies. In consultation with faculty and staff, the Registrar implements and explains academic policies and procedures to clearly communicate rules, processes, and deadlines to students and faculty. The successful candidate will be expected to set priorities for office operations, including evaluating and assessing personnel and technology needs; ensure compliance with academic, regulatory, and accreditation requirements; manage collection, maintenance, and reporting of student records; and, in partnership with other offices on campus, facilitate a culture of evaluation to improve services. The Registrar works closely with departments across campus, including but not limited to Information Technology, Institutional Research, Dean of Students, Financial Aid, Students Accounts, Global Education, and serves on the Committee on Student Work, as well as ad hoc committees as necessary.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 5-7 years progressively responsible experience in a registrar’s office within higher education. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Significant experience managing the registrar function in a higher education setting focused on baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, and other credit-bearing offerings.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the use of a modern student information system (SIS) to successfully deliver registration services.
  • Experience collaborating with academic leadership and information technology professionals to ensure optimal utilization of the SIS and all necessary integrations with learning management systems.
  • Demonstrated technical, analytical, problem-solving, and change-management skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of existing and pending legislation governing higher education policy.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks, while maintaining accuracy, attention to detail, and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff, and parents.
  • Proven leadership and managerial skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for working with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff, and contributing to a culture of inclusion, mutual understanding, and respect.

Preferred Qualifications

Requirements for Employment

Effective October 15, 2021, all employees of Sarah Lawrence College must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Exceptions to this requirement will only be considered for documented medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs. Any offers of employment will be contingent on successful completion of a background check and submission of proof of vaccination.

Posting Number: S00322P

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Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications begins April 15th, 2023.

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