The University Registrar is responsible for the provision of student record-related services with a pronounced emphasis on academic perspectives, practices, needs,and compliance. In addition to the responsibilities traditionally held by the Registrar, the Registrar is responsible for articulating a vision for the Office that includes new and expanded means of supporting academic activities and planning. The Registrar assures the integrity of academic records and develops sustainable means of tracking the institutional history of academic decisions. The Registrar is dedicated to the maintenance of the high level of service currently provided, and takes advantage of technological opportunities to further enhance services and information management, while constraining operational costs.
The Registrar collaborates with the college deans and assistant/associate deans, the Graduate School, and the faculty to support the academic mission of the University, and plays a key role in advising and consulting with them on academic policy matters. The Registrar identifies emerging policy questions in conjunction with the Associate Provost’s Office; brings them to the attention of the relevant governance and administrative groups; and ensures that policy decisions as they affect the Registrar’s Office are made operational. The Registrar works with various constituencies to review, adjust, and balance the legitimate interests of faculty, administrators and students in reference to the Office of the Registrar’s operations and practices. The University Registrar oversees 42 staff and manages an annual budget of $2.6 million.
Candidates must have at least five years of leadership experience in a registrar’s office or related university area working with academic information and overseeing operations. A master’s degree is required (Ph.D. preferred). Excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience identifying linkages between client service, operational requirements, and information management systems to determine when and how processes should be developed or enhanced. Michigan State University is in the process of selecting a new Student Information System and experience with either PeopleSoft Campus or WorkdayStudent is highly desirable. It is also preferred that candidates have a deep non-technical knowledge for the potentialities and limitations of modern management and data storage systems, in addition to a working understanding of FERPA,Veterans Administration, and NCAA regulations. Demonstrated strong relationship building skills and ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with others. A management style that emphasizes teamwork, diversity and inclusion, empowerment, and support for individual staff improvement and advancement.
Required Application Materials
Applications should include a letter expressing interest, a current CV, and contact information of at least three references. References will be contacted only with the approval of the candidate.
Applications should be received not later than September 8, 2017 and review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
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