Unity College is a private, liberal arts, sustainability science-based institution with an environmental focus. The College offers Bachelor's and Associates degrees and currently enrolls over 650 full and part-time students. Known for hands-on learning in a full range of environmental programs, a collaborative faculty and staff, and a strong community, Unity College occupies a special niche in higher education and as such has been named 2016-2017 College of Distinction. The College offers internship sites in nearly 50 states and around the world in countries such as Zimbabwe, Belize, Ghana, Chile, Iceland and Israel and study abroad opportunities in 23 countries. Unity College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) and its mid-coast Maine location provides easy access to beaches, mountains, and Portland.
The Registrar is responsible for the development of student-centered and effective registration policies and procedures, course schedule, and calendar. Uses institutional systems to oversee confidential academic records, evaluate academic credit, and implement academic policies and processes. Advises academic affairs on curricular policy matters and promotes a culture of student success and academic achievement on campus. Specific duties include (but are not all inclusive):
Track satisfactory academic progress and help students register for appropriate number of credits during preregistration.
Securely maintain confidential academic records.
Maintain institutional course management system in cooperation with Operations and IT and ensure that interdepartmental efforts do not duplicate work.
Create the academic calendar and course schedule for each semester with input from Academic Affairs and other constituencies.
Manage student registration for courses each term.
Coordinate updates to degree audit systems and verify audits for rising seniors.
Supervise the Assistant Registrar and work study students.
Maintain compliance with FERPA.
Implement and enforce curricular policy.
Advise academic affairs on implications of decisions regarding waivers, substitutions, directed and independent studies in order to improve consistency.
Coordinate the probation, suspension, and withdrawal process.
Process special student admissions and readmissions to the college in conjunction with other departments.
Produce list of graduates for faculty and Board of Trustees approval.
Summer duties include:
Editing and publishing the college catalog. Responsible for collecting, maintaining and verifying the accuracy of the text within the catalog according to current academic and administrative policies.
Assist the Chief Student Success Officer with tracking student academic progress.
Work with Information Technology to improve student record systems and move towards paperless office processes.
Document business processes utilized by the Registrar's Office.
Support summer programming and college revenue generation as needed.
The successful candidate will have a Master's degree and 3 - 5 years related experience in the registrar's office and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have extensive knowledge of student record systems with the ability to define all required operational data fields and required processes for a registrar's office. Familiarity with academic regulations and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively and present information and respond to questions from faculty, staff, students, parents, and the general public. Ability to perform duties in a pleasant, discreet, and professional manner. Proficiency in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and email programs. Must have STRONG attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials and use good spelling, grammar, and written communication skills. Must be proficient in creating Excel reports and Pivot Tables.
This is a full-time, year round position; primarily day shift with occasional evenings and weekends. Must be flexible and cooperative in fulfilling responsibilities and in meeting the College's needs. Work is typically performed in the office or out and around the campus buildings and grounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually mild to moderate. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.
Unity College seeks to attract employees who share a commitment to the environment and to human diversity, and who have an interest in helping students develop an understanding of the richness and complexity of individuals and society.
Qualified and interested candidates should go to www.unity.edu/jobs to complete an application and submit a resume and cover letter. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We look forward to hearing from you!
Unity College, a private college in rural Maine, provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education emphasizing the environment, natural resources, and the emerging framework of sustainability science. A common interest in developing sustainable solutions to environmental problems unites our students, staff, and faculty. Recently named to the top 30 of the Washington Monthly colleg...e rankings and Princeton Review’s Green Rating Honor Roll, Unity is rapidly becoming recognized as a national leader in sustainability science. Unity College has just finalized its five-year strategic plan designed to transform Unity College into the “A National Beacon” for Sustainability Science, with Distance Programming as a critical objective.Unity College is an Equal Opportunity Employer; applicants from under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.Unity College seeks to attract employees who share a commitment to the environment and to human diversity, and who have an interest in helping students develop an understanding of the richness and complexity of individuals and society.