Posted: October 22, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionUniversity Registrar
Waco, TX, United States
Job Identification: 12124
Posting Date: 10/19/2021, 12:54 PM
Job Schedule: Full Time
Locations: Waco, TX, United States
Degree Level: Master
Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries. Ranked among the top 75 universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Baylor offers over 120 undergraduate degree programs and over 100 graduate disciplines in which to study.
The core mission of Baylor is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community. In line with this mission, Baylor seeks to embody Christ's teachings of love and inclusivity across boundaries of racial, ethnic, gender, socio-economic, religious, and other expressions of human difference. Because, at Baylor, “love thy neighbor” are not just words…they are a way of life.
Reporting to the Vice Provost for Administration and Operations, the University Registrar provides effective, innovative leadership for office services and systems related to academic records, course inventory, course catalogs, class scheduling, enrollment certification, student registration, and degree clearance. The Registrar collaborates with academic units and administrative offices in the strategic planning and implementation of initiatives and systems to achieve greater efficiency, increased student academic success, and closer alignment with institutional priorities. The University Registrar will be expected to:
• lead, manage, and provide ongoing growth and professional development for a team of 21, including three direct reports.
• establish a Registrar's Office that provides excellent service, manages efficient use of resources, and reflects industry best practices in records management and the effective use of technology;
• ensure compliance with all federal and state requirements for records and reporting, as well as all requirements related to Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) accreditation and VA, NCAA, and FERPA regulations;
• assume stewardship for student academic records and the effective management of all records, services, and systems maintained by the Office of the Registrar;
• ensure the integrity, security, and maintenance of student data when collecting, recording and reporting within FERPA guidelines and in accordance with the University's retention policy, which include, but are not limited to, grade processing, registration, class scheduling, transcript and verification production, athletic eligibility, VA services, degree clearance, course inventory management, transfer credit evaluation, policy consultation, and specific graduation responsibilities in alignment with best practices as established by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO);
• effectively manage classroom resources throughout campus;
• collaborate with deans' offices, department chairs, and the Office of the Provost on policy determination, procedure changes, course transfer credit, articulation agreements, and registration procedures, and assist with preparations and operation of commencement exercises and work with other student service and administrative offices (e.g., Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Financial Accounts, Information Technology Services, Institutional Research and Internal Audit, etc.);
• support academic-related administrative functions as deemed appropriate by the provost, and work with faculty and administrators to align academic policies and services with the strategic mission of the University.
Required qualifications include a master's degree in business, higher education administration, student services, information systems, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education, as well as a minimum of five years of progressively responsible supervisory work experience in a comprehensive Registrar's office (or similar work environment) in higher education. Seven years of relevant work experience, including two or more years of demonstrated success as a registrar, associate registrar or similar role is strongly preferred.
Baylor University is particularly interested in candidates who possess a comprehensive knowledge of course registration, enrollment, and student record keeping policies and procedures; have exceptional communication, analytical, and organizational skills; maintain a willingness and ability to collaborate with campus partners to align efforts and resources with strategic institutional goals; possess demonstrated knowledge of complex student information system; and a sophisticated understanding of the applications of technology functions of the Registrar's Office.
Baylor University is a Private Christian University and a Nationally Ranked Research Institution. While we respect the robust exchange of ideas that are vital to university life and academic freedom, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant's religious affiliation in making hiring decisions. Members of our faculty and staff are required to have Christian faith or Jewish faith. Candidates should be prepared to be asked about their faith as it pertains to their work, ethics, or behaviors in the work place during their interview process with Baylor.
Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin November 22, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at http://www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Lynette M. Lindsey at mailto:email@example.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.
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