George Mason University
The Position and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives & Services, the University Registrar provides strategic planning, direction and management for a staff of approximately 36 individuals on multiple campuses. The University Registrar must provide dynamic leadership and thoughtful administration in an environment of perennial change. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The University Registrar is responsible for managing the student information system (Ellucian Banner), academic records, transcripts, certification, domicile appeal, graduation, registration, class and exam scheduling, catalog development, and preparation of decision reports on student data. The University Registrar plays a proactive and strategic role in assisting in policy development, and in coordinating with the colleges and schools to ensure that administrative policies and procedures work efficiently and effectively; in this role, the incumbent serves as a liaison to the Dean's offices, the Faculty Senate, the Undergraduate and the Graduate Council.
The University Registrar will also participate in institution-wide enrollment management efforts, such as retention improvement initiatives. The University Registrar also serves as the NCAA certifying officer; serves as the university-designated official responsible for maintaining confidentiality of student records and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) compliance; and supervises other institutional certification functions including veteran's benefit eligibility, in-state tuition privileges, and commencement.
The successful candidate must meet the following minimal qualifications:
- A Master's degree;
- Substantial demonstrated experience (five years is preferred) in a college or university registrar's office;
- Experience as a registrar or associate registrar in a public university;
- Strong communication skills;
- Evidence of collaborative leadership and strong personal integrity;
- Ability to work with diverse university constituents;
- Significant managerial experience and demonstrated accomplishments on major projects requiring innovation and creative thinking;
- Strong analytical, planning, writing, organization skills;
- A sound understanding of university governance structures, and academic policies and regulations in higher education.
In addition to the minimal qualifications, successful candidates should have the following:
- Insight into the effective application of technology to solve complex challenges;
- Experience with partnerships, collaborations, consortia, and dual/joint degree arrangements;
- Knowledge of current issues in international higher education.
Special Instructions to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA421z at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.