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Saint Joseph’s University is a nationally recognized, Catholic, Jesuit university. For more than 150 years, Saint Joseph’s has advanced the professional and personal ambitions of men and women by providing a rigorous Jesuit education – one that demands high achievement, expands knowledge, deepens understanding, stresses effective reasoning and communication, develops moral and spiritual character, and imparts enduring pride. One of only 153 schools with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and business school accreditation by AACSB International, Saint Joseph’s is home to over 4,600 traditional, full-time undergraduates studying in 55 academic majors, 2,900 graduate students, as well as online and continuing adult learners. The institution is nationally recognized by US News & World Report for “Best Colleges” (North) and “Best Colleges for Veterans” and several undergraduate and graduate programs are also nationally ranked. Noted for its distinctive architecture, Hawk Hill is an attractive 114-acre campus, located in a picturesque setting on the western edge of Philadelphia. Saint Joseph’s provides ready access to the vast career opportunities and cultural resources of one of America’s largest cities, while affording students a cohesive and intimate campus experience.

The Position
Reporting directly to the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Registrar is responsible for providing leadership to plan, organize, and manage all activities related to student academic records and registration and to safeguard the integrity and security of the university’s records. This position acts as a steward and resource regarding institutional policies and practices and serves as the official academic records custodian. The Registrar plays a central role in the development and implementation of University academic and administrative policies affecting students and courses, which will require significant interaction and collaboration with other departments within the University as well as administration, faculty, staff, and students. In addition, using deep process knowledge the Registrar will provide leadership in advancing the University’s student information systems and will innovate new capabilities to advance academic services. The Registrar serves as one of the University officials responsible for compliance with FERPA and the University’s Policy on the Confidentiality of Student Records. The position leads a unit of six staff members (two associate registrars, an assistant registrar, a senior specialist and faculty liaison, a coordinator, and an administrative assistant) devoted to superior student service and the mission of the University.

The successful candidate will hold a master’s degree with a minimum of seven years of progressive experience within a Registrar’s office. The ideal candidate will possess superior communication skills; demonstrate knowledge of managing academic records and integrated student record systems; possess knowledge of federal regulations, including FERPA, registrar, and AACRAO guidelines; and will have demonstrated ability to manage time, to work in a collaborative environment, and to meet specific deadlines. Significant experience with Ellucian Banner student modules is strongly preferred.

Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Heather J. Larabee at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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Saint Joseph’s University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about and make positive contributions to its mission. Saint Joseph’s University is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop, and retain a talented and diverse workforce.

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