Job No: 493629 Work Type: Staff Full-time Department: Registrar Location: Brookdale Center, 55 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY Categories: Administrative Support, Student Services
Position Summary: The Law School Registrar provides overall leadership and management of all aspects of student registration and recordkeeping, ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of student and institutional records, compliance with all relevant state and federal laws and regulations, and reporting to relevant institutional stakeholders and state bars. The Registrar works closely with the Vice Dean and the Dean of Students to implement academic planning and policy, and works collaboratively with the University Registrar and administration.
Establishes and administers processes and procedures for students records management, archiving, and destruction, in collaboration with the University Registrar and in compliance with all relevant regulations, policies, and standards for the maintenance, handling, and disposition of student and institutional records
Has a firm understanding of FERPA and ensures that all University constituencies and stakeholders abide by its regulations
Oversees all Registrar services for students and faculty, including transcript processing, grade processing, transfer credit evaluation, graduation audits and certification, and making certifications to relevant state bars for students seeking admission
Manages compilation, recording, verification, and dissemination of all data related to student enrollment, curriculum, academic progress, grades, and bar pass rates to relevant constituencies within the law school (e.g. Vice Dean, Office of Student Services, Office of Student Finance), state and federal accreditation agencies, including the ABA, and state bars.
Collaborates with the Vice Dean to establish and disseminate the academic calendar, create and update all registration materials, coordinate class schedules, optimize room assignments, and ensure that all relevant IT systems (e.g. Banner, R25) reflect the calendar and schedule
Establishes schedule and timeline for student registration for fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters, manages online student registration process, including periodic student communication, deadline adherence, and enrollment in requested classes via SHARP
Acts as a liaison to other institution partners to facilitate cross-listing and registration of jointly offered courses.
Office of the Registrar management
Supervises office personnel, including one Associate Registrar and two clerks. This will include allocating work, training, promoting, and enforcing internal procedures and controls, and evaluating performance
Implements technological improvements and updates, designs and optimizes Registrars office functions in light of technological developments
Participates in the development of University policies and procedures regarding student records and registration
Engages in professional development opportunities as a representative of YU, including keeping up to date with federal and state educational policy requirements regarding enrollment and recordkeeping
Experience & Educational Background:
Bachelors degree required; Masters degree or JD strongly preferred
Candidates should possess at least 5 years of experience in a college or university administration setting, preference in a Registrars Office. Experience in academic records management, curriculum administration, and student services preferred
Knowledge of FERPA and other relevant federal and state laws is preferred
Skills & Competencies:
Ability to collaborate effectively with both university and law school administrators
Ability to provide excellent customer service
Ability to maintain a high level of discretion and confidentiality
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
Excellent written and oral communications skills, strong attention to detail to ensure accuracy, strong analytic and problem solving skills, ability to multi-task, effectively prioritize work, and adjust to changing workloads and deadlines
Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment, including employee development and performance management skills
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel and Word required; skill in the use of computerized student information systems, such as Banner, strongly preferred
Knowledge of law school academic and graduation requirements and eligibility for bar admissions preferred
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the Universitys retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home. Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.