University Registrar

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 24, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 036666 Department Code 20206-1020 Department Academic Affairs Job Title University Registrar Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level 07 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The University Registrar is the senior leader in the Office of the Registrar, reporting to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs.

This position supports the academic enterprise through the stewardship of all student records, curriculum records and scheduling of academic space, by advancing academic initiatives and creating an administrative structure that supports student success while maintaining a focus on student service.

This position is responsible for the integrity and accuracy of the student academic records and serves as the campus compliance officer for FERPA .

The University Registrar is a highly collaborative campus leader, capable of building consensus across a diverse set of stakeholder groups.


1. Master’s degree and a minimum of five years of related professional experience.

2. Effective leadership and managerial skills, particularly communication, conflict resolution, negotiation, and change management.

3. Systems thinking, including the capability to imagine new and modified systems of people, data, and technology.

4. Prior knowledge of enterprise data systems, preferably including PeopleSoft, and preferably in the context of higher education.

5. Tolerance for ambiguity and the related ability to collaborate, persuade, and implement in a complex, decentralized university environment.

Job Specific Qualifications Responsibilities

Lead the staff and operations of the Office of the University Registrar, including academic records and regulations, registration, grading, degree and enrollment verification, transfer student records management, transcripts, diplomas, class and classroom scheduling, and the Course Catalogs. Coordinate curricular work with the University Senate.

Envision, develop, and lead major development and change initiatives involving people, policies, practices, data, and systems. Provide strategic input and develop recommendations for the implementation of related technology applications in support of enhanced services for students, faculty and staff.

Provide leadership in implementing and enforcing the University’s policies and protocols regarding the use, dissemination, integrity, security and privacy of student information, and applicable federal and state laws and regulations, including FERPA .
Audit, maintain, and guarantee the integrity of all academic records.

Review, revise, and control departmental budgets; recommend staffing and salary changes to the provost’s office.

Establish and implement strategic and operational plans for ongoing improvements in efficiency, effectiveness of operations, professional development for staff, and services and support.

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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