Ohio Wesleyan University (www.owu.edu) is a selective, private, undergraduate liberal arts, residential institution founded in 1842 and is located just 20 miles north of Columbus.
Academic Affairs at Ohio Wesleyan University has an opening for a Registrar. This is a 12 month, full time, salaried position with university benefits.
This is an exciting time to join Ohio Wesleyan University. We seek to define the future of education at small private liberal arts colleges by expanding student opportunities through our signature experience, The OWU Connection, focused on life-changing high impact practices. We are hiring faculty in new and exciting areas and are committed to the success of a diverse campus community, including students, faculty, and staff.
Ohio Wesleyan University seeks a motivated, innovative Registrar focused on student success to help support this important institutional work. The Registrar will make a difference in the life of college students by investing in helping students meet their academic goals.
The Registrar will create a vision, lead strategic planning, ensure proper record management, and identify ways to reduce barriers to graduation. The Registrar will work directly with faculty, staff, and students on a daily basis with a service-oriented mindset. This position requires a positive attitude, especially in fast-paced situations, with an eye towards improving processes while being data-informed to support the best liberal arts education possible.
Duties and Responsibilities
Strategic Registrar Operations
Identifies and implements innovative practices to better serve students, with a focus on continuous improvement, student recruitment, and retention
Oversees the functions of an efficient, student-focused Registrar office
Identifies solutions to support new areas of operation for the University
Supervises the office staff including their professional development
Plans, develops, manages the Registrar's Office budget and created the Academic Calendar
Confers with faculty/students/parents regarding challenges with scheduling, registration, grading, etc.
Interprets and administers academic policies and manages all aspects of student appeals for exceptions to academic policies (late add/drop, dismissal, reinstatement, etc.)
Serves as the lead administrative representative for the faculty Academic Status
Committee and provides support to the curriculum committees
Works closely with student affairs, enrollment, finance, and other key areas supporting student success
Partners with our consortia the Ohio 5 and Great Lakes College Association (GLCA) to collaborate and follow higher education best practice and trends
Scheduling and Student Registration
Collaborates with the Associate Provost, department chairs, other faculty and staff to develop a class schedule minimizing barriers to student access
Optimizes and manages the student registration process and improves student satisfaction
Schedules classroom space according to student-centered policies
Data Innovation and Stewardship
Works with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to develop and maintain classification procedures for student data that enable a data-informed culture
Interprets and assures compliance with Federal, State, and University policies and regulations regarding institutional data
Develops, implements, and communicates record retention policies
Works closely with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to use data in strategic ways to support the University’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
Student Records and Compliance
Ensures student education records are maintained in an accurate and secure manner
Serves as the university FERPA Compliance Officer ensuring policies are compliant
Oversees the collection, processing, and reporting of student grades and transcripts
Oversees National Student Clearinghouse reporting and veteran's benefits administration
Assists with transcript evaluation and transfer of credit processes
Convocation and Commencement
Participates in programming student milestones such as Commencement and Convocation
Oversees the degree clearance process, deferral processes, and prepares diplomas and certificates
Oversees special awards and honorary degrees as directed by the President or Provost
Experience working in a Registrar Office or closely allied office
Working knowledge of Google or Microsoft productivity products
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and provide consistent and kind interactions with students, faculty, staff, and parents
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse student, faculty, and staff
Sound professional judgment, flexibility, willingness to learn and implement new technologies, and the highest standards of professional ethics and integrity
Willingness to engage with Ohio Wesleyan University’s mission and aims
Ellucian PowerCampus experience
Ellucian DegreeWorks experience
What we offer:
Ohio Wesleyan University offers a rewarding place to work! To discover why this should be your next work home, visit our website. Learn more about our benefits at Discover our Benefits.
As an equal opportunity institution, OWU has a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. We do not discriminate on any basis including: race, religion, color, culture, national origin, sex and/or sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, economic barriers, or any other legally protected factor.
NOTE: OWU requires COVID-19 vaccination of all employees. Candidates who accept offers of employment must be able to provide proof of their vaccination status before their employment can be processed.
OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (www.owu.edu) is a private liberal arts college located 20 miles north of Columbus in Delaware, Ohio. OWU is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and welcomes applications from all. OWU celebrates diversity and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, culture, national origin, sex and/or sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, economic barriers, or any other legally protected factor. OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified individuals will not be disadvantaged based on being unemployed.