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Director of Registrar Services and Institutional Research
American Jewish University (AJU) is seeking a Director of Registrar Services and Institutional Research at a particularly exciting time as the University migrates to a new learning management system (LMS), updates registrar services, and expands and rebuilds academic programs. Reporting to the Chief Academic Officer, the person in the position manages all registrar services and institutional data collection and analysis for AJU’s academic programs, including an undergraduate college, an MBA program, a Jewish education graduate school, and the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (a total of about 150 students across all of the Schools). The Senior Registrar and Director of Institutional Research oversees, per state and federal regulations and University guidelines, academic policies, registrar services, research and data analysis for institutional effectiveness, and the preparation of reports (including for IPEDS and WSCUC accreditation). We especially seek tech savvy candidates who possess a demonstrated ability to quickly learn and effectively use new software systems and LMS technologies; who are student and faculty focused; who are attentive to detail to automate registrar and data systems; and who are inspired to work in an innovative environment.
- Responsible for all functions and management of staff of the Institutional Research and Registrar offices, which includes undergraduate and graduate programs.
- Working closely with IT in ensuring the programming and optimization of LMS in all areas pertinent to the registrar and institutional research.
- Maintaining the accuracy and privacy of student academic records; ensuring compliance with all state and federal regulations (i.e. FERPA).
- Overseeing transcripts and diplomas.
- Producing the schedule of classes and final exams, and classroom assignments.
- Advising faculty, staff and students on academic policies and procedures.
- Creating databases and conducting data analysis for reports for campus administration and to assess academic programs and institutional effectiveness.
- Providing data and written contributions for accreditation reports.
- Assuring completion of federal and state reporting requirements (i.e, IPEDS).
- Providing leadership, planning, and training for institution-wide collection of data.
- Preparing and updating the annual academic and course catalog.
- Completing transcript reviews for all new students.
- Overseeing grade recording and course evaluation processes.
- Managing the daily operations of the Registrar office and maintaining a consummate level of customer service.
- Serving as the data steward for the registrar and institutional research offices.
- Leading qualitative and quantitative research efforts as needed for academic and administrative departments, producing actionable written reports of research.
- Master's degree from an accredited college or university.
- At least 3-years of experience managing university registrar procedures and records.
- Demonstrated proficiency and acuity with information technology and learning management software (experience with Blackbaud a plus).
- Demonstrated ability to conduct institutional research; research and statistical skills for institutional analysis.
- Ability to collect data for and write sections of accreditation reports (experience with WSCUC processes a plus).
- Discretion in handling sensitive documents and scrupulous adherence to FERPA.
- Ability to present complex quantitative data into assessable and usable formats to enhance institutional effectiveness.
- Excellent verbal and written communication abilities, and diplomacy and interpersonal skills.
- Must be detail-oriented, be able to multi-task and set priorities and complete projects on time, and work independently with minimal supervision.
- Ability to be a strong team player.
- Strong enforcer of academic and registrar rules and policies.
- Ability to create the academic calendar.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
About American Jewish University:
American Jewish University is a thriving center of Jewish resources and talent built upon core values of Jewish Learning, Culture, Ethics, Leadership and Peoplehood. In 2007, the University of Judaism acquired the Brandeis-Bardin Institute, creating a landmark entity, from then on known as American Jewish University. This new organization now boasts two campuses, a single vision and a shared future. Today, American Jewish University is one of the largest and most innovative Jewish institutions in the country.
Heartened by our vibrant Jewish community, we continue to add faculty, expand our curriculum and develop innovative academic programs that prepare undergraduate, graduate and rabbinical students for rewarding lives – as leaders in the Jewish community as well as society at large. Our graduates are making a difference in the world.
Our role as a leadership training ground is matched by our commitment to provide the broader community with a variety of substantive educational experiences. Our lectures, symposia, special institutes, center for continuing education classes and a wide array of cultural offerings are enhancing thousands of individuals’ understanding of Judaism, and expanding their knowledge about the history, traditions and languages of this glorious ancient heritage.
AJU is committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve excellence. We believe in having a diverse group of students, faculty and staff working together in a climate of respect and support. Our community welcomes people from diverse backgrounds and thank all members of the institution for their continued dedication and support in strengthening the community.