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University Registrar
Worcester, MA (US)
Clark University
Nov 30, 2017 (Expired Remaining)

Clark University is seeking an energetic and innovative individual to serve as its Registrar. This person will provide dynamic vision and leadership in the areas of student academic records, scheduling, enrollment data, planning and related analytics. 

Clark University enrolls approximately 2,200 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students (including 9 PhD programs and 19 Masters’ programs). In addition to an arts and sciences core, Clark includes a Graduate School of Management, a School of Professional Studies and an innovative Department of International Development, Community and Environment that offers five Masters’ programs as well as two undergraduate majors.

Reporting to the Provost, and working closely with Clark’s academic leadership, the Executive Vice President and multiple other units on campus (ITS, admissions, student affairs, athletics, etc.) the individual in this role will ensure that policies, procedures and practices concerning student academic records and course enrollments are accurate, reliable, compliant, timely and secure. The Registrar supervises an office of 5-6 fulltime employees and several student workers. 


The Registrar plays a leadership role on the Clark campus and is widely engaged across the campus. Serving in various capacities on multiple committees, faculty governance and institutional, the Registrar is a key member of the institution’s data stewardship committee, the retention committee, the classroom committee, among others. The Registrar is responsible for organizing and running training sessions as appropriate with faculty and staff from all parts of Clark. A member of the University’s space committee, the Registrar has responsibility for ensuring appropriate usage of classroom space. 


The Registrar is custodian for all student academic records, and has final responsibility for their accuracy. Working with faculty governance, the Registrar helps establish, implement and maintain policies concerning student grades, registration, the electronic academic catalog, etc., and serves as the institution’s FERPA compliance officer. Taking primary responsibility for student degree clearance, the Registrar plays a central role in setting the University calendar and in Commencement. 

Qualifications Include:


  • Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferred
  • Five or more years of progressively more responsible senior-level experience
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Creative problem solver
  • High level of integrity
  • Ability to work constructively with diverse institutional stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, senior leadership and parents
  • A high level of technological and digital fluency, including data collection, stewardship, analysis and reporting (experience with Ellucian’s Banner is desirable)
  • Up-do-date knowledge of Federal, state and professional standards, policies and reporting requirements
  • Experience as an effective supervisor
  • Team player with an ability to constructively collaborate with others on campus
  • Enthusiasm for participating with Clark as it pursues an ambitious plan for its future


Founded in 1887, Clark is a world-class research university that is small by design, giving students the opportunity to contribute to pioneering research projects, hands-on experience, and close collaboration with peers, and individual mentorship by faculty. Clark also provides students with many of the benefits typically associated with an excellent liberal arts college, including small classes, a strong sense of community, extensive co-curricular opportunities, and faculty who are passionate about teaching and mentoring students.


Liberal Education and Effective Practice (LEEP) is Clark’s pioneering model of higher education, compelling students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and preparing them for lives and careers of consequence. Clark is the only university to make the development of “capacities of effective practice” an explicit learning requirement for its undergraduates. A Clark education reflects a belief in the enduring value of liberal education and the university’s efforts to more deeply attune students’ learning experiences to the profound changes underway in the world. 


Clark plays a critical role in the health and well-being of its urban community, known as Main South, through the University Park Partnership, which has become a national model for neighborhood revitalization. Working in tandem with the city of Worcester, Clark has been a change agent in the areas of housing and physical rehabilitation, education, economic development, and social and recreational opportunities for residents. Clark was included on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service to disadvantaged youths. The University Park Campus School, which Clark operates in collaboration with the Worcester Public Schools, boasts an enviable record of high achievement and was recognized by President Barack Obama for its record of academic success.


Clark is highlighted in Colleges that Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College by Loren Pope. Clark has also been recognized by The Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges 2016’; Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s “Best Values in Private Colleges 2015” and Forbes’ “America's Most Entrepreneurial Universities 2016.”


This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 12-month position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks’ vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more. 


Salary is competitive, and will be commensurate with skills and experience.


Clark, in its mission and its strategic planning is committed to establishing and supporting a diverse and inclusive community. Clark is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity university and we strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, which is inclusive of all women, to apply.


Interested parties should submit a resume, cover letter and the names of at least four references to: < >. Applicants must reference Job code 199115 in the subject line to be considered for this position.


We will continue to screen applications until this position is filled, but candidates wishing to receive full consideration should send their materials on or before December 11, 2017.

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