Job Positions

Director, Office of the Registdrar

Categories: North Central Region 6


Office of the Registrar


University of Minnesota, Morris

Date Posted:

Oct 9 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Open until filled

Position Description

The Office of the Registrar is one of several central student services units in Morris Academic Support Resources (M-ASR), a department that reports to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean. As a member of the M-ASR leadership team, the Director of the Office of the Registrar is expected to be a visionary leader, an effective manager and office staff member, and an active daily participant in providing and improving student services throughout the campus and University. This person will work collaboratively with other members of the University community to design and implement strategies to attract and retain students and facilitate their academic interactions with the campus and University. The position is student-focused and requires a solid understanding of the distinctive nature of the liberal arts college and its degree requirements and how to leverage information and ideas to support student needs and institutional enrollment goals. The successful candidate will work closely with the other central service units within M-ASR: the Office of Financial Aid, One Stop Student Services, and the Business Office.


Essential Job Functions Management and Supervision (50%) Oversee and support the needs of Morris Office of the Registrar and ensure that the Office’s processes are student-centered and foster student success; manage the OTR budget; Directly supervise Office of the Registrar professional staff (currently 4), including hiring, onboarding, training, performance management/evaluations, coaching, making promotion, award, and termination decisions, and handling disciplinary actions Ensure adequate coverage in daily operations and establish/adjust work priorities, assignments, and deadlines for staff and accordingly manage the OTR budget Determine and align staff work, distribution of work, and goals with overall OTR and Morris Academic Support Resources strategies and goals Solve escalated, complex issues using professional judgment and individual discretion Support University strategic goals and objectives Serve as a member of the Morris Academic Support Resources management team and collaborate with others on the team Work with the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean to determine strategies and develop procedures to assure accurate and timely processing of student records data and facilitate timely student degree progress Project Management, Facilitation, and Participation (30%) Lead and participate in large scale projects that strategically enhance OTR, Morris Academic Support Resources, and University goals Serve as the Office of the Registrar representative or key stakeholder on Morris Academic Support Resources, University-wide, and system-wide committees including, but not limited to: System Student Records Committee Other system-wide projects initiated and led by Twin Cities Academic Support Resources Morris Scholastic Committee Morris Curriculum Committee Curriculum/Catalog Update Committees Serve as the Morris expert or point person for implementation of changes to processes and procedures. Examples include, but are not limited to: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Electronic form implementation for student records and M-ASR processes University of Minnesota Morris Academic procedures Degree audit for degree progress, clearance, posting, and licensure Process Ownership and Subject Matter Expertise (20%) Serve as the process owner, resource, and active staff for OTR, Morris Academic Support Resources, and other University stakeholders in the following areas: Exceptions to academic policies, student readmission, and student academic standing Registration Classroom and course scheduling Transfer credit evaluation Degree clearance & posting Official transcript billing & reconciliation Document imaging OTR communications Create and maintain business process documentation Continually analyze business processes to improve efficiency and quality; implement new processes as needed Monitor student educational policy changes in order to anticipate and implement business process changes Advise and collaborate on appropriate solutions to resolve questions, complex situations, and errors needing correction

Application Process

How To Apply Applications must be submitted online via the UMN jobs website;
The job ID is 333304. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Institution Information

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) makes its home on a 121-year-old campus on the western edge of the state and is one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation. The small, close-knit campus emphasizes faculty/student collaboration in research, study abroad, and service learning. Deeply rooted in the tall grass prairies of Minnesota, the campus also has advanced sustainable, environmentally friendly initiatives that have grown to levels of national leadership and touch nearly all aspects of campus life. A distinctive undergraduate campus within the University of Minnesota system, the University of Minnesota Morris combines a student-centered residential liberal arts education with access to the resources and opportunities of one of the nation's largest universities. A founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), UMN Morris provides students with a rigorous academic experience, preparing them to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship. The student body of nearly 1600 is supported by approximately 130 faculty members with a student/faculty ratio of 13:1. UMN Morris serves one of the most diverse student bodies in Minnesota. Forty percent of UMN Morris students are Native American, persons of color, or of international origin. UMN Morris is the only federally recognized Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institution in the Upper Midwest. UMN Morris is highly ranked by national publications – U.S. News & World Report as a top-ten public liberal arts college; Forbes as one of the best colleges and universities in the nation; and Fiske Guide to Colleges includes Morris campus in its list of “the best” and “most interesting” schools in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. Morris students are taught by a faculty with the highest per capita representation in the University of Minnesota’s Academy of Distinguished Teaching and students consistently win national awards, as demonstrated by UMN Morris’s status among the top baccalaureate institutions producing student Fulbright awards. The campus is also a national leader in sustainability, evidenced by receipt of the inaugural Excellence in Sustainability award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers and an AASHE STARS Gold rating.

Additional Information

The University of Minnesota Morris offers a comprehensive comprehensive benefit program.

Contact Information

Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee co-chairs: Brenda Boever, Director of the Office of Academic Success; Or Barry McQuarry, Associate Professor of Mathematics;


Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications BA/BS with at least 8 years of related professional experience Progressively responsible management experience in higher education An understanding of and commitment to the value of a liberal arts education Experience in successfully managing multiple project Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written Ability to work well under pressure and to maintain good relationships with colleagues Ability to analyze and interpret complex policy and technical documentation Experience and documented success in student record administration

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications (Core Competencies) Master’s degree, MBA or Higher Education Administration Experience in a liberal arts college Experience with multiple software systems (record-keeping) and related technologies Experience in a PeopleSoft student administration environment Change Agent experience or education