A cover letter is required for consideration for this position, and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. The letter must also include specific examples of how, in your work experience, you effectively demonstrated at a minimum, the following behaviors and the impact it had within your organization.
The University of Michigan-Flint is a comprehensive, urban campus of the University of Michigan, located approximately 50 miles north of Ann Arbor, in the heart of the Flint community. We offer high quality undergraduate, graduate, doctorate, professional, and continuing education. As a student-centered institution of higher education committed to excellence and engaged teaching and learning, UM-Flint is connected and dedicated to our community at large. Now in its’ 66 th year we are academically comprised of six schools and colleges, enrolling 6000 undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Information and Technology, School of Education and Human Services, College of Health Sciences, School of Management and the School of Nursing.
The University of Michigan-Flint (UM-Flint) seeks an outstanding professional interested in becoming part of a strong enrollment management team as Registrar. The university is committed to a national model of new and academically based enrollment management as a campus-wide approach to growing enrollment through data driven recruitment and retention efforts, while maintaining quality and access.
Key indicators of success for the position include:
Successful leadership of the office of the registrar, including the mentoring and development of staff; established expertise in facilitating organizational development and change; and evidence of creativity and innovation within a strategic planning environment.
Demonstrated use of technology to successfully develop and maintain student information systems and services.
Demonstrated working knowledge of a Registrar’s role within Enrollment Management, across a university campus, with the ability to service customers with a high level of competency while exceeding customer expectations.
Ability to assess policy implications across campus as they may impact academic units, service units and students.
A willingness to take on additional responsibility and work collaboratively with others to enhance team goals / objectives both within unit and campus wide.
Direct and manage Institution-wide registrar operations (graduate and undergraduate) including overseeing course schedule production, implementation and maintenance of an automated record keeping system (Banner), production & publishing of annual catalog, National Student Clearinghouse reports, academic calendars, course registration, degree audits, graduation, transcripts, degree verifications and diplomas.
Responsible for the integrity of student records and ensuring the campus remains compliant with FERPA regulations.
Maintain and revise academic policies and interpret them to campus constituents; identify trends and assess the impact on student success. Must recognize impact policies and changes can have on students and both academic and service units.
Utilize data under the purview of the Registrar’s Office to make data informed policy decisions; inform enrollment and retention leaders in order to assist in forming strategies, or to provide outcomes of existing strategies.
Monitor the Registrar office budget and work with the assigned accountant to ensure good fiscal responsibility.
Participates through membership on various committees in the development of regulations governing such areas as tuition, academic calendar, grading system, curricula requirements, and enrollment management.
Ability to use data to make data informed decisions and leverage data software.
Work with the Vice Provost of Enrollment Management to recommend transfer pathways, course utilization/fill rates, track drop/fail/withdrawal rates, etc.
Demonstrated knowledge of or ability to use a variety of systems such as Google suite, Microsoft Word, Excel, Target X/Salesforce, especially the Banner student information system, and DegreeWorks; catalog software such as Acalog/Curriculog; imaging systems; reporting tools such as Business Objects; course scheduling software; work ticket systems; and website maintenance.
Participate in state and national professional organizations such as MACRAO and AACRAO.
Assist with commencement planning.
Management of staff to include hiring process, training and developing employees establishing their hours of work; planning and directing their work; appraising their productivity; supporting professional development opportunities.
Bachelor degree and 8 or more years of experience in academic administration or Bachelors plus 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities listed;
Masters preferred 3-5 years as a Registrar, or cumulative years in Registrar’s office combined with relevant enrollment management experience at an associate director level or higher.
This position requires a fully in-person work schedule at this time and is subject to change based upon the duties of the position and the needs of the department.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
COVID-19 vaccinations, including one booster when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working remotely and temporary workers. More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.
UM-Flint is among the top tier, regional comprehensive public universities in the Midwest. UM-Flint currently enrolls approximately 7,000 students, has a broad and diverse alumni base of over 48,000, and is home to high caliber faculty and dedicated staff, and recently updated its Carnegie classification to Doctoral/Professional.