Job no: 493052 Work type: Staff Full-time Department: Registrar Location: Brookdale Center, 55 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY Categories: Academic Administration, Student Services
Position Summary: The Law School Registrar provides overall leadership and management of all aspects of student registration and recordkeeping, ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of student and institutional records, compliance with all relevant state and federal laws and regulations, and reporting to relevant institutional stakeholders and state bars. The Registrar works closely with the Vice Dean and the Dean of Students to implement academic planning and policy, and works collaboratively with the University Registrar and administration.
Position Responsibilities: Records:
Establishes and administers processes and procedures for students records management, archiving, and destruction, in collaboration with the University Registrar and in compliance with all relevant regulations, policies, and standards for the maintenance, handling, and disposition of student and institutional records.
Oversees all Registrar services for students and faculty, including transcript processing, grade processing, transfer credit evaluation, graduation audits and certification, and making certifications to relevant state bars for students seeking admission.
Manages compilation, recording, verification, and dissemination of all data related to student enrollment, curriculum, academic progress, grades, and bar pass rates to relevant constituencies within the law school (e.g. Vice Dean, Office of Student Services, Office of Student Finance), state and federal accreditation agencies, including the ABA, and state bars.
Collaborates with the Vice Dean to establish and disseminate the academic calendar, create and update all registration materials, coordinate class schedules, optimize room assignments, and ensure that all relevant IT systems (e.g. Banner, R25) reflect the calendar and schedule.
Establishes schedule and timeline for student registration for fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters, manages online student registration process, including periodic student communication, deadline enforcement, and enrollment in requested classes via SHARP.
Acts as a liaison to other institution partners to facilitate cross-listing and registration of jointly offered courses.
Office of the Registrar management:
Supervises office personnel, including one Associate Registrar and two clerks. This will include allocating work, training, promoting, and enforcing internal procedures and controls, and evaluating performance.
Implements technological improvements and updates, designs and optimizes Registrar's office functions in light of technological developments.
Participates in the development of University policies and procedures regarding student records and registration.
Engages in professional development opportunities as a representative of YU, including keeping up to date with federal and state educational policy requirements regarding enrollment and recordkeeping.
Experience & Educational Background:
Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree or JD strongly preferred.
Candidates should possess at least 5 years of experience in a college or university administration setting, preference in a Registrar's Office. Experience in academic records management, curriculum administration, and student services preferred.
Knowledge of FERPA and other relevant federal and state laws is preferred.
Skills & Competencies:
Ability to collaborate effectively with both university and law school administrators.
Ability to provide excellent customer service.
Ability to maintain a high level of discretion and confidentiality.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Excellent written and oral communications skills, strong attention to detail to ensure accuracy, strong analytic and problem solving skills, ability to multi-task, effectively prioritize work, and adjust to changing workloads and deadlines.
Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment, including employee development and performance management skills
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel and Word required; skill in the use of computerized student information systems, such as Banner, strongly preferred.
Knowledge of law school academic and graduation requirements and eligibility for bar admissions preferred.
About Us: The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a leader in legal education, located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. The law school is renowned for its program in intellectual property, which includes the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law. Cardozo Law has a long tradition of public advocacy and is the birthplace of the Innocence Project and the home of our Center for Rights and Justice. Cardozo offers a world-class faculty and encourages creative thinking and innovation in the legal profession. Cardozo provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of areas including criminal law, civil rights law, and business law. The school prides itself on creating a vibrant and warm community for faculty, staff and students.
A division of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans. The law school is a secular institution within a religious university and welcomes people of all religions, ethnic backgrounds, races and sexual identities.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.