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University Registrar
Roger Williams University

  • Mar. 15, 2017
  • University Registrar
  • Registrar
  • Roger Williams University
    Bristol, RI
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
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  • Student Affairs
    Academic Affairs
    Other Administrative Departments
    Undergraduate Education
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Company Description:

Roger Williams University has dedicated itself to the ideals advocated by Roger Williams himself: education, freedom, and tolerance. Through his scholarship in language, theology, and law, Williams' life reflected the value of learning and teaching. The University honors his legacy by modeling a community in which diverse people and diverse ideas are valued, intellectual achievement is celebrated, and civic responsibility is expected.

The University is a leading independent, co-educational institution with programs in the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community- and globally-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. Offering 43 majors and a plethora of co-curricular activities as well as study abroad opportunities, the University has a strong commitment to teaching/learning and faculty-student interaction. In addition to the School of Social and Natural Sciences and the School of Humanities, Arts and Education, the University includes professional schools in Architecture, Business, Engineering, Education and Criminal Justice as well as Rhode Island's only law school. A campus focusing on adult education and experiential learning is located in Providence, the capitol of Rhode Island.

RWU's main campus, located on 143 acres overlooking Mount Hope Bay in the historic and picturesque town of Bristol, is an ideal location for a residential campus. Residence halls and campus buildings with striking views line the waterfront. Downtown Bristol, well known for its Fourth of July celebration, is only a few minutes away. Cars, buses, and trains make Providence, Newport, Boston, and New York City easily accessible.

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Job Description:

RWU seeks candidates for the position of Registrar. The ideal candidate has strong interpersonal skills and is an innovator, familiar with and engaged by technological solutions and opportunities for bringing the work and the office of the Registrar more fully into the 21st century. Under the direction of the Provost, the candidate will be responsible for the leadership, management, and administrative functions of the Office of the Registrar, ranging from retention and graduation rates to collaborating with other areas of Academic Affairs to improve student outcomes and support new academic models. With initiatives in place to strengthen society through engaged teaching and learning, along with a new downtown Providence, RI, campus, RWU is an energetic university keeping pace with modern life.

Nominations and inquiries may be sent in confidence. Initial inquiries, which will be held in the strictest confidence, may be sent to Assistant Vice President of Institutional Research, Jennifer Dunseath via Do not send application materials to this email address.

Essential functions of this position include but are not limited to:

1. Oversight of the Registrar's Office Operations:
  • Oversee collection, classification, management, evaluation, security, integrity, certification, and dissemination of student records in accordance with AACRAO standards, professional practices, and University policies and procedures;
  • Support and facilitate the educational mission of the University, the pedagogical functions of the faculty, and the pursuit of academic progress and achievement by the students;
  • Serve as a member of the Deans' Council as well as work closely with other administrators on the university-wide student retention team.

2. Information Resource:
  • Provide the leadership required to fully explore, present, implement, maintain, and upgrade technological resources as necessary to update information infrastructures according to national best practices;
  • Manage implementation of complex data systems and software programs;
  • Collaborate on institutional data collection and analysis projects;
  • Act as a resource to faculty, administrative staff, students and others regarding RWU policies and procedures;
  • Monitor and ensure compliance to existing University policies and procedures and communicate effectively.

3. Supervision of Staff:
  • Provide vision, resources, motivation, support, and guidance to registrar office personnel.

This position will maintain active memberships in professional organizations as well as attend meetings, workshops, and conventions sponsored by the Rhode Island Registrar's Association, AACRAO, and NEAACRAO.


A Master's degree in a related discipline and a minimum of 5 years of experience as an Associate Registrar or Registrar are required. Knowledge of federal regulations as they pertain to student records, AACRAO standards, proven collaboration and communication skills, as well as streamlining business practices is necessary to support the mission of the office. Strong knowledge of general office and records management procedures in addition to experience with on-line databases to capture student records applications is essential. Colleague experience is preferred.

At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.

For information on our Non-discrimination and Title IX policy, visit:

Application Instructions:

Full consideration will be given to all applications received by April 15, 2017. Application materials (to include a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references - who will be contacted without permission) must be electronically submitted.

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  • Jennifer Dunseath
    Roger Williams University


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