Assistant Vice President and University Registrar
Boston University (BU)in partnership with the national recruitment firm, Scott Healy and associatesinvites applications and nominations for the post of Assistant Vice President and University Registrar. BU seeks a dynamic and accomplished leader to advance the University’s strategic goals, as well as the vision for student enrollment and administration and its commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Reporting to the Vice President and Associate Vice President of Student Enrollment and Administration, the Assistant Vice President and University Registrar is a critical member of the leadership team with particular expertise in establishing, l interpretation, implementation and application of academic policies and processes relating to students. information, relevant aspects of student information systems such as registration and credential verification, classroom management, and lesson planning. The assistant vice president and university registrar manages and publishes the academic bulletin, is the university’s FERPA officer, and is the custodian of official student records. They work closely not only with colleagues in enrollment and student administration, but also with colleagues in the University’s 17 schools and colleges, the university provost’s office, university systems and technology. information, student accounts, and facilities management and planning.
Responsibilities of the role include active leadership in communicating University policies and practices, managing the staff and operations of the Office of the University Registrar (OUR), and establishing and maintaining effective services and efficient through regular and systematic review of core processes and systems. The AVP and University Registrar will develop, implement, and interpret campus-wide academic policies and procedures, provide leadership and direction for academic policies, processes, and program support areas. relevant studies, and will ensure that all functions and processes operate with integrity and optimally. service and cost-effectiveness so that students, faculty, administrators, alumni and other constituents are properly served. The AVP and University Registrar are also responsible for overseeing certain student-related information systems and working with the Office of the General Counsel to ensure compliance with FERPA, NCAA, and other federal policies. and relevant states. A successful AVP and Academic Registrar at Boston University will be an active, visible, and collaborative leader within the administration.
The position of assistant vice president and university registrar requires a master’s degree or equivalent, as well as a minimum of 10 years of senior management experience in university services within higher education. Previous experience as an academic registrar, in a large or medium institution is preferred. The candidate must have demonstrated achievements by taking on increased professional responsibilities and demonstrating leadership in meeting complex challenges; Strong track record in the effective use of technology to improve systems and service delivery, an understanding of curriculum development, and experience implementing complex academic policies in collaboration with a variety of constituencies of the campus; Ability to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of existing systems and operations, advocate and facilitate appropriate process improvements, and demonstrate a vision to strengthen service through the integration of best practices and investment continuous staff development; Knowledge of undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs, as well as blended and online learning environments; Evidence of well-developed analytical and communication skills; and sophisticated project/process management skills.
About Boston University:
Boston University is a leading global research and education institution located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, home to more than 33,000 students at 17 schools and colleges. In the words of Boston University President Robert A. Brown, “We are a global urban community of scholars, students, and alumni committed to innovative engagement in intellectual, civic, and entrepreneurial pursuits that make the world a better place to live.” Information on the University’s strategic priorities and progress can be found here. As an institution that has opened its doors to all students regardless of religion, race or gender, we strive to create learning, working and living environments enriched by racial, ethnic and cultural diversity . We seek to cultivate an atmosphere of respect for individual differences in life experience, sexual orientation, and religious beliefs, and aspire to be free from parochialism, barriers to access, and discrimination. ‘ethnocentrism.
BU Student Enrollment and Administration Vision Statement:
Student enrollment and administration are committed to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. We are committed to meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse university community of students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni. We do this through the ENSA Cares initiative, ensuring that our policies, practices and services are equitable and reflect the diversity of needs within our community. We approach this work with respect and with a commitment to fostering the personal success and productivity of all employees.
We achieve this vision by creating a working environment in which ENSA employees:
- Feeling welcome, with a sense of belonging and the ability to feel safe as oneself
- Have a voice, and all perspectives are heard, considered and valued
- Reflect the diversity of experiences and backgrounds represented within the student body
- Have access to professional development, are empowered to contribute, and are encouraged to be agents of change in creating a vibrant and diverse community, and
- Exhibit behaviors that align with and advance unit and university strategic goals.
Application and nomination process:
All correspondence relating to the post of Assistant Vice President and University Registrar to Boston University should be addressed in confidence to the University Executive Search Consultant:
Mr. Christopher S. Healy, President
Scott Healy and associates
A complete application must include the following:
- Cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position;
- updated CV;
- Three (3) professional references with contact information, title, institutional affiliation, email address and direct phone numbers. (No references will be contacted without the candidate’s written permission.)
Applications received by April 15, 2022, will be given priority. The search will remain open until the position is filled.
Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA federal contractor.