Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
Founded in 1836, Union Theological Seminary is an independent, multi-denominational seminary in the City of New York. Union’s mission is at once progressive and faith-based: to educate leaders for ministry in churches and society to extend the work of social justice and to enrich the academy through teaching and research.
Education at Union is rooted in a critical understanding of the breadth of Christian traditions and is significantly and increasingly instructed by the pluralistic, interfaith reality of the globalized world. Union has nurtured many of the most significant theological voices addressing the most profoundly challenging issues of our contemporary experience: civil rights, women’s equality, ecological justice, and the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in our churches and in our public life. Now embarking on its 176th year, Union is launching a bold new strategic plan accompanied by a comprehensive campaign to grow Union’s national and global influence as a ground-breaking educational institution forming religious and community leaders to engage the new realities of a diverse, interconnected, and increasingly urban world. As Union moves into this new era, building a world-class, social-justice inspired team is crucial.
We are seeking to fill the position listed below:
Reporting to the Academic Dean, the Registrar oversees all functions and activities of the Registrar’s office including management of student academic records, registration, assignment of classroom space, grading, enrollment projections and analysis of trends, degree tracking, enrollment verification, graduation certification, FERPA compliance, production of transcripts and diplomas, and all other areas of enrollment management. Works collegially with members of the academic office.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Implements the procedures for the enrollment and registration of students.
• Develops and administers policies pertaining to the overall record keeping function of Union including class rosters, permanent student records, special doctoral records, transcripts, credits, grading, withdrawals and statistical information.
• Prepares degree audits, ensures students have met degree requirements, and certifies students for graduation.
• Supports the work of faculty advisement of students.
• Works with the Communications Office to maintain and update information on the Registrar’s web page.
• Prepares enrollment reports for internal use and federal, state, and accrediting agencies.
• Processes M.Div. and M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations.
• Prepares and publishes the annual course catalog.
• Working in conjunction with the Academic Dean’s Office, maintains database of annually contracted course instructors (lecturers and visiting professors).
• Coordinates with the Information Technology office to acquire UNIs (University network ID) for all students and lecturers.
• Working in conjunction with the Academic Dean’s Office prepares the agenda for meetings of the Academic Affairs Committee; takes meeting minutes as required.
• Prepares grade report each semester for review by the Committee on Standing.
• Working in conjunction with Director of Worship organizes Commencement.
• Remains current on governmental regulations applicable to college and university registration functions.
• May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, Education or related field plus 3 years of directly related work experience.
• Knowledge of computerized student records and student registration systems. Familiarity with Blackbaud helpful.
• Skilled in the use of computers, preferably in a PC Windows – based operating environment.
• Ability to communicate effectively both in oral and written format.
• Ability to work effectively with diverse group of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, and must possess excellent judgment and ability to problem solve.
• Ability to organize and manage a complex record keeping function.
• Ability to prepare, maintain and interpret statistical data.
• Demonstrated knowledge about best practices related to the work of a registrar and FERPA and other relevant federal and state policies and requirements.
• Advanced MS Excel and Outlook skills.
• Detail oriented.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
To apply please e-mail résumé to:
Director, Human Resources
Union Theological Seminary
New York, New York 10027