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Assistant Registrar for Advisement Reports & Degree Planning

Apply now Job no: 493847
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Office of the Registrar
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grade/range
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General Summary of Position:

The Office of the Registrar is the official keeper of academic records and is committed to the highest level of service.  The Office of the Registrar is also responsible for registration services, scheduling, academic progression, graduation, administrative operations and reporting. As a primary information resource for students and faculty this office actively seeks ways to effectively communicate and to inform students of their rights, responsibilities and academic procedures in an effort to support students’ success. 

The Assistant Registrar for Advisement Reports & Degree Planning is responsible for creating, supporting and coordinating the maintenance of the Academic Advising Reports within SiS. This includes advising reports for all academic programs offered at the University of Massachusetts Lowell through undergraduate, graduate and Continuing Studies. In collaboration with the Associate Registrar for Academic Progression, the Assistant Registrar for Advisement Reports & Degree Planning will work with academic departments to process student exceptions and help in the development of the advising report as a tool to support academic advising as well as to aid in supporting the academic progression of students and timely degree completion and graduation. In addition. The Assistant Registrar for Advising Reports & Degree Planning will help to facilitate training and workshops for academic departments as it relates to using the advising reports and graduation tracking.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 3-5 years related experience in higher education, academic policies, Academic Advising Report, graduation clearance, and transfer credit

OR, on lieu of Bachelor’s degree, consideration will be given to those with 7-10 years of related higher education experience in a professional capacity

  • Experience with PeopleSoft or other student information systems
  • Experience and comfortable with training and providing informative workshops
  • Experience with relational database, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, File, OBIEE reporting, and document Imaging software
  • Experience with writing PSQuery and SQL

Additional Considerations:

  • Comparable Higher Education Experience
  • Ability to respond to difficult situations diplomatically
  • Ability to multitask and work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of (FERPA) Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Ability to perform all related Office of the Registrar tasks
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
  • Must be able to communicate with faculty, staff and students in a highly effective and professional way

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Student Information Systems experience preferred

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.  

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.  Submission of examples of statistical advising activities is optional.

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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.