University Registrar

Posted: January 26th, 2017

The New School seeks inquiries, applications, and nominations for the position of University Registrar. The Registrar is a service-oriented, data-driven, outcomes-based, and collaborative leader with a vision who will serve as a strategic partner at the University.

TNS 1About the University

The New School was founded in 1919 as a school for continuing and adult education. The founders were a small group of prominent American intellectuals and educators, among them Charles Beard and John Dewey. They envisioned a new kind of academic institution, an innovative college where faculty and students would be free to honestly and directly address the problems facing societies in the 20th century. They created a school of advanced adult education to bring creative scholars together with citizens interested in improving their understanding of the key issues of the day through active questioning, debate, and discussion. The founders named their school the New School for Social Research.

Over the years, the New School for Social Research, now formally named The New School, grew into an urban university with five colleges comprised of the following units: Parsons School of Design; Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts; College of Performing Arts (including the Mannes School of Music); The New School for Social Research; the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy; the School of Media Studies; and the School of Creative Writing.

The New School has a faculty of 2194, enrolls 13,214 undergraduate, graduate, and non-traditional students. The University is enriched with over 40% of the degree students coming from outside the United States.

About the PositionTNS 2

The incumbent reports to the Chief Enrollment & Success Officer and collaborates frequently and closely with the Provost and university leaders to analyze trends and internal/external context, recommends and creates policies, practices and standards that reflect The New School’s highest academic standards.

The University Registrar is the lead advisor and resource coordinator in all matters regarding student related data, academic scheduling, and analytics. The successful candidate will be a critical partner with academic leadership to help advance innovative programming, new kinds of curriculum delivery and student centered services to allow the university to implement new and creative 21st century offerings. He/she will help lead efforts to integrate curriculum and programs across the university through the use of creative scheduling, space utilization and collaborative academic policies. The Registrar is responsible for a budget of 1.5 million and supervises 24 full and part time staff.

The Registrar serves as the official keeper of the university’s student records maintaining the highest standards of customer service, accuracy, privacy and compliance in ways that service the University community with efficiency and an engaging manner. The incumbent works closely with the Provost and academic leadership to ensure good communication about academic initiatives and issues of mutual concern. It is expected that the Registrar will propose, lead and implement strategies such as alternative calendar structures, and course taking patterns to expand the effectiveness of the institution, leveraging emerging technology and best practices. The Registrar provides insight and counsel in the transformation of data into information, and uses analysis that determines actionable steps. Successful development of the academic calendars, room assignments and course schedules are integral to this position. Equally essential to this role is an ability to partner successfully with Strategic Enrollment Management and Student Success to support the university’s efforts in student engagement, progression and retention.

TNS4Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess an advanced degree plus seven years or more of progressively responsible and successful administrative experience at a senior level in a related area. This experience must include demonstrable evidence of creative and analytical problem solving, relationship building skills with both internal and external constituents and success in working with a diverse student body. The candidate’s track record as a strategic thinker who is comfortable working in a collaborative environment and interested in exploring new and innovative delivery models for higher education is required.

Additional qualifications include:

* Manage and lead with integrity and transparency;

* Commit to a collaborative approach to idea development and implementation;

* Appreciate, understand and experienced in using outcome-based decision making;

* Understand cutting edge technology to maximize effectiveness and efficiency;

* Demonstrate ability with Banner is a plus.

How to Apply

Interested individuals should send a letter of application that indicates how their skills and experiences align with the stated qualifications for the position, a resume, and contact information including email addresses for five references. Confidentiality will be maintained and references will not be contacted without prior approval of the candidate.

The packet should be sent electronically to NewSchool@wspelman.com. The subject line in the email should be RTNS. Inquiries may be made by contacting Bill@wspelman.com or at 585-787- 9742

For full consideration, all materials should be received by Friday, February 24, 2017. This position will remain open until filled.

“The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, caregiver status, or any other legally protected status.”