Registrar, Job Code 717WPU

Posting Date: February 17, 2017

Closing Date: Open until filled

Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Registrar serves as the chief administrator in the Registrar’s Office, and provides primary leadership, management, planning, and coordination of the unit. The Registrar creates and maintains collaborative working relationships with administrative personnel, deans, program directors, and faculty to support the University programs and policies. S/he acts as a central communication resource for academic and policy information related to student records management.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: reviewing and processing semester grades and grade changes; ensuring resolution of student registration issues; preparing and publishing the academic calendar for the University as well as coordinating all Veteran’s enrollment services and certifications. The selected candidate serves as data steward for student related data; assists with University’s A-133 audit; oversees the University’s Ellucian Banner registration modules and manages the development of the University undergraduate and graduate catalogs. The Registrar assists the Division of Academic Affairs with issues relating to student’s academic progress and certifies student completion of degree requirements.

A Master’s degree and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in higher education are required. Experience in the area of registrar, registration services or advisement is strongly preferred. In addition, a comprehensive background in student information system (s), on-line catalog management, classroom scheduling, degree audit systems and degree compliance reporting is required. Candidates must possess excellent written and oral communication skills; a high degree of professionalism; the ability to work collaboratively with others and strong analytical skills with the ability to understand and interpret data are required.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs, which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370 acres suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

This position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition waiver for dependent children after one year of full-time employment. 

Interested candidates must send a letter of application, accompanied by a current resume and the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references via email to Pamela Harris at:, or mail to William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. Electronic submissions are preferred. Applicants must reference the Job code in the letter of application. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information about the University, please visit

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.