Associate Registrar for Operations

Associate Registrar for Operations



At Ohio University Office of the University Registrar, we believe in supporting and recognizing the talent that serves thousands of students, faculty, and staff  at OHIO every year. From a data-driven and competitive salary structure and comprehensive benefits, paid time off to flexible work arrangements, professional development programming, to tuition benefits, affinity organizations to shared government, and more, OHIO is proud to support our employees. Employees enjoy broad support across the division of Enrollment Management, and stay abreast of changes within higher education through memberships with supporting regional and national organizations.


At Ohio University, we believe that the college experience should deliver more than a diploma. We offer an experience that will stick with students for the rest of their lives.


Without question, we take academics seriously. In fact, we are home to one of the most prestigious honors programs in the nation and several highly-ranked academic programs. And, we have a laser focus on career success through internship and job placement programs as well as lifelong assistance from the most loyal and supportive alumni group on the planet.


We also know that the University experience is shaped by many other factors. The stunning 1,740-acre main campus is located in what has been named one of America’s best college towns and the University has been named #1 Best Value Public University in Ohio. OHIO has been recognized for extensive efforts in a number of arenas, including an institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion for which the University has been named a four-time Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award winner. OHIO has also been awarded Military Friendly status for the past ten consecutive years.


With its historic main campus in Athens; five regional campuses; three extension campuses in the Columbus, Cleveland, and Dayton areas; and one of the largest enrollments of online students among public universities in Ohio, the University has a collective enrollment of over 28,000 students. Learn more about the OHIO experience at and consider shaping that experience by applying for this role with the Office of the University Registrar!



The Office of the University Registrar models the highest standards of the registrar profession in providing exemplary service to the University community and constituents, while ensuring accuracy, integrity, and confidentiality of academic records. Core values include records integrity; effectiveness and efficiency; growth; innovative solutions; service and support; teamwork and trust; respect, equality, and diversity; adaptability; and reliability. Technology plays a critical role in providing contemporary services to the University community. Collaborating closely with the Office of Information Technology and a host of vendor partners, the Registrar team designs innovative services and solutions for faculty, staff, advisors, and students. Examples of success include early implementation of preferred names and pronouns for students, a custom faculty and advising center, a new OHIO Guarantee+ Graduation Plan system, and tailored reports and integrations for multiple University constituents.


Position Summary: The Associate Registrar for Operations position is responsible for ensuring exemplary service to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the public through strategic leadership for the operations of the Office of the University Registrar. This position is responsible for determining priorities and setting strategic goals to ensure the office is providing relevant services, keeping current technologically, providing appropriate access to data, and leading key strategic initiatives. In addition, this position has oversight for FERPA outreach and training in collaboration with Legal Affairs and has oversight for the business continuity/disaster recovery plan for the office.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, Inclusion, and Social Justice: The successful candidate will embrace the division’s commitment to incorporating diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and social justice into their leadership style, decision-making, collaborations, processes, and all strategic efforts.


Strategic Leadership: The Associate Registrar for Operations will provide strategic direction and goals for the operations of the Office of the University Registrar to ensure alignment with department and university goals. This includes oversight of the following: grades, transcripts, graduation, athletic eligibility, registration, enrollment/degree verification, undergraduate catalog, curriculum management, scheduling classes, providing unit-record data as appropriate, and approving access to registrar-related systems. 

Technology & Systems: The Associate Registrar for Operations will provide expert knowledge of systems, technology, and trends in higher education influencing the role of the registrar. The successful candidate will utilize knowledge and systems to implement technology to streamline service to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the public and will resolve problems and prevent new problems by establishing/revising policies, procedures, and changes brought about by shifting workloads or emerging technologies. 


Leadership and Collaboration: The Associate Registrar for Operations will oversee a team of four dedicated professionals including a Senior Assistant Registrar, Assistant Registrar for Academic Records, Catalog Editor and Program Management Specialist, and Data Analyst. The successful candidate will also serve as lead on key strategic initiatives to support the university strategic priorities. 


Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a Master’s degree in higher education, college student personnel, counseling, or related field that provides focus on higher education, leadership, or analytics by the start date of the position, and at least six years of significant related work experience, including at least three years of leadership experience. Relevant experience will likely result from higher education enrollment management offices, student services offices, and University settings utilizing student information systems. The experience may be attributed to a combination of relative paid employment, relative student employment, relevant internships, and, in some cases, relevant experiential learning with appropriate documentation.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a knowledge of FERPA and will be able to travel independently.


Preferred Qualifications

Experience in PeopleSoft and Oracle Business Intelligence is preferred.



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Pay Rate

Based on extensive benchmarking data, the target hiring range for this position is $61,500 – $68,566, however, the full salary range is $58,972– $98,125. The exact base salary for the selected candidate will be negotiable, commensurate with education and experience, and competitive in the field within the context of similarly situated positions at public universities nationally. 

In addition to a competitive approach to salary, Ohio University is proud to offer a robust healthcare plan that includes maternity care, transgender care, counseling and mental healthcare, prescription coverage, vision, dental, orthodontia care, and more. Our robust benefits package also includes paid holidays, sick time, personal time, an instructional fee waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% employer contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, flextime and flexplace policies, an employee assistance program, access to professional development programs, wellbeing incentive programs, and additional employee resources. Additional information is available  at 

Please apply to:


Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position.

Michelle McGrath,


Diversity Statement

Ohio University is proud of its rich history, diverse campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, we affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workforce and community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.



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