Academic Affairs/Office of the Registrar


The Registrar will provide leadership for advancing strategic initiatives with enrollment management and enhancing services to effectively meet University goals and objectives. The Registrar is responsible for all facets of the operations of the Registrar's office and works closely with academic departments to offer courses, maintain the curriculum, implement academic policy, set the academic calendar and oversee degree requirements. 


  • Leads and manages all activities pertaining to student registration, maintenance of student academic records, degree audits, degrees awarded, diploma production and distribution, management/maintenance of student records and data integrity, processing grades, producing transcripts, and for certifying enrollment and completion of degrees.
  • Collaborates with staff and others to develop, apply, and maintain policies and procedures to assure that registration and enrollment management services are understandable, useful, and timely. Responsible for the annual production of the academic catalog. Serve as the institution's FERPA compliance officer.
  • Understanding of compliance of federal laws and accreditation standards involving student records and the integrity of the academic records.
  • Ensures policies, procedures, and actions match the catalog curriculum, and university policies and procedures.
  • Provides oversight and implements academic standards and policies governing student status changes such as: probation, academic suspension, leaves of absence, dismissal, and withdrawal.
  • Develops the college catalog in conjunction with subordinate staff and the office of Academic Affairs.
  • Leads and certifies various institutional and external reports.
  • Ensures registration process for all new and continuing students is accurate and timely.
  • Represents the registrar's office on university committees as assigned. 




  • Master's Degree preferred with 3-5 years of progressive experience.
  • Knowledge of FERPA.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to interpret data, identify trends, and anticipate impacts of proposals on policy and practices.
  • Experience applying established policy, procedure, standards to administrative computing systems and to develop policy, procedures, standards, and guidelines.
  • Strong background in the effective use of technology.
  • Ability to create, implement and evaluate strategic plans, including formulating long and short-term goals.
  • The vision and ability to change processes as needed.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to listen and interact effectively with diverse constituents.
  • Ability to prepare written documents and reports and communicate technical and administrative information.
  • Ability to learn new computer applications and administrative software and apply those skills effectively.


Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals are invited to apply. And, while we appreciate every applicant’s interest, only those under consideration will be contacted. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, the names of three (3) professional references, and starting pay expectations to or Office of Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 South Main Street, Nashua NH 03060. Rivier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.