Senior Director of Registration (Emory Law)

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Law
School of Law
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Business Operations
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Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
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Discover Your Career at Emory University

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Emory Law welcomes applicants for the Senior Director of Registration (Law Registrar).  As the school’s registrar and a key member of senior leadership team, the senior director will actively support the school in meeting its vision.  Emory Law is a national and global leader in legal education by welcoming and supporting a diverse law school community, by carrying out pathbreaking and influential scholarship, and by offering exceptional teaching and practical learning opportunities that enable our alumni to become respected professionals and leaders in a rapidly changing world. Together, our community will work to secure a more fair and just society by advancing the rule of law.  In coordination with faculty administrators, the registrar is responsible for the departmental budget, managing the student information system (PeopleSoft OPUS), academic records, transcripts, certification, degree audits, registration, class and exam scheduling, catalog development, and preparation of decision reports on student data.  


Along with the employees of the Law Registrar’s office, the registrar:

  • Develops, manages and communicates the student registration process and the examination process for all students of the school of law.
  • Functions as the official custodian of the Emory Law’s student records by maintaining the highest standards of customer service, accuracy, security, and compliance, while effectively serving students, faculty, alumni, and other stakeholders through innovative, collaborative, and effective processes and procedures.
  • Integrates emerging technologies and best practices, inclusive of enterprise software, to all related transactions.
  • Ensures business processes and associated support elements, such as training and documentation, result in accurate and complete collection of data for all records maintained by the Emory Law Registrar's Office.
  • Implements and enforces Emory University's policies and protocols regarding the use, dissemination, integrity, security, and privacy of student information, in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations, including the Family Educational and Rights Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Interpret, implement, and enforce American Bar Association (ABA), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCC), and Emory University policies and procedures regarding student records, courses and academic requirements.
  • Institutes and implements strategic and operational plans for ongoing improvements in efficiency, effectiveness of operations, and services and support.
  • Collaborates with institutional research in the implementation of course evaluations.
  • Participates in appropriate university-wide or school-wide committees and working groups.
  • May hire, manage, develop, and evaluate assigned staff.
  • Performs special projects and other responsibilities as assigned.


  • A bachelor's degree in business administration, education or related field
  • seven years of related experience in a college, professional school, or university Registrar's office, including experience as a registrar or associate registrar and
  • a working knowledge of student registration and computerized student records information systems.


  • Juris Doctor, Juris Master, or advanced degree in higher education administration.
  • four years of experience as a registrar or associate registrar (or related senior position within a Registrar’s office),
  • five years of college administration experience, preferably within a professional school,
  • experienced in establishing and maintaining productive working relationships with faculty, students, and school and university administration,
  • demonstrated strong analytical, planning, writing, organization, and communication skills,
  • working knowledge of Peoplesoft and the university STARs record environment,
  • an understanding of relational databases, and/or
  • supervisory experience and ability to motivate office staff to provide outstanding service to students, faculty, and staff.


  • Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • Cover Letter
    • We acknowledge that it takes time to complete a cover letter. We do use the cover letter in our hiring process to evaluate communication skills. 
    • Providing a cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications as well as why you are interested in working at Emory Law will allow us to move you through the process without asking for a specific writing sample later in the process.
    • While a cover letter is not required to apply, we do encourage you to submit one with your application to save time later in the process.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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