Clerical / Administrative Registrar
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An executive role for a transformative leader to champion student success at Centennial College, while enriching institutional success and deepening core values.
Located in Toronto, Canada, Centennial College primarily serves the eastern portion of the Greater Toronto Area, through four campuses and seven satellite locations. Whether in the classroom, the lab or the community, Centennial students gain real-world experience before they graduate; they’re not only job ready, they’re positioned to be resilient within a dynamic world of work.
Centennial believes that education is a contact sport and borderless, thus preparing students with the grit and capabilities to not only succeed in a global marketplace – but also to affect positive social change.
Centennial College was Ontario’s first community college and has continued to lead the college system through many innovative, transformative, and deeply educational endeavours for students’ success, which include:
- Award-winning outreach relationships to create pathways for students from underserved communities to post-secondary education.
- Robust international and domestic student profile for students to experience the world in their own backyard.
- Unique opportunities for leadership development on-campus and abroad – notably through the Distinction in Leadership credential and opportunities to participate in a Global Citizenship and Equity Learning Experience (GCELE).
- Striving to level the playing field for student success through a healthy suite of financial aid, caring advisors to coach, and targeted transition support systems and opportunities.
It should be no surprise that Centennial leads GTA colleges in student and employer satisfaction (see story here) and it is in this dynamic academic environment that the new Registrar will make his or her mark as an innovative, solutions-focused administrator.
As the Registrar at Centennial College, you will report to the Vice President, Student and Community Engagement, and play a pivotal role in visioning and enabling the College’s philosophy and approach to Strategic Enrolment Management. In this role, you will oversee the successful realization of recruitment drives, community outreach, student communication plans, marketing and conversion campaigns, student retention, financial supports, service excellence, ancillary fee oversight, client service operations, data management and security, Ministry pilots, initiatives and policies, system reviews, enhancement programs, initiatives for marginalized and/or underrepresented students, academic and administrative policies and procedures, and staff engagement.
Your direction will be critical in contributing to and operationalizing key College and divisional initiatives for students across the College, that support student success throughout their learning journey, from the point of inquiry through to application, registration, scheduling, academic progression and ultimately, graduation. Your astute interpersonal abilities, empathy, and relationship building skills will help you understand and shape the student experience at Centennial. Within the Student and Community Engagement Division, you will provide vision, leadership, cohesion and direction to the Enrolment Services team, championing enrolment management by cultivating a strong team-oriented service culture with a shared purpose, a climate of accountability and measured assessment, and a drive to anticipate, initiate, excel and deliver at all levels within the Division. A champion of student programs and initiatives, you will empower Centennial’s students on-campus and off, and foster a culture of engagement and service at all levels through your collaborative leadership style.
The broad experience in registrar operations you bring will stimulate the institution as a whole, contributing to and influencing strategic direction, goals and priorities while enhancing systems through analysis and innovation. Your substantial organizational and execution skills will be essential in translating those strategies, goals and priorities into operational reality, in conjunction with relevant Ministry policies, initiatives and programs. Drawing on your ability to inspire higher levels of staff engagement and performance, you will launch major new academic initiatives and academic planning processes, set professional standards and performance benchmarks, and nurture and model a strong collaborative, consultative, partnership-based approach.
A strong understanding of the Ontario college/university system (specific knowledge of operations in the GTA is an asset) and knowledge of current and evolving trends within the college system, particularly enrolment trends, will be definite assets. Your experience demonstrates that you excel at enrolment management, aligning strategic directions and goals into well-executed plans, and reviewing, re-aligning and/or restructuring service infrastructure, through capable management of a post-secondary portfolio of significant breadth and complexity.
A Master’s degree in Business, Policy, or Higher Education, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, strong leadership and management skills, and excellent people management and communications skills are critical to this role. As a transformational leader, you bring highly competent change management skills, the ability to set directions and priorities, while modelling institutional citizenship and ethical behaviour, and a collaborative, proactive, evidence-based, and solution-focused approach to innovative institutional success.
To apply to this leadership role, submit your resume, in confidence, specifying the job title, by November 24, 2017 to Phelpsgroup, quoting PH179250 at RegistrarCC@phelpsgroup.ca.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to Centennial’s mission to educate students. The College is committed to education that places strong emphasis on global citizenship, social justice and equity. Centennial lives this value through the strength and richness that diversity brings to its workforce and welcomes contributors from equity groups including: Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer persons.
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