Position Details


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VIRGINIA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (www.vwu.edu) invites applications for the position of Registrar. The Registrar is a member of the Academic Affairs team and reports to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. We are seeking a motivated individual who will leverage technology and their experience to streamline processes and who is committed to serving students, faculty, and staff.

The position of Registrar is responsible for planning, organizing, facilitating, and evaluating the services, functions, and processes in the Registrar’s Office; manages department personnel, ensures the integrity, management, and enhancement of the Ellucian/Colleague administrative software; provides accurate and current enrollment data for reporting and planning purposes; administers institutional academic policies; ensures the accuracy and security of student transcripts and pertinent records, in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).

The University Registrar should have/be:

  • Master’s degree in a related field and minimum of 5 years related experience.
  • Holistic understanding of best practices for academic records management.
  • Extensive operational knowledge and mastery of Ellucian Colleague to include programming and data entry.
  • Strong and demonstrated interpersonal leadership, communication, and organizational skills, and able to multitask when conducting the assigned functions.
  • Proven ability to manage and supervise staff effectively to create a collaborative team environment.
  • Posess knowledge of federal, state, local, and institutional policies that relate to academic records, institutional research and reporting, and institutional accreditation.
  • Participative in professional development activities such as AACRAO/ regional associations and software/records management groups.
  • Uphold all institutional policies and procedures.
  • Adaptability to new tasks and responsibilities in order to support institutional changes.

Applications will be accepted until an appointment is made. Interested candidates may apply by submitting a curriculum vitae or resume, cover letter, and list of at least three professional references via email to: employment@vwu.edu.

About Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Wesleyan University is Coastal Virginia's premier university of the liberal arts and sciences. Situated on a 300-acre park-like campus in Virginia Beach, the University annually enrolls approximately 1,600 students in undergraduate, graduate, and online programs. Undergraduate degrees include a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Musical Arts, and Bachelor of Social Work with 41 majors, 31 minors, and 19 pre-professional tracks. Graduate degrees include a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Education, and Master of Arts in Education. Students thrive in average class sizes of 15 and through the University's experiential learning, high-impact leadership, and career-development programs. An inclusive community dedicated to scholarship and service grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, Virginia Wesleyan University inspires students to build meaningful lives through engagement in Coastal Virginia's dynamic metropolitan region, the nation, and the world.


Virginia Wesleyan is a university with a coastal edge. Located in Virginia Beach, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Chesapeake Bay, our region is proud of its vibrant city life, sandy beaches, and rich history. Learn more at visitvirginiabeach.com/explore.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Virginia Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered on the basis of skills, experience, and qualifications without regard to race, religion, color, creed, gender, national and ethnic origin, age, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, the presence of non-job-related medical disability, or any other legally protected status.