Registrar

first_imgSwarthmoreCollegeRegistrar Since its founding in 1864 by the Religious Society of Friends(aka Quakers), Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge,insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the commongood. This distinctive community that thrives on open dialogue,shoulder-to-shoulder discovery, and face-to-face explorationinvites nominations and applications for the position ofregistrar.A highly selective college of liberal arts and engineering,Swarthmore is ranked No. 3 by U.S. News & World Reportamong national liberal arts institutions. Swarthmore is global inoutlook and diversity and draws students from all 50 states andaround the world. Located 11 miles southwest of Philadelphia,Swarthmore’s pastoral 425-acre campus is often referred to as oneof the most beautiful college campuses in the nation and is adesignated arboretum, complete with rolling lawns, a creek, woodedhills, and hiking trails. True to its roots in the ReligiousSociety of Friends (the Quakers), Swarthmore still values theguiding principles of that community. Although non-Quakers haveserved on the Board of Managers since 1938, and although Friendsnow compose a small minority of students, faculty, and staffmembers, the College still highly regards many Quaker principles.Foremost among them is the individual’s responsibility to seek andapply truth and to test the truths one believes one has found.The registrar will provide strategic direction and oversight ofSwarthmore’s registration policies and procedures. Achieving theCollege’s goal of excellence, service, and efficiency in recordsand registration, the new leader will provide exceptionaladministrative, logistic, and record-keeping services for students,faculty, staff, and alumni and ensure compliance with federal,state, and other regulatory agencies. Setting the vision for astate-of-the-art and forward-thinking registrar’s function, theregistrar will guide, support, and mentor a committed staff andfoster a culture of inclusion, equity, transparency, opencommunication, teamwork, student-centeredness, and service.This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced andcollaborative leader to join one of the nation’s leading liberalarts colleges. The registrar will be a creative andstudent-centered leader, with the ability to work in coordinationwith Swarthmore’s academic leadership and other partners, and havea strong work ethic and sophisticated technical skills. Inaddition, the new leader will possess a commitment to Swarthmore’smission and values; exceptional communication, strategic planning,change management, and analytical skills; an ability to workindependently and collaboratively; and a proven record of creatingand reconfiguring registrar policies to further strategicinstitutional priorities.At Swarthmore, the diversity of perspectives represented by itsstudents, faculty, and staff contributes to an inclusive community,strong sense of open dialogue, and culture of engagement. As such,the College invites applications from diverse perspectives andexperiences. A record of commitment to diversity, equity, andinclusion is vital.WittKieffer is assisting Swarthmore in this search. Allapplications, nominations, and inquiries are invited.Applications should include, as two separate documents, a CV orresume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in theleadership profile found at www.wittkieffer.com.For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be receivedby April 20, 2021.Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’scandidate portal.Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:Amy Crutchfield, Shelley Arakawa andSarah [email protected] College is committed to the principle of equalopportunity for all qualified persons without discriminationagainst any person by reason of sex, race, color, ancestry, age,religion, national origin, familial status, sexual orientation,gender identity or expression, veteran status, medical condition,pregnancy, disability, use of a guide or support animals because ofa disability or any other legally protected status. This policy isconsistent with relevant governmental statutes and regulations,such as Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IXof the Education Amendments of 1972, The Age Discrimination inEmployment Act, The Americans with Disabilities Act and ADAAmendments Act, The Equal Pay Act, The Uniform Services Employmentand Reemployment Rights Act, The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act,and the Borough of Swarthmore Ordinance onNon-Discrimination.In keeping with the long-standing traditions of the Collegeand the spirit and letter of the federal and state equalopportunity laws, it is the standing policy of the College torealize equality of opportunity in education and employment; toguard against discrimination contrary to that aim; and to correctdiscriminatory behavior if found to exist within the Collegecommunity. Consistent with maintaining an educational program ofthe highest quality, our standing policy includes affirmativeefforts to achieve the above goals in employment andeducation.The Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity policy has beenand shall be further implemented by the President and by members ofthe faculty and administration designated by the President for thatpurpose. (Adopted by the Board of Managers 1 March 1975, withamendments 24 April 1976, 3 December 1977, 7 December 1985, and 5March 2007.)last_img

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